One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


Ask Roni_v32s1 – Diet Saboteurs, My Story, Counting Things, Running Shoes, BodyBugg

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I did it! I recorded a podcast! I found some time today. I’m trying to get back into the groove. I miss them. Oh and please ignore the phone in the middle of the video. I totally forgot edit it out!

Topics in this video include…

  • Dealing with Diet Saboteurs
  • When I started Weight Watchers
  • Obsessively Counting Things
  • Running Show Advice
  • Thoughts on BodyBugg type devices

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    I wanted to post a comment regarding the BodyBugg question since I do have one and really like it. One thing with the BodyBugg that is different from the Gruve (I’ve not tried the Gruve, but have friends who own it) is the BodyBugg doesn’t give you that “nudge” when you’ve been inactive for a while. It literally just sits on your arm and does it’s thing all day. If you don’t have the digital display watch, you don’t get any feedback at all as to where you are unless you take it off and sync it via USB to your BodyBugg online account. I own the digital display, so at any point I can flip through the various options to see how many calories I’ve burned, how many steps I’ve taken, etc. I would love to try one of the Gruve devices sometime just to see how they compare with one another.

    As you mentioned in the video, they can be a bit pricey. When I purchased mine last year, I got a special that 24 Hour Fitness was running for members where I got both the armband and digital display for $229. The armband is regularly $249 and the digital display is regularly $99. They do often run specials though, especially around the start of a new Biggest Loser season and again near the finale time. The other thing to keep in mind is that you still have subscription costs after the initial purchase as well. It generally includes a 6 month subscription when you purchase and then it’s $79 per year for renewals. If you don’t want to lay out $79 all at once, there is also a monthly option for $9.95. If you intend to stick with it for a whole year though, you’re better off buying the annual subscription since it saves you $40.

    There is also the GoWear Fit device which is virtually identical to the BodyBugg, but is just branded with a different name. Both devices are made by the same company, BodyMedia. The GoWear Fit can often be found at a lower price than the BodyBugg. It’s available directly from the website and also from Amazon.

    Hope that helps!


    May 5, 2010

    Thanks Mel!! That was awesome! The other one I’ll be reviewing is called DirectLife by Phillips.

    Stephanie Braun

    May 5, 2010

    Hi, I thought I’d add my 2 cents about the GoWearFit (now renamed BodyMedia Fit). I’ve had mine for 8 months, and have lost 22lbs. It’s been a REALLY great tool for me, it motivates me to move more during the day (it was pretty shocking to find out I only burn 1.1 calories per minute working at my desk as opposed to 1.6 while I sleep!) It also monitors your sleep patterns and time which is great too, it made me realize I don’t feel so good when I get less than 7 hours of sleep. That’s one of the big differences with the BodyBugg, that one doesn’t track sleep.

    If you are someone who is driven by feedback and data, this is a fantastic tool. The site is very nice, gives you a lot of information. I do recommend getting the display so you can see where you are during the day. I’d be happy to answer any questions.


    May 5, 2010

    I cant wait to dedicate some time to watching this! I always look forward to them :) Enjoy your Wednesday!


    May 5, 2010

    Thank you for such a fun podcast. I have so many questions for you, but here is my main one….
    I have lost 100 pounds (go me!) but I know people around me are often waiting for me to gain it back. It won’t happen, but I hate the stress of other people acting like this is not a permanate change. Am I paranoid because I am scared of gaining weight again…yes, but how do I just focus on my health and not let other peoples perceptions of what will happen with me get to me in the end? Now that I wrote that, the answer seems obvious…screw them, but I would lie if I said I don’t let it get me down. Is this just a problem I am facing?


    May 5, 2010

    Hi Heather!

    I totally fell ya. And I’ve actually had people say to me that they wouldn’t consider me a “success” story until I kept it off for at least 5 years. Like I was in some temporary state. My response… “thanks for the vote of confidence” *said sarcastically*

    I kind of see where they are coming from but why so negative?! Especially when you probably know the person who lost the weight is struggling with such thought themselves. I often fight feelings of that I would gain it back. Believe me you are not alone.


    May 5, 2010

    WAY behind and off topic, but congrats on your 1/2! :)