Tuesday, February 02, 2010

I have a fitbit. Which is a little device that tells you how many steps you take and gives an estimate on how many calories you burn based on height, weight, age, and activity level. It has a sensor like the Wii to monitor what your body does throughout the day.

And that number, 2545, is the number of calories it said I burned yesterday. I took 15000 steps, totalled eight miles, ran for 20 minutes, walked briskly for 50 minutes, did the elliptical for 10 minutes, and weight lifted.

And if that's how many calories I burn in an average work out day for me then no wonder I couldn't lose weight or stop thinking about food when I was eating 1200 calories.
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    So far I love it. I have seen it overestimate my steps a bit but not by much and a general estimate is better than nothing. And it really motivates me and gets me off the couch. And if I really am burning 2500 calories a day when I work out the way I want to then it keeps me from undereating too. I can't lose weight when I get too few calories but it's hard to know what is two few.

    Honestly, it was only 99 dollars. It took a few months to ship because of high demand but it was definitely worth it. And it came just at the right time because I have a wedding in a few months and I was going to start getting serious about working out on the first of February. And I got it the day before.

    Anyways, I think I would recommend it. I don't have experience with other similar devices but apparently the company is pretty great and helped people with any problems they had.
    2998 days ago
  • KRISTINB1977
    how do you like your fitbit? I would love to have something like that (I love charts and statistics and stuff!) but can't bring myself to financially commit...
    2998 days ago
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