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Saturday, December 29, 2012

I asked my mom for a fitbit one for christmas and after finding a burgandy one for her online she got me one :-) I'm pretty impressed by it so far. I've mainly been seeing how many steps I do and calories I burn on an average day for me without striving for more at this point. On a really slow day at work it was only about 5000 steps but on my Wednesday off when I run, walk the dogs and work the greyhound races it was over 30,000 steps.

I'm hoping that having a accurate (or relatively accurate) way to track my calories will help me to learn to eat to my activity level rather than to just eat to my calorie range. I'm hoping on those not very active days I can eat less than my crazy busy days. I guess that is sort of similar to calorie cycling but it can be tailored to how many calories I am actually burning.

The only problem I've found so far is that fitbit gives you an estimate for how much you eat for the day but I seem to usually go under the estimate, probably because I am generally not very active in the evenings. I am sure this will be easy to adjust to though.

Once I get an idea of how active I am I'm going to make an effort to make that 10000 steps a day goal every single day. Having extra motivation to do a little extra activity each day will be great!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRANDMA_SANDY48 12/30/2012 2:20PM

    I have had a fitbit for a couple of months. I mainly use it for counting the steps. Can you use it with SP? I haven't really done much else with it except for the steps. I haven't been adding in calories of food - but I guess I haven't been tracking calories lately. I am sure it does more than I am using it for.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/30/2012 12:58PM

    I got an ultra for Christmas. I'm loving it so far. It does take some getting used to over a regular pedometer. We'll figure them out.

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 12/30/2012 11:22AM

    I love my One. Once you figure out how it's figuring how many calories you can eat it really helps.

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SPOONGIRLDEB 12/30/2012 9:51AM

    I got one for Christmas too! It's great for tracking steps and activity level...I like the flower :-). My only problem is going to be adjusting to how it counts "fitness" minutes when it uploads to SP...I'm getting a LOT of minutes that I don't really think should count! On the good side, that means I'll have lots of SparkTrophies for 2013 LOL! I was a slug yesterday and only did about 5000 steps...motivated me to get up this morning despite freezing temps and do a 2 mile walk, so it's not even 9am and I already have 5000 steps!

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WENDYJM4 12/30/2012 1:35AM

    Will have to look into getting one of these, sounds great.

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MISSMOLLY53 12/29/2012 10:34PM

    I got one for Christmas too. So far I love it......just trying to figure how to use it to help me the most. Keep us posted on how you are using yours. emoticon

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DLDMIL 12/29/2012 8:08PM

    emoticon on getting your fitbit for Christmas. I have had mine since June and love it.

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SUSIEPH1 12/29/2012 7:22PM

    I love my fitbit ! emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 12/29/2012 7:10PM

    Fitbit sounds very motivating!

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ANEWME42012 12/29/2012 7:09PM

    I have been thinking about getting one of these too. Good to know you are liking it! Keep up the good work :)

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BUSYGRANNY5 12/29/2012 7:07PM

    My son and his family gave me a Fitbit ZIp for Christmas, too! I love it, so far!!!

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TXTOAD9970 12/29/2012 7:07PM

    I love my fitbit! Congrats on getting one for Christmas!

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