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Oshi 2 years ago on 01/01/12
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Fitocracy isn't about calorie tracking at all, just logging exercises, and encouraging you to keep at it.
Hence why I use a separate thing for tracking calories and weight.
PS: Oh yeah... Not sure their invite code is still going, but they had an open invite for the HOlidays going:
http://www.fitocracy.com/register/?invite_code=HOLIDAYS11

I'm personally out of codes, and I don't think you guys want to join via the cgl group...
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Scarlett 2 years ago on 01/02/12
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I love seeing you guys update your progress on loseit. It made me all gay.

I definitely wanted to check out fitocracy, but didn't have an invite code. Thanks, Oshi! Checking it out now! (And almost level two, just from yesterday!)

Overall, I prefer loseit because I can also track my fooding but I'll keep fitocracy up to date too! All the more accountability, like Jamie said!
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wolfspud 2 years ago on 01/02/12
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This fitocracy looks interesting I will have to try it too thanks!
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Oshi 2 years ago on 01/02/12
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It's Not Easy Being Breen said:
Overall, I prefer loseit because I can also track my fooding but I'll keep fitocracy up to date too!

Maybe one day they'll integrate the APIs so LoseIt workouts go into Fitocracy, and/or vice versa, like they did with Runkeeper. That would be sweet.
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thetealappeal 2 years ago on 01/02/12
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They should put these two things together.
I like LoseIt's food tracker, but I'm kind of hating the exercise part a bit. I wish it would let me track in reps/sets rather than minutes....I will get used to this I'm sure though.
PS: I'm also a little bummed that it doesn't have me track water intake. I liked that about LS and SP. I don't always remember to drink my 8 glasses.
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ExecutiveProducerDickWolf 2 years ago on 01/02/12
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One other annoying thing about lose it is that it sometimes dramatically overestimates calories burned (especially with something like an elliptical trainer), so instead of saying "40 minutes at light resistance" I have to say 10 or 15 to get an accurate count. And then everyone will make fun of me for being puny.
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nomad 2 years ago on 01/02/12
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Calorie counting should be a tool, not something set in stone. Your own individual needs vary from day to day, its a good way toe stablish a barometer but its in no way exact, it cant really count how hard/easy your body worked.

Light resistance for someone who's a beginner can be just as hard and can burn just as much calories as an advanced person doing an intense session.

The counter is a great way to keep track of what you eat, alot of times we forget that we snacked on something and forgot to add it up and then we realise oh thats why I'm not losing weight. Also, you might eat 2000 calories at breakfast, does that mean you cant eat anything else during the day? Of course not, but you'll know, hey I need to make myself smaller breakfasts and divide the calories thought my entire day.

Bottom line is everyone should use their body as barometer, not a counter, if you're not losing weight, then eat less or exercise more. If you're losing weight but not gaining muscle, then you need to slow the cardio and intensify your weights.

Like everything else in life, you need to use common sense.
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fukkake 2 years ago on 01/02/12
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I don't think of it as calorie counting but rather keeping my food intake in check. When you eat that triple cheese burger you REALLY see it and I think that is how it helps.
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Scarlett 2 years ago on 01/02/12
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What Steph said, totally. :)
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nomad 2 years ago on 01/02/12
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fukkake said:

I don't think of it as calorie counting but rather keeping my food intake in check. When you eat that triple cheese burger you REALLY see it and I think that is how it helps.


TOTALLY, will make you think twice about eating it for sure!

But, my post was more in lines with exercise tracking. Exercise is really really hard to put into "I burnt 1000 calories during this session". There are so many factors that determine how much you burn, even at rest after a work out you're still burning calories faster then someone who didnt move off his ass all day.
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ExecutiveProducerDickWolf 2 years ago on 01/02/12
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I enjoy the reliability of numbers when factoring in my exercise/calories but it's definitely not more important than how I actually, physically feel during and after a workout and through the course of the day. It's just nice to be able to have a semi-scientific data set so I can look back week to week and see how I'm doing, what I'm eating, and areas where I can improve.

I think there's something about numbers that gets people motivated; for better or worse, it makes it look like there's progress even when you can't physically tell by looking in a mirror. I'm sure that can be misleading, but personally I find it helps a lot.
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fukkake 2 years ago on 01/02/12
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I always take the stairs at work instead of the elevator, it is only three floors but those three floors make a difference because I am sitting all day long. I always take the long way to the copy machine/printer and the long way back to the fax machine. When i am sitting I take 5 minutes periods to kind of kick my legs under my desk.

Little things to combat the fact that I a sitting on my ass for most of the day.

That stuff is REALLY hard to calculate into your overall day with these type of applications. If they have a note section I always type it in. It all adds up eventually.
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The Virgin Queen 2 years ago on 01/03/12
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LoseIt lets you add sexual activity as an exercise. I like this.
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Yvaine 2 years ago on 01/03/12
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I'm a fan of Fitocracy, but wish they had an app since its way more convenient.

In terms of trackers I've used FatSecret, My Fitness Pal, and others, but LoseIt! Is my favorite. I'm enchanted.dream@gmail.com on there.
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Oshi 2 years ago on 01/04/12
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Yvaine said:
I'm a fan of Fitocracy, but wish they had an app since its way more convenient.

I just have a link to the mobile site on my homescreen, it's well done enough that it's basically like using an app.
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FluffyGreenMan 2 years ago on 01/06/12
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Joined Fitocracy today. It's TJHairball for any of you stalkers out there. Hit level 4 in an hour-long workout. Imagine that's going to taper off quickly, but it'll be interesting to see how well it works once in applying the invisible peer pressure for me.
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Krissytokyo 2 years ago on 01/06/12
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rainydays said:
LoseIt lets you add sexual activity as an exercise. I like this.


You just got me to sign up.

Does LoseIt have an Android OK app?
PS: Wait. I totes found it.
PS: Krissytokyo@gmail.com is my email. Friend me so I can have some workout motivation. None of my first world friends work out or care that I am trying to get in shape.
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Matthew 2 years ago on 01/06/12
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loseit.com: matthew.s.bondy@gmail.com
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mheart 2 years ago on 01/07/12
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I love Fitocracy! Logging my workouts shows me where I need to change it up, add more, etc. Most of the people there are supportive and helpful - it's a good community.
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thetealappeal 2 years ago on 07/11/12
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I just went back to myfitnesspal and I think they must have improved a lot in the last year because I don't remember it being this good!
PS: Fitocracy didn't have the food tracker I wanted
Loseit doesn't have an in-depth enough fitness tracker

Gonna def rock MFP for awhile and see how this goes.
PS: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/thetealappeal

Be my friend. I'm def sticking with this one for awhile.
I love that they have measurements in the weigh in if you wish
I lvoe that their food and exercise logs have a lot of stuff
The forums aren't too bad

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