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1/4/12 11:06 A

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Thank you ladies. It's good to get affirmation that I'm not doing it wrong.
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At least, not this portion of it.

CHAYBLEE I think I needed your post the most! I pay attention to the numbers, but not entirely enough. I need to focus a bit more narrowly and see if my numbers add up/produce results as you've said.

Onward!...
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1/4/12 12:30 A

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I go with my 24-hour burn and base everything off of that. When I sleep I burn anywhere from 0.8-1.0 calories per minute, but it's still calories burned.

Hit my goal weight 9/16/11 and aim to remain there for good!


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1/3/12 8:44 P

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I've been wearing my BB for close to two years now. I find mine to be very accurate (I go by the 24 hour burn). At the end of the week if I've had a combined total of approx. 3500 calories deficit, i'm down a pound. that's seems pretty accurate to me...unless I overload on sodium, then of course I weigh heavier emoticon

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1/3/12 7:27 P

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It's hard NOT to over-analyze this stuff--that's why we got these things in the first place, because we want to know what our bodies are REALLY doing. There are so many variables when it comes to weight loss, though, it's tough to figure it all out; the BB is supposed to be at least 90% accurate, but that means it could be up to 10% inaccurate. Oh, that this was as simple as burn more calories than you consume, but there are a lot of variables in the equation that can affect how quickly you lose (or gain) weight!

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CBAILEYC's Photo CBAILEYC Posts: 3,823
1/3/12 6:28 P

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Thanks for responding Denise! I mean, I got the bugg so I'd know exactly what I burned during a 24-hour period, but.. somehow it just isn't jiving in my brain right now.

Plus, if I look at SparkPeople reports, I get this info:
Calories
Eaten 1,587
BMR* 2,118
Exercise 0
Total Burned 2,118
Differential -531

That Total burned is a LOT closer to my active hours burned than my 24-hours burned.

I know, I shouldn't get stuck in the details and over-analyze the data too much. I just need to find what works and stick with it.
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1/3/12 6:18 P

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I have been basing my deficit on my 24-hour burn since that's supposed to be what my body is using over the course of a full day, but that's a good question. I tend to burn a whopping calorie a minute if I'm not specifically moving, so I never thought much about what the sleep time adds to my overall calorie burn; I'll be interested to hear what others think about this.

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CBAILEYC's Photo CBAILEYC Posts: 3,823
1/3/12 5:56 P

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So I have a body bugg, and I have a question about how you view your calories burned info.

My active hours are from 4:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., because that's when I get up and when I go to bed. I've found information on calories burned during that active period, and information on calories burned for the whole 24-hour period.

My question is, which calories burned do you use when you're figuring your deficit?
For instance, for yesterday, which wasn't very busy and had no on-purpose fitness activities included....
4:30 to 9:00 burn = 2221
24-hour burn = 2789

That's a big difference, and if I base my calculations off the 24-hour burn, it sounds like I'm kicking booty and doing great with a large deficit. That doesn't seem to prove out very well though, when it comes to releasing the lbs.

Any thoughts or ideas? Or have I made a mess of trying to explain what I'm curious about?
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