kkd1125's Journal, 28 December 2013

Well, yesterday was day one of officially using my BodyMedia arm band for 24 hours and I'm surprised to see how accurate FatSecret is to estimating my daily burn in comparison. All I did yesterday was lounge around, do a little light housework and shopping, and walked moderately for about 45 minutes with my dog. I only logged the walking activity in FS as walking 3mph for 45 mins, and the armband measured my body's movement through its sensors. My arm band said I burned 2,699 calories and FS estimated I burned 2,684. Only 15 calories off! I'll list more comparisons here over the next few days, with some different activity to see if it stays this close. I'm playing around with using the app that comes from BodyMedia and MyFitnessPal which synchs with the arm band, too. I've found the foods listed on the BM app aren't as vast and they don't have a barcode scanner (boo!). MFP seems to be as close to FS's user interface as I can get, but I'm really hesitant to change sites/apps. I'd love to stay here only and don't want to record what I eat on two different sites. :) I've reached out to both FS and BM to work with each other. Crossing my fingers that BM will start working with FS soon.

Diet Calendar Entry for 28 December 2013:
2497 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 16 hours, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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Im glad fat secret is pretty accurate, always wondered about that. Just wanted to say that I made a before/during pic to keep myself motivated. I dont know if its because i can't see the changes in myself as well as others or what but your pic, to me, is way more motivating lol. Dont change it, you're doing amazin!! 
28 Dec 13 by member: Yolanda9179
Good info. Glad to hear that FS is lining up with the BodyMedia device. 
28 Dec 13 by member: Draglist
Curious... need to google the BodyMedia arm band.  
28 Dec 13 by member: ClassicRocker
It's interesting... If you read the forums, everyone seems to generally agree that Fatsecret is VERY generous when it comes to calorie burn calculations. I always felt that they were reasonably accurate. I will be looking forward to seeing more observations from you with this. It's great to see that our tools work. I'm on kind of the same mission with my fitbit, but totally over geeking it. :) 
29 Dec 13 by member: kingkeld
I too hope that FS and BM will figure out a way to work together! I asked a long while back (when I had the older bodybugg version too). I checked out MFP too but FS still seems so much better interface and community wise. But it is frustrating to figure out a workaround to put in the totals. I wish that at least in the meantime, they would allow for a manual import of a grand total of each days calories in/burned for BodyMedia users. But maybe if more us bodymedia users request it, they will finally do it.  
29 Dec 13 by member: Doodlehead

     
 

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