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OhmiGod! I LOVE this...!,
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I have just started using this in the past few days, but can already see what a difference this is going to make to my (previously dwindling) exercise regime! I used to be very trim, and a regular runner - but weight (and lethargy) has just crept up on me over the last year or so. I'm heading off on holiday in two weeks' time, and need to get half a stone off - and fast. My plan is to walk, run or cycle for at least an hour every single day before then, as well as cutting down on eating calorific rubbish (obviously). I've been out running, and also cycling, but need to get out there for a long walk each day. What this little gadget does is make very, very clear the direct relationship between effort and fitness/weight loss. This wee thing tells you not only how many steps you have completed (which my rickety old one used to do), but also the calories burned, how many of your steps were aerobic (and, believe me, you put more effort into making them aerobic when you know they're being counted!) - but (best of all) tells you how many grams of fat you've burned away! This is great, because it makes you think very hard before you eat some more of those goddamn grams. When you can see how hard you have to work to get rid of that big tablespoon of Haagen Dazs, or 'just a few' squares of Cadbury's...you really do think twice before scoffing it in the first place. A work of genius - and if even I can master the settings, then it has to be 'user friendly'! Will report back in a fortnight........
UPDATE (22.7.10) OK, it's nearly holiday time, and: I've been out walking every single day since I bought the Omron; I've lost 6lbs (yay!); I can walk 5 - 7 miles (quite fast!) no problem at all. Best of all, I feel much fitter, much trimmer, and also feel full of energy and good health. Counting the steps and the miles become quite addictive, and I am absolutely SURE that I would not have done all of this (or found it so much fun) if I didn't have the Omron to motivate me towards fitness. I can't recommend it highly enough - and I'm taking it on holiday with me (to try to walk off all the cocktails, rich dinners and chocolate mousses..!)
If you need something to help you get up, get your walking shoes on, and out of that front door for a walk - consider buying the Omron.