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September 15, 2012 10:12 AM
Just got my fitbit. Got back from walking my dog and that's what it's put into MFP as a adjustment. In MFP I have my activity level set to sedentary as I like the idea of seeing an adjustment. I am 5ft 7 and weigh 150pounds. Could this walk burn so many calories???
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September 15, 2012 10:16 AM
Just though about seeing what it would be if I added it as an exercise and it was around that value. I'm amazed. DEFINITELY going to get out more!!!
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September 15, 2012 10:31 AM
I'm shorter but weigh about the same...

There's walking and there's "walking", but it seems perfectly normal to me. I usually average 250cal for a 45 minute walk.

I use another app for walking, it's called runkeeper, so I just went to check my recent walks and found something comparable:

Distance: 4.34 km
Duration: 44 minutes
Average Speed: 5.91 km/h
Calories: 246 calories

I use a heart rate monitor for the calories and the runkeeper app for the distance/speed. The calories the app suggested were actually much higher: 324, but I trust my HRM more than the app for calorie counting.

Hope this helps :)
September 15, 2012 10:31 AM
Depending on how fast you are walking, 230 cal is easy to burn in that amount of time.
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September 15, 2012 10:36 AM
My 40 min walk yesterday wearing my FT4 recorded a calorie burn of 237 calories so I would say that your reading is pretty accurate. Even a 30 min walk w/my dog when we are starting/stopping for her to "smell the roses" usually gets me around a 180 calorie burn.
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September 15, 2012 11:53 AM
My adjustment now says over 1000 Cals for 1200 steps. If this is correct, I've been seriously under eating when I've been dieting. Is it correct????
  482223
September 15, 2012 11:58 AM
Yes you can i can burn more than that in 1/2 but i do wear a hrm
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September 15, 2012 11:58 AM
sure!
September 15, 2012 11:58 AM
The Fitbit adjustment is what it calculates over MFP. Since your MFP setting is sedentary, you get a large adjustment. If you change your activity level to lightly active, the adjustment will be smaller.
  18511156
September 15, 2012 11:58 AM
230 is definitely possible depending on your personal stats and how fast you were walking. The average is about 120 calories per mile, give or take a little.

What adjustment are you talking about? I'm confused with your 1,000 number because there's no way you burned 1,000 walking for 45 minutes - that does seem unreasonable.
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September 15, 2012 12:02 PM
When MFP synchronizes with FitBit, the initial calorie adjustment is calculated on the assumption that you will constantly remain that active for the rest of the day. As time goes on and you go back to your average activity level, you'll see the calorie adjustment get smaller. Personally I think its annoying!
September 15, 2012 12:03 PM
Thanks svcraig. Thought it couldn't be that. I've taken of the calorie estimation thing. Should I out it back on?
  482223
September 15, 2012 12:04 PM
Jrdotty - that adjustment is for the whole day
  482223
September 15, 2012 3:23 PM
QUOTE:

Thanks svcraig. Thought it couldn't be that. I've taken of the calorie estimation thing. Should I out it back on?


I wouldn't worry about it. The sites do their own thing when they synchronize!
September 15, 2012 3:27 PM
Definitely possible and will be affected by factors such as pace, starting and stopping and terrain (obviously gonna be working a bit harder when going uphill!)
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September 15, 2012 11:14 PM
QUOTE:

When MFP synchronizes with FitBit, the initial calorie adjustment is calculated on the assumption that you will constantly remain that active for the rest of the day. As time goes on and you go back to your average activity level, you'll see the calorie adjustment get smaller. Personally I think its annoying!


It's now a new day and it hadn't changed.
  482223
September 15, 2012 11:23 PM
There has been a problem with fitbit not syncing properly. Are you recording your walk manually? If you are it will (at the moment) record your exercise twice. Don't manually record anything (only food via mfp). Let the fitbit do it's thing. That is what it is best at.
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September 15, 2012 11:37 PM
No but I did manually record about 200 cals for my Body Revolution DVD. Is there anyway I can check if it's double entered it.
  482223
October 27, 2012 4:18 PM
I don't understand my Fitbit. On MFP I have my activity level set at sedentary. I am 5'4" 137 lbs. 68 years old so slower metabolism but still...I have logged 7.47 miles today. One walk was 90 minutes and I covered 4.5 miles. I am showing a Fitbit adjustment of 250 calories.
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