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Thursday, February 13, 2014

There was a time in my life where being a "spark celeb" was on the horizon and I added friends, right and left. It was important to be important.

Today, I just sat down and deleted inactive folks, people I've never actually had any interactions with and the like. I needed to clean house. I needed to know that my friends list are people that are actually my spark family and to make it easier to reconnect and get active on spark in more than just a tracking capacity. So, I'm sorry if I accidentally deleted a friend who is active!!!

It's a snow day here in DC. We got about 8 inches of snow, followed by rain, followed by a few hours of dry, followed by more rain, and now it's snowing again. I predict tomorrow will be another day at home. Since we did finally get our street plowed, I suspect my hubby will be willing to run and pick us up a pizza for a movie night... because I know he wants to get me a card for Valentine's Day. :) Last minute kind of guy!

I got my Spark Activity Tracker the other day. I've been wearing it since Saturday. I'm not sure I love it. I really want to love it... but it's a bit tempermental and the interface isn't great. My hubs got a fit bit at the same time and he is really liking his. It syncs to his phone, which is terrific and it gives a more complete calorie burned picture (since it takes into consideration your basal metabolic rate).

So, I ordered a fit bit today too... I'm going to wear both for a while, since the SPAT has a 30 day return on it, if it isn't what I need... and then decide which one I keep and send the other back.

But, regardless of the flaws in the SPAT... I'm enjoying having the motivation and the reminder to move more. I've racked up my fitness minutes! And, 3 weeks into my re-focusing on fitness and breaking the status quo... and another pound is gone. 3 weeks, 3 pounds. I know it won't last forever, but since I only have 15 lbs to lose, I will take it and be glad!!!

I'm also feeling it. I'm feeling my increased activity. I'm sleeping better. I'm a bit sore. I feel... well... really pretty good. I noticed last night in the mirror that my tummy is smaller. For real smaller. I always lose weight in my belly first and hips and thighs last, so it's no surprise that those 3 lbs are off my belly.

I'm going to be working on being a better sparker. To be use the site for more than activity tracking. To get reconnected and be a better friend.

Peace and Blessings my friends!!!
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    Way go to, Mel!!! I'm so ready to kick back into high gear too - let's do it!!

    I've been contemplating an activity tracker too and saw that Garmin has come out with one as well so I'm kind of leaning towards that one IF I do decide to get one since I'm already familiar with Garmin and it would upload to the same Garmin Connect that I already have established.

    It's interesting how the activity trackers are taking off - can't wait to hear your Fitbit/SPAT comparisons!
    1309 days ago
    I love my fitbit zip. It provides everything I need, and keeps me reminded and motivated to get up and move more.
    1314 days ago
    Connecting has helped me! I wish I only had 15 pounds to lose, but I have quite a bit more than that.

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