Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bodybugg Review V3 & LHA #5

I made the pork chops that I mentioned yesterday with this new product from McCormick called Crusting Blends (with Panko Bread Crumbs) The flavor I chose was French Onion, Pepper and Herb. You can use it on fish, chicken or pork and there are a variety of flavors available. Check it out here. It was really simple. I just sprayed the chops with a little water, sprinkled on the bread crumbs, drizzled a little olive oil on it and voila! I really liked it and Dave did too. I would say the only drawback is the sodium content but that is par for the course for me. I seem to gravitate to salty things.

I did the Wii for about 20 mins. I tried a new activity which was bike riding. It was fun! There was a cute little dog that cruised along with me and Dave and my friends were on the sidelines waving and cheering me - bwahaaaaaa! I love my Wii! Speaking of, did you know that you can download movies instantly to your Wii from Netflix. All you need to do is get a DVD from them to use each time and you are all set. Please note: You do need to have the Wii connected to the Internet for this to work.

Know what this is? It's the PINK armband for the Bodybugg!!! When I upgraded to V3 (the latest model) I wanted the pink one but they were out of stock so I got blue instead. Well they finally restocked so I ordered it. It should be here today! Speaking of V3, I wanted to do a review of this model since I have had some time to use it and see the difference compared to V1. In case you need a refresher or you are not familiar with the bodybugg click here.

The functionality of V3 is similar to the older version. There are some added benefits to V3 though. For one thing it is super slim so it is not noticeable under your clothes like the original. You don't have to put batteries in the new version which is a major bonus. It charges through a USB cord and only needs to be charged every 10 days to 2 weeks. The older version used batteries and they would only last a week or so. The alarm function still works on V3 but the older one used to vibrate to help it communicate and I liked that. Sometimes it is hard to hear the confirmation beeps. I have an alarm set to 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. I initially set it up to remind me to drink water but the times coincide with my break/lunch times. Plus you gotta love the colored armbands! They have blue, silver, green, pink, camo, zebra and of course black. A style or color to appeal to everyone :-D Man, I should get commission from Apex! LOL!

The questions I get the most about my bodybugg is about the cost and do I think it is worth it. It is an expensive tool, I will agree. They are available online for $175 plus tax and that includes a 6 month subscription for logging food. You can also get them on eBay or Craigslist for less. Additionaly, I heard from Kyokocake you can get them at Costco for a good price. After the 6 months it is $9.95/mo. to log in. I was reading another blog and she mentioned how much she spent on dining out for the month and it was $900+ My point being that sometimes we spend money without regard but the return on investment for the bodybugg is big as long as you use it faithfully. I have used it for 75 weeks total.

I got on the scale this morning and I stayed the same which is 253. I am not surprised as I am just now getting back in the groove from the last few weeks. Next week is going to be a good weigh in for sure!

Tonight I am going to get my toes painted Viva Pink. When I went in last week she had overbooked herself and she is a friend of mine so I told her to go ahead and take care of the other lady and I would just come back this week so that is why. Most likely will go home, eat a bite and then do some belly dancing.


  1. I would love to upgrade to the V3. I like that is is slimmer than the one that I have (well had, since I can't find mine). I think you made my mind up.. I am going to start saving up for one!

  2. I want a Bodybugg sooo bad. I didn't even know what they were before reading your blog. And 75! What great perseverence! I'm a little envious...I've definitely gotta get back on the boat here soon. The porkchops sound good btw. :)

  3. I keep wondering about the bodybugg as a gift for Mike (my husband). I've thought of directlife too where you have an actual coach via email. I wonder which would work best. I've thought of the bodybug for myself also but couldn't afford 2 so think it would help Mike more right now. Let me know what you think of it as a gift?

  4. I'm dying for a Bodybugg! Also, the Wii workouts sound fantastic, I have been hearing about them all over the place. And Viva Pink sounds gorgeous, enjoy the day! :)

  5. Okay, i am the only one who doesn't know what a Bodybugg is, aren't i? ;) I'll have to a goggle on it! And since i'm off to the store, i'm going to look for the Crusting Blends. I have some pork chops so this may be the perfect thing for them...

  6. That is a cute armband - I love that you have color options now!

  7. Great. How topical! Me and my dearest mother were just talking about what we could coat some chicken breasts in!

    *high fives* to pink arm bands!
    you are going to rock next week!

  8. Yeah, really - the real value of money is more than just the price or the cost of the things we buy with it....
    The REAL value is peace of mind, satisfaction, all that....

  9. Woohoo for staying the same-I have to get in gear soon with the bodybugg-you know me I'm a slow poke-haha~

  10. I love your new haircut- SUPER cute!

  11. Yay! I love my pink armband!! I was able to get one right when they first come out and loving everything pink I couldn't resist. I totally agree about where people choose to spend their money - it's all relative but for me losing weight is definitely worth more than $175!

  12. armband is cute and I have the older version of bodybugg and I love it. It's totally worth the money. I love uploading in the evening to see how much I've burned and the charts showing me how much protein, carbs, etc. It invaluable to me.

    Thanks for doing the review. I'm sure I"ll be upgrading at some point. Have a great evening Katie.

  13. I really want a bodybugg too but my next purchase is going to be that Wii. My hubby and I have been talking about it for a year and pretty soon we are going to have to just break down and get one.

    Sorry to hear that you have had some rough weeks lately. I do understand and it feels great to back on track doesn't it? You know that this is for real when something interferes but you don't let it keep you down.

    Have a wonderful and amazing week.

    Rock it, Live it, Own it!

  14. You belly dance???? Did I know this???? Have a great week.


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