I told myself I was divorcing my scale. I donít know why I continue to go back to those people, places, and things that drive me so crazy. Well, Iím signing those divorce papers now until the next 5% Challenge starts. Then weíll probably reconcile as we tend to do.
I was thoroughly disappointed in my scale reading this morning but still did my workout as scheduled. I was just not having as much fun as I usually do with my KenpoX workout. But alas. I did it. I have talked myself out of being a bum about the situation since I put on my smaller pair of jeans and I didnít have to do that thing where I pull each leg up individually over my thighs and tighten the belt so they donít slip down. Not slipping cause they are too big, slipping cause my thighs are big. So that didnít happen. Iím not sure if these jeans ended up in the dryer or not so that could have something to do with that success as well. Anyway, Iím not going to let this ruin my healthy eating streak. Iím going to stick in my range that Sparkpeople has provided me and Iím going to ask for everyoneís help!
My question is about my calorie range. I have the M2, mytrak, which you may have seen as part of The Biggest Loser. Honestly, I have never watched the show so I canít say if itís actually been on the show or just endorsed by some of the contestants. Couldnít tell you but I bring it up because you may have heard of it that way. I donít remember exactly how much this cost me when I bought it last summer. Somewhere around $100-$125. I wear it all day everyday. Iíve been completely satisfied with itís tracking until I started up with P90X. This tracker calculates movement. P90X is much more strength, balance, and endurance. When I do something while standing still, the MyTrak just doesnít pick it up. For example, my Thursday workout was P90X Legs, Back, and Ab Ripper X. Then when I wanted to reach my calorie and activity goal on my MyTrak, after work, I decided to do a Bob Harper DVD. I thought I was going to do some light cardio but I was wrong. It was more of a cardio/strength endurance workout and 45 minutes. My MyTrak only caught my 32 minutes and 420 calories burned. Now, I did over 2 hours of exercise so I must have burned more than 420. Sort of less than satisfying to see that number.
On closer inspection, I have found that I can order the Polar Heart Rate monitor that synchs up wirelessly and will get those numbers. Iím going to do that today so some of these questions may be unnecessary if the heart rate monitor does what I need it to do.
Iím currently trying to save money to buy a home. Iím trying not to go crazy on my spending so Iím doing extra research we could say. I can order the top of line BodyBugg through my health insurance for around $150 which includes maybe one year subscription. I donít really like that Iíd have to wear the BodyBugg on my arm all the time. Itís not particularly attractive and would bring up a lot of questions. However, it is highly endorsed and helped my SIL lose 65 lbs in 9 months. She loves it. How well does it do tracking strength training calories? Does it work like a heart rate monitor even though itís on your arm? Can you wash the band? Would it be better getting the one that links up to an app on your smartphone or does that not really make a difference? Is there a different heart rate monitor that gets worn during certain workouts?
Now FitbitÖ Does this do anything with strength training? This seems very similar to what I use so itís all about adding up those extra calories that I have been missing. Do you need to add the heart rate monitor to get good numbers?
Thank you for all of your input. Iím just trying to make sure I can adjust my calories consumed since itís very frustrating working so hard and not losing the pounds. I know itís not all about that, but it really helps. Really helps! Iíll be doing my P90X 30 day measurements and pictures soon so I can share (if Iím feeling confident about that) and see where I'm going with all of this.