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Heart Rate Monitor

Monday, April 22, 2013

I've been using SparkPeople for a month now and was doing the calorie counting, in and out, using software on my old hand held Palm Z22 for several months before that. I started out eating 1375 or less calories a day while doing cardio and strength training for at least an hour. Now I'm down to 1200 calories and doing more strenuous cardio exercises. With the Palm software I was only maintaining my current weight, so I joined SparkPeople hoping that there would be some sort of magic mystical formula for weight loss that I was missing with the calories-in-calories-out software. I'm still only maintaining the same weight. I've had a physical exam in February and with it the test for hypothyroidism - no answers. Now I'm going to try a heart rate monitor even though I don't really see the point for someone who is not a competing athlete. I just feel I can't give up without having tried every non-invasive option. I ordered an inexpensive one. It seems odd to be hoping I've been doing it wrong all this time, but I guess that's what I'm doing by buying this thing, wanting it to show me the error of my ways. Hope it's not wasted money.
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MOMOFCEK 4/22/2013 11:14AM

    I LOVE my HR monitor! It gives me very useful information and encourages me to push hard. It can also be a bit discouraging when I do my best and don't burn as much as I wish I was burning. But I love to use it - for walking, indoor aerobics, bike riding, all of it! Mine is a Wahoo HR monitor that works with my phone. Hope you enjoy yours.

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