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Goals, goals, goals how I stay interested, and on track. How about you?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I set a goal of doing a 100000 steps a week and a million in ten weeks from when I bought my fitbit flex. I made it in 8 1/2 weeks. I rewarded myself by buying a variety of colors for the flex bands. (Totally frivolous for me.) I will wear a new color everytime I get another million.
I decided that when I reached overweight status instead of obese, I would purchase a body fat scale from fitbit as well. That way I wouldn't have to write down any numbers that the scale produced and I could jump on daily and track a bunch of things. (My wife has gotten, into it too) She still has excuses why she dislikes Sparkpeople, but she will wind up here too later I would bet. She usually resists doing what I do until it works or she feels she is being left behind.
These little goals and rewards keep me interested and moving forward with my fitness persuits.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEEDAYE 7/29/2013 3:02PM

    I hope to get the scale myself. My husband won't join Spark either. You have chosen great ways to reward yourself. I know my Fit Bit One was the best thing I've ever purchased to add my weight loss! Thanks for sharing!

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CASEYSAUER 7/29/2013 7:44AM


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CARRIE1948 7/26/2013 10:01AM

    I think having rewards is great. And, I love my FitBit.

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BARCONIUS 7/26/2013 9:04AM

    Way to go, Joe!

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JOE14250 7/25/2013 7:05PM

    Hey Doc, I am a Skinnerian from way back!

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JOE14250 7/25/2013 7:03PM my wife likes the One I like the Flex. We just got the scale today as well.
They sync automatically with Sparkpeople.

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DR1939 7/25/2013 4:44PM

    Rewards make good reinforcers.

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JUDYRAUL 7/25/2013 2:51PM

    Hi, What is a fitbit flex? I used to have a bodybug by Apex, which would track how many calories I burned and how many steps I took. you wear it on your upper arm. Is that what a fitbit flex does? Was thinking of purchasing a new bodybug again as mine died several years ago.

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