Tuesday, February 28, 2012

EmpowHER BodyMedia FITness Challenge: Week 4

As I mentioned last week, I'm really excited to have my BodyMedia this week while I'm working my butt off in Vegas. Yesterday I went to the gym before heading to the airport, so it was pretty much a "normal" day. Below is a reading from a fairly normal day, and this shows a calorie surplus of 317 which is right where I want to be for building muscle. James Wilson recommended 250-500 calories and I'm just a little scared to go all the way to that 500 mark, so I figure the middle is safe!

I can't wait to see what my stats look like when I get back to my hotel room tonight, I have a feeling my calorie burn will be higher since I'm going to be on my feet all day instead of sitting at my desk. I quickly checked my stats before bed last night and even with just travelling and walking around the hotel my calorie burn was about 350 calories higher than usual.  I figured this would be good because eating out many times a day is rough on a clean eater. At dinner last night I ordered chicken and veggies and asked for no oil salt or butter. Of course, the veggies were completely drenched in butter. Ahh!! In any other circumstance, I would have sent it back, but when you are at dinner with 10-15 people (including your manager and CEO) and it's one of those "no one eats until everyone has their food" situations, you just have to suck it up and deal with what you have. 

Has anyone looked into getting one of these yet? Let me know if you have any questions at all! 

BodyMedia FIT automatically tracks the calories burned during your daily activities — from pumping iron to using aniron — and monitors the quality of your sleep, an important factor in weight loss. Add in the easy-to-use food log and you have the information you need to improve your weight loss.  Our 3 part system includes:

1. An Armband that automatically captures data

2. An optional Display device or free downloadable mobile apps that give you up-to-the-minute readings throughout the day

3. An online Activity Manager* that analyzes raw data, allows you to log food and presents info in an easy-tounderstand way(*subscription required)

“Disclosure: Device and accompanying online Activity Manager subscription was provided by BodyMedia viaEmpowHER.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions orpositions of BodyMedia or EmpowHER.”


  1. How long have you used the BodyMedia Fit for? How accurate do you find it to be?

    1. This is week 4 and I think it's very accurate. I've never questioned my stats!

  2. I love your blog! Your so pretty and recipes are awesome!
    I would love a body media, but they're so expensive. I can really see how much of an eye opener they are. I feel like I allot myself the sleeping time I need, but I would be curious to see how much I actually get.

    1. aww thanks! They are a little pricey, but definitely worth saving up for :)

  3. I agree, I'm wondering how accurate they are, I'd like to invest in one.

  4. Hello,

    First off I would like to say thank you so much for your blog deff has helped me out a ton. I am 5'0 (spicy latina) and have always been skinny fat between 100-115 lbs ... i recently hopped off the treadmill and started lifting. My fiance purchased me the body media and soo far i am inlove with it i am constantly checking for my updates. Although i am begining to wonder if i am eating too little for my size. I am trying to gain muscle and although i see a difference in my muscle appearance i am also noticing that the scale is starting to go up not down. i am averaging 2500 cal burned majority of the week and consuming 1500 calories per day. Are you eating the amount of calories that the body media is suggesting? or under ? Thank you again for your postings I love trying to mirror you since ur the closest fitness person to my size...and i apologize in advance if you have already answered this question somewhere else in your blog.


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