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    JOELEVENACIOUS   19,297
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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.
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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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JOELEVENACIOUS 7/25/2013 7:05PM

    Hey Doc, I am a Skinnerian from way back!

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JOELEVENACIOUS 7/25/2013 7:03PM

    www.fitbit.com 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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