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8/20/12 6:16 A

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I wish it were that simple, I've updated my weight and cardio burn, I do strength training...all accounted for here at spark and my food range is 1200-1500 calories. I don't intentionally eat at the low end but when I'm full...I'm full. I eat fruit and veggies, good fats, carbs and proteins and I don't see the sense in eating when I'm not hungry or increasing my serving sizes to being over full.

Hence the weighted vest idea to continue burning the same amount of calories in the same amount of time.

Again thanks for the input, but I really am looking for information regarding the weighted vests, not general diet tips.

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8/19/12 4:42 P

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If you are at the low end of the Spark recommendation and being very active, you may need to up your calories to lose weight faster. Sometimes, we focus on dropping the calories as we loose and neglect to figure in the activity level. You may lose less than two pounds a month as you get closer to your goal, but if you go several weeks without losing, you may want to change and add a few calories, cycle calories (high end a day or two and low end a day or two) and even cycle your exercise and do different things on different days and add some new activities so you can use more muscles differently.



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8/19/12 12:06 P

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unfortunately I can't cut my calories below the 1200 which is my minimum spark range, so cutting calories to lose weight won't work, hence the reason for more burn. Thanks for your input

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"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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8/19/12 11:47 A

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My niece uses a weighted vest when training for one of her wild land fire fighter certifications. Will it help burn more calories? Probably. Is it worth the expense? Probably not. As you loose weight you should be cutting your calorie intake as your calorie burn decreases. I would suggest doing several days a week of strength training which will increase your muscle mass (not bulk you up). More muscle means more calorie burn at rest.

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L.I.L.MOMMY's Photo L.I.L.MOMMY SparkPoints: (76,811)
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8/19/12 8:05 A

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I'm making good progress towards my 5K training, but I'm finding the less I weigh, the fewer calories I'm burning and I don't necessarily want to spend more time walking/cardio activities.

Does anyone use a weighted vest or have any experience with them?

L.I.L.MOMMY Quotes:

"Work the plan & plan to work"!
"You've got what it takes to do this, so show me what you've got"!
"excUses don't exist without U in the middle"!
"Your weight isn't the only thing that needs to change to complete this journey"!
"If you cheat when you eat, don't wail on the scale"



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