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SLIMMERKIWI
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8/3/13 3:11 A



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I don't know if this will help you, but it will certainly help to reduce the time-consuming tedium you seem to be experiencing.

I keep my exercise minutes, but take absolutely no notice of calories burned. What I do is keep a spreadsheet of calories consumed and also my weight, for when I weigh (very occasionally.) I averaged out the calories between weigh-in's and by doing that, in time was able to find out at what calories I lost; what calories I stayed the same; and what calories I gained. It can take 2-3 months or more to find what works best for you, but it really DOES take the anxiety away.

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8/3/13 2:34 A

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I've been playing around with the new tracker now that it's optional and I've been unsure as to how I want to approach using it.

I absolutely love the fact that you can now use you daily activity to determine your base ranges. This works perfectly for people like myself who tend to try to sneak exercise in through daily activities rather than purposeful workouts.

However, coming from MyFitnessPal, I also love having a set, stable range from day to day. Therefore, I've already considered the best approach will be to NOT track my activity if I choose to stick with the new tracker for it's activity baseline. I will simply manually enter workout names, minutes, and list them as 0 calories. That way, I have a record of activities without it impacting my ranges (I will keep a more accurate record of calorie burn on my unlinked Fitbit Account).

The problem is, that with my goal of losting 2 pounds per week, my ranges do not go up until I put myself as active (and as someone who takes 10,000 or more steps a day, I would say that is a fairly accurate assessment). My ranges have me at around 1,400-1,700 calories a day. This is in line with most calculators- except that it doesn't account for the fact that I am more in between being active and very active (Sparkpeople does not allow me to enter that I am very active.)

I'm just not sure what the best approach would be. In the past, I've been averaging out my Fitbit calorie burn, but the process gets tedious, and I'm frankly tired of the math. I would like to just set a standard number based on activity level? Since I go back and forth between being moderately and very active, should I just average out the estimated daily calorie burn for both to determine my ranges manually?

I'm just not sure about how the difference between being sedentary and being active only comes to approximately 200 calories. Sparkpeople's definition of "active" is a lot lower than mine- even not doing a workout.

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