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One tiny state down--14 larger states to go!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Since getting my fitbit one www.fitbit.com/user/2433
, I have set a goal of walking (virtually) across the U.S. using the American Discovery Trail as my path. And since getting my fitbit, I have walked (virtually) across the state of Delaware, travelling 44.66 miles. This takes me (virtually) into Maryland along the American Discovery Trail. My total steps? 104,222.

Total pounds lost since getting my fitbit? 8. Since January 1st? 5lbs gone.

The fitbit definitely seems to be making a difference in helping me stay motivated to move. I need that reality check that I haven’t moved enough—that I haven’t even made it halfway to my goal. It helps kick me in the ass enough to get moving for 15 minutes at a time several times throughout the day. I can make time for 15-30 minutes of walking or aerobics at least once a day—maybe even 2-3 times throughout the day. Beats the hell out of sitting in an office chair or on the couch in front of my laptop all day without getting up for anything except to go to the bathroom or get something to eat.

Onward! Let's see how far across Maryland I can get before January is over!
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    I use my mileage from the fitbit to calculate my distance and then I use the AMerican Discovery Trail website to figure out the route and then map it out on google maps and take a screen capture.

    I hadn't thought about looking up the fitbit team and had no idea there were virtual walk teams! Thanks for the heads up ladies!
    1889 days ago
  • JUSTA77
    This is SO FREAKING AWESOME! How do you do that? I have a fitbit, too. Did you know they have a sparkteam here? Just an fyi. I am not active there, just taking it slow this time, though I do belong. I caught your blog from the 100+ in a year group. Great job on making it through Deleware! And, if you don't mind and have time, please let me know how you set that up! Thanks & keep up the great work!
    1890 days ago
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    I use my pedometer (Fitbug rather than a Fitbit, we couldn't get Fitbit in the UK until late last year) to calculate the distance I walk each day and use the miles to do a virtual walk. So far, I have been from home to Disneyland Paris and from home to Fort Lauderdale (Virtual Walk Challenge team). I am now walking from home to DisneyWorld as my own personal virtual walk, from DisneyWorld to Disneyland Paris as a team walk on the Disney Lovers Around the World team (we've already gone from Disneyland to DisneyWorld) and, finally, from London to Rio de Janeiro as a team walk on the Yorkshire team.

    Keep up the good work and keep plodding along.
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    1890 days ago
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