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3/2/10 11:51 A

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An HRM will only be accurate when you are exercising. We all have a Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and Spark accounts for that in how it calculates what your range is.

I would rather track calories burned during fitness than my idle minutes of the day. I need to see myself getting in the target heart rate zone...and you won't do that during idle minutes! Plus getting to the Target HR zone helps you improve heart health and work on interval training. Interval training helps you to lose weight and burn the fat.

I have 10 lbs left to go...and it is going to take a lot of Target HR time to get there! In addition to strength training...which I don't like much!

Julie

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3/2/10 1:00 A

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I have not done research on the heart rate devices, but I don't think they are as accurate. The bodybugg, when worn correctly, has been proven to be over 90% accurate in measuring calorie burn. It has several sensors that measure heart rate, how much you're sweating, temperature, how much/fast you're moving, etc. The more information the machine is able to detect, the more accurate the output.

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3/1/10 2:45 P

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So what is the difference between a BodyBug and a high-tech heart rate monitor, like the Polar ones?

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KAITALS Posts: 11
2/28/10 9:18 A

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I am trying to get from 169 to 148 so My husband got me the MIO Motiva watch for Valentine Day. It can be purchased for around $80. Not as high tech as the bodybug but much cheaper. The watch tracks your heart rate when exercising and keeps track of calories burned. You also enter in calories consumed and it tracks your net calories for the day. I have found it to be quite accurate. It takes a bit of work but doesn't everything. Good Luck.

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2/22/10 3:26 P

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I am also trying to track intake v.s. outgo of Calories. I have spent the last year working out and have maintained about 170 actually I gained some. I started trying to loose weight Jan 2009 and did good that spring and summer and then gained some back. So I have recently decided to get more serious and get it off. We could try and figure it out together if you like.

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2/20/10 8:55 A

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Believe me, I'd love a BodyBug, but there's a financial issue and I can't wear it at work emoticon

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2/19/10 10:36 P

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Get a bodybugg! (www.myapex.com) Then you will know with over 90% accuracy how many calories you are burning. If you are really good about tracking your food, then there is no guessing about whether or not you'll lose weight. Maintain your 500 calorie deficit EVERY DAY and you'll lost a pound a week. Don't and you won't. Easy as that.

I've been "bugged" for four years now and have lost over 80 pounds. It works! It is also on sale right now for $250 which includes the device, an up-to-the-minute calorie burn tracker/watch and 6-month subscription to the website.

Let me know if you have any questions or want more information. I know it sounds like I sell them or something (ha ha) but I don't! I just love the product and believe in it since I have had so much success. I just got my boyfriend one for Valentines Day and he's already lost 10 pounds (He has about 60 more to lose). Yup, 10 pounds in less than a week!

Hope this helps.

~Keri

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2/19/10 9:48 P

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Figuring out the deficit confuses me. I just hope SP is telling me to eat the right number of calories for my exercise levels and hope that it's enough of a deficit. I'd like to have a better handle on it. emoticon

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2/18/10 12:10 P

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I've been working on losing 10 lbs for a year and half now. The good news, I really know how to maintain at 170-180!!

Anyways...I started deficit tracking this week. I started the weekend off high at 182 and was able to drop the 2 lbs by Monday to get at 180. Then I started doing a strict calorie intake, calorie burn and keeping track of how much I burn in a week to lose about 1 lb a week. Because the high 170's aren't really fat, but just my fluctuating weight, I'm already at 177 as of this morning. My lowest weight last week (before I started this) was 176 so I'm really close to hitting a new low.

I really hope to actually see 169 soon. Maybe by Mid March. But wanted to see if anyone else is doing this, if they have been successful or not, any pitfalls, or if anyone wanted to "buddy" up and report to eachother to get through this process.

Let me know!

TW2B

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