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Hi Guys, is anyone using the Argus app to track steps, calories, Water intake, and other stats?

I've been loosely using it for a few months and have decided to start using it daily to track my results. I've tried a number of other apps and Argus seems to be the best and most comprehensive (and free!).

There's an option to create "challenges" with others and I thought it might be a good way to stay motivated and accountable.

If anyone has it please add me, my username is Three79

My goal is 10k steps per day, which I have managed to achieve for the last 2 days in a row... From a certified 'couch potato' it's a fair bit of effort to him 10k per day so I am enjoying the challenge! Hopefully, some other guys from here will join me.

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Darn, not using Argus...but I think walking with these apps is a hidden gem. Good for you!

I use Fitbit. Started with a goal of 8 thousand steps a day when my bestie bought me a Charger 2 in May. Now, I do 16,000-20,000 per day. My chronically miserable low back is MUCH improved. My stamina is amazing, and my resting heart rate has dropped like crazy. Walking regularly has made the biggest difference in my health of any fitness program i've ever tried. it's good stuff:)

Best wishes, and hope you find some other folks on your app. Makes it fun:)

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Creekimp13 - Well done! That's amazing progress, and it's clearly showing in your amazing weight loss since your surgery. I'm impressed!

I love Fitbit, I had an earlier model but it stopped working after a few weeks, I considered getting a new one but then found the Argus app and went with that as it's very similar.

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That's total weight loss, not just since surgery. I'm four weeks out and have lost 12 pounds. Am really happy with this number because it beats the 18% of excess weight loss average of what most people lose in the first month. It's been steady, and I lost about ten with the presurg diet, too...so it's been a very good six weeks!

I do think the walking helped immeasurably with the almost 30 pounds I lost this summer and fall, though. Ate 1800 calories a day and had nice steady weight loss. Walking is so positive. Good on so many levels.

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I will look into that app, but I've been using MFP off and on over the last year or so. I just recently updated it and notice that it now easily syncs my Samsung fitness information to MFP database for tracking my workouts and calories burned. So I'm excited about that. Fell off the wagon a bit over the fall here, and now I'm refocused on getting to my goal so I'm like full steam ahead in the gym and calorie counting.

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Well done on getting back on the wagon Tink, your numbers so far look amazing!

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They were until I saw a 60lbs regain from over this past fall. Seriously was upset with that,but there are two thing I can do. Whine about and do nothing, or change up with I'm doing personally and fix it. I'm choosing the latter of those two options. I know I can lose the weight becase I've done it before. It truly a mind over matter sort of thing.

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10 hours ago, BigTink2LilTink said:

They were until I saw a 60lbs regain from over this past fall.

Damn Tink, I'm sorry to hear this. I don't speak fluff and I don't needlessly try to build people up. You are one of the hardest working people on this site, don't let this slip up take seed in your head. However, let it be a very serious reminder on how we must always remain vigilant.

I've always looked up to you man, I know you will take that 60 back off. PM me if you ever need to BS about this stuff.

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Yeah it's easy to slip up especially when you can process and eat a lot of the old things that you know the surgery was preventing you to eat early before. I had to take a step back look at what I've been consuming of a few weeks span put all that stuff right back into MyFitnessPal to see that I was indeed overeating and not properly burning off the calories that I was consuming. But now it's a new year and I've been tracking what I've been doing over the last 5 days and I can see where the pattern is wrong and I'm making the adjustments accordingly.

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On 1/5/2018 at 11:10 AM, BigTink2LilTink said:

I will look into that app, but I've been using MFP off and on over the last year or so. I just recently updated it and notice that it now easily syncs my Samsung fitness information to MFP database for tracking my workouts and calories burned. So I'm excited about that. Fell off the wagon a bit over the fall here, and now I'm refocused on getting to my goal so I'm like full steam ahead in the gym and calorie counting.

You have the right attitude. A can do attitude helps a lot.

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2 hours ago, Mattymatt said:

You have the right attitude. A can do attitude helps a lot.

I have a can do attitude and a need to not go back into a 40+ waist line ever again honestly. Just going to the gym for 3 out of the last 7 days and tracking food helped get an inch off the waistline. Its those small reminders of why I have to be consistent at the gym that helped. Plus my girlfriend has been on my ass as of late about getting back on track. She's trying to lose weight too and is making sure that I focus on a more healthier me and not the old unhealthy me. So yeah I need to be better cause I motivate her to be better.

So no need to blame others for mistakes that I made. No need to beat myself up, because that's not gonna solve the issue. Just put the head phones on, hit the Iron, do the planks, run on the treadmill, sweat on the elliptical, and log what I put into my body. That what time it is.

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Last few weeks I've been averaging around 8500 steps per day. Some days I'm good and well over 15k steps and other days I'm like barely at 7k. I've started a downwards trend again on the scale going down again after last stall regain. Hopeful that by the end of May I'll finally reach that elusive goal weight I was so close to reaching around this time last year.

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Just installed and will be looking into it. Can't walk much now but hopefully after surgery back pain will decrease and become more active.

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