Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I've Been Bugged...

Yup, you read right, I've been bugged.  I finally broke down and bought a Bodybugg.  I've been wanting one for months, but just wasn't sure I needed one.  It came in Monday, and I was super-excited to get it.  I spent all evening trying to figure out the ins & outs of it. 

First off, it was slightly amazing to me to realize I had burned 800+ calories while I slept.  I purchased the model that syncs with my iPhone, so I can keep tabs on things pretty easily.  I wore it to work yesterday, of course...and my calorie burn & number of steps definitely surprised me.  They recommend 10,000 steps per day.  I thought I would have trouble meeting that.  However, I totally exceeded it!  I'm really anxious to see what kind of things I find out once I wear it a few days.  I'm supposed to have a coaching session after 7 days of wearing the armband - and I'm really hoping the session is informative.  There are many things I'm not real sure about. 

To be honest, at the moment - I'm not impressed with the food logging system.  I've continued logging with MyFitnessPal so far.  I just logged my food as a lump sum of calories per meal instead of logging every item.  I have only found 2 things I eat in the database so far.  Everything else I have had to manually add to the system.  I do NOT have time for that!  Ha!  Maybe I'm missing something, though.

I was anxious to work out while wearing the armband.  Last night I did a little Turbo Kick, and the results were conflicting.  I checked my total at the beginning and end and got one total.  Then, when I actually synced the bugg with the computer I got a different total!  300+ calories difference!  So, it looks like I definitely need that coaching session...

Anyone want to weigh-in on the Bodybugg?


  1. I would love to hear your thoughts after your training session. I am torn between a Bodybugg and a Garmin.

  2. Wow!! Sounds like you are off to a great start with it! My question is just about how big it is and wearing it with certain clothes. I guess that is why I am leaning towards the FitBit.

    Have fun with your new toy!!

  3. It will take you a little while to get accustomed to the BB and to get everything figured out. During my coaching session I was given a tip of when I come home from the grocery to sit down and enter the foods I bought to make it easier when I do log my food. I DO love the recipe builder. It's very simple and all right there. One of the best parts of the MyApex website is the message boards. You will see different 'teams', I am part of Team Striped you can go to our team website to find out more information Not all teams have as great of a leader as we do! I am 'icandoallthings' on the message boards. The message boards are a great place for advice and to ask any questions. GOOD LUCK! You can email me if you have any questions.