I know this might seem completely random but maybe your BB is working and it's other things that are stopping you from losing weight? I have a thyroid disease that makes it almost impossible to lose weight without medication to normalize my TSH. Just a thought! And i agree with what someone else said about the food tracking. I measure everything with a scale, cups and spoons to make sure i'm accurate! Best of luck to ya!
current weight: 189.2
Fitness Minutes: (7,977) Posts: 490 8/24/11 9:59 P
STAR_DUST - you'll find your sweet spot - don't doubt it. I guess if I were you, I'd focus on continuing to eat cleanly, which it sounds like you are, and upping the intensity and/or frequency of your workouts.
Keeping that 1000 deficit is great if you're filling up on things that keep you feeling full - like veggies. I try to eat at least four or five servings of vegetables a day - they have so few calories I can eat lots of them and it hardly makes a dent in my calorie intake. This was true for me - not sure if others agree or not but for it is for me - I burn a lot more calories when I eat a lot of good food versus a little bad food. So, I try to keep my good food/bad food ratio in check.
And watch your sodium intake! Salt is everywhere and in such high numbers it's unreal! If you're getting a lot of sodium, make sure you're drinking bunches of water. I rarely drink anything other than water besides a coffee in the morning and a glass of 1% organic chocolate milk after working out (and the occasional Miller Lite in those cute little blue screw top bottles! - Hey a girl's gotta have some vices!)
Anyway - your calorie burns are great - your weight loss will happen. You might want to see your doctor, just to make sure nothing else is going on that might be in your way. Barring that, I bet you'll reach your goals - you're just too interested in the particulars not to .
Yeah that is awesome to hear! I am not sure why this weight loss journey has been so dificult for me. I definitiely need to find my "sweet spot". Yesterday I burned 3450 calories which I think was my highest ever. I could not bring myself to eat 2450 calories.. I consumed about 1600-1700. I definitely trust my body bugg and I don't really care what other people say.. but I just wish I could find the balance for me! lol I will get there soon, I hope!
Pounds lost: 23.0
Fitness Minutes: (127,000) Posts: 84,385 8/23/11 11:51 P
fwiw and my results :) i have an older V2 grey model bugg. as far as accuracy - i had a Metabolic Exercise Test and a Resting Metabolic Rate Test done at a wellness health center. I compared the results with my bugg and they were within fractions to 1 calorie of each other. the person conducting the test was very shocked to see the bugg being so close and she had no idea what the device did or was. i had follow up test done 6 months later and the bugg was still in sync.
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Pounds lost: 29.0
Fitness Minutes: (7,977) Posts: 490 8/22/11 10:38 P
I don't know if BB has changed or not, but my guess is yours should still work. I forgot to mention that the BB website has some excellent forums, and I recommend doing a search there for any concern you have - someone else has probably had the same concern and there's already a post about it!
Since using the BB, it made me realize that without it, we think we're burning far more calories than we really are and we're either eating too much or not enough. There's a sweet spot to getting fit - maybe that's why it's called balance! and once you have balance - exercise and clean eating, I believe weight loss becomes almost effortless if not second nature. For me weight loss has become less of a focus - I just want to be super fit - not necessarily thin, but we all have different motivations for doing what we do and most of them are usually for the good.
Finally, when I encounter a non-believer, I typically try to give them the science behind BB and if that doesn't work, I tell them it makes me happy to use it. Usually shuts them right up - especially since I give BB a lot of credit for my weight loss success. No arguing with that. Take care and don't give up! DC
I don't know if the bugg has changed since 2008. But when I had it ... it said I burned between 3000-3500 a day .. when i worked out I burned about 3300-4000.
I was only eating like 1300-1400 calories a day before I bought the bug, and I had only lost like 10 pounds ... after buying the bugg and using it, I upped my calories and was eating strictly clean foods, and dropped 50 pounds ... I was consuming about 2200-2600 and started to lose about 2-2.5 pounds a week.
I dropped a total of 60 pounds in like 4 months. I am going to be restarting my bugg, I don't know if they still use the same model? I don't want to have to buy a new one. I have one like in the group picture
Thanks for the info! I diligently weigh my food with a scale. I have a cheat meal usually on Fridays where I do not weigh out my food, but that is about it. When I am at the gym I always switch it up each day. Also do HIIT which pushes me pretty far at the gym. So I am not exactly sure what is going on, but I hope I figure it out soon! =]
I just wanted to make sure people weren't having problems with their body bugg overestimating their calories since I have met a lot of "non believers" in the body bugg. Which annoys me because half of them either don't know what a body bugg is or they just assume it doesn't work!
Edited by: STAR_DUST_03 at: 8/22/2011 (13:11)
Pounds lost: 23.0
Fitness Minutes: (7,977) Posts: 490 8/21/11 8:42 P
Hello STAR_DUST! Congratulations on owning a BodyBugg! I think folks that invest in themselves and their weight loss efforts show they mean business. Good for you.
I've had my BB since last June and I wear it almost all the time and find it to be very accurate. I have other fitness gadgets I use to compare my results - Polar F7 heart rate monitor and a Sportline 360 pedometer - and when I use the Wii or my treadmill, calories burned are also tracked. The BB provides consistent readings, but the other gadgets are consistent to themselves, so it all works out. I find the BB to be the best at accounting for the arm movements, whereas the HRM only reflects calorie burn for things that increase the heart rate. A lot of calories are burned with sustained arm movements and the BB picks that up.
After reading your post and without knowing your situation, what immediately came to mind is your food tracking. Are you tracking everything? Could you be eating more than what you think you are? When I was actively trying to lose weight (now I'm more trying to tone things up and maintain my current weight), I weighed all my food and religiously entered everything I put in my mouth. It was time consuming but well worth it.
Conversely, if you're not eating enough, you'll have difficulty losing weight. I know you've heard of starvation mode so no need to go into that, but it could be contributing to your stall. If you've been doing the same workouts or the same type of physical activity for a while, it may be time to ramp up the intensity. The body is such a wonderful machine and it adapts quickly to whatever you're putting it through. The fitter you get the harder you have to work to keep seeing the results.
Also, are your stats current on your BB? Weight and measurements? Maybe check that to be sure the information is up to date.
Sorry if I went on and on and on (like I tend to do about the BB), but I so enjoy other BB users. I hope you break your plateau and keep using your BB - it's a great tool. Have a super week! DC
Hello all!! I have had (and worn) my Body Bugg for about 3 months now. I have had a hard time losing weight, and have not lost any weight since mid May.
I truly believe in my bugg but a lot of people here on sparkpeople keep saying that the body bugg is not accurate. I am starting to believe it since I have not lost weight since having the bugg. However, I am still going to wear it and I am not giving up on my bugg!
I have an active job where I work with young kids all day, and I live on the second floor that has three flights of steps to my condo. When I don't workout at the gym my bugg typically says I burned 2800-3000 calories a day. When I do go to the gym I usually burn about 3400.
I usually eat around 1600 cals. I know that my deficit is too high, but I have tried eating more calories and that hasn't worked either.
My question is, do you ever feel like your Body bugg is overestimating your calories burned?
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