Going by the Spark estimates I lose way too much weight than I'm suppose to. Especially since I started JM's Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism. I was working my butt off just to break a 2000 weekly cal burn at my weight (which has becoming increasingly harder the more weight I lose). I've been losing 2 lbs a week and sometimes more at my current weight even though according to Spark's I'm only create a 1 lb a week calorie deficit.
So I bought a cheap heart rate watch at a refurbished store. I couldn't pass up the deal $15. I know it's probably not as accurate as other models of heart rate monitors but it accounts for my weight, height, age and resting heart rate. I've been testing my intensity during my cardio which is averging 75-80% of my max heart rate. Only problem is, the calories burned on it is for the pedometer (walking/jogging I'm assuming) so it's never accurate. But I just use my avg heart rate on an online calculator. The amount it says I burn compared to what Spark's says I burn for circuit training or high intensity aerobics is about 150-200 cals more in 50 mins.
I still don't know exactly how many calories I'm actually burning per week. I'm pretty active during the day but it's definitely got to be a lot more than Spark's says I am and this would make sense as to why I've been losing so quickly the entire time I've been with Sparks. So I put the new calories burned amount and cut back on my cardio a bit. I really can't handle working out 7 days a week with no break anyways. And the last week I've been losing flippin' half a pound a day. I'm going to have to increase my cals too I imagine but I want to see if cutting out a bit of cardio helps. Somethings gotta give.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 2/2/2013 (07:35)
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"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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