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Step comparison before Fitbit with after

Monday, January 28, 2013

I have worn a pedometer for 3 years. So I've been tracking my steps a long time and keeping a spreadsheet with the numbers. I got my fitbit on January 3rd and started using it that day.

December steps with pedometer

12/1 4873
12/2 20703
12/3 4934
12/4 5724
12/5 10095
12/6 11096
12/7 12059
12/8 4039
12/9 8083
12/10 5817
12/11 7908
12/12 9586
12/13 10563
12/14 15094
12/15 11279
12/16 5135
12/17 4401
12/18 3831
12/19 5843
12/20 5600
12/21 10194
12/22 8414
12/23 9894
12/24 17449
12/25 6241
12/26 4626
12/27 11351
12/28 10800
12/29 21846
12/30 11143
12/31 8657

total: 287,278 steps in 31 days
As you can see some days I was really high and a lot of days way under 10,000 steps

Jnnuary steps
1/1 19965
1/2 6644
1/3 18003 Day I got my fitbit
1/4 10403
1/5 5373
1/6 14147
1/7 14312
1/8 19309
1/9 11463
1/10 16525
1/11 11828
1/12 12238
1/13 21503
1/14 5759
1/15 25405
1/16 13417
1/17 19580
1/18 10623
1/19 13811
1/20 20706
1/21 15913
1/22 17729
1/23 15860
1/24 13199
1/25 20905
1/26 17168
1/27 23205

Total for 27 days so far 414,993

As you can see I went over December's steps by 127,715 and that's in only 27 days instead of 31. Only 3 days under 10,000 steps. It's amazing the difference. It's really made me think about my activity and do more than the pedometer did. I also wore the pedometer for 3 days ith the fitbit and the difference in steps was very small, less than 100 steps. The fibit picks up some small activity that my odometer didn't. Smaller steps or movemnts at times because of something I'm doing that isn't walking at a normal pace. Sometimes my odometer would miss small movements.

I also have to say that having the fitbit webpage account and having friends on fitbit, their average and total for the last 7 days shows up on my page and mine on their's in a list, so we can challenge each other. We can send short encouraging notes to each other. And on the fitbit site is a group virtually hiking the Appalachian Trail that is really challenging me too. And another group I'm in hiking from north to south across Australia. I look up little bits of information about the area I'm hiking through and some of us post these little notes with our daily mileage and make it fun. I find myself wanting to get in more miles. I'm on my second time through the Virtual hike across the US with a team here, but it's not quite the same as what we do on the other teams. It's made it a lot of fun to try to get more steps/mileage in.

It may or may not work for you. We each have to find what challenges and motivates us. For me this is doing an amazing job of upping my exercise. Just wanted to share the amazing numbers with you because it amazed me so much.
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