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  1. mountainlover

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    It would be great if it would also track measurements. I purchased body monitor because it does everything I'm looking for and had good reviews but its not working. :(
     

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    I use Weigh-In de Luxe. It tracks weight, you can enter measurements, set Goals, the table screen does an awesome job of laying out your progress as does the Chart screen.
     
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    Thanks! I will try it.
     
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    The body monitor developer said the app must not be compatible with the rezound and gave me a refund. I have the weigh-in de Luxe app and the libra app. I will try them both for a couple of weeks and see which one I like better. I wish they were multi-user like body monitor though.
     
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    While tracking weight loss is fine, I'd say you're better off with a tool that lets you track things such as track times, weight lifted, and reps.

    I'd say the biggest fallacy with people trying to improve their bodies for a New Year's resolution is tracking weight. Weight is a little more tricky to work with since your body is going to fight off any weight loss in an attempt to preserve its current mass. Thus, I'd say measure how fast it takes you to run a mile, how many pushups you can do, how many pull-ups you can do, how many squats you can do, or how many planks you can do. It's easier to see improvement in those areas from week to week and losing weight doesn't always translate to getting healthy and getting healthy doesn't necessarily mean you're going to lose weight. I'd rather stay the same weight if it means I'm losing fat and gaining muscle mass than to lose weight at the expense of losing muscle and fat.
     
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    I'm a 40ish female, so push-ups and pull-ups aren't as important to me as what the scale says and what size pants I wear. However, I understand what you're saying. We have ordered power 90 so strength training will be a big part of this. We haven't received it yet, but I think it's supposed to build our conditioning up gradually. I also have a gym membership I'm going to
    start using more. I have to admit I would much rather do cardio than lift but I know my body needs it at my age.

    The weigh-in deluxe app also tracks measurements, but not as many as the body monitor did. :(. Can you recommend a good app to go along with this that would track workouts? Again, the first app I tried had a place to keep notes. I was thinking of using a real calendar to track that sort of info but am open to suggestions.
     
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    I have Cardio Trainer. Kinda pricey, but it tracks workouts and everything. Has some add ons for helping with diet, recording weight, and that kinda thing. I like it when I'm riding my bike. GPS tracks my position, calculates average speed, distance, shows a map, and estimates calories burned.

    Alas I'm still fat, but slowly doing better :p
     
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    I was just using pushups/pullups as an example. You're probably better off keeping track of your progress (how many reps, how much you run etc). Are you also keeping track of calories? Good luck and remember it's a lifestyle change and not a temporary thing.
     
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    Yes, a change back to the way I ate and worked out before working full time while going to grad school which led to a major weight gain. :(:eek:. No, I never count calories, just make healthy choices and watch portion sizes, along with lots of exercise...gotta make time for that again!
     
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    For those signing up for a new online diet & exercise tracking service...

    Mildly NSFW:
    Consider this precautionary tale.
     
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    :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    I'd say consider counting calories. There's a story on CNN about a nutritionist professor who goes on a Twinkie diet (all snack cakes) and all he eats are snack cake junkfood type items but limits his caloric intake to less than 1800 calories a day. He wound up losing 27 lbs on nothing but Twinkies and little debbie snack cakes and other junk food.
    Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds - CNN.com

     
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