Monday, March 25, 2013
Today is the first day since October 1st that I'm not wearing my Omron Pedometer - I feel a little naked without it, but I've got my Bodymedia Link armband on. I wore both through my long weekend and it looks like the armband measures my steps well, so I should be able to maintain my streak of days with 10,000+ steps.
I've walked at least 10,000 steps every day since October 1st, and I feel pretty good about that. I am not sure whether I'm lucky that I haven't gotten too sick or injured to get my steps, or if by getting my steps, I've kept myself healthy.
I like the feedback the BodyMedia band gives me. I like the feedback on my sleep and the measurement of all my calories burned through my daily activities. It gives me a bit more incentive to find small opportunities to fit in activity when I know it is being measured, not only for the steps, but for all the movement and intensity. I also like that all that data is automatically fed into my SparkPeople tracker.
The only drawback so far is that the SparkPeople nutrition tracker does not sync with the BodyMedia one, and I'm not too keen on the BodyMedia one. I didn't have much luck looking up restaurant meals and don't feel like reinventing the wheel there. So, for now, I'm using the SparkPeople nutrition tracker and entering the total calories at the BodyMedia site. So long as I'm participating in the SparkCoach program (which I love), there's no reason to enter that info twice.