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Monday, January 21, 2013

It arrived today! I am so excited. Have set it up, but I am wanting to know how to sync it with SP? Can someone help me? Right now it is clipped on my bra, any ideas of better places to put it.
Can't wait to go on my morning walk tomorrow!

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 1/25/2013 11:20PM

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LJCANNON 1/21/2013 7:35PM

    emoticon Can't wait to hear all about your New Tool!! Many, Many People swear by them.

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MERRYMARY42 1/21/2013 6:03PM

    You got all the necessary information on how to get it going, so happy for you, I want one BAD, but will wait awhile longer, I have yet to hear any thing negative about it. so way to go

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/21/2013 5:48PM

    Awesome. You Can Now Connect Your Fitbit to SparkPeople!

Oct 15, 2012 ... This process takes just a couple minutes. Members who sync their Fitbit device with SparkPeople can also earn a one-time 500 SparkPoints ...

Copy and paste the link below and it should take you right there.


I keep mine clipped to mu panties when I don't have a pocket in my pants. I wear mine around the clock as I am a yo yo all night long. I remove it of coursr for my showers.

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TURTLETALK 1/21/2013 5:48PM

    I wear my fitbit clipped to my bra during the day and clipped to the top of my nightgown at night. I find that since it is so close to my face I don't forget and leave it.

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DEBBY4576 1/21/2013 5:46PM

    You'll have to type this in your web browser because it's a link but we have no link options on blogs. You are gonna love the fitbit. You will be up to 10000 steps in no time. But you do have to work at it, to get those steps. I get 5000 easily. The rest is constant movement. You'll see!!! Congratualtions.


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NELLIEC 1/21/2013 5:36PM

    I'm thinking that if you put Fitbit on a Spark search, it will take you to the place that helps you sync it with SP.

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No exercise all week!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Well, I have been really busy at work. I am a pediatric intensive care nurse and the winter season has hit! I have worked 6 12 hour night shifts and am going back tonight to work extra! I am going home tomorrow! I will of been away for a week! I came with good intentions but have been working and sleeping! I am thinking about getting one of those fitbit as I am sure that I have been clocking up the miles at work!
I have been trying to watch what I eat but I am sure that my water intake has not been the best! Nurses are kind to others but not to themselves emoticon
Am now coming back up for air - will weigh myself tomorrow and see how this week really went :)
Love to you all

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JUDITHANNIE 1/18/2013 8:18AM

    your job is so very challenging bless you

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BUSYGRANNY5 1/17/2013 7:29AM

    You should consider investing in a Fit Bit (ZIP)... you'll be amazed at how much you're moving and it syncs everything with Spark!

I hope you have a great day!

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TATTER3 1/17/2013 5:51AM

    I kept a lot of weight off by working the floor! I'm a triage nurse now, sit at a desk most of the time and have to exercise on my own. Enjoy the days...they will pass quickly and you ARE making a difference!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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LJCANNON 1/17/2013 12:43AM

    emoticon I definitely agree - A Pedometer or Fit Bit or Heart Rate Monitor of some kind would be a Great Investment.
Good Luck with the Weigh In Tomorrow. Be sure to Squeeze in some Activity a few times a day. Just pretend that YOU are Your Own Patient!!

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 1/16/2013 9:37PM

    I bet you're getting more exercise than you think just walking at work! Take care! emoticon

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HELENWLMS 1/16/2013 8:04PM

    You'll be fine. You have a very active job. You get a lot more exercise than those of us that sit behind a desk, so don't beat yourself up.

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MEANDMOOSE 1/16/2013 7:18PM

    Definitely get a fit bit or a pedometer! All those miles you are walking, must count for something.

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Day 5

Friday, January 11, 2013

Well, I had my first night back at work after 8 off and the CEO had given pizza as a recognition to everyone for all their hardwork! I did pass on the pizza and settled for the mongolian grill in the cafeteria. I think it was a healthier option :)

I have been very tired tonight and had been busy so no opportunity for more exercise. So yesterday I got in my morning walk and then that was it :( Will try to do some after I sleep today before coming to night #2.

emoticon Water count was down, but did manage to get down 6

Will try better tonight when I come back, I am soooo tired right now! Waiting for the dayshift nurses to get here!


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LJCANNON 1/11/2013 5:02PM

    emoticon Thank Goodness we DON'T have to aim for 'Perfection' on this Journey!! Celebrate The Victorys and Learn From the Slip Ups.

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BANDMOM2012 1/11/2013 10:05AM

    Sounds like you had a good week and made a healthier choice. Keep after that water, it really helps your body and mind to work better. Blessings emoticon

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Day # 4

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I am using my blogs as my accountability emoticon

This is my day 4 of the January Jumpstart Challenge and I just got back from my morning walk, it is just 8.50am! Had to cut the walk short this morning as in 15 mins have to go get my son from school for a dental appointment - he has a wire sticking out from his braces! emoticon

Normally I have been checking the temp before heading out, but I was keen to get going this morning! Anyhow, I was freezing the whole time, even when I picked up the pace! Even tried walking in spots where the sun was shining! No! My hands were red and my lips tingling from the cold! When I got home I see that the temp has just risen to 32!!! But I had a good walk emoticon

Hoping to get in a workout video later this morning too! I also need to go to some shopping so that will be a little more walking later too!

Tonight I go back to work for 6 nightshifts, so I will need all my SP friends to keep me motivated! I will be online as able - logging food and blogging about how my days away from home are going! I am sure that I can get in some workout videos while I am at work on break, but will see how it all works out and will report back. I plan on taking my dumb bells and resistance bands with me to do in my room where I am staying! I am also taking my walking shoes.

emoticon Count was a little lower yesterday - got in 6, will try better today

Thanks for all your support

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 1/11/2013 9:42PM

    Great job! I also use my blogs for more accountability. Have a great weekend!
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BUSYGRANNY5 1/11/2013 7:24AM

    Good for you!! Keep on keeping on...

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NELLIEC 1/10/2013 3:31PM

    It certainly sounds like you are getting in that exercise. I usually get in 9 cups of water per day. 2 at night spaced throughout the night as I get up to take meds and the break in the little room. Some people limit their fluid intake at night, but I don't since I have an ostomy and because I tend to have dry eyes and dry mouth. Then the other water is spaced through out the day.

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Day # 3 of January Jumpstart challenge!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Well, it is now day # 3 and I have been making ways to be more active! This morning went for my morning walk, managed to get my husband to walk with me! Made it more fun, looking at properties as we walked, I like to take different routes! Average speed 3.1mph, love the pedometer app on my phone emoticon

Entered my mileage on my fitness tracker and it tells me that so far this year I have walked 3.69999999997 miles!!!!! Haha! I am taking it as 3.7 miles :)

This is my fitness for the year so far in minutes that I copied from my start page :)

102 This Week:
180 This Month:
180 This Year:
5,968 Yearly Goal

emoticon Yesterday's water count was 9


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BUSYGRANNY5 1/10/2013 7:58AM

    You're doing awesome! Keep on keeping on!!!

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/9/2013 9:23PM

    Great Job

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    You're doing a great job!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NELLIEC 1/9/2013 3:16PM

    Sounds pretty good!

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