SparkPeople Fitbit Users Unite! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=36986 A place on SparkPeople for FitBit users to get together - for more information check out www.fitbit.com SparkPeople Fitbit Users Unite! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=36986 Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x68114696 I see the food I track in SP goes to Fitbit but not the water. Is there a way to do that? Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:02:30 EST Fitfit Alta HR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x68114512 I purchased a fitbit Alta HR. At first I loved it. Then I noticed it wasn't counting my steps correctly. I called customer support and we reset it and tried a few other things. Then we did a step test. I counted a 100 steps and see what the fitbit said. It didn't count 1 step. They sent me a new tracker. I wore the tracker overnight and the next morning when it synced I noticed it had me sleeping since I put the tracker on. It didn't count the steps properly either. I called custome... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:10:33 EST Greetings FitBitters! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x68094671 Hi everyone. I've been on and off SP for many years. I got a fitbit about a year ago and was making progress and then an old knee injury flared up and sidelined me for 2 months. But I'm back in the game now and have synced my fitbit with SP. Hoping to give and receive support and motivation here. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:41:35 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 12/10/17- 12/16/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x68080025 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:00:29 EST One removed. Which Fitbit device do you use? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x68058131 Fitbit One has been removed from the line up of devices available which happens to be the device I currently use. So, I'm wondering what other Fitbit devices you use and whether you'd recommend them? Thanks in advance for your input! <BR> <em>67</em> Wed, 6 Dec 2017 13:42:50 EST Change goal of Alta HR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x68057494 I just received my Alta HR last night. I have it all set up but I guess the default is set to 10,000 steps. It states that you can change this in the fitbit app but I looked and I couldn't see how to do it. I change right handed to left, wearing the band on right arm instead of left, but couldn't find steps. I can't do 10,000 steps yet and want to be able to reach my goal. Can someone help me please? Also, I was going through the tutorial and didn't finish it, now it doesn't show up on ... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:23:15 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 12/03/17- 12/09/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x68037714 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 09:26:17 EST Back again and need your help again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x68032842 Back in 2012 I lost almost 70 lbs with the help of SparkPeople and the support from its members. I have unfortunately gained 50 of it back. This time around I now have arthritis in my ankles which is posing quite the problem. I don't post very often, but read every entry. Thank you for your help in the past and the help I know you will offer again. Hugz to all. Sat, 2 Dec 2017 12:38:53 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x68026017 Hello, I am new to this group, a returning spark people. Looking forward to feeling better, being more active and hopefully making some positive friends. Fri, 1 Dec 2017 10:14:53 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 11/26/17- 12/02/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67995581 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 26 Nov 2017 09:48:56 EST Nikki http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67956521 Hi! My name is Nikki. I live in Louisiana USA. I love my Fitbit Charge 2 and that it tracks sleep as well as heart rate and steps. I've been on this site a couple of times but this time I'm hoping it sticks. I want to lose around 100 lbs. I have dogs that I feed high-quality food and they are in great physical shape and I want to be able to take them on longer hikes and runs that they love so much! Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:45:23 EST Back again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67953133 Hello all! My name is Lisa and this is the 3rd time I am joining this world of Spark People.... I just turned 50 and I had made a promise to myself to lose some weight and get fit! I seem to be able to do the fit part but the pounds are just so stubborn! Gotta make myself accountable for what goes into this body of mine :) Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:06:54 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 11/19/17- 11/25/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67952960 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:33:39 EST Spark newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67943847 Hi, <BR> I'm new to spark people but not new to fitbit. i've been using fitbit to track my fitness goals for over 7 years now. I currently have the blaze and i wish i upgraded to the blaze when it first came out. For me the blaze has everything i need in a fitness tracker. If you are wondering why I stayed with fitbit is because i like the fitbit community. Most of my friends and relatives are not physically active and the fitbit community is a place where fitness minded people can encour... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:50:19 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67934808 Hello all! It has been a while but I used to use SparkPeople years ago. I am back! LOL I am about to hit 43 and I need to get myself back in shape and lose about 20 pounds. I see the struggles my mom has with being over weight and I don't want to be there. My knees already hurt me and I want to correct that. So here I am. :) Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:59:33 EST Is it time to replace my one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67928038 I have had my one for either 3 or 4 years. I was a birthday gift from a friend, so I know it was given to me in December. I just can't quite remember what year. I only walk between 2,000&amp; 3,000 steps a day on average,yet I have to charge everyday. I never did until recently. I noticed it is not as accurate either. I get up in the middle of the night, yet is says maybe 6 steps in the morning. It is more than 6 steps to the bathroom and back to bed. Should I be saving for a new fitb... Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:04:19 EST Finally// so glad http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67925694 thanks to one lovely lady here, I got connected. I was trying since the end of August. Now I have to figure out the rest of the new device. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to add friends. it's requesting e-mail or FB. Wed, 15 Nov 2017 01:49:06 EST Can I Be Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67916884 Good evening! My name is Laurie and I'm a 52 year old widow. My husband passed away from a massive heart attack. I am also a mother of an angel. My son (20) at the time, passed away from an accidental drowning. Shortly following the death of my husband, I went back to school, and now I'm an Elementary Principal. I'm tired of feeling tired, old, and out of shape. I have two beautiful daughters, two wonderful and supportive son in laws, and four grandkids. I want to be healthy for them-but more... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:03:10 EST Long journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67914562 Hi, I am Ruth and this has been a never ending journey for me. I have about 80 pounds to lose, but the support system at home has been non-existent. We are making more and more healthy recipes and watching portion sizes; but nothing has helped. <BR> <BR> I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's, so my doctor worked on that thinking that would be a start. I have worked with a dietitian, I am already working on everything she suggested. I joined a gym, but felt horribly uncomfortable there... Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:16:16 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 11/12/17- 11/18/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67907192 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 12 Nov 2017 08:44:36 EST Over calculation of calories burned http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67896189 Does anyone think that the Fitbit calculates a bit high? I have a Fitbit flex 2 and it has me burning over 1200 calories in one day. Really?! I set it according to weight and height . I know that basal metabolic caloric burn is somehow included but it really seems high. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:57:40 EST New Member Hello from Massachusetts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67893434 Hi, <BR> I'm Laurie and new to Spark People. I am still trying to navigate around and figure out how and where to post. Loving the app, the community and the camaraderie. I feel empowered using the Spark People App. Looking forward to the journey with you all! Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:59:27 EST Some information about Fit-Fusion Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67866559 I was going to start the Fit-Fusion 28 day trial and challenge today. I decided not to do it after finding Fit-Fusion required me to enter my credit card information. I would have to cancel Fit-Fusion in 28 days in order to not get charged anything. I do not try out any services or products anymore that require me to take any action when the trial is over to avoid a credit card payment. After 28 days, Fit-Fusion should ask me if I want to continue and then ask for payment. If Fit-Fusion chang... Mon, 6 Nov 2017 09:44:50 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 11/05/17- 11/11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67858910 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 5 Nov 2017 07:56:51 EST Before and Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67841198 Summer 2016 -- over 265 pounds <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a418cfd6-cf02-41a1-9954-80368d09720a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today Nov 2 - 207 pounds <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/745777ea-5647-430a-86ef-7499405bfb4e.jpg"> Thu, 2 Nov 2017 15:16:17 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67832841 Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I have had my fit bit for a few weeks but only became serious about using it when I began using Sparkpeople. This is the 10th day in a row of tracking both together and I love it! <BR> What a difference it makes having the tools work together! <BR> <BR> My goal is 10,000+ each day and to get this unhealthy weight off. It's been slow but I am here for the duration:) <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a happy and healthy November 1st!! Wed, 1 Nov 2017 12:15:40 EST Love my Fit Bit Blaze http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67831922 I have had my Fit Bit Blaze since October 2016. I have lost 23 pounds since then. I am 58 years old, married for 35 years to my best friend. We have a beautiful daughter Jessica, 30 years old and a 9 year old Yellow White lab named Jake. He is adorable. Wed, 1 Nov 2017 10:17:56 EST NOV 2017 WT LOSS ACCOUNTABILITY CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67824697 I WEIGH IN ON MONDAYS: <BR> STARTING WT: 179.6 <BR> <BR> 10/30: 176.6 (3lb loss) <BR> 11/ 6: <BR> 11/13: <BR> 11/20: <BR> 11/27: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:39:14 EST NOV 2017: CALORIE DEFICIT CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67824648 1st time posting in this group so not sure if this is where to post this challenge. <BR> <BR> Who is in for a 1000 calorie daily deficit challenge? <BR> (calorie burn - calorie intake on your fitbit dashboard) <BR> Sun: OCT 29: 1,119 <BR> Mon: OCT 30: 1,509 <BR> Tues: OCT 31: 1176 <BR> Wed: NOV 1: <BR> Thurs: NOV 2: <BR> Fri: NOV 3: <BR> Sat: NOV 4: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:32:07 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 10/29/17- 11/04/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67811664 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 29 Oct 2017 10:00:26 EST Got a new One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67797635 My husband and I have had Fitbit One's for a few years now. Our old ones stopped holding a charge so we purchased new ones. <BR> <BR> The new ones are slightly better. I guess it's the quality of the batteries that FB chose to use. Our old ones would hold a charge for a week, which was great while traveling. The new ones last for a few days. <BR> <BR> Has anyone had a similar experience? Fri, 27 Oct 2017 05:28:42 EST The New Ionic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67797303 I have my eye set on this thing, it solves a lot of little annoyances in my life! Like carrying a large cellphone on walks or in the gym. Not being able to get it wet, having earbud cords ripped out while I got it caught on something. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have this? How do you like it? I have had several Fitbits, I am currently on an Alta. Thanks! Fri, 27 Oct 2017 02:41:51 EST Happy Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67785312 Morning All and Welcome New Folks. <BR> Let's have great day and rock on to the weekend... Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:20:00 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67779998 Here I am.....early 60's and in need to clean up my act.....trying to get to a healthier me for joints and life in general. My hope is to lose this thing called a 'spare tire' that has turned into a 70 series Michelin... I've been 'stout' all my life, having the middle aged spread before middle age. I am tired of it, but am not sure if I can get rid of it. Not much of a veggie eater you see. Love my breads and meat. But I gotta do something to get these old knees and shoulders in better ... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:57:00 EST My weekend and finding inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67773936 I wrote a new blog post about my weekend and finding inspiration. Take a gander or even a look. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:25:00 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 10/22/17- 10/28/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67766916 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:14:25 EST Back to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67748883 After being out sick yesterday and laying low, I am back to work today and still keeping a low profile. I have a cold but am too antsy to sit at home. Feeling a bit better. I will not do any strenuous exercises for the next couple of days. My head is still in a bit of a fog so taking things slow and deliberate. I did some more sketching yesterday. I can't call it artwork because it is not work for me. It is joyful and relaxing. Below are some of my sketches. Enjoy. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:40:15 EST Charge 2 losing time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67732438 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm really happy with my Charge 2, I love it, well I did love it until yesterday when I noticed it was 5 minutes slow. Then after a while it was on the right time again. I've had my Charge 2 for a while now and never noticed anything like that before. Does anyone know why that happened or how I can prevent it from happening again? <BR> <BR> Thanks Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:38:28 EST Charge 2 losing time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67732437 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm really happy with my Charge 2, I love it, well I did love it until yesterday when I noticed it was 5 minutes slow. Then after a while it was on the right time again. I've had my Charge 2 for a while now and never noticed anything like that before. Does anyone know why that happened or how I can prevent it from happening again? <BR> <BR> Thanks Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:37:59 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 10/15/17- 10/21/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67722864 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:05:04 EST Great walk today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67699498 It has been a goal of mine to get my heart rate up when I walk. Today I did that. I walked 45 minutes and got my heart rate up to a peak rate for 2 minutes ( high of 151). I did 20 minutes at cardio rate and 23 minutes at fat burn. I did this by running and jogging part of my walk. That got my rate up quite well. My reward is that it felt really good. I worked up a sweat and am glad I have my own office not shared with anyone else. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did my strength training and fi... Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:37:12 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 10/08/17- 10/14/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67679038 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 8 Oct 2017 09:56:22 EST Another reason to lose weight!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67662670 CDC links cancers to obesity <BR> <BR> "The link between obesity and cancer just got even more real. A recent report finds that over 40 percent of cancer cases are tied to obesity. <BR> <BR> The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 39 percent of adults in the world were overweight in 2014 alone. That’s over 600 million adults. This number is not only expected to rise, but also include more children and adolescents." <BR> <BR> Full article: <BR> <BR> <link>http://www.l... Thu, 5 Oct 2017 12:42:48 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67645638 Hi, am Peggy. Used Charge 2 for first time today. Love it!! Great for motivation and learning more about yourself. Mon, 2 Oct 2017 21:03:09 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 10/01/17- 10/07/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67634951 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 09:26:58 EST Fitbit data into SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67623421 What does Fitbit actually send to SparkPeople? Is SparkPeople unable to specify exercises logged in Fitbit because of Fitbit provided information or is the problem in how SparkPeople imports its data from Fitbit? I would really like to know the answer to this. I handle moving data between different services every day as part of my work. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:57:55 EST Double/triple Counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67623365 Hey all. I made the mistake of logging my exercise, as well as syncing my fitbit and my apple health app. I do not want to double or triple count. But I also want to distinguish between my actual exercise versus moving around for an extended period of time. I also want to NOT have my apple health app linked, but don't know how to undo it. <BR> <BR> What do all of you do about double counting? Should I just only let my fitbit activity load and not enter my run/fast walks? <BR> <BR> Thanks... Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:47:32 EST Fitbit not working as the app or website. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67610547 Fitbit website and all Fitbit apps are having problems this morning. I called after getting SSL errors. They are working on it. Try later today. It has to do with their security certificates. Somebody dropped the ball. Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:29:16 EST Exercises tracked on FitBit Blaze http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67606109 I did a weight training session this morning that I started on my Blaze as a workout. Will that sync as a workout to SparkPeople separate from the full day synced from FitBit? Do I need to track it separately on SparkPeople? It is hard to tell because syncing between Fitbit and SparkPeople is hard to get going in a timely manner. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:19:08 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 09/24/17- 09/30/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67592754 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:58:36 EST FitBit premium membership? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67577134 Is the Fitbit Premium Membership worth the money? How does it compare to what I get for my paid membership in SparkPeople? Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:25:31 EST This is me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67577011 Hi everyone! My name is Karen. I am 44 and out of shape and over weight. I would love to lose around 100 lbs. I need to get my eating under control and stop making excuses for not exercising. Hoping my Fitbit and Spark with help. And support from you would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:49:45 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 09/17/17- 09/23/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67566961 My new goal is to take 7,500 steps per day. I just raised it from 5,000. Wish me luck. <BR> <BR> All readings courtesy of my Blaze: <BR> <BR> 09/17 - 7,862 <BR> 09/18 - 7,720 <BR> 09/19 - <BR> 09/20 - <BR> 09/21 - <BR> 09/22 - <BR> 09/23 - Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:50:20 EST New blog post about the Fitbit Blaze http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67564871 I wrote a new blog post: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412861 </link> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:06:40 EST Fitbit Blaze -- questions and observations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67559224 First off, I really like my Fitbit Blaze. It is easy to use, especially with my Pixel. My favorite features so far are of course the tracking and also the Relax mode. It is a great stress reliever to do the focused breathing. <BR> <BR> Working with my Pixel's GPS, the mapping it does is quite accurate. The heart rate monitor is also very accurate. I compared it against my blood pressure machine at home and came up with exactly the same pulse reading. <BR> <BR> My biggest frustratio... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:53:04 EST First time out with Blaze on a walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67553362 just got back from 1.6 mile walk from my house to Elm Street Extension and back. I did a 17 minute mile!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1e419bff-59d1-43c7-ac8d-c26587a6eb84.png"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/08d8a567-a537-44d7-a596-33e735ab0756.png"> <BR> <em>590</em> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:10:44 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 09/17/17- 09/23/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67551904 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:21:09 EST FITBIT Blaze or FITBIT Ionic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67540976 I want to get a more robust FitBit. I am looking at the Blaze and the new Ionic. It is pretty much a toss-up for me. What do all of you out there suggest I do? The Blaze costs less and has a track record. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:19:45 EST Introducing Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67527804 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b1dd1528-bc6d-42d5-a8fd-8be761cbd266.JPG"> <BR> <BR> It's official. I'm a 51 yr old runner and I love it. Just got my fitbit after making sure I loved my early AM runs more than laying in bed. Of course we'll revisit this once winter hits. <BR> <BR> I have the Alta without HR monitor. Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:18:39 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 09/10/17- 09/16/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67509892 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 08:47:58 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 09/03/17- 09/09/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67468049 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 08:58:10 EST hii http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67449180 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b1fc88f-e0ac-42d7-b230-63e6562ee45b.jpg"> <BR> ive come a long way and I'm not done yet thanks for allowing me to join Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:49:42 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67446426 Hello everyone, My name is Andreka. I am fairly new to both spark people and the fitbit community. As of now my goal is to lose 50lbs while also being able to maintain a healthy lifestyle once that goal is accomplished. I don't have many if not any friends on here but I am definitely open to meeting new like minded people. I hope that you all are just as excited as I am!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e0befe91-e86f-46fe-ac30-ecf890a41105.jpg"> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:15:18 EST Left my fitbit home http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67431772 I left my fitbit home. Is there another way of recording my steps to fitbit and/or SparkPeople that would count towards my tracking? I do have my android pixel phone with me. I can turn on Google's app. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Mon, 28 Aug 2017 08:16:42 EST Crystal on Charge 2 breaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67426506 I wonder if I am unusual, or is anyone else having a problem with the Crystal face cracking? I called Fitbit to find out about buying a replacement for the Crystal face this spring, after having my Fitbit since December. The lady told me it's not replaceable. She said it's unusual, but just this one time they will replace the Fitbit. It's about 3 months now, and I try to be very careful since then, but the other day, I noticed the new one is cracked. Replacing the whole new Fitbit is expensiv... Sun, 27 Aug 2017 10:12:19 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 08/27/17- 09/02/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67426278 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:32:50 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67425374 Something I have learned. Competition can often cause me to overdo! I did 27,000 steps the other day and hurt my knee, it took all the next day to stop hurting. I now realize that my limit is around 20,000 and will not even try to go over that. I also allow myself one free day a week when I relax and maybe do some yoga! It's about health not winning a Challenge. I still do some Challenges but I don"t feel I have to beat everyone anymore! Sun, 27 Aug 2017 06:50:34 EST Wrong stride length in fitbit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67422744 I had the wrong stride length in fitbit. Is there any way to recalculate the distances I have been walking based on the correct stride? It was set to 18. My stride is 30. I had noticed a discrepancy in what showed up by my using mapmywalk when compared with the fitbit zip data. MapMyWalk uses GPS. I also checked its accuracy going over a known distance. It is accurate. Sat, 26 Aug 2017 16:09:24 EST Caution to Treadmill users http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67416665 I just earned a new fitbit badge: giant bruises from treadmill going to highest speed on its own and kicking me off. Nothing broken, thank God. I googled and it happens to others. I am getting an elliptical, human powered..no chance for hyper-speed accident. Some have even been shocked on them. I am done, sad to say, as I have used it for years but at my age I can't take this kind of risk. just an fyi for you folks. Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:46:00 EST Tracking exercise -- syncing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67409553 I have a question. If i log exercise such as a 20-minute resistance band workout on SparkPeople, will that information be shared to Fitbit? Also the reverse, if I report gardening on my fitbit app, will that sync to SparkPeople? I am not sure that is happening. I don't see my weight syncing between the two, just my steps and distance walked. Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:32:15 EST I got it finally and have some questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67405010 Yesterday I got a Fitbit flex 2. It has a small booklet, and paper. It says to look online, but I do'nt have a Smart phone, so things are on the computer. I deleted my Zip tracker. I see things online, but no stats yet, and I have to get this new device on Spark people. Thanks for any assistance. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:49:36 EST Hellow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67404328 Hi, I am Mindy. I am new to being a fitbit user. I used to have a Garmin. If you have any suggestions let me know. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:29:22 EST I finally did it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67386924 It took me over a year but after having knee replacement surgery on February 8 2016 I finally had more than 5,000 steps in one day. I have had 4,800+ but never quite 5,000 I did it all with staying in the house and packing, and moving too. The next day my knee hurt so I was back down to 2,500+ but I am getting there. I will <em>386</em> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:41:19 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 08/20/17- 08/26/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67385907 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:20:58 EST TA DA I'll be back soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67370188 In April I lost my Fitbit. I had previously lost two Spark Activity trackers. I should be getting my Fitbit Flex 2 between tomorrow and next week. Cool, right before my birthday. <BR> <BR> This will be my first device with a wrist band. <em>244</em> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:53:59 EST Syncing Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67369705 It seems the FB Community is having issues with syncing their FB. Have you had any syncing problem lately? <BR> It all started last week with android phones getting an update. Problem seems to be pointed more towards the Samsung S5, which I have. <BR> I also have a new MAC. My FB will not sync with my MAC either. Apparently, I have to many Bluetooth devices close by. The keyboard and the mouse both run on Bluetooth causing issues with my FB. So I pulled out my old laptop thinking I ... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:12:22 EST positive negative calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67354406 Has anyone experienced this? On my Spark activity tracker, the calories burned by walking (synced from Fitbit) were listed as a positive number, while the calories burned for swimming and cycling were listed as a negative number (activities which I input)....and cancelled each other out, to leave me with only (-1) calorie expended today. Luckily the minutes still add up, but the zero calories burnt seems so unfair. Is it something in my settings? Thanks for any ideas. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:47:23 EST walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67350184 Sundays are my relaxation day and I enjoy it but I look forward to my walk to and around Hyde Park today. I do this 6xs per week and it gives me 13,000 steps! Enjoy your walk everyone! Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:25:33 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 08/13/17- 08/19/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67345500 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:37:38 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67322792 Hello, I have been sparking for about a month now and need to up the ante just a bit. So here I am! I am hoping for 10k steps a day. Wed, 9 Aug 2017 13:14:29 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 08/06/17- 08/12/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67303107 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 09:07:42 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67300682 hi, <BR> my name is Wendy, I have been on and off of spark people for years and I have in the last few years let pain and illness be my reason to not care about moving my body but no more! I just got myself a Fitbit flex 2 (early birthday gift for myself). I already love how it reminds me to move if I haven't moved enough by the hour, so helpful I get up and start moving. if anyone wants to be friends I can always use friends, I always feel things are easier to accomplish with numbers, even ... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 21:07:42 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67300551 My name is John! <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Aug 2017 20:31:21 EST Tracking for 5 Kilometer walk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67280319 My goal today is to walk 5 kilometers. Any suggestions to track that in 1 session? Trying MapMyWalk. I would like something for my Android phone that would tell me after I did 5 kilometers in one session. Wed, 2 Aug 2017 09:33:34 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 07/30/17- 08/05/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67260747 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 08:57:54 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67260373 Hi everyone! I'm attempting, yet again, to knock off and keep off this weight that I've struggled with most of my life. I have used Sparkpeople in the past, and I'm hoping this tool will be part of my success story this time around. I live in the Pacific NW, so changing my eating habits for the better seems to be one of the more successful steps I've accomplished. However, the daily stress I have -- caring for an ailing parent, not finding time for me, and a pending divorce -- are currently t... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 08:02:04 EST FitBit steps showing on Spark are inaccurate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67254174 I'm not sure how far this goes back in my records because I haven't had time to look but for the past three days I have noticed that the FitBit steps that have been recorded by my device are no longer being recorded accurately by Spark. I've tried to get Spark to re-Sync but to no avail. Whatever I try the numbers on Sparks recorded from FitBit still stay the same. <BR> <BR> How can I get Spark to show the actual number of steps I have done in a day from FitBit? Even if I go to "Others" o... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 04:04:23 EST Benched from Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67243451 Forgive me if this has been already answered. I went to the pediatrist this week, very long story, but I have had on going foot issues (both feet) for quite a while. Turns out I have severe planters fasciitis and arthritis. He has me on a comprenhensive plan to heal them, but he has forbidden me from walking for exercise until I see him next month. I am devastated because I was finally getting my "mojo" back &amp; walking from 10,000-13,000 steps per day. I am allowed to cycle (spin). I... Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:03:05 EST Yes.Fit ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x67226458 Anyone use this? Do you like it? <BR> Also, I moved my Fitbit to my ankle, and my step count almost doubled. Is that possible? Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:02:42 EST Free Flex accessories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67225463 Hi! <BR> <BR> I have a few Flex bands I'd like to GIVE AWAY to someone who will use and love them as I have. <BR> <BR> Some of the items - a black with white polka dots wristband, a navy blue wristband, a red-orange wristband, a sea-foam green wristband, a navy blue magnetic chest/shoelace clip. <BR> <BR> Reason for the give-away - I switched to the Charge 2 and they're obviously not compatible. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:11:52 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67221368 We were gone for a while on a cruise. With plenty of walking, I was able to keep my FitBit numbers UP. Unfortunately, the sync stopped working a few times, and then quit for good. Haven't been able to resuscitate it, so I guess I'm in the market for a new one! Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:37:57 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 07/23/17- 07/29/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67219214 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:16:12 EST Hi!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67206004 Hello from Northern Michigan!! <BR> <BR> This is my 2nd time trying to get in better shape. Have a trainer and go to the gym, but have hit kind of a plateau. My trainer wants me to get more serious about tracking my food....so I remembered I could do that on here. <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading, <BR> Melody <BR> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:15:13 EST Help!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67197008 My fitbit AltaHR stopped syncing to my sparkspeople page, last sycn was 7-17-17 at 4:30am, It shows that it is connected to sparks, but when I request a sync nothing changes. I have tried disconnecting and reconnecting but nothing. Anyone have any suggestions? Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:57:37 EST Fitbit Flex 2 Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67187726 I got the Fitbit Flex 2 because I like to use it for Aqua Fit (water). I have had it since February with little problem. My android phone gave out on me so I had to get a new phone. Apparently my Samsung J3 isn't compatible with my Flex 2. I was on chat once and the phone twice with Fitbit. In the end they told me to use my tablet. <BR> <BR> Since I don't carry around my tablet, that isn't going to work. Now I am getting "Sync error, please try again" (this came up several times this mornin... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:49:07 EST 2017 - Weekly Goals 7-16 to 7-22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67184325 Current Goal - to do more than 8000 steps per day and 30 active minutes of exercise (walking or outdoor) per day <BR> <BR> 07/16: 8,074 steps -- 44 active minutes <BR> 07/17: <BR> 07/18: <BR> 07/19: <BR> 07/20: <BR> 07/21: <BR> 07/22: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:18:38 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 07/16/17- 07/22/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67178013 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 08:29:52 EST Starting again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67172395 Hi everyone! My name is Mandi and I live outside of Houston, Texas. I'm hoping joining sparkpeople and these groups will help motivate me to lose weight. I'm at an all time high at the moment and need to make some changes. Sat, 15 Jul 2017 09:24:50 EST Brand New to Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67163736 Much aloha! <BR> <BR> The Fitbit I finally acquired arrived late today, but it arrived and I got it charged and ready to go! I'm not sure what all I can do with it, yet, but I LOVE that I can wear it in the pool! <BR> <BR> I turn 39 next week, I live in Sebring, FL, and I'm hoping to be way more active than I am. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 21:07:35 EST Can I manually record steps? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67156065 My Fitbit Zip has died AGAIN so I have a very old non-techno pedometer. Is it possible to add steps manually on my SP account until my replacement arrives so I don't lose my streak count? Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:19:32 EST Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67155651 I have a new page, but have done SparkPeople several years ago. I am 51, 7 lbs away from my goal weight and only incorporated exercise about 2 weeks ago. I've lost 25 lbs since January 4th and love the support from the community at SparkPeople. I love my fitbit as well and look forward to tips/ideas on how you use your fitbit to reach your exercise goals! Wed, 12 Jul 2017 13:35:08 EST umm .. stupid question time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67148913 Ok, I admit I am technologically challenged. <BR> I am new to fitbit and this whole sync thing. <BR> Do I still record my workouts manually .. or do I just let it do its thing?? <BR> Bc, it does great for step class, but not so much for things like Pilates. <BR> Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated. <BR> Thanks all! Tue, 11 Jul 2017 13:47:29 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 07/09/17- 07/15/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67135041 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 9 Jul 2017 10:05:24 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67133979 Hello again! This weight loss/management journey has not been as successful as I had hoped. Thankfully, my spirits are up again to challenge myself for success ... again. I have some additional tools in the arsenal this time around. So I'm hoping that the goal I've set for myself is attainable. Sun, 9 Jul 2017 07:47:09 EST Team Bonus Flags Are Back !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67122602 Team Bonus Flags Are Back !!! <BR> <BR> I thought I would post that our Team Bonus Flags are Back ! <BR> <BR> Just go to your Points Page and under the Community Section you will see <BR> Spark Team Bonus Points ! <BR> Click on it and it will take you to the Flag Page ! You can earn up to 5 spins depending on how many points you have earned each day ! Fri, 7 Jul 2017 08:24:08 EST Good Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67117651 Have an awesome day. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 10:24:01 EST Fitbit User tamtamz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67103702 Hello Sparkers! My name is Tammy and I am new. I am using Fitbit daily since June 29th and can't want to see how much progress I will make. I was introduced to Fitbit by a coworker who has lost a lot of weight. Tue, 4 Jul 2017 01:56:50 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 07/02/17- 07/08/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67093243 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 09:27:03 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67072466 Hi, I have had my fitbit since 2012 started out with the ultra and now have the blaze.I am 65 and depending on my arthritis U usually do 10000 to 14000 steps a day. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:45:07 EST again ???????/ !!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67072010 My Fitbit fell off somewhere and I couldn't find it. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I am upset <em>39</em> <BR> I already lost two <em>311</em> Spark Activity trackers!!!!! <BR> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> #1 Gave off within weeks <BR> # 2 was reinforced with an elastic band and tied through my shoe <BR> The clip did remain but the actual device became separated. <BR> <BR> # 3 / FITBIT used about 15 times <BR> Checked it in my pocket on June 22 when leaving my mom's house. <BR> <BR> Got ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:01:17 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 06/25/17- 07/01/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67050689 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 08:43:37 EST walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67039014 Taking it easy due to injury, but walked a little over 7000 steps each day over the last two days. It's a start! Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:39:28 EST New team member from Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67024401 Hi, everyone. I am an older retired girl with weight to shed, and a fitbit to use. I still have not figured out how to link the fitbit with the Spark, but I am working on it. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:19:27 EST New to the group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67019257 Hi everyone, I have been on Spark for about a month now. Just trying it with the fitbit tied in. Hopefully it helps! Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:27:14 EST Is premium membership worth the cost? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x67017279 I've been using Sparkpeople off and on for quite a few years. Getting back to it now and wondering if anyone can shout out their opinions of whether the $30 premium membership is worth it. No way to preview without adds and see whatever else it gets you. Let me know. Thanks! Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:33:37 EST hurt http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67015642 I hurt myself doing aerobics (sprained the groin muscle) and can't walk for a few days, boy do I miss it!!!!!!! Keep walking everyone and walk a little extra for me! Mon, 19 Jun 2017 06:48:13 EST Walking with Disabilities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67012092 Do we have a place for people with disabilities. We need to walk and exercise for health, strength, weight and improvement. I have an Alta. Find the hourly reminders helpful. Also goal settings. Could use friendly communication. Thanks! Sun, 18 Jun 2017 12:07:40 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 06/18/17- 06/24/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x67011594 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 09:47:43 EST CHALLENGES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x67005060 I am really enjoying the fitbit challenges! The competition is great. I am a caregiver and there are days I can't get all the steps I would like to get but I still join in the competition and have a blast!!! Many thanks to all my fitbit friends!!!! Sat, 17 Jun 2017 06:45:27 EST Sandy's Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66999980 Hello, I have a Fit Bit blaze, purchased 10/16. I have lost 10 pounds so far. I really enjoy the accountability that the Fit Bit provides and along with Spark People I will have additional motivation. I work at a university so I walk around campus as much as possible. I am up at 5 am every morning working out before I go to work. I look forward to hearing other people's success with the Fit Bit and being a part of this team. Thank you, Sandy Fri, 16 Jun 2017 08:36:51 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 06/11/17- 06/17/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66971191 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 09:06:41 EST New Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66944712 Hello, my name is Samaria and I am (or at least I think I am) new to the group. (I was on SP a while ago but deleted my account, but I am back now and ready to make major health changes with the help of SP, planning, motivation and a virtual pinch every now and then if you see that I am slacking lol!! My goals are simple, lose weight, have fun while trying, learning (again) to make healthier food choices and hopefully, able to eliminate some of these meds!! Tue, 6 Jun 2017 15:26:25 EST About me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66935887 Hello my name is Empress I'm a 42 year young female looking to accomplish my weight loss goals with friends who are encouraging, motivating and not judgmental and I'm excited to be joining the fitbit club. Mon, 5 Jun 2017 07:36:05 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 06/04/17- 06/10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66930115 I am going to reduce my daily goal to 25,000 steps per day and reduce my weekly goal to 175,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 10 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily ... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 09:13:10 EST Family in the walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66912159 So I am determined to be in better shape and I am worried about the cruise that my fiance, parents and myself are going on that departs Monday. Right now I am sooo motivated to change my lifestyle and I am afraid if I do what they all say "wait til we get back from the cruise" that I will lose my drive per se. I spoke to my fiance and mom and told them I am going to walk walk walk on the cruise. My Fiance said he will walk with me (As long as he can still have his drinks lol) and my mom said ... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 08:54:21 EST Fitbit 1st timer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66907833 Hello <BR> I'm new to this forum stuff and have no idea what I am doing. I purchased a fitbit one since I can't wear any type of jewelry to work. Fits tight where ever I place it although at this price I still check to make sure it's there. I'm trying to figure this all out while getting back into the exercise routine. <em>524</em> Wed, 31 May 2017 15:01:31 EST No more procrastination! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66905235 Hello! My name is Dawn I live in beautiful Florida and I HAVE to live a healthier lifestyle! I will soon be a grandma and will be getting married in 2019 (yay!) I currently weigh 220 and I don't really care about the weight number so much as to how I feel and look. I just recently "retired" and have oodles of time on my hands I guess I just don't know how to start. I tried walking but I can't walk very far without pains in my legs. I went to my Dr. and he told me just try to walk a little mor... Wed, 31 May 2017 07:47:24 EST Grouping Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66905189 I am having trouble setting up a new group of foods. I try to follow the steps but can not get to Step 2. I enter the foods I want then I do not see a step 2 button. Directions say to hit the "close" button" I do not see one so I "x" out which closes all that I entered. Do I need an upgrade or something? Wed, 31 May 2017 07:38:34 EST Disparity between FB and SP calories burned http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66897132 Hi everyone, I'm new here. <BR> <BR> I connected my Fitbit to SparkPeople, and I'm noticing a huge disparity between the reported calories burned from exercise on each site. SparkPeople seems to be reporting unusually high. <BR> <BR> This is a problem because I'd like my nutritional goals to adjust dynamicly based on my activity level. Today SP was telling me I could eat up to 2500 calories, but I won't even break even at 2500 calories (I'm 5'3" and 166lbs. I went for a 4k light jog today).... Mon, 29 May 2017 22:22:46 EST Week 5/28 - 6/3/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66890725 First week for Fit-bit newbie. Weight bearing still limited, so 2500 steps or more per day/ 17500 for week. Found the NYC 3.1 mile challenge which I start tomorrow, to help motivate me. Need to explore this site more to learn about Fit-bit as I don't think it's recording all my steps, etc. Bulk of walking is water walking. <BR> 5/28: 2240 <BR> 5/29: 3577 - <BR> 5/30: 3175, finished challenge <BR> 5/31: 4405, restart challenge, didn't get all gems:-(! I want that badge! <BR> 6/1: 5998, finish... Sun, 28 May 2017 20:30:06 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 05/28/17- 06/03/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66888176 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 28 May 2017 09:40:40 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66888135 Hi I'm Kim trying to get healthy and fit Sun, 28 May 2017 09:36:47 EST New to FitBit and loving it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66882112 Hello! I just got my first FitBit Flex 5 days ago. So far I'm loving it. I joined SparkPeople a little over 4 weeks ago. I popped the plica in my knee and have been in a brace since then. I was released from the brace and have lost almost 10 pounds since then. I use my FitBit to track my steps. At work I take anywhere from 8-13 k steps a day. I'm also trying to work out more. I was a little upset that I can't seem to add my exercise outside of using Fitstar. Anyone know about this? So it doe... Sat, 27 May 2017 08:19:56 EST Hello ... again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66878691 I'm trying, yet again, to lose the weight. The biggest obstacles right now are the voices inside my head, telling me I'm never going to succeed at losing weight. I thought if I tried to go it alone, I would succeed. Sometimes, though, I need that foot to kick my butt into gear!! I have two charity walks coming up in September that I've signed up to participate in! My goal is to participate AND complete both walks! Fri, 26 May 2017 15:36:56 EST New to Fitbit and Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66875486 I am struggling to stay on track when life gets hectic and a little stressful but the fit bit is an awesome tool and I am so glad that SP syncs with it. It makes logging so much easier and much more accurate. I hope it helps me stay on the loosing side! I lost 6 pounds but gained 2 so back on track!!!! Fri, 26 May 2017 05:27:02 EST How Is This Posible?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66872549 I'm competing in a Fitbit Challenge for the first time. There is 10 people. I don't personally know any of them. <BR> <BR> The person in the lead has over 250,000 steps since Monday, and apparently 100,000 yesterday alone. I did ask them in the app, but haven't gotten an answer: how is this possible?? <BR> <BR> I ask mostly out of deep curiosity; most days I push and get 10,000. I'm a teacher, so I'm on my feet a good portion of the day, but not necessarily walking a lot. Obviously certain ... Thu, 25 May 2017 15:34:32 EST this has to work... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66867750 I started my journey, again, March 4th when I quit smoking, stopped soda pop, and went to pretty much all whole foods. I stared this app beginning of May. I am an avid walker and have been staying below the calorie intake. I see many people doing so great and unfortunately I am not one of them.. any ideas to try or ideas behind I am not seeing any results. Wed, 24 May 2017 20:37:01 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66864542 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I'm Renai. I just returned to spark people and I've been using fitbit for a little over a year now. I'm so happy that the two are synced. I just kick started my weight loss journey on 5/1. So far I've lost 3.5 lbs. It's a slow process but I'm making lifestyle changes to lose weight long term. I have 3 beautiful kids and a supportive husband. My goal is to lose 40 lbs by September. I do a work week hustle challenge on fitbit every week. If you wish to join, find... Wed, 24 May 2017 08:39:25 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 05/21/17- 05/27/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66846163 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 21 May 2017 08:55:17 EST I'm Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66837493 It's summer-ish here in Montana and I'm on break from school. So it's back to action! Fri, 19 May 2017 15:14:46 EST Frustrated with my One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66836530 Hi All. I had a One that lasted a year and just died. They replaced it with another One a few months back. Three times now, it has just stopped functioning, drives me nuts. I can reboot it, but the problem is I need the charger, which is at home. :( <BR> <BR> Has anyone had issues like this? Unfortunately it was sent to me as is as it was a replacement. I really don't need any bells and whistles other than what the one has. Fri, 19 May 2017 11:33:45 EST Fitbit Challenge Day May 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66827848 Hello, Fitbit Users! <BR> I got a notification that May 20th is a Fitbit Challenge day. I haven't done one of those before, and I am wondering if it requires me to do anything more than meet the daily goal I have set for every day (currently 10,000 steps). Thank you in advance for any insights you provide! Wed, 17 May 2017 23:38:00 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66820186 My name is Chris and I just got my Charge 2 after having a Charge for 2 years and finally loosing my charger for it. I love using it to help make me aware of my activity and striving for more steps, stairs, ect and its just a bonus that it also notifies me when someone is texting or calling me. I also like that it reminds me of my calendar events so I dont have to have my phone in my face all the time. Anyway, I live in Rock Island Ill and love to do outdoor things like walking, biking, ho... Tue, 16 May 2017 15:06:28 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 05/14/17- 05/20/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66806843 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 14 May 2017 09:45:17 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66801890 Hello fellow Fitbit users! <BR> My name is Kirsten. I just joined Spark People a few days ago and am currently working on the New Member Challenge. I am 40-something; I live in Ishpeming, Michigan (Upper Peninsula near Marquette); I have about 30 pounds to lose to get to a point at which I'll be happy with my weight again. Ultimately, I'd like to lose about 40 pounds, but that's really long term. My husband bought me a Fitbit for Christmas 2015, and it has helped me to lose about 15 pounds si... Sat, 13 May 2017 11:06:02 EST Newbie fitbit user question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x66796024 I just got this fitbit yesterday so I'm really new at this. <BR> <BR> On your SP Fitness Tracker, does 'fitbit all day activity' include all the exercises done or is it in addition to those exercises as a wholly separate activity? <BR> <BR> I just want to make sure I'm not double dipping my exercise. Thanks! <BR> ~V_A Fri, 12 May 2017 10:00:12 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66774365 Hello! My name is Heather and I just joined Sparkpeople. I lost 104 lbs recently and then for the past 8 months have done nothing (except gain 30 back). I'm looking forward to getting back on track! <BR> Heather Mon, 8 May 2017 18:02:49 EST Newbie :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66768185 Hi All! :) <BR> <BR> My name is Kim. I am a Canadian. Graduated from College in 2015 in Digital Photography. <BR> <BR> I *LOVE* my Fitbit. I currently have the Fitbit Charge 2. I cannot even remember what life was like *before* my Fitbit came into my life this past October. :). I even buy those awesome looking bands for it on Amazon. :). <BR> <BR> Why I am here? Well. To lose weight and make friends along the way. I am looking for a place that I can hang out .. to get my mind off of ea... Sun, 7 May 2017 18:56:52 EST : Weekly Goal - 2017 - 05/07/17- 05/13/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66765362 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 7 May 2017 08:45:05 EST Trying to be more active http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66754242 Hello, everyone! I'm not new to SP or Fitbit, but now that I have retired, I plan to be more active - both physically and in the SP community. I have about 40 pounds to lose and am really happy that I now have the time to concentrate on taking care of myself and my hubby. :-) <BR> <BR> Wishing you all much success in all of your goals! <BR> Nancy Fri, 5 May 2017 10:01:18 EST New here, I think... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66751827 Greeting folks! <BR> <BR> Wife has trained me to use my fitbit ZIP. <BR> It counts steps, arm waving, and bumps in the road when I drive. <BR> <BR> Gotta love this technology. <BR> <BR> Still...it does seem to indicate some level of physical activity. Thu, 4 May 2017 23:26:14 EST My name is Kim http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66748076 My husband recently got me a fitbit for my birthday . I love the little reminders to move. It has helped me to be less sedentary. Thu, 4 May 2017 09:24:07 EST Let's try this again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66748041 Here I go again, I have been a member on this site for a few years, the first time I lost 17 pounds, I got lazy with tracking and comfortable with life and didn't honor the commitment I made to myself to get healthy. I am back, 169 pounds, about 25 pounds over my goal weight, I also have a cruise in November that I want to look good for. Newly divorced and out of an unhealthy marriage I decided I needed to put me and my happiness first. At 46 it is harder to lose weight but at this age it's a... Thu, 4 May 2017 09:18:49 EST StepBet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66744935 Has anyone done a StepBet? I've done one before and thinking of doing another one. You basically bet that you will meet your step goals for 6 weeks. The goals are based on your recent history averages. It's fun! Wed, 3 May 2017 20:51:58 EST What does the Infinity Symbol Mean on Goal Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x66737937 I've noticed that on the Goal Day challenges sometimes a friend's percentage complete is the infinity symbol. Anyone seen that before and know what it means? <BR> <BR> Thanks. Tue, 2 May 2017 18:48:28 EST Cross Effects http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66730156 I wrote a short blog post after viewing the cross effects video. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356197 </link> Mon, 1 May 2017 14:53:03 EST Introduce Yourself to Team Forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66725944 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I have used a Fitbit for several years but have never really used it like I needed to. My wife introduced me to sparkpeople and I have to say I enjoy the site very much. I am working on my health and at this point I have dropped 24 pounds in a little over a month. I think that this site help and I always tell people about this site when they ask about my weight loss. Everyone stay strong and keep pushing twords your goals. Mon, 1 May 2017 00:20:32 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 04/30/17- 05/06/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66721547 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:24:34 EST Multiple syncs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66719898 Can you have yur fitbit synced to more than one thing!? <BR> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 01:38:20 EST hiya! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66719637 I am a former Sparker and have been using a Fitbit for several years now. I love my Fitbit and now other family members are using Fitbit as well. I was not comfortable using social media when I first joined Sparkpeople so I am back and hoping to be a more active community member. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:16:54 EST Fitbit Alta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66691779 I have had the fitbit one for a few years now and I love it. I had the fitbit ultra before that and loved it. I really would like to upgrade to the fitbit ultra just because it has the HR monitor. Does anyone have an alta. Can you tell me about it? Do you like it? I have heard people say something about a rash. I am a little concerned because I don't like anything on my wrist, I don't even wear a watch. I also heard of inflated steps because of arm movement. Are the waterproof. I wo... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:36:37 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66691056 Hi, everyone! I'm a 27-year-old Floridian currently living in South Korea as an English teacher. I just joined Sparkpeople, and I'm hoping this community will keep me motivated to get to my goal weight! <BR> <BR> I am looking for friends who are active on Fitbit and would be willing to do competitions and stuff together! All my Fitbit friends aren't really into that kind of thing :( I only average between 10,000-12,000 steps a day, so people with a similar step count would be ideal. My URL ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:57:44 EST new fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x66688194 I have a new fitbit zip, on the tracker it says 10,101 steps, on the fitness page it says 9,451 steps, on the step leaders it says 10,885. I requested it to sync but im surprised the numbers are so different. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:33:20 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 04/23/17- 04/29/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66678261 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:43:45 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 04/16/17- 04/22/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66632994 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 08:59:19 EST Greetings from Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66607817 I'll confess...I definitely fit in the category of some of the others on this forum. I've been part of SP for a couple years now and I just upgraded to a Fitbit Charge HR. I'll be around 59 glorious years here shortly so it's not like I do this thinking I'm going to get a hot bod, I want to be healthy and live a strong, fulfilling life full of adventures! The previous year has been a little more demanding than usual...hip replacement surgery (sooo glad I did this!) and 2 bosses that are WO... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:27:27 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66603419 Hi, my name is Diana, I am new to Spark, and Fit Bit. A friend of mine told me to join Spark when she found out I was going to be training for my first 5k in June. I am also looking to get into shape plus lose some weight. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:48:25 EST Settling In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66589828 Reading these introductions I had to smile. Like many of you, this isn't my first Spark Journey either. Waaaaaay back then, I was packing around about 50 extra pounds and really thought it couldn't get any worse than that. I must have handed off my beer and said watch this, because I've added another 80 or so. <BR> <BR> After spending the last few years in limbo, getting finances under control, planning retirement, traveling, moving and finally settling in I find that all my previous excuse... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 15:36:20 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 04/09/17- 04/15/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66588084 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 09:35:27 EST New to group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66569854 It's been 2 weeks that I've been on the sparks people but did not know there was a fitbit group. I've been using the fitbit for a few years now, just to track water and exercise and my sleep. Now have them connected. Did my first weigh in since starting and down about 3 lbs. Thu, 6 Apr 2017 10:40:51 EST FitBit Zip and 10 minute workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66563933 I belong to the 10 minute workout group. I just got done with a brisk walk of 1.14 miles in 34 minutes. Fitbit did not synch this as exercise to SparkPeople. I thought it did before. What am I doing wrong? Wed, 5 Apr 2017 11:54:01 EST Librarians using FitBit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66555876 Are there any librarians here using FitBit? There is a librarians team but it is way too quiet. No one seems to be participating at all. No SHHH!! for me. Respond if you are a librarian using fitbit. Tue, 4 Apr 2017 08:23:49 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 04/02/17- 04/08/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66543532 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 2 Apr 2017 09:33:37 EST Charge HR Irritating my wrist http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66543271 I have to take my fitbit off more and more lately because it's irritating my wrist. I'm not getting a rash or anything, but my skin feels over-sensitized/raw sometimes. Anyone else have problems like that? Sun, 2 Apr 2017 08:55:18 EST Charge 2 vs Blaze http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66538064 Thinking of getting a new FitBit as I really want the heart rate function. I can't decide between the Charge 2 and the Blaze. Any advice? Sat, 1 Apr 2017 12:02:12 EST Fitbit and Pace http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66524417 How does Fitbit measure pace? It shows it in minutes and seconds for me but the result does not calculate correctly for me. I thought it was time divided by distance (in miles) . I calculate I have a pace of 30 minutes for 1 mile. Am I thinking this the wrong way? I have a fitbit zip. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:24:10 EST Frustrating.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x66503351 Does any one else get this email every few days??? I got the first one only hours after setting up my account a month ago and like I said every few days since then <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Hi Speedy143, <BR> <BR> Your Zip battery level is low. Replace your battery as soon as possible. <BR> <BR> Your Fitbit Zip is powered by a 3V coin battery, CR2025. This type of battery can be found wherever batteries are sold. <BR> <BR> To replace the battery in your Zip: <BR> <BR> 1. Insert the provid... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:45:45 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 03/26/17- 04/01/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66499908 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:09:47 EST Hello, Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66490710 Hello Everyone, <BR> I'm Selena. I'm 43, and I live in Tennessee. I have a long way to go to reach my goal. I'm just getting started on this weightloss journey. I've tried many times, gained and lost, and then gained again... I've been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and possibly Lupus. They're going to retest for Lupus again in June. When I went for my checkup with the Rheumatologist on Wednesday morning I weighed in at 354 lbs. The Dr. asked me if I considered getting a gastric sleeve, but ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:19:50 EST Returning to Sparkpeople and FitBit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66488672 My name is Bill Drew. I am rejoining Sparkpeople and FitBit after a long hiatus. My wife and I just started in at a medically supervised weight loss clinic last Friday. I have posted about it on my blog. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338233 </link> <BR> <BR> I am a government contractor and librarian at a USAF research facility. I manage the library. I am 66 soon to hit 67. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:26:07 EST Not Syncing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66483395 I have gone through the threads and have done everything suggested and my fitbit still isn't syncing, any suggestions Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:12:41 EST Fitbit - how can I track running separately? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66475502 I wear my fitbit all the time and I have just started to run on the treadmill at the gym. <BR> <BR> My fitbit tracks my total steps, which includes the ones I do on the treadmill, which is fine. <BR> <BR> But I also want to keep a track of my running, without adding it to My Exercise and logging twice - so I can track how long I run for, what speed etc. <BR> <BR> What's the easiest and most accurate way I can do this on Spark People? <BR> <BR> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:34:44 EST FitBit Alta HR vs. FitBit Charge 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66470807 I currently have a FitBit Alta and do love it. But they now have a FitBit Alta HR. I am contemplating buying a new one, but also just saw the FitBit Charge 2 and now am thinking about that one. I am also trying to figure out size-wise. I really like the slimness of the Alta. Here are the different dimensions: <BR> Charge 2: 8.6 x 0.9 x 0.5 inches ; 1.1 ounces <BR> Alta HR: 1.6 x 0.6 x 1.3 inches ; 0.8 ounces <BR> <BR> Thoughts? Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:55:06 EST Problem with FitBit displays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66467849 For two days running FitBit has been showing anomalies. I’ve checked that my FitBit is up to date so there is no problem there. What I have been getting is a difference between the dashboard icon information for sleep and when I click on “more” the information (which I believe is correct). The two are as follows: <BR> Yesterday – Dashboard – 112 minutes awake/restless 5hrs58mins asleep. <BR> Yesterday – More – 12 mins awake/restless 5hrs 58mins asleep. <BR> Today – Dashboard – 99 minutes a... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:43:34 EST Evening Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66466086 I am new to fit bit but not new to Spark People I have just recently restarted my account I will be turning 50 and I want this to be my best year ever at least one of them :) I am married almost 20 years and have two children well one adult and one teen life is crazy good and can only get better. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:06:49 EST New Fitbit Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66461704 I have a Fitbit Charge HR and at first I loved it. I've had it for about a year. First the band broke. So I contacted customer support and they sent me a new one. Worked fine for a while. Now I'm noticing that for the past couple of days it hasn't held a charge. My husband wants me to move to another brand of tracker. I love my Fitbit. Any suggestions on something that will hold up to continuous use? Need suggestions. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:17:52 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 03/19/17- 03/25/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66455789 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:43:11 EST Greetings from Alaska! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66445731 Hi, I'm Melissa, happily married mother of a 6 year old, and former boot camp instructor. I joined because I've been working out for several years now, and can't seem to close the gap on the last 20 lbs. It's mostly a lack of consistency because I'm socially awkward and loosen up with wine, but I decided that's over. Almost 42, time to hit that goal! I'm Sparkin, and using Kayla Itsine's BBG program--first time EVER following an actual meal plan. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:52:40 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66444502 Happy to be here! <em>30</em> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:49:49 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66439746 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am new to the Spark People website and am trying to get healthy! Not just loose weight, but be healthier overall and enjoy life a little more. I am 44 years old and need to loose about 77lbs - so everyday is a challenge, but one that is worth fighting for. Hope you all have a great day! <em>244</em> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:09:32 EST Well, hello everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66423632 Hi, all! I'm Robin J., and I just joined the Fitbit Users Unite team! I'm ramping up my game plan. Waited over two weeks to get on a scale after my last doctors visit disappointed me. I've set a goal to lose 70 lbs., no end date, but to reach the goal I have to keep it off for two years or longer. My first ten lbs. passed me by and I just can't believe how much fitbit and Spark calorie counter have helped to show me where I needed to improve. Hope everyone is having a great day! Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:43:04 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66423489 My name is Shirley. I am back to Sparkpeople after an absence of about a year. I got my first Fitbit just after Christmas. I love it. I'm still having some issues with it, but I truly love it. I would like to communicate with others using this device to aid them in their fitness journey. Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:19:47 EST Reintroduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66414503 I have been away from SP for awhile, but, now that spring is just around the corner, I want to recommit. I have an older Fitbit Flex, that works fine for my purposes, which is tracking my activity/inactivity. I believe it is just as important to know you are a couch potato as it is that you are a superwoman. This way, at the end of the week when you say, 'what the heck happened," you cannot say that you did everything right. So here'S to spring and better weather and less excuses. Sun, 12 Mar 2017 16:54:25 EST Band bubbled and then came apart http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66413138 I have the Fitbit Charge HR. I've had it not quite 8 months. The band started getting an air pocket and then the band started coming off coming around the sensor. Fitbit customer service was great, they're sending me a brand new one for free. But has this happened to anyone else? I don't even do crazy workouts with it. <BR> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 12:30:25 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 03/12/17- 03/18/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66412269 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:56:43 EST What do you think of the new dashboard? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66388602 I've got a fitbit Blaze, about 6 months old, and they just introduced a new dashboard. I didn't much care for the preview, so when the new dashboard was implemented, I changed it back to the old one right away. I don't see the point. Maybe I'm missing something? Wed, 8 Mar 2017 13:20:02 EST Inaccurate logging http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66382046 I have had problems with my fitbit for quite sometime. They were kind about it up until my year was up. The problem is it gives me a lot of floors that I never climb. It is also giving me active minutes when I have not earned them. I have to admit at first I thought it was a spark problem but now I know it is a fitbit problem . Does anyone else have this problem? In talking with them today I had to tell them the same thing over and over. It was like they could not believe me. I have NO acti... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 15:45:27 EST HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66381792 MY fit Bit broke and got lost. the strap broke. how do I get out of this group? there's no button to get out of the group. I'm having this trouble in several groups. there's no leave the group button! Tue, 7 Mar 2017 14:46:28 EST New to Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66380863 Hey everyone! I'm looking for Fitbit friends who do the workweek hustle. I'm always up for a challenge. Please add me. <link>https://www.fitbit.com/user/5H5NF3 </link> Tue, 7 Mar 2017 12:07:44 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 03/05/17- 03/11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66365250 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 10:02:23 EST fitbit flex 2 users ... curiosity question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66338034 Curiosity question for those of you using the fitbit flex 2 ... <BR> <BR> Have any of you worn in around your ankle? <BR> <BR> And, if so, what was your experience? <BR> <BR> I think I'm going to experiment with wearing mine around my ankle and see if it is more accurate. The data from it continues to be ridiculously bad for me with it worn around my wrist. It must have something to do with the way I move. The only thing that I remotely trust is the sleep data. Everything else is, gros... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 13:45:58 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66331863 Hi everyone, I'm Doreen. I joined this group to challenge myself and find some friends long the way that can support me as I support them. I haven't been very active lately and I sit at a desk for 10 hours a day so I really need to kick my butt and get moving. Feel free to add me as a friend. Happy stepping!! Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:43:29 EST Hay There From Iowa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66331179 I'm from the cold midlands and recently retired, Now that I have more free time, I'm intent on losing the flab I put on while working a desk job most of my life, I'm at the heaviest I've ever been and hate the way I look and feel! February 10th I started walking on the treadmill and haven't stopped using it since then. While cruising through the internet, I came across Spark People and now here I am! So far I'm motivated by what I'm reading. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:11:28 EST Chattanooga Livin', Navy Spouse Bein', Mama to two http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66322884 Hey Everyone <BR> <BR> Love my fitbit, excited to get healthy. Add me to fitbit: natasha.jordan0@gmail.com Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:55:12 EST Struggling with this fit-Bit-Zip it is useless http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x66316623 There are no articles that I can find,' <BR> <BR> I loved my Spark but this does not show anything. <BR> <BR> I am 73 years old and I only have a computer to do Spark <BR> <BR> I have logged in daily and I am close to 2,500 log ins. <BR> <BR> I do not do apps of any kind I have no clue <BR> <BR> I just know I cannot find any numbers on this Fitbitzip. There is a funny face that is all <BR> now it has the clock right but I cannot find a set up link someone told me to find. <BR> My co... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:40:39 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 02/26/17- 03/04/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66314655 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:49:21 EST introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66313075 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I have been a fitbit user on and off for years. Last year I went through 3 charge hr fitbits In 8 months trying to get into my mother of the bride dress. I succeeded. I just got my new fitbit charge 2 last month and I'm ready to lose the last 33 lbs. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:23:10 EST Unable to sync to SP from Fit Bit Flez 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66305172 I have been in touch with fit bit for a week now, trying to sync FBFlex 2 to SP. I keep getting network error, or when I chose "request sync," it tells me it synced, yet nothing shows on my SP page. I'm ready to return and use a simple pedometer. I want to be able to view my normal SP page, where the trophies are and my accomplishments in steps, calories, goals, et. FB tells me it's a problem on SP page, and I don't know where the problem is or how to fix it, but I know I'm not happy wit... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:48:08 EST my Fitbit died! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x66302880 Hi. I have a Fitbit one and Ii got it like Jan 2016. Last month, it stopped synching. I did what they said for it to resych and all was right with the world. <BR> <BR> Noticed yesterday it wasn't syching again, so I did the steps again and now it will NOT turn back on??? <BR> <BR> It is fully charged, but when I put it in the charger, instead of a line in the battery to show charge level, of the solid line showing 100%, it shows gray fuzz. <BR> <BR> anyone get it going again after this... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:22:55 EST Which app do your track your food and excercise in http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66301671 Until today, I had only been using Fitbit for my food and put my exercise in both. <BR> today I put my food in Sparkpeople because I know it tosses it over to my fitbit. Does it toss the exercise over as well? I haven't looked back to see if does. ..I'll go do that. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:16:27 EST water tracking and syncing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66282210 Hi, I am new here. I had the spark but now the fitbit so I am here! :) <BR> <BR> so long story but I am going to summarize.... mom didn't know what to get me for Christmas and I was looking through something and saw the Spark Water Bottle and said omg look at this it lights up and reminds you to drink! it also measures how many ounces you drink! cool. she took that as oh she wants it! she got it for me.... so now unlike me I have a $60 water bottle...... <BR> <BR> it links to an app. the ... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:46:41 EST Hello my name is Joyce D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66275521 Mother of two beautiful daughters Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:03:08 EST Sync problems? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66274724 Is anyone else having problems syncing? <BR> <BR> My One hasn't synced with the Fitbit site since yesterday afternoon and any attempts at forcing a sync comes back and tells me it "can't find" my tracker. <BR> <BR> Advice, please? Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:52:14 EST Should I sync at the end of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66274334 Should I snyc the fit bit at the end of the day? What about recording time spent cycling? I don't <BR> think the fitbit recognizes it.. I just got my fitbit on Saturday. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:50:20 EST FitBit 'Active Minutes' vs. 'Exercise Minutes'??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66273144 I happened to link my FitBit account with my SP account as of yesterday. I never paid much attention to this until now, but I went for a walk around the neighborhood on Saturday/Sunday because the weather was so warm and sunny. My 'walk workout' was about 39(ish) minutes. When I looked at my total activity for the day, I noticed that I had more 'active minutes' for the day. But these minutes were not 'intentional exercise'. <BR> <BR> Is there any way that you can figure out what is 'in... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:06:54 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66268862 My name is Lydia &amp; I am a FitBit user that is just coming back to Spark People. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:53:40 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 02/19/17- 02/25/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66266054 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:55:42 EST Does SP sync with the Tracker or the FB app? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66255980 I had to replace my FITBIT with the same kind, Charge HR, and I am wondering if I will have to do anything here on SP to have it sync? I'm thinking the app is what actually syncs with SP and not the actual tracker. Is that right? Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:54:10 EST SPAT/FitBit Charge HR: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66252268 I have both the Spark Activity Tracker and the FitBit Charge HR. The SPAT is being discontinued in a few days ... so I have been wearing both for awhile. Does anyone have any suggestions on why there is such a HUGE difference between the SPAT and the FitBit Charge HR? <BR> <BR> Here is what I have been tracking for the last few weekends: <BR> I'm going to REALLY miss my SPAT!!! I know that they said that it will 'stop working'. I've been tracking with both the SPAT and the FitBit Charge ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:33:51 EST Hello I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66246821 Hello everyone I am new and trying to lose 120lbs. I have been struggling with weight for a long time, but I know I can do this, one day at a time, step by step. <em>521</em> <em>249</em> <em>364</em> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:11:54 EST How http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66242028 How do I get points for the team ? I see everyone posting their points but I'm trying to find out how ... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:22:58 EST Will someone please help this new Fitbit user? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66237336 This is my first day using my new One. It linked up with SP easily, but I am not happy that on my Activity Tracker the One showed my workouts, but not my steps for all day long! <BR> <BR> Please tell me how to fix this. I want credit for every step I take! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading this and answering if you can! Wed, 15 Feb 2017 01:07:14 EST Fitbit Troubles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66233980 Hi everyone. I have a question. I have a Fit bit Zip and it works great, very accurate when I wear it attached to my bra. Which I don't like to wear it there.... I bought a Fit bit Alta and the steps are WAY off. Just sitting at my desk putting on makeup will track a couple hundred steps. Sitting at my desk working will track at least an extra 1,000 per day. I've checked all the setting and everything is correct. Any suggestions? Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:50:08 EST Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66230438 Hello, my name is Matt, and I am in school for Criminal justice because I want to be a corrections officer! I am 19 years old and want to maintain where I am at or around it, and I hope this website, the members, and everything will help me stay on track for that goal! Tue, 14 Feb 2017 02:20:13 EST Do they ALWAYS sync? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66227153 I have a Fitbit Charge 2. Sometimes it will sync with my Trackers on SparkPeople and most times it will not. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, have you corrected the problem? Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:28:42 EST Things I might donate A - Z for "Donor Day" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x66225143 What have/might your donate? A - Z <BR> <BR> - A - Art Supplies to an underfunded Day Care or Primary School...nearby or in another country. <em>268</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:31:29 EST Glad to be here!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66222719 Hey Everyone!! <BR> Just joined the team, looking for some friends to do the fitbit friends challenge. I reached my heaviest point after getting injured a few years ago and the pounds came on fast. My goal is to hit 7k steps per day and I try to hit the gym doing at least an hour of cardio per day. Wouldn't object to some workout buddies if anyone is close!!!!! Sun, 12 Feb 2017 23:52:05 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 02/12/17- 02/18/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66217943 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:20:11 EST Exercise is Key! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66215311 Hi! I am a 50+ year old woman who (sadly) lost 113 lbs and regained it all! I believe for me personally exercise is more key to my weight loss and being able to maintain it than eating is. So I purchased a Fitbit Blaze and started wearing it today in the hopes that it will help motivate me to get moving more. I work from home and I am really hoping that the movement reminders will help me to get more steps in throughout the day instead of just after work. Looking forward to Sparking with... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 22:01:00 EST fitbit page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66206818 I can not get fitbit page to connect to my Samsung gear fitbit 2, how do I account for my steps on it? Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:20:28 EST Hi....Carol here...joined Feb. 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66195221 Hi <BR> <BR> I'm Carol 56 years old, 109 lbs to lose. Starting is the hardest part. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 8 Feb 2017 22:46:11 EST Fitbit friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66193894 //www.fitbit.com/user/3QQRY3 Wed, 8 Feb 2017 19:02:35 EST Big Snow Storm Predicted for Our Area Tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66192992 We are expecting 8-12" of heavy, wet snow tomorrow. This means lots of trips outside to shovel to keep the driveway and walkway areas clear. <BR> <BR> UGH! <BR> <BR> Oh, well. I'll make sure to wear my FitBit and log in lots of steps. :) <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Wed, 8 Feb 2017 16:37:04 EST looking forward to getting fit with my new fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66188048 I have been a member for a long time but haven't tried hard enough to lose weight. The fibromyalgia and arthritis make it a real challenge. One day at a time. I kept losing my other fitbits so hopefully this one will stay with me <BR> Tue, 7 Feb 2017 23:13:37 EST Hi! I'm new and looking for advice. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66185078 Hi! <BR> <BR> First, my name is Joanne. My lovely DIL-to-be got me my FitBit Flex for Christmas. I LOVE IT! <BR> <BR> It's a wonderful visual reminder to move more and make smarter food choices. :) <BR> <BR> My first week I barely managed 1,500 steps and now hit almost 3,000 steps per day. :) My job is pretty seditary so I'm trying to increase to at least 5,000 steps per day by the end of this month. <BR> <BR> I have signed up for a walk-a-thon in April for a local non-profit (which I h... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 14:47:47 EST Syncing fitbit with Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66183767 Is there a way for my past data (ie. activity/food log) that was entered into my fitbit app to be loaded in to Spark People? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Kelly Tue, 7 Feb 2017 11:08:48 EST Hi. I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66183046 Just wanted to introduce myself. I am psw140 and I am officially on the team. Let's get some spark points. My fit bit is all synced, my gym bag is in the car and I am all ready to go when I get out of work. Tue, 7 Feb 2017 09:48:41 EST Syncing issues with fitbit.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66176922 Hello everyone! How long does it take for spark to show the steps I track with my fitbit. It's linked but isn't current. I requested several syncs but it's not showing the correct amount of steps. <BR> <BR> Thank you Mon, 6 Feb 2017 13:16:44 EST Intake discrepa cies.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66171408 I imagine this is due to the settings I put on my Fitbit... I can meet or not quite meet my calorie goal on SP and Fitbit says I am over. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else experienced this? Do you just go by SP? Sun, 5 Feb 2017 18:47:04 EST new to fitbit and struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66170741 Hi I have just switched from the Spark Activity Tracker, the feedback is so different and I am struggling. <BR> I have a flex (a friend gifted it to me a few years ago but I was happy with the SPAT so never used it) Does it not log individual workouts? Like I just did the stair stepper for a half hour it just groups it under 'Daily Activity'? and it does not seem to want to sync all my food info from SP to Fitbit. <BR> Its all so different can someone help me? And why does it just add ca... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 16:43:44 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 02/05/17- 02/11/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66167963 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 09:05:34 EST New to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66158593 Hi! I have been using a fitbit since Dec. 2013. I started with the zip then I upgraded to the Charge. It started to fall apart, so fitbit sent me the alta. I love my alta, it reminds me to move every hour it has removable bands that I can change. I did join the challenge for 5000 steps a day, I was able to complete the challenge, I joined this group yesterday. I have been Spark for about a week now. Still looking through the different areas on the site. Fri, 3 Feb 2017 21:10:12 EST New to FitBit users. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66154171 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f061d52a-0332-425a-8597-3b7153653fcb.jpg"> <BR> Hi! My name is Kathy Dufresne. I've been with Sparkpeople for about 7 years. Love it! I lost a lot of weight when I first got stated, but have gained some of it back over the past year or so. Trying to get that gain back off now. I just got my new FitBit Zip yesterday. Trying to get use to it. Hope all of you have a great day. Fri, 3 Feb 2017 09:14:06 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66146684 Hello, <BR> <BR> My name is Leah and I've had my fitbit since August but haven't really done much with it other than use it to see how lazy I am! I'm ready to better myself and hope my fitbit and this group help! Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:08:45 EST New to the whole Fitbit thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66132698 All are welcome to add me as a fitbit friend! <BR> <BR> <BR> Link: <BR> <BR> www.fitbit.com/user/5F8TY6 <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:51:12 EST Linking Food Intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66119304 I was wondering if there is a way to log food in the Fitbit app and for it to show up on Sparkspeople? Sun, 29 Jan 2017 14:00:35 EST I love my fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66118267 I got my FitBit Charge 2 back in November and I loooove it :) Sun, 29 Jan 2017 11:09:19 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 01/29/17- 02/04/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66117112 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 08:34:03 EST Calorie Count http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x66116321 Hello team! I have a Fitbit Zip, and the calorie count for this device is WAY more than my Spark People Activity Tracker. Does anyone use the calorie count from Fitbit, and if so, how do you figure out if you are actually burning calories to lose weight? <BR> <BR> I usually use a Polar heart rate monitor to measure my calorie burn during a workout, as the SPAT doesn't have a heart rate monitor and the calorie count is lower than what I burned during a workout. The Zip doesn't recognize a wor... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 04:33:25 EST new fitbits? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66096364 looking to replace my fitbit charge hr this summer,... are there any that send reminders to walk or drink Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:23:58 EST fitbit aria not sync correctly with sparkepeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66084944 the weight is way off when it syncs. Does anyone know how to fix it? Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:48:56 EST Fitbit Zip - Cannot Open Battery Door http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66079925 I got my Fitbit Zip a couple of years ago, and between now and the last time I used it I've moved and lost the tool for the battery compartment. I got really excited when I saw that SparkPeople could sync with a Fitbit, so I decided to start using it again! <BR> <BR> Except, of course, the battery is dead, and at this point I have tried pretty much everything suggested everywhere I can find to no success to open that dang door. I've used every type of coin, a screwdriver, pushing down and tu... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:03:31 EST I Had to Order a New Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66069277 My Charge HR stopped holding a charge, wouldn't sync, and would randomly stop tracking my exercise. I bought it in October 2015. They were nice enough to give me a 25% discount on my new one. Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:02:29 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 01/22/17- 01/28/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66067101 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 09:29:48 EST FitBit Help Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66061487 Hello team, <BR> <BR> I just got a FitBit replacement in the mail. It's up and running with the FitBit website, but I don't know how to get it so that this new FitBit is what's being picked up on SparkPeople. What do I need to do to get them to jive with each other? Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:41:57 EST Mu Fitbit is not working. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66055949 Rockman, I am going to withdraw, my Fitbit is not working. I cannot get it to sync now. I don't know what I am doing with Windows 10 yet. If I figure it out, I will be back with your group. Sparkyflower, Carole Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:06:35 EST NEW http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66054546 Hi! My name is Joanne and I got a new fitbit flex for my bday in December but I am just getting back into the swing of things! Happy to be here! Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:13:56 EST Just joined this team today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66047565 Good Morning, <BR> I'm Valerie and I'm brand new to a fitbit and also to this team. I have liberated my 13 year old's fitbit from her since she wasn't using it. I'm looking forward to a new challenge. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:06:52 EST New to FitBit & reinvigorating my spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66040683 CostCo had a great deal on a FitBit Charge2 with an extra wristband and after my boyfriend purchased one I was convinced. I've had it less than a week, but a bunch of my friends bought theirs, too, and now we're doing challenges. <BR> <BR> I went for a mid-day 10 min walk at work for the first time in a long time because of the challenge to get 250 steps in for the hour and to "move past" someone else in the step challenge competition. <BR> <BR> It's fun, but also frustrating that the ste... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:26:51 EST How Do You add a friend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66038686 I am looking to add friends to do challenges with, I Have not figured out how to do it. Can some one Help me out Please. It looks like I need to have them in my contact list in email, So I will add my email here and if your interested you can add me, but I just can't figure this out. <BR> Email: sherhicks59@yahoo.com Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:16:43 EST Fitbit compatible apps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66038169 I was looking at my account yesterday on the fitbit app and noticed the compatible apps section. I found out that if you have a fitbit, sign up for the Dicks sporting goods scorecard then download their app and link it to your fitbit, you get 3 points for every day you do 10,000 steps or more. At 300 points, you get a $10 credit. It's not a ton of money but it is free! They even gave me 100 bonus points so after only one day linked, I have 106 points. <BR> <BR> There are a bunch of differe... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:39:19 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66032622 Hello <BR> <BR> Well I have had my Fitbit for a while, life happened and stopped wearing it. Now I am going to try again even though a huge mountain has occurred in my husbands life that also effects me. So I need to keep myself healthy to help him. <BR> I will very, very soon be 47 and its time to take care of me. We have been married 23 years, raised 2 girls and now we are grandparents. Loving the grandparent part! <em>334</em> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:02:40 EST Help needed with email address: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66020938 I put my email address in and it is wrong--I cannot see anyway of fixing it and I cannot connect with SP without the correct email? Would I have to reconnect the Fitbit? <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:50:57 EST Battery issues? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66020362 I got the zip when I lost mt Spark Activity Tracker. I swam in the Ocean with it, bad idea. Ordered a new one and my only frustration is how fast I go through batteries. Maybe I walk so much it drains them? Anyone elase have that issue? <BR> <BR> The other weird thing is that it tells me my battery is dead, then the next day it has a full charge? I have had some frustrating days when it stops tracking, the one that did not go in the ocean, and I lose 3-40000 steps! I intend on getting ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:02:11 EST Charge 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66020186 <em>43</em> I'm got a fit bit charge 2 for my birthday. To replace my charge HR. I have not figured out how to link it to SP. Can anyone help me out Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:12:43 EST Joined this group today (1/15/17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66016314 Hi everyone my name is Ray and I am here in Pennsylvania. I have had a FitBit since 2015 and I find that it encourages me to push harder when I can wear it. Where I work they do not permit it so I take it off when I go in and put it back on when I come out. Anyone wants to be friends let me know. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:00:29 EST Charge 2 counting too many steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66016182 I am very upset at the inaccuracy of my Fitbit Charge 2 which I just purchased yesterday (1/14/2017) to replace my Flex. It over counting my steps, which impacts my calories burned and miles traveled per day. I absolutely need to accurately know how many calories I am burning to determine/regulate the calories I eat each day. Last night, I waited until 12 midnight EST for my Charge 2 to reset to 0 before going to bed. This morning, before I got out of bed at 9:30 am EST, my Charge 2 said I ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:38:46 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 01/15/17- 01/21/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x66013726 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:36:35 EST Very new-Fitbit cals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x66011957 I have used sparkpeople in the past and I am just returning. I have a fitbit. I synced it and seems to be working but my big question is why are my calories burned on fitbit about half what SP says I burned for the synced exercise? <BR> <BR> I have looked at posts with this similar question but the answers do not seem to address the question sufficiently. <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance. <BR> <BR> Nickie Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:17:53 EST Is 5500 steps in a day considered "lightly Active" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x66010434 I'm a nurse with a Fitbit Charge. On my work days I average 5000-6000 steps in a day. Sometimes on crazy days, I will surpass 10000. I'm trying to categorize my activity for counting fitness calories against my total calorie intake for SP. I did 10700 steps today, and it says I should eat 3300 calories. I think thats a bit excessive if I'm trying to lose weight. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:11:43 EST Calories consumed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x65994103 When I first purchased my fitbit and for several months after my phone displayed the calories I had consumed from my Spark People nutrition tracker it was really nice . This has not occurred for quite some time . Does anybody know what happened to that feature and is it a Spark thin or a fitbit thing ? Thank you so much in advance for the answer ! Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:20:46 EST back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65977462 Hi all, My name is Debbie. I live in Italy. I am needing to get back into shape. When I get out we walk a lot because we do not have a car. I just need to get out more. I am hoping this motivates me some. It will be nice to get to know some of you. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:42:38 EST Working with the fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65977169 Hi All <BR> I've rejoined Sparkpeople and I've got a 10 day streak going so I thought I'd strap on the fitbit and get some more accurate stats. Looking forward to chatting and sharing some tips. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:01:27 EST Hello, new to fit bit and sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65976883 My names is Sher, I'm 57 and just started this whole process. I need to lose 60 pounds and know that sparkpeople and the fit bit will help. I just got the fit bit and I'm getting it set up. I'm setting my goals starting out slow since I have been inactive for the last ten years, but I will work my way up. I work 8 to 12 hours a day 6 days a week. I have a mentally ill son living with me and my friend is handicapped, On the weekends I have my two grandson's here age 11 and 7. It's hard to fi... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:14:33 EST Anyone want to be friends on fitbit.com? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x65961215 feel free to add me..... tpahl88@gmail.com Sun, 8 Jan 2017 11:58:44 EST Weekly Goal - 2017 - 01/08/17- 01/14/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x65960044 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 09:24:04 EST Hello, Its ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65948154 Hi there, Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Vikki, I have been married for 29 years to my DH. I have 3 very grown up daughters. When I was younger I was very thin and on the go, but after having 3 children the wieght started to pack on and then I was diagnosed with Hypothyriodism. I am ready to really get back into shape and be a healthy ME again. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 16:14:31 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65934096 My name is Melanie. I've had my fitbit for about a year and love it. I just came back to Sparkpeople after losing my motivation for a ridiculously long time. Wed, 4 Jan 2017 20:09:46 EST Now or Never 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65931590 Hi I'm Joyce from South Florida and I have to get healthy beginning NOW. No better time than now for me to get it right by eating healthy with small portions and get back to the gym at 4am. In 2018 I will turn fifty and my doctors are always telling me to loose weight. I have to focus on the never, Never give up, Never let something stop me. So it is now or never for me. Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:34:53 EST Introduce Yourself Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65926206 Hi All - I have been a Sparks People member for a few years. I am looking forward to using my new Fitbit 2 to keep track of how much moving I do. I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2014 and have been struggling to keep my sugar levels down. My doctor wants me to walk 30 minutes each day. I find my Fitbit is helping me. So far I can only manage about 20 minutes, 5 days per week, but I feel confident I will succeed. <BR> <BR> Good Luck to everyone. Tue, 3 Jan 2017 20:28:45 EST Logging food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x65924663 Hello, I have a Charge 2. I have been able to sync my Spark account with my Fitbit. Today I tracked my food at the beginning of the day. It 'synced' successfully with my Fitbit. However, I then changed my mind about something, deleted the food on my Spark tracker and added the alternative. Now both foods appear on the Fitbit and I can't seem to figure out how to delete. Spark is correct... Fitbit won't remove the item even after multiple attempts to 're-sync'. <BR> <BR> Help! Tue, 3 Jan 2017 16:09:16 EST newbie kinda http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65923447 Hi my name is Amanda. I got a fitbit for mother's day so I've used it for a bit. Also have used this site off and on for years, but I need to get my game face on and stay motivated. So I have set goals that I can reach easily and a few that push me. I want to attain them all. So hello and thanks for having me in the group. Tue, 3 Jan 2017 13:16:28 EST New to FitBit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65916893 Hi Everyone!!!! <BR> <BR> Just got my Fitbit Charge HR...looking forward to seeing how it can help me out. Been on SP for a while, off &amp; on, and looking to get myself back on track. Mon, 2 Jan 2017 17:20:07 EST New Fitbit User http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65916689 I have been with SparkPeople for a few years now and have used the Spark Tracker almost from the beginning. I got a Fitbit as a Christmas gift and am excited about taking my fitness to a new level. Mon, 2 Jan 2017 16:49:09 EST Another new member in 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65915597 I'm a new Fitbit user (Fitbit Flex 2), but have been with SP 4 years. <BR> I'm not always consistent with the program..... so will do better in 2017 with the help of this Team! <BR> Mon, 2 Jan 2017 13:48:15 EST New to Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65913789 Hi! I'm Veronica. I've been a member of Sparkpeople for 2 years. The first year I lost 27 pounds and the second year I gained back 15 of them. Time to get serious. I bought my first fitbit and joined a gym (which I haven't been to yet because they were closed yesterday and I'm still recuperating from a cold). Anyway, I'm hoping that this will be the year I reach my goal weight. My 70th birthday will be at the end of this year and I would like to be slim and healthy by then. I would say ... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:30:51 EST Weekly Goal - 2016 - 01/01/17- 01/07/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x65905423 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 10:15:32 EST FitBit one syncing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x65901620 Hi everyone. Was wondering if anyone is having problem syncing their fitbit one on their app? I've been having such problems with it. I went on the forum and got advice and it worked for awhile, but now, sometimes it syncs and sometimes it doesn't. I'm putting in all these steps and I'm not getting the credit with SparkPeople for my fitness because of this. Very annoying. Was wondering if anyone else has this problem and if they found a solution. Thanks!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 19:39:41 EST Eating out and logging food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x65883468 I have recently ate at waffle house. I tried calculating my calories into spark way to much searching and entering and not finding. But when I looked it up I was finding the info mostly through MFP so I downloaded their app and inputted my lunch from waffle house. Now this won't sync to SP but it will sync to fitbit and SP syncs to fitbit. So on the days I eat out and can't find the info on spark I can find it on MFP and still get my calories roughly right by checking it with fitbit. Hope thi... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 23:21:27 EST Weekly Goal - 2016 - 12/25/16- 12/31/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x65862388 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 09:04:01 EST Hello all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65860093 Im Kimber and I just got my new fitbit for Christmas. I'm planning to loose 30 pounds to start and then Ill decide after that if I want to loose more. Look forward to tracking everything and seeing my weight fall off. Sat, 24 Dec 2016 18:48:18 EST Hello All! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65823391 My name is Greta and I am endeavoring to lose 50 pounds over the next year. I'm planning to go slowly because it's going to require a lifestyle change because my current habits are awful and are what got me here in the first place. I am committed to getting started and am open to all helpful advice. Sun, 18 Dec 2016 14:50:33 EST Weekly Goal - 2016 - 12/18/16- 12/24/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x65821354 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 08:53:18 EST Hot tea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x65803774 in the winterI tend to drink alot more coffee and less water... I am thinking of trying to switch to hot tea... would that count as water intake Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:56:54 EST Introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65798110 Hi, all! <BR> <BR> I have had a fitbit HR since about May, and love it. I've had a lot of challenges over the past year; my husband died in February after a 3.5-year struggle with cancer, during which I put on a lot of weight. After his death I started trying to get the weight off, but had a couple of bouts of extreme shortness of breath; finally in May I was diagnosed with diastolic heart failure. The damage to my heart is permanent, but I want to keep it from getting worse. The way to do t... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:30:26 EST I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x65792464 Hi. I'm Amanda. I'm 32, from Texas. I just joined today, and I have no friends on Spark People. Please let me know if you'd like to connect. Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:14:36 EST Weekly Goal - 2016 - 12/11/16- 12/17/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x65778270 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. Due to FitBit.com not having access to the original dashboard I will now be tracking my Active Minutes. My goal is to keep it above 150 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage and my goal is to walk 12 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many steps in my travel I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basi... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:44:26 EST counting calories burned http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x65773379 I know I count the calories that I have personally burned for the day but do I also add the calories burned that my Fitbit shows for the day here on spark? Ex: I personally burned 174 calories from walkin on treadmill. My fitbit shows calories burned for all day of 1034. Do I add the two together and thats the total calories I burned today? Im confused.. ty Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:03:21 EST FitBit One Users - I need your help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x65768513 I'm new to the FitBit One. I used to have a FitBit Zip and found that wearing it on my sneaker, counted the most steps. Some days the One seems to track all of my steps, and other days it doesn't. What am I doing wrong? Where do you wear your to get the most steps tracked? I'm hoping you guys can help me. If not, I'll call FitBit again. Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:50:44 EST