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Friday, December 27, 2013

I purchased my Fitbit in early 2013 with Christmas money. I've had a love/hate relationship with it. I love it when I use it. I'm more motivated, energized and optimistic.

But, when I don't use it I hate it! It sits there in the drawer next to my bed mocking me! It screams that I need to get up, get out and get walking! It shouldn't be in the drawer, it should be on my person, racking up steps and motivating me to do just a little (or a lot) more.

I got it out of the drawer this morning and put it in my pocket. I'm halfway to my daily steps walked goal and I'm happy and proud of myself. It wasn't that hard, really. It's about making the choice to do the thing that is good for me. It's about convincing myself that I'm worth the time and effort it will take to get fit and healthier than I've ever been.

I'm working on it. emoticon

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LYNAND62 12/28/2013 12:30AM

    Thanks _LINDA! I believe we can all do it if we want to badly enough. It's about choosing to do it! emoticon

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_LINDA 12/27/2013 7:42PM

Using it is the first step, you are doing fantastic!
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LYNAND62 12/27/2013 6:30PM

AURORADAWN5, thank you for the encouragement! I agree that getting out the Fitbit and sticking it in my pocket definitely gets me moving more than I would have without it. And I'm excited today to see how many steps and I accomplish before bedtime. emoticon

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AURORADAWN5 12/27/2013 6:25PM

    I have a Nike Fuelband and it never comes off. Lately I've missed my target a fair number of days, but that's OK too because at least I'm getting up and around more than I would without it.
Sounds like you made the right choice.digging it out of your drawer. Even if all it does is to get you to take a few extra steps each day, those are steps in the right direction.

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LYNAND62 12/27/2013 6:25PM

DREAMWEAVER1637, I'd probably be in trouble if it tracked my sleep because I don't sleep all that well! I'm working on it, though and hope that sometime soon I may get better at sleeping as I should. Sleep apnea has kept me from getting really good, restful sleep for a few years now. It's my hope that getting to a healthier weight will help with the sleep apnea and I'll get more and better rest. Maybe then I'll get one of the fancier gizmos that also tracks sleep! emoticon

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DREAMWEAVER1637 12/27/2013 6:08PM

    I have the One. I wear it 24-7 since it also tracks sleep.

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LYNAND62 12/27/2013 5:40PM

    KIMQUILTS55, 10,000 steps is a lot! But you can do it! Right now I've set my steps goal at 7500. I plan to keep it there for a month and then raise it. I'm in pretty bad shape right now so I figure I'll set my goal at something that feels attainable, but will still make me push myself. emoticon

FITFRIT, I know what you mean. I used to wear mine all the time. But in September I lost my home to the flooding in Colorado and kind of stepped off the bandwagon for a while. I'm back at it starting today! emoticon

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FITFRIT 12/27/2013 5:06PM

    I love my fitbit...i wear it whether i hit my person steps or not because then at least I see a pattern and I know better how to attack it. Some weeks I get like 11 miles and some weeks I get 35+

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KIMQUILTS55 12/27/2013 5:01PM

    I just got the fitbit Flex for this Christmas. I know it's only been 3 days...but I'm loving it. It's the smaller of the bracelet ones ....the only time I plan on not wearing it is in the shower and when I need to charge it. Right now a 10,000 step goal seems like a lot....but I'm hoping I'll be able it hit it soon! emoticon

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