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3/23/11 1:17 P

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My machine is set by default to measure calories burned by someone only half my weight and considerably shorter than I am. I forget how to adjust it so I just go with SparkPeople's calorie count, which is supposed to be based on your weight.

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KNITTABLES's Photo KNITTABLES Posts: 37,107
3/22/11 9:19 P

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I too would go with the machine.

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DONNAEDA's Photo DONNAEDA SparkPoints: (103,165)
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3/22/11 7:51 P

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I would go with the machine

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RUBBERSOUL65's Photo RUBBERSOUL65 SparkPoints: (19,141)
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3/22/11 6:41 P

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I have noticed that too. I started putting in the number of calories that my machine gives me, when my exercise includes a machine that gives calories. I figured that the machine would be more accurate since I am inputting my age/weight and it includes the resistance used and heart rate.

"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power." -Alan Cohen


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3/22/11 4:06 P

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I've been working out and entering my time on Spark People so that I will know how many calories I burn. Until yesterday I never questioned the numbers provided. Yesterday I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. The machine (based on my age and weight) said that I burned 328 calories with the resistance and incline used. When I entered my time on Spark People it said that I burned 628 calories. Has anyone else had this issue? If so, how have you accurately determined the amount of calories burned during your workouts?

I know that the information provided on the elliptical may not be 100% accurate due to my weight.



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