Saturday, June 29, 2013
I ordered Fitbit, the pedometer-stepcounter advertised on Sparkpeople. The apps work with the SP website, I Phones, and computers. I have been using a Pokemon pedometer, I am sorry to say. The Pokewalker is made for small children, and it is little more than a toy. So it has not "really" been helping me meet my health and fitness goals, even if it does keep you motivated to use a pedometer well with fun games. It often says I have walked 18000 steps a day when my old real pedometer (before it broke) would say I walked about 9,000. Long story short, I gained weight no the Pokewalker when it said I was doing 10,000 step or more a day. So I have not really been doing the 10,000 steps a day the Attorney General studies dictated, to become the step counting game here under SP fitness. That is a real issue with fitness pedometers, and the way they work great for trying to get fit. When I first was using them I put on three brands borrowed from friends, put them on the same belt place, set them to the same stride length, and walked across the floor 100 steps, that I counted in my head. None said 100 steps at all, each had a wildly different opinion of how much I had walked. Still, it is a better compared to not noticing when you sit on your rear too much daily.
The Fitbit is advertised here, and sold on Amazon. It costs money, but is a health expense for getting better, so I feel justified in spending the money to try to get as healthy as possible. I am still feeling a lot of pain when I am trying to do fitness due to a birth defect stomach pains and some back injury. Yet getting as fit as possible is the one way to get a bit more recovered, so I need to stop making excuses and do it.
I can't wait to get the Fitbit! I have had it wish listed for a year! I couldn't get one forever, and then my mom left town so I was really strapped for cash. I don't have an I phone right now, so I won't be able to use the automated computer features at first. Yet It does give you better step counts, distance measurements, and caloric counts than a toy. It may also have some computer features I can use in my tech-phone less state. I had an Omron pedometer that connected to my computer using a usb chord, I hope the fitbit has something like that you can use as a Bluetooth backup. The Bluetooth crazy is very annoying! The last Bluetooth dongle I bought for my computer worked NEVER. Get over yourself geek tech gods, and connect things with a usb chord mere mortals can use. Not user friendly! Oh well, I can use the limited capacity for now, work up to the tech geek abilities later on. Maybe take it to a computer repair store, and have them link it later on. www.fitbit.com/apps/spar