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Some days...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Some days my bodymedia doesn't give me credit for the exercise I do.. Running on the treadmill (or outside) it always give me credit...the elliptical I think pretty good... the arc trainer, not always gives me credit... and the bike.. hehe it will give me some.

I think its because bodymedia relies on arm movement as one of its things to measure....

Anyway, some days it doesn't give me credit..and other days it gives me MORE...

Now I always thought of my job as a largely sedetary one.. (and it IS mostly) but I try to build walking into my day... looking for opportunities.. and I think that's what its giving me as "moderate" activitiy.

now I only recently linked my bodymedia and spark accounts a few days ago... so most of the 1,296 minutes I've earned this month (and MAN, I can't BELIEVE that number!!!) are from me actually entering activity, not counting what bodymedia did... but Feb will be all Bodymedia attributed.

So.. is that bad? I mean some days it doesn't give me full credit, but other days it gives me a bit more than I thought of as "exercise"... I figure it probably mostly evens out in the end.


In other news, I've set up an appointment with a nutritionist, March 1. I am tracking on Myfitnesspal and even though they only ask for 1 day of nutrition/meals... I plan on tracking every day and bringing like a MONTH... bwahaha
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PIXIEMOM13 1/31/2013 11:23AM

    Paynes -- I actually think the bodymedia is accurate in terms of calories burned... but like I said, it sometimes is hit or miss in terms of exercise minutes...but its good enough for me!

C-- I will! I'm actually looking forward to seeing this nutritionist..and I think I'll floor her when I bring a month's worth of tracking and exercise data. And who knows maybe in that time the #$%#$%#$ scale will cooperate a bit. I FEEL smaller even though the scale hasn't moved much.. I plan on checking my measurements tonight.

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PAYNEAS 1/30/2013 2:43PM

    If you want accuracy during workouts you'll have to get an HRM. That's why I have a FitBit and a HRM. Fitbit for every day activities and my HRM for my workouts.

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CBAILEYC 1/30/2013 10:35AM

    I have to laugh.. as I started reading this blog and you talking about building walking into your day (mine is a sedentary job as well, blah) it dawned on me that my appointment had fired off and I needed to go walk around the floor! LOL

The Fitbit does the same thing - it didn't specify the 17 minute 80s aerobics video yesterday morning that I did, but overall said I did 87 fitness minutes altogether. That's more than I would have counted. Anyway, the point of my ramble is that you just go with it. Know that nothing is 100% accurate, but as long as your calories in vs. calories out results in a deficit and you are releasing ounces and pounds, it's working!

I'll be curious to hear how it goes with the nutritionist! Until then, be a tracking demon!
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