Linsey, I agree the fitness tracker does not do a good job on some exercises. But the way I look at it, staying within calorie range is the most important, any exercise is a bonus in the weight loss dept. I try to get in at least 30 min of cardio, enough to sweat, at least 4 days a week. Strength training doesn't count for anything calorie wise, but makes us stronger!
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The interesting thing about the SP fitness tracker is that it only gives about 326 or so calories burnt doing Zumba. Of course, that number changes somewhat depending on a persons weight. Still, it isn't the 600-1000 that instructors will tell you. So, I dunno what to make of that. Not really going to worry about it.
B/c I'm trying to lose weight, my calorie range is 1200-1550 at the moment. I have tried to make my settings as accurate as I can with putting in how many miles I walk a week, and how many aerobics work-outs, etc. It still is not computing correctly, so I still have to figure the thing out, I guess.
I can go to sleep being a little hungry, but not with a feeling of an empty stomach. Just doesn't work for me. Having milk makes me feel full. So, that is a good option, I think.
Ok! I think I finally got the fitness goals worked out. I had entered in how many minutes of aerobic, and how many miles (my walks), but until I added up and entered in the amount of calories that those activities are going to use....it wasn't giving me enough calories in a day. SO, I entered the calories, and now it has my range as 1260- 1610. That's a little better. I KNEW something wasn't right, b/c it would tell me at around Wednesday that I did not need to burn anymore calories for the week. Which sounded ridiculous to me. Sorry if this just sounds confusing. But, it's the section on your trackers page. Right under where it says to track your food, fitness & weight, there's an orange box that has a place to set your goals.
WOW LInsey, Good ? And I've read all the posts from it. Find it really interesting also.
I recall months ago I did my own personal recherche through Spark mail and got quite a bit of feed back from it. The Spark members I asked had either reached there goal weight or were very close to it. It was a half and half result.
Some went to bed hungry because they had already.eaten all there calories for the day. I had one Spark member tell me that if your going to bed hungry your doing some thing wrong. But this was just there point of view. Then I had the few that never went to bed hungry.
I'm not where your at either in my weight loss.But I'd say add a piece of fruit or some thing.
Three or so years ago I was going to bed hungry and did lose weight by doing this how ever it did not last long either. I can't sleep well when I go to bed hungry either. I guess if your eating what you should then you should not be hungry.
Just asking Linesy what's your calorie range? I know that If you doing Zumba twice a week your burning about 1000 a day at lest that's the info I got when I got my Zumba kit. Hope you get some answers to your problem.
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I usually have a cup of cocoa as the warmth and calcium in the milk help me sleep. Also my body is not crazy about calcium supplements so that keeps my calcium uptake good. I find if I record my food, both what I ate, and hope to eat in mid afternoon, I can adjust dinner so that I stay in my calorie range. You can always go back and add what you actually ate for dinner if something changes.
I also do not like to go to bed hungry. In fact, hunger has kept me awake. So I will budget my calories accordinngly, so I can have a bedtime snack.
My frustration is that too often I end up waiting for the teenagers in my household and go to bed really late. By then, I am so hungry and tired that I will go over my calorie range with too much snacking. I should just go to bed!
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I try to do some calorie cycling. Two days per week (I usually choose Wednesdays and Sundays), I eat in my maintenance calorie range (1200-1500; actually, my BMR is between 1200 and 1300 calories). On those days, I make sure that I eat "enough", because it is easy for me to under-eat, rather than over-eat. And, I usually end the day with a snack,
On the other 5 days, I generally eat in the 1000-1199 calorie range, and I don't usually eat after supper.
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Well, my calorie range is between 1500 and 2000, so I usually am under calories by bedtime. I carefully watch what I eat throughout the day though. Just a habit I've gotten into.
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Do you have a bedtime snack? OR, have you used up your calories by the end of the day??
This has been my number one issue lately. I've usually used up my calories by then, but don't want to go to bed hungry. Then what?? I usually have a snack, which means I've gone over in my calories. I think I FINALLY didn't go over in calories yesterday. I also did not have a snack. Dinner was later than usual....@ 7pm. That's prob what helped me.
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