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12/2/11 12:18 P

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Good point. Age, height, and weight all make a huge difference in your calorie burn. I'm 56 years old, 5'3", and hovering around 155 lbs. right now. I'm in an extremely sedentary job (sitting in a chair at a computer all day), so without actively working at getting some activity, I'll burn maybe 1600 calories a day--if I'm lucky. With working out, I can get it up to around 2300, and on days when I do long runs (10-13 miles), it's much higher, 3000 calories or more.

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12/2/11 10:36 A

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Maybe we should list our ages or something to compare? Because I'd be thrilled to get your 2650 burn! I manage a bit over 2000 at best, and that's with a pretty intense gym work out. I'd like to figure out if that's a reasonable amount for me or falling far short of what I could do. By the way, I'm 56 and just a bit over 5 foot tall, if that makes a difference.

How many steps do you show? I almost always have 10,000+, which is another reason why I thought my calorie burn would be higher.

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12/1/11 8:41 P

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i don't understand how some people are getting such a high calorie burn. i work retail, on my feet walking and stocking all day and struggle to get to 2650. any insight or thoughts would be helpful.

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11/30/11 10:33 P

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If you try it on your leg, let me know what happens for you. I tried that and still didn't see much difference.

Burning 2000+ calories isn't too bad, but I still am surprised that I get so little extra for my work out. I know that the strength training won't burn much - then! (those muscles will burn more later, though) But I almost never have gotten above the moderate intensity ranking. I'm doing HIIT on the elliptical, and I'd definitely think that would count!

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11/30/11 7:49 P

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I was wondering about wearing the bb on your leg, some say not to but i noticed on the biggest loser last week one of the girls had it on her leg. I think i will try it and see if there is a lot of difference. Has anyone else tried it?

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11/26/11 8:02 P

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If some of the exercises you did were more weight lifting/anaerobic activities, they don't burn as many calories, but making muscles will help in the long run.

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11/6/11 11:05 P

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Thanks! I think I'll just let it settle in a few more days, then see how it goes. Because it doesn't make sense that I only burned around 70 calories more on a day I worked out for more than an hour over the previous day when I just had a short walk.

I know the bike doesn't burn the calories that a brisk walk or run does. Unfortunately! I injured my Achilles tendon, though, so I'm limited until it is healed. Seems on the mend so I'm hoping I'll be back to normal soon. I was running a few miles and doing just a bit on the bike (it does a nice job keeping my knees strong) and elliptical but the bulk of my cardio was running. Which would be a really nice burn, I imagine!

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11/6/11 10:33 P

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It takes a while, 3-5 days, for it to adjust for your body. The elliptical and bike data will be seen more by the burn, rather than steps. Just like a pedometer won't count many steps on those. Be conscious of how many calories you burn when sitting still. Running and brisk walking will burn more calories on average, depending on the effort level, than biking or elliptical.

Don't wear it on your calf or leg, that is like trying to 'game' the system. Just honestly do your workouts and especially the strength training. You will begin to see which cardio exercises give you the the most burn for your efforts.

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11/6/11 9:16 P

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It is entirely possible that it didn't accurately record everything from your workout since part was on the elliptical and bike. These don't seem to record those kinds of activity as well unless you're wearing them on your leg instead of your arm. You will probably want to do some experimenting on yours to see where it records best when you're doing those; it will take a bit to see what your body is actually burning and what is most effective for you. Good luck; the first week or two with these will give you a better picture of what you actually burn in an average day with and without exercise as well as what exercise is most effective.

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11/5/11 10:38 P

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I'm pretty shocked at what I'm seeing in the stats for my new BodyMedia Core. Today it shows I've burned 2,007 calories. Besides normal life, I worked out for an hour-plus - strength training and almost 40 minutes of cardio (bike, elliptical, treadmill). I cleaned part of the house. Took the dogs out to play in the yard. I have almost 11,000 steps logged at 9 p.m. And I only burned 2,007 calories?

On the more specific stats, it shows my target is 30 minutes of moderate activity, and it shows me having 75. Target vigorous activity is 15, and I have 21. So that's well over my target, and my target burn is 2,500.

Yesterday it showed a burn of 1,937, and I never got to actually exercise. I walked downtown to run an errand instead of drive - but that's only 20 minutes of walking. And I went shopping with a friend so we strolled around for a bit. Nothing vigorous, and my steps were only 6548.

Just wondering if anyone has any insight. I need it!!

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