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Fitbit Update

Monday, December 03, 2012

I'm still hitting all of my goals and seeing it on the Fitbit helps that.

Two things to mention today:

1) I didn't have to hit the button to bring my Fitbit steps in SP today. They were already there, so SP must read them from Fitbit throughout the day also.

2) If you set it up, the iPhone app will randomly text you throughout the day with your steps and encouragement. I love that!

Oh! I was down 2 lbs today! That is awesome. I'm a great maintainer but not so great at shedding the pounds. Thanks SP for a great site and helping me really watch what I eat and thanks for integrating with Fitbit! Thanks Fitbit for really tracking my exercise so there is no way I could accidentally skimp on my exercise!

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KONRAD695 12/4/2012 12:45AM

    emoticon on the weight loss!! Keep it up. emoticon

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MJ7DM33 12/3/2012 8:19AM

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FITWITHIN 12/3/2012 1:28AM

    emoticon Keep up the excellent job!

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JANTWO 12/3/2012 12:26AM

    That sounds so cool. I don't have one. You are doing great!!!! emoticon

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Starting Off Strong in December

Sunday, December 02, 2012

It's probably a little strange but I love starting out a month with as many spark points as possible. One of my biggest motivators with SparkPeople is the points, so when I start the month out right it's even more motivation to keep going.
I know it seems like they're just little things because exercise and tracking should be our biggest focus but those points help me to stay focused on everything. Exercise and tracking are the base but I know that everything I read helps me also. The Sparkteams keep me coming back in those rare times when I have strayed too long. Plus, I just really, really like to see the points add up and see how many I can get in a month. I'd really like to see how many I can get next year. I wonder if there's a way to see points accumulate in one year versus the previous year. That would be interesting.

The Fitbit is working great and has helped me to reach my activity goals every day since I've had it. I love that the computer automatically reads my steps and I just push one button in my tracker and it populates my steps, calories burned, minutes and give me my spark points!

I'm hoping December continues as well. It is the month of fun and parties but I'm planning out as much as possible and will use my Fitbit to keep up with my exercise goals (even if that means just walking around the house until I hit 10,000 steps!)

Most of our meals are planned for this month and I did about 75% of the grocery shopping. My basket was too full for me to finish! And most of it was fruits and veggies! (I love to dehydrate, so we stock up when we can.)

Seriously, I don't understand how my cholesterol is so high. My favorite foods are fish and veggies! Okay, well, maybe I do know... Alcohol is my major downfall, but I'll keep working on decreasing it. It will never go away completely because there are too many yummy ways to cook with it and, well, if I'm cooking with it, I might as well have a glass too!

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In the last two weeks, I've had 3 glasses of wine, one mixed drink, and 2 beers. Not too bad in the grand scheme of things. It's less than the recommended one drink per day (the mixed drink was very large though, so it should probably count as 2).

Tomorrow is day 2 of December! I'm looking forward to filling up those points again!

  
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KONRAD695 12/2/2012 11:14AM

    Happy you are starting Dec off in good fashion. I'm a points monger too, just want to see how high I can get them. Thank you for the fitbit update, I'm about 90% decided. Nice job with the alcohol, wish I could do that well. Best wishes and have a good day.

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MMCKIE 12/2/2012 12:32AM

    I do the same thing. I spend quite a lot of time on Sprakpeople to get as many spark points as I can. It is amazing how much I learn!

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Yesterday and Goals

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I did great on my exercise yesterday! I love the Fitbit!

I did not do so well on my nutrition. It all started with a bowl of cereal rather than my normal oatmeal and ended with a bowl of ice cream!! (I sooo did not want to put any of that in my tracker but I made myself anyway!)

It's funny how slightly overeating one day shows up on the scale the next day but eating well and exercising seems to take a minimum of a week to ever show up.

Goals:

1) Back to good breakfasts
2) 5 servings of fruits and veggies
3) 20,000 steps

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KIMPY225 11/29/2012 1:20PM

    Have you tried measuring the cereal & milk? Maybe that wouldn't make you feel so guilty about it?

Good luck with your goals!

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JAS9096 11/29/2012 12:11PM

    Those sound like great goals! good luck!

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Fitbit!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My Fitbit came in today and I'm so excited! I absolutely love tracking my steps. I used to have a step tracker that integrated with a website and it was wonderful and motivational. When I read that SP was working with Fitbit, I was ecstatic! I ordered one and have been impatiently waiting for it to arrive. Now it's here!

Step tracking starts today!

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JANTWO 11/29/2012 12:12AM

    That is great!!!!

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MJ7DM33 11/28/2012 6:54PM

  Enjoy! ... Yeah I'm with konrad695, please let us know!

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BARB5970 11/28/2012 5:00PM

    I'm getting one as a holiday gift. Can't wait!

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DLDMIL 11/28/2012 4:38PM

    emoticon emoticon I have had mine since June and I love it. emoticon

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KONRAD695 11/28/2012 4:38PM

    emoticon After you've had it for a little, please blog how it is going. Some of us are interested, but won't buy it yet. emoticon emoticon

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Meeting Goals!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I love meeting the little goals!

I have a post it note on my fridge where I've tracked my water the last week and I've hit the 8 - 10 cups a day pretty easily!
I've tracked my food every day. (I still need to work on the type of food, though)
And today, I finally made it back to 2 hours of cardio! I love it when I can manage 1-2 hours of cardio! This is my first week since we've moved into our new house that I met my fitness goals!
I'm so excited!
I have also refrained from all alcohol for the last week!

Tomorrow, we leave for Thanksgiving. I'm planning on trying to get my exercise in the morning. My plan for Thanksgiving is to hit the veggies before I even think about anything else! We have Thanksgivings on Thursday and Friday and a birthday party on Saturday. I'll have to see where I can fit in the exercise.
My main goal those few days is going to be to find an internet connection and log my food!!

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SHEENADEE 11/24/2012 10:08PM

    Hi! You've been doing so great on your exercise before the holiday (like the one hour free step and another hour exercise bike you posted!!) so I know you'll be right back at it. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving!

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JANTWO 11/21/2012 12:44AM

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KONRAD695 11/21/2012 12:22AM

    Moving houses is hard. I bet if you tracked all the extra work you wouldn't need the cardio. I do agree with the good feeling it provides. I too have problems with alcohol, it's my biggest downfall. Glad to see you hitting your goals. I'm doing well with my November ones.

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HSMOMX2 11/20/2012 11:20PM

  Congratuations, on meeting all your little goals! I can just hear thur your post how much energy you have gotten from them. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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