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My Results of 5 Activity Trackers I tested for the University with People over 50

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

I am having a good start to the year. Nothing lost nothing gained. I look at that as a positive. I haven't been walking the dogs due to the weather. I am now trying to do the pool 4 times a week in the morning and then the gym in the afternoon. The gym 5 times a week. I have been pretty good until my gym flooded now I am going back but not up to the same amount of time as before. Today I am going to start the extra time again.

I was testing activity trackers for the University of Waterloo it is was interesting it was for people over 50. Everyone pretty much agreed on every thing. We all liked the same ones we found the others to confusing and not compatible to all our devices.

The 1st was a regular pedometer no problem there really except it deleted the steps and went back and forth from regular time to 24 hour clock time. Ok $20 if you just want steps counted.

The 2nd one was the Fitbit zip same price as the spark tracker and compatible with spark. I really liked this one. I will probably get this one only because it goes on sale for $10 less than the spark one regularly. Computer friendly and even better being sparkpeople friendly. I just go on my computer and it reads the input like the spark activity tracker. $59.95

The 3rd one was the Misfit and couldn't get it figured out on line so didn't really see my progress. This one my DD had to put on her phone so really inconvenient to see the outcome daily. Over $100

The 4th one was the Jawbone same complaints. I only wore it a couple of hours so couldn't really tell if I would like the statistics on it because it was uncomfortable and I didn't like the material on my arm. This one I couldn't get to work properly on my phone as well compatible with Iphones. Not everyone has an Iphone. Over $100

The 5th one was the Wishings can't remember all the names of the actual ones we tried most of these products have a few different models. This one did your blood pressure and your sleep patterns so it was pretty interesting. For some reason though it didn't convey all my steps to the app on the ipad or compatible with the iphone. The actual device had the number but it didn't read it. This one wasn't compatible with any of my devices so I had to borrow an ipad. Over $100.

My results are it depends what you want some will keep track of your sugar levels, blood pressure levels, your sleep patterns. I just like the counting of my steps and that it will put the results in the computer.

I kinda miss having a tracker to count my steps since it ended last week. I will see if anyone has a sale this week. I am going to the states on Friday night maybe so I will check the price down there.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 4/21/2014 12:49PM

    I like the fitbit.

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L*I*T*A* 3/6/2014 12:02AM

    great info.......
good to know your results!!
thanks so much for sharing.......
blessings and hugs.....lita

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CTUPTON 3/5/2014 7:20PM

    Teri--this is fascinating! I don't know anywhere else the trackers were tested like this!

One thing I'd suggest is editing your blog title.

It you put something like "Results of step tracker testing" lots of people would want to read the blog.

Great job! You go, Girl! chris

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SHIRLEYX 3/5/2014 5:54PM

    Sounds like you had fun testing the trackers. Good to see you blog, I was missing you.


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AQUAGIRL08 3/5/2014 4:02PM

    Sounds like a fun experiment! Hope you find the one that you liked on sale!

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KRYS210 3/5/2014 1:38PM

    Glad you found one you liked!

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  It sounds like fun to try all the different kinds of devices. Personally, I haven't gotten "into" any of those. I don't have any type of SmartPhone. I just use the tracker on SparkPeople manually......all of these devices sound cool though. My daughter has a map feature on her phone and she loves it.
I hope you have a very good day. Keep Sparking!!!

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This month's update

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I still wear the same size even after losing 30 lbs. it appears to be in my stomach and hip area. My DD is losing her weight in her boobs and upper back area. I can lose weight but never seem to lose my boobs and I really want to. LOL Maybe that is why I don't. I have always told people if I could give them to them I gladly would.

I am still doing great with the no gluten, soy and nuts. I have been 100% faithful to the gluten and soy as much as I possibly can. Sometimes their is gluten you are unaware of in some foods. I am going to try to stay away from anything I haven't made or know exactly all the ingredients. Saying that I still have to be careful there is a lot of calories in Hemp, chia, flax and pumpkin seeds. Coconut oil is really good for you and apparently if you take 1-3 tbsps. a day it can help prevent altzheimers and dementia because the fat goes right to your brain and not your thighs. So I have been trying to take that daily.

I am setting up appts. with naturopath, chiropractor and physio before the end of the year and my benefits end for this year. So hopefully that will also help with my weight loss.

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JUSTYNA7 2/23/2014 5:28PM

    Great update! I get so frustrated because I rarely lose inches on the places that make clothing size changes... although my arms and legs have meant my clothes fit differently. Can't believe how big my old coats are! You are doing so well! emoticon

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CTUPTON 11/20/2013 10:17AM

    Teri, you should be so proud of yourself and happy you have improved your health so much!

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DJ4HEALTH 11/19/2013 9:18PM

    Make sure that the coconut oil is cold pressed and organic. That way you get the good stuff. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 11/19/2013 7:43PM


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AQUAGIRL08 11/19/2013 7:23PM

    You are doing such a great job Teri! Way to go!

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Update on my progress

Saturday, October 26, 2013

On the DE fossil flour issue. Still using it friends and family are on board not sure what it is or isn't doing but it has been around for years and some people swear by it.
I am still doing it and putting it in my food I prepare for the family. It will constipate you if you don't drink lots of fluids. If I didn't mention it before I got interested because of my DD who had thyroid cancer and can't absorb calcium they have been trying for years to get it regulated. The Thyroid team on sparkpeople talk about this flour too.
I am doing good as far as eating and exercising go. I don't seem to have enough time to get back to sparking regularly yet. I haven't been tracking my food but I should get
back to it. I keep thinking I shouldn't track because I am not eating the right amounts. I am probably on the low end of everything.
I do track my exercise which isn't going to happen today. It is cold and nasty and I am staying in and cleaning and cooking. I made ham/pea soup yesterday today I am going to make some zucchini soup and squash soup. I am going to try a few recipes from sparkpeople. I am freezing the soup for over the winter months.
My pants are getting really loose. I think I may have lost some of my boobs too. I am going to measure it has been a long time coming but I really have to do it I made it a Christmas challenge for my team. Measure and weight and to aim to lose 5 lbs. by Christmas don't want to make it more stressful for people at this time of the year.

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JUSTYNA7 11/19/2013 3:34PM

    emoticon Oh I think bra shopping in the US is a great idea. I just HATE how much they cost us in emoticon . You are doing great. I'm making squash soup as we speak!

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CTUPTON 10/28/2013 11:53AM

    Way to go, Teri! I am so happy for you! You will have to make another trip to the states to get new bras!


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Where does the time go????

Saturday, October 26, 2013

I don't understand where the time goes I don't believe we have 24 hour days anymore. Some one said because we are getting older it takes us longer to do things. I don't believe that either. LOL I think they took some time away from us but kept the clocks the same. I don't know where it went but if anyone finds the extra hours can they please send them to me. I really need them back. Thanks Teri

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BUSYBEE37 10/30/2013 9:56AM

    Let me know if you ever figure out where the time goes!! I lose hours every day!

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CTUPTON 10/28/2013 11:54AM

    The months are flying by. I can't understand it either! chris

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DJ4HEALTH 10/26/2013 9:48PM

    It seems like time is going faster and am wondering if that is what the Bible meant about the Lord shortening the days so that man would not destroy themselves.

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L*I*T*A* 10/26/2013 7:33PM

    time does fly...
when you find it let me know!!!
blessings and hugs.......lita

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MJRVIC2000 10/26/2013 2:45PM

    There is 24 hours in a day, so it's time for you reclaim your time by changing your lifestyle and setting priorities and goals on what is really important. God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

If you haven't heard of this product it is time you did.
Go on line and read about it and all the people that have been using it and what they say. It is great for people and pets apparently deworms dogs etc. People are saying their tumors have gone, diabetes disappears and aches and pains are no longer there. I have been using it for 4 days can't say I see any big change yet. I am going to start with a tbsp. today been using a tsp. I will probably do one in the morning and one at night. I do believe it helps with aches and pains. One girl said it helps kickstart her weight loss again she was at a plateau. I am not saying it will do all this I am saying it is natural and it could be worth a try. Make sure you get the food grade because there is another grade which I had to kill bugs around the house naturally and safe for pets. It did the job and the bugs haven't come back don't know what they were but tiny little dot sized creatures they came in the rabbit food or shavings we finally found out. They would leave and come back they are gone for good or at least I have a remedy now. It should be in some health food stores but if you can find a bulk dealer it is a lot cheaper. I got a 50 lb. bag for less than a 11 lb. bag in the health food stores that included $27 delivery charge it was being shipped. It was under $80 in Canada has no expiry date lasts forever but not in a wet place. I am putting my pets, children and grandchildren on it. I will keep you updated on the progress. It is supposed to detox the heavy metals out of your system. It isn't a fast detox so healthier for our bodies.

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L*I*T*A* 9/28/2013 9:39AM

    well now that sounds worth exploring.....
great share..........
will be on the look out for some....
blessings and hugs..........lita

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JUSTYNA7 9/28/2013 8:31AM

    Sounds like a good idea for our cats..... who regularly feed outdoors and I deworm them monthly. It's interesting, all the claimed benefits. I'll start with the animals and then see if I can convince myself to try it too. With all the additives today I do wonder about things like this added to foods. Is this one of the problems or solutions?

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BJPENNY70 9/28/2013 4:38AM

    Never heard of it?

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