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 How are yo THINspired? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61399253 This is what worked for me. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922308 </link> Mon, 4 May 2015 13:38:49 EST exercise minutes question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61383298 I do not quite understand how the fitbit steps and exercise minutes you input calculate. I the the flex so when I go for a run do I put it in separately in fitbit and sparkpeople? I have noticed that people have recorded their 'all day' activity minutes which is the fitbit and then actual exercise programs separately. Do you take the fitbit off when you do the exercise program activities so it doesn't double up you steps? I hope I'm getting my question across! Sat, 2 May 2015 17:50:39 EST New to fitbit team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61375650 Hello. I am getting back to SP and have a fitbit to help me track steps. I am retired and have been gaining weight due to lack of exercise and overeating but am ready to turn my life around. It is warming up outside so I feel I can do more now that the weather is nice. I have been very sedentary over the winter and gained weight so I am really hoping to get back on track and feel better. I want to wish everyone success in their SP goals and I look forward to getting to know my teammates. Fri, 1 May 2015 19:18:18 EST New Canadian Member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61365311 I am excited to learn that my fitbit and my Sparkspeople page can be linked! I have had my fitbit for two years and have been involved with Sparkpeople for the same amount of time (off and on). It only occurred to me yesterday (obviously I am not tech savy) that it would be nice if the two programs would work together! Thank you Google! And thank you to each and everyone of you - you inspire me! Go TEAM! Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:09:48 EST Newest changes to ftibit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61363148 if you did not see the newsletter here are the new upgrades to fitbit <BR> <BR> <link>fitbit.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/55C0<BR>2B7907EB49A92540EF23F30FEDED/57BFA835A<BR>5D586E1A7F290B8E8FDC6A0 </link> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:21:23 EST Inaccurate Floor & Step Counts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61353261 I have had my FitBit less than a week, and so far I am not too impressed. Yesterday it says that I climbed 40 floors and I know I didn't. Also, I walked into another room & it says that I took over 100 steps and I know that it's right either. And I don't like that you can't delete data or change it. <BR> <BR> Anyone else having these issues? Or how to fix them? Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:04:21 EST Is anyone else's fitbit a bit too needy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61335205 My fitbit says some weird stuff. It started out normal with "You can do it" and "Ready, Jennifer", but then it started asking me to hold it and telling me it loved me and missed me. It sends me kisses too. Does anyone else have problems like this with their fitbit (lol)? Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:17:18 EST fitbit buddies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61330070 looking for fitbit friends to challenge for fun and keep each other motivated here is my link if you like to add me thanks //www.fitbit.com/user/2TJS8T Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:17:28 EST I'm a newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61327281 Hi! My name is Michele and I am new to this group! I just got my first FitBit Zip and am trying to get used to using it! I'm just about to go for a walk by the river; I'll see how far I go today and try to figure ou my stride length! <BR> <BR> I started a FitBit profile too; feel free to add me there if you are on their website! Here's the URL: //www.fitbit.com/user/3D6CK5 <BR> <BR> Have a great Sunday, everyone! Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:11:44 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 04/26/15- 05/02/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x61325167 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>229</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:43:58 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61323863 Hi there. My name is Jennifer and I joined SparkPeople this past week and have been slowly poking around the site. I live in MN and my husband and I have a cat and dog. I am a knitter and crafty girl, a bookwork, and I love to take our old camper out to the state parks and hit the trails. My goal is to make healthier choices and to educate myself on what it takes to get to a healthy weight and to maintain that for life. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:36:10 EST steps v calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17877x36986x61318485 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I have stopped believing my fitbit regarding my steps taken with calories burned. Its seems to have gone haywire.. <BR> <BR> After my work days today I have 11810 steps / 7.51 kms / 4038 calories burned / 69 floors climbed. <BR> <BR> Most of it looks ok, but 4000 calories burned from 11810 steps ? seriously ?? <BR> <BR> Help Sat, 25 Apr 2015 14:14:10 EST SparkPeople Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61297941 Hi, I stumbled onto this site while looking for healthy recipes and I'm so excited about all of the wonderful resources that can be found here. Last year I completed a 12 week challenge and lost almost 20 lbs. I always meant to begin another challenge, but I have become a serial starter/quitter and gained all of the weight back plus more. I know I can stick with it this time! <BR> Everyone here seems so friendly and supportive! I know it’s going to be fun getting to know people here. <BR> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:49:44 EST I LOVE the Food Syncing between SP & Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61292018 I am fairly new to Fitbit and wanted to track my food there, but found that the SparkPeople food tracker is so much better.....has many more food choices etc. Not only that, but I already had put in the time to create certain food groupings, favorites lists, etc. I didn't want to have to reset all of that up in Fitbit. I just discovered that I can enter all of my food in SparkPeople and it syncs right over to my Fitbit account! WAHOO!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Many of you pro... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:44:08 EST 10,000 A Day (I walk a lot at work) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x61276265 4/19: 4,200 (I was sick) <BR> 4/20: 4,273 (Also sick most of the day, wait until tomorrow, I'll look like a champ.) <BR> 4/21: <BR> 4/22: <BR> 4/23: <BR> 4/24: <BR> 4/25: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:10:24 EST changing weekly goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61264342 At some point, I stumbled on how to change the weekly goal. Now I can't find it. I know how to change the daily goal, no problems with that. But I can't remember how to do the weekly. Anyone able to help me? Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:47:54 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 04/19/15- 04/25/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x61262004 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:18:11 EST Anyone shocked at their sleeping cycle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61259650 So I just got my fitbit a couple days ago and I am shocked that even setting the sensitivity to Normal, it says on night 1 I was restless 12 times, and last night 15 times. Seems like a lot o.O Sun, 19 Apr 2015 01:36:24 EST Newbie but Not a Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61259442 Hi everyone! I'm Monique. I'm not newbie to SparkPeople but I haven't been around in a while and decided on a fresh start. I just had baby #2 5 months ago and I'm ready to reclaim my body before we start on baby #3 in 2016. <BR> <BR> I LOVE my FitBit and I'm always looking for people to add to keep me motivated. I want to make a LIFESTYLE change and I need all the help I can get. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:48:38 EST Flex Lights http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61247957 So apparently my Flex is supposed to show a light for every goal achieved? I've done 3 today but no lights. The lights however do work, as they come on when I charge up. Not a mandatory requirement as I can see my progress from my dashboard just fine, just a pondering. Would make it look prettier! Haha! Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:47:43 EST The Hidden Emoticon Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x61245056 We play this on another team that I'm on and it is interesting to see what emoticon shows up. After you click on the "Reply" button, just click on the "Add an Emoticon" button and select any emoticon. Take note of the last number played and substitute the next number in the brackets. Click on "Post Message" and see what emoticon shows up. I'll start the first two! <BR> <BR> NOTE: Sometimes it won't be anything. Sometimes, it will be a surprise! Several of them won't be in Sparks emoticons. ... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:18:53 EST hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61240602 I'm currently training for some walks that I am signed up for this year :) I'm trying to get my step count up and also doing Yoga on the side. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:26:39 EST Battery ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61239436 Just out of curiosity......Once you receive an email notification that you need to charge your battery, does anyone know how much longer you have until that fitbit is dead. <BR> I have a Fitbit Charge. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:28:58 EST Stationary Exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61226325 Was just wondering if anyone can help me with this. Basically I've been having a play with my new flex and went to track exercise and it shows a GPS map and start stop etc. I'm going to try this out in an hour or so taking my dog for a walk. However when I get back I want to go on my treadmill and do a bit more on there as I'm slowly teaching myself to jog haha. But as it is stationary, will it still track the same? Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:24:22 EST FitBit battery life is too short! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61225153 I've had my FitBit Zip for only 6 weeks and the battery is already dead! Is this typical? <BR> <BR> If I have to replace the battery that often, the cost of the batteries will surpass what I paid for the FitBit in no time! Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:01:35 EST Fitbit and SP discrepancy tracking food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61222551 My foods that I track on either Fitbit or SP don't always show up on one or the other. If I track calories on SP, my calories show up on Fitbit incorrectly, and usually report that I have overeaten too many calories when, in reality, I haven't. <BR> <BR> Also, when tracking on Fitbit, my calories are more accurate when calculating exercise. Is any one else having similar problems, and would like some advice. I have contacted Fitbit about similar issues, and they have been good about fixing t... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:08:52 EST EXPLANATION OF CHANGE IN ACTIVE MINUTES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61197842 This topic is for Flex, One, Zip, and Ultra users: <BR> If you depend on your FitBit page as much as I do you probably have recently noticed a change in the ACTIVE MINUTE tile on your page. You are being credited with MORE minutes! I wondered why the change was made and came upon this blog post by a FitBit Moderator. The explanation is clear and helpful in understanding why the change was made. I thought it would be helpful to share with our team: <BR> <BR> <link>http://community.fitbit.com... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11:29:43 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 04/12/15- 04/18/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x61197022 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>523</em> !!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR> <e... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 09:44:12 EST Fitbit Customer Service :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17877x36986x61196305 My Fitbit recently stopped tracking my steps after about a year of use. A friend suggested I call Customer Service. After I described my problem, the rep accessed my records and immediately determined that a replacement was in order. She processed it while I was on the phone and I will have my replacement in a few days. <BR> <BR> Now that's service! Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:30:45 EST Syncing Issues with Flex http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61196219 I have not been able to sync my Fitbit Flex for 2 days. Have any other Flex users had this issue? I have sent an email to customer service, but not expecting an answer for a few days. <BR> <BR> I saw some others with the same complaint on the website and was wondering if this issue is widespread. I have tried everything but still no sync. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:21:36 EST Un linking Fit Bit from SP? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61195114 Since My Fit Bit page is so messed up that I'm not getting any minutes here on SP, if I un link my Fit Bit, is there a way to manually enter data? I get at least 20 minutes a day in, all done using a rollator walker. <BR> <BR> Can any give me a clue? Fit Bit broke my 118 day streak here on SP. Not happy. <em>39</em> Sun, 12 Apr 2015 03:01:14 EST Fit Bit can bite the big one I am boycotting them http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61185296 Fit Bit has now made changes that affect me drastically. I was born with Cerebral Palsy I can't run for ten minutes at a time active or fairly active yet I wok my tail off. I now have a hundred dollar pedometer, it is not syncing and I am getting NO minutes, absolutely nothing. <BR> <BR> They broke my 118 day streak of more than ten minutes a day. <BR> <BR> A disabled person uses three times the energy as a non disabled person. In other words, of I walk one mile it is the equivalent of a no... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 22:24:11 EST FB change on determining active minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61181930 When I noticed the recent change I contacted Fitbit Support. They requested I send this info to the Fitbit Community. If you too are unhappy with the change, please click on the post below and vote in favour of changing it back. <BR> <BR> Posted at: <link>community.fitbit.com/t5/Feature-Requ<BR>ests/Return-to-counting-activity-min-b<BR>outs-of-less-than-10/idi-p/745775 </link> (Click on it to vote.) <BR> <BR> Very disappointed in Fitbit stopping the recognition of exercise minutes of l... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:27:39 EST announcement from fb on active minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61167098 <BR> We’ve made some changes to your active minutes! <BR> <BR> We’ve made some improvements to active minutes that are changing how we calculate that stat and how you see it on your Fitbit dashboard. <BR> <BR> One of the main changes we made was to only count active minutes when you do an activity for 10 minutes or more, because that’s the guideline suggested by organizations like the American Heart Association. <BR> <BR> This 10-minute rule means that walking to refill your coffee might... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 23:25:06 EST Too many calories with fitbit synced http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61163759 How can this be accurate? I have my SP set up to where my fitness calories burned is factored in with my nutrition but I think I am going to change it back to where it isn't. If I actually ate as much as my fitbit says I burned (minus my deficit I have set up so I can lose weight), I would eat over 2000 calories a day. That seems way too high for me. I want to lose about 65 pounds so I am at the high end of a healthy BMI. I walk about 6000-8000 steps a day, so nothing huge. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 16:18:20 EST Getting impatient with Fitbit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61161316 I know that fitbit was or still is having an issue with syncing fitbit through the fitbit connect. I have a new fitbit that I want to set up with my account, but everytime I got to set up a new fitbit device I get an "error" message. Is this still part of the problem they were having yesterday with syncing? If so I really wish they would fix it. <BR> I can't sync my steps at all until I get my new fitbit set up with my account. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 10:39:29 EST Compare http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61152320 I have a Fitbit Zip that was given to me by the Wellness program at my job. Any reason I should upgrade to one of the "fancier" versions? Tue, 7 Apr 2015 12:08:49 EST Looking 4 friends who walk between 15K & 20K a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61152056 Hi i use the phone app and send out challenge invites for daily showdown, goal, workweek hustle and weekend warrior. If u are interested in keeping up your activity level please feel free to friend me. cheers, barbyk Tue, 7 Apr 2015 11:42:27 EST New to Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61149071 Good Morning All. I'm new to Fitbit, but not to SP. <BR> <BR> I had a BodyMedia, which I absolutely loved, but Jawbone absorbed the company and stopped making the BM and mine quit working so I had to find something else. I tried the Jawbone and it is a really good product, but I wasn't happy with the fact that I could only get it on my phone/tablet (I still like to use my desktop in the evenings) and it is not bluetooth, you have to plug it into your earphone jack. So now I am onto the Fitbi... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 07:05:09 EST Fitbit frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61147088 I could cry.....no, I am crying! <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I was so excited when I got my fitbit flex 3/27/15. Yesterday 4/5/15, my battery had a full charge. Today 4/6/15 it went completely dead sometime in the early evening. The last sync was 2:49 pm. After recharging, it will no longer sync to my computer or Samsung Galaxy S3. I've reset the tracker using the paperclip in the pin hole more than a dozen times. I've re-booted my computer and cell phone. It still will not sync. I get... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 22:33:29 EST Hi Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61145929 Hi, My name is Rita, I'm 63 but oh so much younger in spirit! Trying to lose at least 25 pounds. <BR> Walk about 3-4 miles a few times a week. Also love yoga and take a couple of classes. <BR> Just got a Fitbit and other than tracking steps I'm not really sure what the value of it is, since I already used RunKeeper and other such things. Maybe I'm just not getting it????? Mon, 6 Apr 2015 20:19:59 EST needing friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61143496 hello everyone happy Monday. i was wondering if anyone works out only at home using dvds (i also have a treadmill and stationery bike) and has a fitbit. i am looking for friends that can help me lose weight and understand the fitbit and correct way to use it. Mon, 6 Apr 2015 15:09:01 EST Hi everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61140429 So, my son and I just got the FitBit Flex this weekend and are super excited to use them. I love how it tracks sleep! A little worried it is over calculating my steps however, as it calculated 16 steps from me rolling out of bed onto my knees. I figure though, even if it isn't super accurate it still is motivating me to move more! Took it to Curves with me this morning for my workout and it didn't count any active minutes, boo! Don't know if I need to push even harder, or maybe it isn't ... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 09:50:49 EST Getting fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61139053 i am a 55 year old women who wants to get strong and continue to live an active life style. Weight loss would be a bonus ( would like to loose 20lbs but really want to increase my strength so that I can continue to garden, hike play with my grand kids. My goal for this July is to be able to get up on one water ski again. I skied a lot through out my thirties and have not in 15 years. I am going back to my favorite vacation spot of Lake Powell with my kids and grand kids and I want to get up a... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 07:28:39 EST Fitbit Flex Steps while standing still http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61135874 I have had my fitbit flex for about a month. I was showing my boyfriend the other day and as I was showing him I was walking in place and holding my phone. When I stopped walking and only had my hand going it was still putting in steps. How accurate is my steps going to be if it adds steps when I am standing still. Does anyone else have this problem or know how to get them to stop when standing still. Sun, 5 Apr 2015 20:56:30 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 04/05/15- 04/11/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x61131612 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>199</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 09:56:37 EST SP not syncing ANY fitbit minutes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61120104 I've been using SP and a fitbit zip for years. Usually, I sync my fb daily and depending on the number of steps, I usually get anywhere from 40 to 120+ minutes on my SP account. Until today. It shows my steps, but shows 0 minutes. Is this a temporary glitch, or has SP changed the way fb syncs? I don't want to have to estimate my minutes and enter stuff twice. Thanks for any help! Fri, 3 Apr 2015 23:56:44 EST Excited to get fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61115895 Hi all, <BR> <BR> thanks for having me. I just figured out how to connect my fitbit to Spark. This is so great now I just use one app for all my tracking. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 13:10:31 EST fitbit travel question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61107309 My husband and I are going to visit his family soon. I just got my fitbit last week, so I don't want to stop wearing it already, and get out of the habit. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know how long the fitbit flex can keep it's memory between syncs? I want to avoid bringing our netbook, and I don't want to have to install anything on anyone else's computer, so I was hoping to just bring the charger and wait to sync the whole two weeks at once when we get home. <BR> <BR> My phone is too old to us... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 14:41:50 EST Thinking of Buying one... PROS/CONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61096674 I have been thinking about the HR version. What are some pros and cons that you have run into . <BR> <BR> Thank you <BR> Jess Wed, 1 Apr 2015 13:21:43 EST New to Sparkpeople and Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61095710 Hi, I'm Caitlin. I'm 25 years old and new to Sparkpeople and Fitbit. I'm loving both so far and am looking forward to learning from you all. Feel free to add me as a friend as I could use the encouragement! Thank you! Wed, 1 Apr 2015 11:25:58 EST April goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x61092719 since this is first of april...I looked back at march steps and averaged 58,000 a week... so I am challenging myself to 63,000 a week or 9000 a day.... I know some days I get easily... but others I dont... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:25:25 EST fitbit steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17877x36986x61092407 Hi all :-) <BR> <BR> Question. <BR> <BR> Exercising allows us to eat more calories (if we want to of course) <BR> So my question is. Is it a good idea to let spark work out how many calories "extra" I can eat when I input my fitness for the day.. I am actually feeling like its a bit of a cheat. <BR> <BR> For example I get about 2000 calories a day. Exercising might give me an extra 500 calories. So all told 2500 cals.. Is it a false economy to add these into my daily cal intake ? (which is... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 06:34:46 EST Hi there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61090994 Getting back in the game with my routine and using my fit bit as well! I hope to get my strength back after having hip arthroscopy to repair a separated labrum. Added the weight too! Anyway I'm trying this again and could use encouragement! :-) Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:54:49 EST Good Morning, Great Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61073055 Hi gang.... <BR> <BR> My name is Dorrie and I am 44 years old. Like many others, I have been on the weight roller-coaster my entire life. Unfortunately, I was under a lot of stress the last three years and my weight ballooned to 240+ lbs. I felt horrible and looked even worse. <BR> <BR> A year ago, I decided enough was enough and decided that I needed to change things for ME! I lost 45 pounds and was feeling happy, proud, and healthy. Then life hit again and I let the control slip. ... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:34:49 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 03/29/15- 04/04/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x61065126 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>229</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:39:16 EST Fitbit ankle strap? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61064588 How accurate is fitbit flex for a cycling class? <em>332</em> I think the fitbit measures arm movement. With the stationary bike in cycle classes, the majority of the movement is in my legs. I was looking for a way to wear it on my ankle. Does anyone know where to find a fitbit ankle strap? Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:40:01 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61058814 Hi all <BR> <BR> I have been on Sparkpeople for several years now - well if I am being honest on and off... I got my fitbit HR at the end of January and absolutely love it. My family may even go as far as saying i am a little psycho when it comes to it ;) It's amazing how motivated I am to reach my steps... Looking forward to keeping up with everyone ;) Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:40:05 EST Fitbit Wanna Be....advice needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61057835 I have looked at ads but I don't know any actual users. I would like to purchase a Fitbit or similar tracker as I believe it will be a great motivational tool. However, I do not know much about yhem and would like some input from current users. I am a walker and biker who would eventually like to run...although it's going to take some time to get back in shape. I also have stairs where I work, so I'd like something that will work in those scenerios...I also am a bit technologically chall... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:09:19 EST Fitbit Charge Dongle won't sync to new band. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61045140 So we bought my boyfriend a fitbit charge, but when we try to sync it to the dongle, it won't work. We've taken mine out of the house and it still won't find his. Tried finding his using my dongle....still no dice. The Charge lights up and shows all the information it's supposed to, it just refuses to let the dongles recognize it!!! <BR> <BR> ANYONE know what to do? Is the wristband defective? Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:06:33 EST Your fitbit account #s/adding friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61023100 Hi how do you guys know your fitbit account #? and I've tried copying and pasting the fitbit url into the fitbit.com [my profile/add friends] but the url address does not work. Any ideas? <BR> Reason i ask is that on my phone app if i want to add friends i need an email address or it doesn't seem to work. thanks b Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:13:13 EST Friends on the phone app? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x61021860 Hi all, I sent out a bunch of friend invites on the fitbit website,some have accepted. <BR> <BR> My problem is that on my phone app I have a challenge screen which in which I can invite friends to compete with me. The problem is in order to have the friends who've accepted my invites on the web application, I seem to need their email addresses. I cannot figure out how to contact the webfriends from the Ottawa fitbit [website] group so that I can get their email addresses. Any ideas? Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:41:54 EST New to the Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x61012809 Hi everyone! I am so excited to find other FitBit users. I want to be able to get a actual FitBit soon since I only use my iPhone 6 right now. I don't know whether I should get the Flex because it's cheaper or the Charge HR because I like the heart rate reader. <BR> <BR> https://www.fitbit.com/user/24FPMR if you want to add me as a friend. I would love to compete with others. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:17:30 EST Weekly Goal 3/22-3/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x61011337 Going for 56,000 this week <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> 3/22-5,671 <BR> 3/23-7,789 <BR> 3/24-6,744 <BR> 3/25- <BR> 3/26- <BR> 3/27- <BR> 3/28- Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:26:46 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 03/22/15- 03/28/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60999762 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:31:36 EST How do you sync the Zip on your computer and phone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60998965 I had two Flex Fit Bits fail on me. I got a Zip and it won't sync on my computer or phone but it will sync in SP. Go figure! How do you get your Zip to sync on your computer and your phone? I'm about to give up on Fit Bit! Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:49:22 EST Fitbit Tracker connect http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60995581 I connected the Fitbit Tracker and SparkPeople. The Fitbit fitness tracker shows up in SparkPeople okay but the SparkPeople nutrition will not show up in Fitbit. I have disconnected and connected again, shut down my computer and logged in again and synced again but nothing shows up foodwise. Any suggestions? Sat, 21 Mar 2015 19:23:46 EST Re: Fitbit challenges on phones http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60995170 To all my friends, I just want you to know I only do the Daily Goal challenge. Until my knee is better, and I don't know how long this is going to take, my goal is 2K a day. Today, I've already overdid and can tell that I did. So I don't want anyone's feelings to be hurt. I appreciate all the challenge invites. But that's life. I start PT next week on my knee. I'm hoping by summer, I'll be able to get back to 10K a day. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18:13:44 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60992252 I got the new FitBit Charge HR and trying to utilize it to its full potential. Previously was on SparkPeople so I have a lot of my food logged on here. Not quite sure how all this works together but willing to try it out and see if I have the time to stick with it all. Thanks for the invite - haven't been with a group before so this is well will be new and interesting. If anyone has any tips to share on how to utilize the fitbit and spark people app together or any other apps that can be used... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 11:12:56 EST A - Z uses for WATER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x60984872 March 20 is Water for a Sustainable World, 2015...the UN World Water Day <BR> This link takes you to information on assessment of how the World is doing with its Water. <BR> <BR> Of particular interest this year the UN is asking countries to break down provided information into gender specific content. This would include 'access to sanitation'and 'access to clean water'. <BR> <link>www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-scienc<BR>es/environment/water/wwap/wwdr/2015-wa<BR>ter-for-a-sustainable-worl... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 12:33:56 EST Looking for new friends on fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60961557 I love my fitbit and it has really changed how i live life but I'm looking for new people to connect with, because friends make this great www.fitbit.com/user/37TC8C <BR> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:12:21 EST Fitbit One Issues??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60955587 I've had my Fitbit One for a couple of years now and it usually works just fine. I was at the gym on the treadmill last night and had the app on my phone open watching my step count climb higher and higher (it's the little things when you are on the treadmill!)...anyway, I had gotten just over 10K when my time was up so I closed the app grabbed my stuff and went to the car. When I checked not 10 minutes later (I'd been riding in the car during that time) it showed that I had over 12k. It usua... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:59:48 EST fitbit charge hr and surge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60937984 Hi I'm looking into upgrading my fitbit and I'm wondering if you can track the same calories burned for any cardio activity on the fitbit charge hr that you can do on the fitbit surge? I see that the fitbit surge lets you track a variety of workouts like weights cardio swimming running etc and with the added features this watch costs more. Couldn't you do this kind of workout tracking on the fitbit charge hr? Just wondering what is the difference and if anyone has any experience with thi... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 14:11:04 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 03/15/15- 03/21/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60936387 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>523</em> !!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR> <em... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:39:46 EST Fable/Folktale week...Which are in SparkPeople? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x60928722 Folktales and Fables, Which ones have morals useful in Spark People? <BR> <BR> <link>www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/70-folkt al es-and-fables-from-around-the-world/ </link> <BR> Myths, legends, fables and folktales are types of stories originally passed by word-of-mouth, but are now found in writing. They vary in their subject matter, from explaining the natural world and delivering life lessons, to exaggerated events and people grounded in history. What they have in common, though, is the... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:27:34 EST Work Issue With Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60925656 I'm an intensive care nurse, and we are not allowed to wear anything up to our elbows. I can wear the fitbit charge HR on my days off and prior to and after work, but not during. Would it make sense for me to also get a fitbit charge to wear during my work day so that my overall expenditure is calculated? Sat, 14 Mar 2015 01:02:23 EST friends on fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60902645 Greetings, I was seeing if anyone would like to be friends on Fitbit? If so you can add me at: https://www.fitbit.com/user/377699 Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:34:55 EST My Fitbit won't sync ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60899951 My Fitbit is fully charged, and was working fine until last last evening. When I was getting into bed, the app and my computer said it couldn't find my tracker. I tried resetting it but still nothing. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:28:19 EST New to Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60878552 Hi, just got my Fitbit and have worn it for a week straight. I like it a lot! Mon, 9 Mar 2015 06:24:26 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 03/08/15- 03/14/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60870374 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>199</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 09:51:24 EST New to Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60852150 Hello. My name is Chris and I am a type 2 diabetic. I was diagnosed 13 years ago and have gone through a long series of being "good" and being "bad". As of January 1st I am back to being "good". Had a good Dr's appointment this week but I mentioned that even with the changes in diet and exercise I still fell tired a lot. She asked about my sleep patterns and recommended getting a monitor. I already had a watch/pedometer/heart rate monitor but it did not track sleep. So I ordered the Fi... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 07:25:13 EST Charge HR sizing question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60849090 I have decided to buy the HR. I want a medium but I realize they are not to be found. I fit into the small with 3-4 extra "holes". Does it take a while to get used to? Neither the small or large feels right. Do I wait for the medium or just get used to it? I don't normally wear a watch, so it feels odd. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 21:02:00 EST Fitbit on sale at Targets in Canada! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60835470 Hello all. <BR> <BR> My local target has 25% off on fitbits. Charges and flexes. The Charge is the burgundy colour. $104 plus tax! Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:18:06 EST Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60833155 I have connected my Aria scales to SP and it is telling me my weight is 76.77 pounds <BR> Which is wrong <BR> How can I un connect my scales <BR> Thanks Tabatha <BR> Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:44:54 EST Hello! :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60830520 Hello all! I have had an account with SP for a long time, but haven't really posted on many boards. I don't know exactly why, but just didn't. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I was reading through some of the posts, and you all sound very friendly and supportive. I am really looking for some support and motivation. I am trying very hard to stick with it and lose about 35 lbs that I've been carrying around for far too long. <BR> <BR> I know that I have several things I need to work on, and goals... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 01:20:23 EST Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60811653 Good morning everyone! Hope you all are having a fabulous day! I have 2 Fitbit questions. I'm sure they have been ask before, but I can seem to find them. 1st Any advice on how to get 10,000 steps in when you sit behind a desk all day. I am going to start walking at lunch which will help but this is only my second day using it so I'm not sure how many steps that will be. 2nd If I have my Fitbit synced to SP to I still need to enter in the exercise that I do or will that be like entering ... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:36:03 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60807005 I've had a Fitbit Flex for over a year now and I decided I needed some extra motivation so I got on here and found out I could link them! I've very excited to try it out tomorrow. I'm a single mom of a soon to be teenager (ugh!!) and live near Pittsburgh, PA. We are snowed in so there will be no outside exercising any time soon! Sun, 1 Mar 2015 21:24:54 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60806838 My name is Beth and I live in Northern Virginia. I've been on Sparkpeople since 2009 and got my Fitbit One for Christmas. I just synced the two today!! Love my fitbit and would love to have some fitbit friends! My spark id is: fitbit.com/user/33H37D and my email is bgilligan2@gmail.com. I haven't quite figured out finding friends on that site but would love it if you could find me. :) Sun, 1 Mar 2015 21:04:11 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60804776 My name is Diane and I live in VA. I just bought my Fitbit Charge HR Friday. Got it set up today and so far I really love it. We had freezing rain here this morning so I had to wait for it to stop so I could get out and go for a walk in the snow. I think if I didn't have my Fitbit, I would have used the bad weather as an excuse, but I really wanted to get those steps up so I got a mile in! I also started the 30 day Walkabout Challenge so hopefully between the two I will stay motivated! Good l... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 17:06:43 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 03/01/15- 03/07/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60801735 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>229</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:14:26 EST Hi there, new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60793211 Hello! I am here to lose 20-30 pounds, get toned, and live a healthier lifestyle. I have been an avid runner for the past several years, but have gotten out of if over the past several months because of work and the bitter cold. I've had trouble with my weight for as long as I can remember and would like to end that once and for all. I think my biggest problem is motivation to keep going (I've lost and gained the same 5-9 pounds more times than I can count!). Any help and support is greatly a... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:43:39 EST new member-need fit bit friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60793109 Im a mom a three boys looking to lose all this baby weight and back to my sexy bod for my hubby. Being a busy mom I need motivation, so i need fit bit friends. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:28:57 EST i'M A NEWBIE HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60792188 I started using my Fitbit last week and am addicted! I'm a office worker, tied to a desk and so I've found it challenging to get more steps in, but the Fitbit is very motivating. Two other employees and I compare our steps each day as a little more motivatiohn. Who knew getting lost at Kohls would be good (at least in steps). Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:42:59 EST inacurate sync of fitbit active minutes to Sparkpe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60770165 I have over 4391 active minutes from Fitbit this month (February) and you only show around 2460 active minutes on Sparkpeople . I was wondering why? thanks. Last month didn't show the right total either <BR> Thanks <BR> Ken Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:59:16 EST Question re: Fitbit vs. Spark Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60751569 I have a question hopefully someone can answer. I have a FitBit and was told that if I walk on a treadmill, for some serious walking, other than my daily steps, that I should log onto the FitBit website and log it, and it will automatically "adjust" with Sparkpeople. Only problem is you never see the "credit" show up on Sparks, unlike you you manually enter it under exercise. Do any of you take your FitBit off while walking/jogging on a treadmill so you can manually enter the miles/time, or ... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:17:55 EST Excited About the Sync http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60749099 Hi All! My name is Gail and I've actually been a member of Sparkpeople for a couple years now, but I've struggled to use the site and all the features properly. I'm the type of person that has tried all kinds of weight management products, but I've consistently come back to Sparkpeople for a number of reasons. The biggest is there is so much available in one place. Tracking, motivation, points. Who doesn't like points and rewards. I've yet to hit my main goals but I haven't given up. ... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:54:33 EST Stair Climber Stats off http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60741271 Does anyone else notice that the stair climber stats are way off? I went up and down to do laundry 4 x's this am - 4 climbs up a flight - it only measured 3 of them. Then, when I got to work I specifically took the stairs - up 4 flights - just to see how it would measure them. It counted 1 for all 4 flights. Any ideas? Anything I might be doing wrong? Thanks! Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:07:01 EST Sleep tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60737844 Do I need to do anything to turn this on or is it automatic? How does it know when I am sleeping? Thanks so much! Sun, 22 Feb 2015 20:09:26 EST Help Please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60737234 I just got the Charge and the tracking is in miles. Does anyone know how I can change it to kms? Thanks so much! Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:40:51 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 02/22/15- 02/28/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60732799 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:43:26 EST HELP! My Fitbit One bit the dust.Need an app! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60732065 Ok my Fitbit stopped working yesterday. The display stopped lighting up. Ive had my ONE for 2 yrs. I already have something in with Customer Service to see if I can get a replacement or get a new one at a discount price. <BR> <BR> However in the mean time is there any good FREE app I can use with my iPhone to count my steps while I'm without my FitBit????? Sun, 22 Feb 2015 08:31:35 EST Fitbit zip battery problems? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60728044 Has anyone else experienced poor battery life with the fitbit zip? The battery that came with it last for a really long time, longer than the 6 months that it's supposed to. I changed the battery a few weeks ago and the level is now at 50%. I've tried all the suggestions I found on the fitbit website (fiddling with the little metal piece inside the battery compartment etc.) to no avail. Not sure what I should do. Keep replacing the battery? Just get a new zip? Or should I just switch to the f... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 18:41:34 EST Glad to Be Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60726945 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm really looking forward to being a part of this site and making a change in my life. After being overweight all of my life, I am ready to make a serious difference and set attainable goals. I look forward to meeting new people and encouraging everyone to do their best. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you! :) <BR> <BR> Until next time, <BR> Vanessa Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:45:55 EST Staying in the zone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60724163 I am having a hard time keeping it in the green. It seems all day I am usually under but in the evening I am over. Is anyone else having this problem? Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:38:44 EST Fitbit Flex / Elliptical http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60724155 Does the fitbit flex pick up "steps" from using the elliptical? Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:37:52 EST Have a Fitbit Charge HR and loving it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60711500 Two grown daughters and 5 grandkids (same daughter), yep she has 5 boys. Bought a Charge HR on a whim and I like it a lot. Already made 10,000 steps a couple times. Boy does it let you know when you do. Really like the connection to my phone to tell me who's calling. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:39:26 EST Help 'steps' from non-walking exercises? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60697629 Hi! <BR> <BR> How do you all count your "other" exercises that don't include walking onto the Fitbit website? My job is basically two hours of hard scrubbing of giant dirty pans--like washing the Jolly Green Giant's greasy dishes. I do it as fast as I can and usually have sweat dripping into my eyes. But there's no walking. No "steps". Is there a way to count that on there so it counts as steps? I see if I log in "washed dishes" it'll let me estimate calories, but I'm working my butt off and... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:25:16 EST New Fitbit group to join http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60696956 Hi all! I noticed a few people wanting to add friends to Fitbit. It's easier when there is a group to join. I set up a group: 5-10K Fitbit Users Unite! that anyone can join but would like to see it restricted to those of us with moderate step goals of 5-10K per day. You can find it here: <link>https://www.fitbit.com/groups </link> <BR> Let's get walking! Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:55:22 EST Tips to get walking more? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60696386 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I'm new to Sparkpeople but not to Fitbit. I've had my Fitbit for almost a year now and love it. When I first got it (also when the weather was nicer), I was surpassing my step goal almost daily and really getting a lot out of it. Now that there are 3 feet of snow on the ground, I'm having a hard time motivating to be walking. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any words of wisdom to get walking despite the cold?? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> -Allison Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:45:47 EST Does your Fitbit give motivational messages? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60693355 I just bought a Charge HR and it doesn't talk to me. Everyone said my fitbit would talk! Or give motivational messages Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:48:59 EST How long have you had your Fitbit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60693250 Fitbiters, I may have missed this topic but I will ask the question. How long have you had your Fitbit and what is the expected life of a Fitbit. The reason I am asking I have had mine a full 2 tears and it is a part of my family. <em>30</em> .Am I going to wake up one day and my Fitbit has gone to Fitbit Heaven. I would be so sad. Tell me some of your experiences. I would love to hear them. <em>304</em> Have a good day America!!! Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:36:43 EST Nobody likes a QUITTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60682902 Hi, 3rd or 4th time on spark. Felt overwhelmed at first but finally getting the hang of it. I am 44, WOW 44 and I want to be healthy and happy at 100. Losing 25lbs will help me get started, but I want to maintain a healthy life so that I can be the grammie chasing her grandchildren in the yard. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:59:11 EST new to fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60666792 I just got my fitbit from the mailbox less than an hour ago. I THINK I have it synced up with this site and understand how things work. one thing I cant understand is the smilies. right now it looks like either an open mouth smile or its sticking its tongue out at me. I tried to google for more clarification but came up empty handed. do you guys have any insight to share? how many similies are there and what do they mean? Sun, 15 Feb 2015 14:40:46 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 02/15/15- 02/21/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60663968 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>523</em> !!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR> <e... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:55:45 EST Fitbit user http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60662964 Hello Spark People. My name is Yvonne aka RACHERRY, and I am pretty new to Fitbit/Spark. I have a Fitbit Flex and so far have earned a trophy for my first 26 miles and another for 70 miles. I am married (Richard), with 1 adult child and one grandchild who is almost 4 and just came into our lives through adoption. Oh yea, I'm 67 years old and have lost 22 pounds so far with another 40 or so to go. I love audio books, reading books, and trying different recipes. I live about 10 minutes fr... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 06:00:50 EST I need Fitbit friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60661291 Please add me. Aliciaurd@me.com Sat, 14 Feb 2015 21:45:13 EST Fitbit steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17877x36986x60612684 So proud of me! 27000 yesterday want to do this everyday! Mon, 9 Feb 2015 20:17:54 EST Fitbit Charge Question - please help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60605616 Just lost my second ONE because it Somehow fell out of it's little thing, and it SHOULD have fell right into my pocket but did not. I ordered the Charge and then see online that they are selling all kinds of things to keep it from falling off? Anyone have this problem? Mon, 9 Feb 2015 07:43:27 EST New to Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60597732 Hello This is my 1st week with Fitbit. It will be a nice change on knowing how active I really am. Been doing cardio and strength training with resistance bands and in first month 8 pounds lost. I am going for 2 pounds a week so it is nice I am hitting my goals without.. New to me this month is making sure I am walking enough. Sun, 8 Feb 2015 11:35:54 EST Saying Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60596880 Hello and Good Morning all I am new here and I have had my fit bit for a year now and l ove it. Message me, check out my page even friend me if you like. <em>41</em> Have a great day! Sun, 8 Feb 2015 09:52:23 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 02/08/15- 02/14/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60596298 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>199</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 08:54:19 EST Hello: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60592195 I've had a fitbit for awhile and really like it. I'm trying to post my food entry every day. Struggling to lose weight and hoping that joining will help me keep motivated. <BR> Sat, 7 Feb 2015 19:54:36 EST Upgrading? Which would you choose? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60586359 I have a zip. I'm frustrated with it, because I'm burning through batteries like crazy. I've spent far more on batteries than the device cost at this point and the WASTE! So, I am going to upgrade. <BR> <BR> But, I'm a runner. I'm pretty active. And so I've been looking at upgrading to the Charge HR. But I am concerned because I have heard it counts arm swing and with kids, I'm often walking around with a baby in my arm and my arms aren't swinging. <BR> <BR> For that reason, I'm consideri... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 07:31:24 EST New fitbit user http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60584386 Hi I received a fitbit one for Christmas. Use it mainly for step tracking. Want to learn how to maximize its features. Fri, 6 Feb 2015 22:42:20 EST FitBit Aria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60564005 Anyone have one? and how do you like it? Is it worth the price? I am considering requesting one for my birthday next month. Wed, 4 Feb 2015 20:57:42 EST Hello! Anyone for 10,000 steps a day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60555234 Hi, My name is Richard Fair and I am a 65 year old retired educator. I git my Fitbit during my last year of teaching because I was wondering about how much walking I was doing on our rather large campus. Since retiring I have not been as active as I should be and I know that it is time. As a young man, I was a distance runner and I even ran the mile in under 4 minutes, which, at that time, was a big deal. Once I started with the computer stuff, I found myself more "desk-locked" and not as act... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 01:02:13 EST Need Some Salad Help...Gettin' Boring Over Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60552228 I am looking for low carb/low calorie options for a salad topper. Something crunchy to take the place of a crouton. Ideas? Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:34:58 EST Strange Weight Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60552181 I am new to this team, having just recently synced my fitbit zip to Sparkpeople. Since doing this, my logged weight changes frequently through the day... by itself!! Some times I am over 400lbs, and sometimes I am 84 lbs. Has anyone else experienced this problem? I would be interested to hear about it and if you managed to correct the problem! Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:28:33 EST Really Wish FitBit..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60550511 I am at work and my fitbit died. I have it plugged in now charging. I have the flex. I really wish it would sync with my phone during times its charging. I hate I am not getting credit for my steps right now...ugh Tue, 3 Feb 2015 16:00:44 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60547318 Hello, everyone. My name is Sarah (27). My main goal is to actually remember to use my Fitbit Zip. I'm usually forgetting it (I'm really not a morning person). When I do use it, my steps don't really get that high, since I work at a desk, but I use the Fitbit as a motivator to get up and move around throughout the day. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 10:12:25 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60536343 I'm Charlie. I have been using a fitbit flex four a year. Just upgraded to a Charge. Joined Spark about a month ago. Hoping to lose some weight, and increase exercise. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 11:06:36 EST Hello spark world http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60534060 I started a few years ago, but didn't really pursue it to much. Now I'm going to try harder and get myself healthier. I can use some confidence boosters and motivational helpers along the way. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 08:35:07 EST How do you set goal for # of step on FB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60530609 I've just spent the last 15 minutes on my FB dashboard trying to figure out how to set the goal of my daily number of steps and I can't find it. Can someone help me, please? <BR> <BR> Thank you. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 21:25:02 EST New to Fit bit. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60525188 Hi everyone from frigid Woodbury MN. Just got a new Fitbit One after having a Flex for a few weeks....Now I need to sync it to my Sparkpeople and do some treadmill........I am also on the Paleo Diet and Wheat Belly Teams in attempt to marry exercise with healthy eating but I see that this team is much more active in exchanging ideas about exercise.......Greetings to all.........Dean... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:44:07 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 02/01/15- 02/07/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60524024 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>229</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:46:24 EST Fitbit Charge - Floors climbed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60510334 I'm just curious if anyone else has noticed this with the fitbit - even with my old Fitbit One, it would tell me that I'd climbed like 4 flights of stairs by the end of the day when I hadn't been on ANY. I can't tell if it's just confused (like when I lean down at work, for example, or crouch to pick something up) or if it's trying to guesstimate based on incline. <BR> <BR> Has anyone else noticed this? Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:01:56 EST How do you log your workouts when wearing your fb? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60509966 Hi- I am sorry if this has been asked already. I did try to search but I am on a tablet making that difficult. I wear my fitbit all day. Tonight at the gym I did 30 minutes om the treadmill. It synced my steps but what do i do about calories and do i still log my fitness minutes? Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:23:24 EST 2014 Year in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60505184 Did everyone get their 2014 FitBit Year in Review? I got mine just today...a little late but still! Very exciting! <BR> <BR> 2,300 miles (3,700km) <BR> 5,304,139 steps <BR> <BR> My most active day was 33062 steps Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:12:02 EST Ticked off with my Fitbit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60498221 This is my second day with my Fitbit flex. I have been looking forward to getting this for myself for a month or two now. To tell you the truth now that I have it, I'm not to happy with it. <em>39</em> <BR> I went on a 6 mile walk today pushing my mother in a wheelchair and the Fitbit shows that I only walked 1.9 miles with only 4000 steps for the day and only 9 very active minutes? I don't understand how that can be. It is fully charged, and on my dominant wrist. I bought this so I would... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:06:22 EST Syncing Fitbit and Spark? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60487754 Hi Everyone! <BR> Forgive me. A bit of a noob here. Can someone explain to me how I can get my Fitbit to sync with Spark? It syncs with the FitBit app but I can't get the info to transfer. <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for your help! <BR> Cheers! <BR> Jill Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:10:23 EST Fit For Food - FitBit helping to feed America http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60485215 I found this in the FitBit Facebook group. I've signed up. It's an easy way to help feed people here in the States. We all burn calories everyday, now those calories can help others. Anyone want to join me? <BR> <BR> Between February 3, 2015 and March 3, 2015, for each active calorie burned by program participants, Fitbit will make a donation to Feeding America at the rate of $.00015 per calorie up to $150,000 for 1 billion calories (which purchases 1.5 million meals). <BR> <BR> FitForFood... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:54:48 EST Charge - Button fell off :-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60484405 Hello everyone. I'm on my fifth fitbit but my first charge and woke up this morning and the button had fallen off. I've contacted customer service but was curious to see if anyone else had this issue as well? Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:39:20 EST Excessive Calories burned http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60473219 Yesterday I had a normal day of activity and went on a 30 minute walk. Total I got about 12,116 steps. My Fitbit is synched to Spark and it said that I burned over 900 calories. Does this seem a bit excessive for a normal day with only a 30 minute walk? Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:09:00 EST New fitbit user http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60465408 Hello everyone! My name is Rachel and I just bought my very first fitbit HR today. Using it with my SP. It's always great to know my overall activities. I'm hopeful that I achieve my goal to shed 100lbs. By next year! So help me God!!!! &#128526;&#128170;&#128170;&#128591;&#1285<BR>19; Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:13:14 EST Fitbit Surge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60455986 Anyone having problems with the new fitbit surge. Only had it a few days but 3/3 days, when I do a walk with the GPS after about a mile or 15 minutes, it just stops counting miles. Anyone else having this problem?? Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:18:37 EST Hi All, Another new Fitbit owner http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60453966 Hi all, My name is Kim, I just bought the fitbit flex today. I am really excited to start using this. And learning how to. I look forward to getting to know everyone. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 17:38:18 EST 2 Newbies here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60449749 HI-I am Hattie, and my hubby is Allen (Aphawki1) We both got our FitBit Charges yesterday. <BR> <BR> I have been a SP member for almost 3 years, and my hubby is brand new. We are both in our late 30's and want to get healthy/active before we hit the big 40. Our November 'know your numbers' health numbers(our yearly check-in, sponsored by Allen's work) Showed that we both have high triglycerides, and are overweight. Well we are changing that! <BR> <BR> Cheers to new beginnings! <BR> <... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:17:25 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 01/25/15- 01/31/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60449417 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:41:16 EST Fitbit App vs. Fitbit.com - Info inaccurate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60444679 Does anyone else have issues with the information NOT being the same? <BR> <BR> For example: <BR> <BR> My phone will tell me I'm under budget for calories in vs. calories out BUT fitbit.com will tell me I'm over budget. <BR> <BR> Which one do I believe? LOL! Does anyone have this issue as well and is there a fix? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance!!! <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:48:01 EST How are you using your FitBit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60440583 Hi <BR> <BR> My name is Ricky and I am a fitbitter! I have been actively using my FitBit Flex for the last few months. FitBit is helping me to be active, although some days I don't meet my goals at all! <BR> <BR> I would love to hear how you are using your FitBit! <BR> <BR> I am undertaking this research project at University College London in the United Kingdom to understand the usage of and attitudes towards FitBit. <BR> <BR> I am looking for fellow fitbitters to take part in the surv... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:53:51 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60440010 Hi my name is Sandy and I have been on sparkpeople for a while. I just got a fit bit for Christmas and have finally set it up. I have a sparkpeople tracker which I have had trouble with so now that it has died for the 3rd time in a month, I am disconnecting it. I am hoping the fitbit continues to track my exercise and help guide to as I get back on track after losing my Mom to lung cancer in November. <BR> I am happy to be part of the team! Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:06:49 EST Choosing a Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60431800 Hi Folks: <BR> <BR> I have been researching the different trackers and have decided to purchase a Fitbit. However, there are so many to choose from and I can't decided. This week they have come out with the Fitbit Charge HR and the Surge. You can order them online, but I have not seen them in stores yet. <BR> <BR> What Fitbit do you recommend? Which would you choose? <BR> <BR> I am not a runner, so I want something that will track my workouts in more than just steps. <BR> <BR> Thank... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:00:31 EST Hi, I'm Amber http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60431144 hello! I am so excited to have found this AMAZING community! I have just started what is going to be a LONG journey. However, I know this time my reason for taking it on is right and I think that will be the difference between the failures in my past and THIS time! I wish ALL of you the best in your journies :) Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:49:36 EST Just got a fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60421516 loving it so far! it really helps to motivate:-) Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:00:54 EST Hello From Missouri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60414471 Hello! I just rejoined SP last week. I started gaining weight back in 1977 when I was pregnant with my first child. It seems like I've been gaining ever since. I have decided to choose life over death not only for me but also for my family who have told me they would like to have me around for several more years. I had my first blood clot in a lung and 4th in a leg back in July 2014. I didn't realize my shortness of breath was due to the blood clot because of my size. My idea weight would b... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:32:54 EST Weekly Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60406650 step goal for the week 35K <BR> 18 Jan -- 0, OMGosh! Fitbit needed charged, wish it would buzz my wrist when getting low on power. <BR> 19 Jan -- 5383, made up some missed steps from Sunday - whew! <BR> 20 Jan -- 5275 <BR> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:57:32 EST 2 users/same computer question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60404083 Hi all! <BR> I have owned a fitbit ultra for a few years & today my daughter got her new fitbit "One". I really like her "One" and think I might invest in a one myself. <BR> So my question is- can her and I both wirelessly sync with the same dongle? Or will hers be specifically for hers and vice-versa? <BR> Thanks in Advance! <BR> Amy Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:15:36 EST Inaccuracy of steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60399778 Has anyone had an instance where you know you walked quite a number of steps and the fitbit only recorded a portion of the steps? This morning, I purposely parked at Kmart and walked down to Publix for groceries (I measured it at 1/10th mile one way using my van odometer)...walked back from grocery store to my van after getting groceries, walked back up to Publix to return the shopping cart, then walked back to my van. Granted, that would be approx 4/10 mile, but if I understand correctly,... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:42:47 EST Newb to FitBit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60387217 Hi guys. Oldie on Spark, newb to FitBit. Just bought a Charge HR last week and I'm trying to streamline all the tracking. I love to run, but have work to do before I can get back to it. Good to be here. <BR> <BR> Didn't expect the automatic team add. The NSA is watching me. ;) Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:36:52 EST Fitbit Steps Not Syncing To SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60386459 I have a lot of steps on Fitbit, but they are not syncing to SparkPeople. Fitness minutes and calories sync with no problem. I have already tried disconnecting and reconnecting the Fitbit several times. I see other people are also having this problem. Is there a solution? Can't find one posted. Thanks! Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:23:03 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60385308 Hello everyone, my name is Katie. <BR> I purchased my fitbit Charge HR a week ago, and despite being sick with little activity these past couple of days. I think that I quite like it and am getting the hang of it. I ordered it to help keep me motivated in my weight loss goals this year. Looking to make friends and offer/receive loads of encouragement. :D Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:34:50 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60385300 Hello everyone, my name is Katie. <BR> I purchased my fitbit Charge HR a week ago, and despite being sick with little activity these past couple of days. I think that I quite like it and am getting the hang of it. I ordered it to help keep me motivated in my weight loss goals this year. Looking to make friends and offer/receive loads of encouragement. :D Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:34:17 EST Tracking exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60375732 I have a fitbit flex I'm still trying to figure out. Should I track exercise in both fitbit and Sparkspeople? Is it duplicating calories burned if entered in both or either since it is already calculating calories burned for my steps. I would appreciate any feedback. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 16:51:31 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 01/18/15- 01/24/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60370900 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>523</em> !!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR> <em... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:57:12 EST Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17877x36986x60357516 Got my goal step in today over 5,000 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:37:30 EST Medical Weightloss Plan?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60357259 Man. I dunno. I have a friend who is pushing this Medical Weightloss Plan. She brought me all the info. I know several people who were obese who lost A LOT of weight with this plan. A lot, a lot. I myself have about 30 to lose. <BR> <BR> For 3 days, or until you are in ketosis, you can only eat 14oz of lean meat per day. Once in ketosis, you can add 2-4 cups of fruits/veggies (only the ones on their list and no more than 2 fruit servings). 2 tsp of olive oil, unlimited lettuce, broth and su... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:11:01 EST Anyone else have to force themselves to drink H2O? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60354465 I like water. It is pretty much all I have had to drink for years for the most part. But it is the amount I have a hard time with. I hear all of the time how people really start losing once they drink 3-4 liters of water a day. I even got the fancy infusion pitchers and use my citrus and ginger and all of that. Its a stupid complaint I suppose. Maybe I am just looking for a kick in the butt so that I really start drinking more!! Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:47:05 EST Found an RPG Game for Fitbit Geeks like me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17877x36986x60344173 My Facebook forum brought up an app that is an oldstyle RPG that uses your steps, sleep, etc to level your character, win battles, get gear, etc etc etc! It's really neat! I've downloaded it and am going to get started! Check out "FitRPG" in your app store! <BR> <BR> I'm Chalacia! <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:33:42 EST Just feel like giving up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60340934 I am 40 years old and had a hysterectomy this past March. Still have ovaries/hormones. Due to some nasty complications post op, I gained 30 lbs in a very short time. I worked VERY hard to lose those 30 lbs a few years back. I was and am devastated. <BR> <BR> I spent years after giving birth to my daughter trying to lose weight. No matter what, it wouldn't budge. Finally, I realized it may be the cymbalta I was on (and it was no longer working) so I weaned off. The lbs finally melted away wi... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:38:17 EST Hi everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60320987 I am fairly new to the group. I joined but didn't access spark people for quite some time. I am getting my goals set up and getting ready to go. I bought my fit bit flex this year and love it! It does truly help motivate me and makes exercising more fun. I lost it for a while and luckily my husband found it! I am reading over the board so that I know how to participate. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:08:06 EST Question about sleep tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60318353 It appears I need to come to terms with the fact that I have a sleep issue. Magnesium did help for a while but only to a certain degree. I cannot take Melatonin or Valerian. I have always been afraid to try prescribed sleep meds. I feel extremely fatigued everyday. My FitBit records about 4-5 hours of sleep each night. And Husband says I jerk and twitch a lot. I have very very vivid dreams which I almost always remember. My muscle relaxer (cyclobenzaprine) helped for a couple of weeks but no ... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:28:37 EST zip holder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60318036 I am having issues with the holder on my zip. Does anyone have any suggestions with dealing with the tip on the holder to get it to stay in place. I'm probably going to replace it but I have a real problem with $15 if this is a known issue. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:00:08 EST Hello From Michigan!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60317912 Hello everyone!!! My sister just sent me a Fitbit to I can get motivated and get ready to run a half marathon with her!!!! I am so excited to see this team so I can find others to help keep me on track. I'm looking forward to meeting new people here!! im married with one little/ big girl!!! lol I say that because she is 20 and I still say little girl!!! Hope to connect with some of you soon!!! <em>334</em> <em>104</em> <em>366</em> <em>182</em> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:49:42 EST Quick FitBit One Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60313667 I am buying my daughter a fitbit one so I have someone to "compete" with. She wants a burgundy one and I read on Amazon in a review that it was hard to read the burgundy readout because it was pink. Does anyone have problem reading their display on the burgundy one? How about the black one? <BR> Thanks in Advance, <BR> Amy Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:44:33 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60313661 Hi My Name is Wendy and I have had the Fitbit one and Love it. But today I got the Fitbit Charge HR. I can't wait to give it a try and see how the heart rate tracker works. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:44:13 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60312857 I've lurked around the site for a couple of months. New things tend to overwhelm me so I've stayed quiet and hidden. But I guess its time to come out of the corner and using this to actually help me. A little about me, i'm 37, and fat. There I said it. I am Fat. I hate being fat so I am just hoping being active here will help me stay more motivated and less discouraged. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:14:41 EST New to the FitBit team!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60308853 Hi! My name is Renee, I am 33 years old. I'm married, and I have 5 kids. (2 sons, 3 step-daughters) I live in Southern MN. I have a FitBit One. <BR> <BR> I would like to lose 50lbs. Maybe a little more, but right now I'd be really happy with 50. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping by joining your team, I'll make some good friends and we can all support each other on this journey. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone!! --Renee- Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:53:16 EST Flex vs One http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60296510 First, I am new to the group, so hello everyone. I have a Fitbit One and a Flex. When I wear them at the same time, I can get 3,000+ more "steps" per day with the Flex than the One if I'm having a fairly active day. I've always felt the Flex counts too many steps and the One counts too few. Since I sync with my SparkPeople account, I'm wondering which one I should use. Each day, I'm not eating all the calories allowed because I'm not sure I am really burning all those calories. <BR> <BR> I... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:15:32 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 01/11/15- 01/17/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60290825 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>199</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 08:27:14 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60272872 I am trying to lose 30 pounds. I had a baby last July. I just signed up for a half marathon (March) and a full marathon (July), so I love racking up steps on my FitBit. I've been using the FitBit One, and am waiting for the new FitBit Charge HR (on back order). I can't wait to get it!! Fri, 9 Jan 2015 14:34:18 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60271345 Hi everyone! I'm new to Fitbit. I've been using it for a week or 2 now. I'm still trying to get the hang of using it and keeping track of everything I eat and drink. I'm hopeful that it will motivate me to get moving! Fri, 9 Jan 2015 12:04:57 EST Looking for some friendly competition! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60270505 Hello all! I just received my Fitbit Charge yesterday and looking for some people to help keep each other motivated with friendly competition, inspirational chats, and sharing of success. I've lost a lot of weight in the past and I'm looking to lose about 25 more pounds. Let's do this!!! Fri, 9 Jan 2015 10:49:21 EST New Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60269141 HI, my name is Tyson. I have had a desk job for the past 8 years, and have recently changed careers. I am now on my feet for most of my 12 hour day. I received a Fitbit for Christmas and I am trying to take advantage of it. I want to be healthier and feel better about myself. Feel free to add me as a friend. Best of luck to everyone! <em>381</em> Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:04:19 EST Which Calorie Total to Follow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60266957 Do you follow the one Fitbit gives you or the one recommended by SP? Mine can be pretty different. I tend to go low because I am always paranoid I am eating too much. I guess I am just basically unsure how much I should be eating. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Fri, 9 Jan 2015 00:38:43 EST Got a FITBIT as an Xmas Present! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60259186 I wanted only 2 things this year... a Keurig and a Fitbit Charge. Got them both because my husband loves me!! The Keurig is easy to figure out, and thought the fitbit was too, but now I cannot get it to synch to my phone using the bluetooth. I wanted the fitbit to help me start to be aware of my movement, or lack thereof, and to help me to set and track goals. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 11:17:52 EST New to Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60257803 Hi all~ <BR> <BR> New to Fitbit but not SP! I find it eaasier to do the tracking with Fitbit. I've also been completing my daily goals more. <BR> <BR> Take care!! Thu, 8 Jan 2015 09:30:23 EST fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60255392 My fitbit nutrition and activities are not showing up on spark help! Thu, 8 Jan 2015 04:15:32 EST New user http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60251295 Hi all~ <BR> I got my fitbit for Christmas and I love it!!! It definitely keeps me moving more during the day, The only thing I dislike is not being able to delete foods from the fitbit. I keep track of my foods in SP. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 18:02:00 EST Anyone purchase fitbit from Amazon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60243630 I am considering buying my daughter a Fitbit One for her birthday. She has voiced interest in one and it would be nice for me to have some friendly competition! <BR> I know they are $99.95 on the fitbit site but I see I can get a One on Amazon for $89.95. So my question is...if I order through Amazon is the warranty and everything the same? Also I know their customer support has been wonderful for lots of people (replacing lost fitbits, etc...) <BR> Would I get that same great support/warr... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 04:02:41 EST Newbie with New Goals... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60239315 I am a 40 yo mom in Wisconsin who is new to FitBit but not to SP. I lost over 30lbs a few years back with SP. Sadly, I gained them back after my recent hysterectomy. <BR> <BR> I am really hoping I can lose this extra weight and hoping the FitBit will help with that. Last time, I also used Alli which is no longer available. I worry I won't be able to do it without it. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I will look around and hopefully learn some tips :) <BR> <BR> Heather Tue, 6 Jan 2015 17:56:12 EST fitbit calories vs. sparkpeople calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60237145 I had been tracking my calories on my fitbit app, but I prefer what sparkpeople has to offer as far as the blogs and motivation - so I linked my fitbit with sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> My question is this - I'm a teacher and stand all day and walk around for most of it. Do I need to leave my "activity level" the same on sparkpeople or change it to sedentary? I was comparing the calories on spark vs. the calories on fitbit - and the fitbit keeps saying that I'm going over... <BR> <BR> suggestions... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 14:01:44 EST Hi all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60234778 Hi all!! i am 37 years old and weigh 205. im not sure how to add people but i would like to get motivation help and offer it to the people asking!! Thanks and GOOD LUCK ALL!! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:50:42 EST Anyone have a Charge HR? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60234286 So I just got my email notification that the Charge HR and the Surge have been released. I got sick of waiting and actually just ordered the Charge (I should get it tomorrow) but I'm thinking of returning it for the Charge HR. Does anyone have a Charge HR? If so, can you comment on how you like the watch band as opposed to the classic style band? Also, how do you like the HR function? Those are the only differences, so I'm not sure it's worth the trouble of returning the Charge once I get it.... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 10:18:51 EST New to Sparkpeople and FitBit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60215537 Hello to all! <BR> Deb here and just wanted to say hello. I am just starting Sparkpeople and my Fitbit. I hope the combination of both keeps me inspired as I go on this journey to the new me. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> d Sun, 4 Jan 2015 20:34:01 EST New fitbit user http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60214484 Hello everyone I am new at using the fitbit but very excited to start and have fun! Sun, 4 Jan 2015 18:58:15 EST Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60211870 Good afternoon all, <BR> <BR> I have just recently joined Spark People and have the Fitbit Flex. <BR> <BR> My name is Sheila 60 years old and am tired of carrying this extra weight. I have tried to diet a few times then give up I hope I can find motivation here Sun, 4 Jan 2015 15:12:55 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 01/04/15- 01/10/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60208435 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>229</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 10:42:07 EST Weekly Goal - 2015 - 01/04/15 - 01/10/2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60208040 I didn't see a post for this week yet, hope you don't mind I set it up this week. I'm going to try and hit 70k steps this week for my goal: <BR> <BR> 01/04: 6764 <BR> 01/05: <BR> 01/06: <BR> 01/07: <BR> 01/08: <BR> 01/09: <BR> 01/10 <BR> <BR> Total steps: Sun, 4 Jan 2015 10:07:58 EST daily calorie burn recommendation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60205206 Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> I have my FitBit profile set that I'd like to lose a pound a week. It's telling me I should burn 2500 calories a day. That's pretty high, I can't meet that goal every day. Should I change my settings? Add higher intensity exercise? Sun, 4 Jan 2015 00:33:30 EST New surge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60199660 Anyone know where I can but it from? Sat, 3 Jan 2015 14:41:43 EST one more time and the last http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60191063 i am so ready to do this this time one more time and the last time and no more deleting, deal with the ups and downs stop blamming everyone else for the food in my mouth and the rolls i carry get it together and do this Fri, 2 Jan 2015 19:12:05 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60178773 Hi, my name is Jackie and just bought a Fitbit charge today. I'm figuring it out and also figuring out spark people. I'm hoping to get fit in 2015. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 17:47:38 EST Anyone in Glasgow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60175989 I know this is a massive long shot, but are there any One owners in Glasgow willing to let me use their charger for an hour? <BR> <BR> I have left my charger down in England (which I didn't realise until I got back to Scotland), Mum and Dad can't find it, the Fitbit store is out of stock, and my battery is dead as a doornail. I'm desperate! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 13:06:59 EST Special price on the Flex for today 1/1/15 only http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60171398 <link>www.qvc.com/Fitbit-Flex-Wireless-Sle<BR>ep-and-Activity-Tracker-with-Extra-Ban<BR>d.product.F11749.html?cm_re=null&sc=TS<BR>V&cm_sp=null&UDC=TSV&MSG=TSV_FORCE </link> <BR> <BR> you can also get it on four payments Thu, 1 Jan 2015 00:18:09 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60169690 I got a fitbit for Christmas from my boys and I just realized that I can sync it!! Woowho! That's awesome!! I have been on SP off and on but it's time for a "healthier me"!! <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20:02:14 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60158914 Hello!!! <em>213</em> My name is Lucy and I've been using my FitBit Flex since July 2014. I love it! I hope to get to know you all as we continue on our journey. Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:46:46 EST Friends on Fitbit question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60158897 I've been using my Fitbit Flex since and love it. There were some posts about being friends on Fitbit. Excuse my ignorance, but, what exactly is this? <em>24</em> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:43:45 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60152448 Hi. .. My name is Brenda. .. I just got my fitbit for christmas and cant wait to get started with the challenges ... Unfortunately I don't know any1 with a fit. .. So glad I found you. ...&#128516; looking forward to adding friends. ... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 01:08:17 EST January is 'Get a Balanced Life' month. So A-Z.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17804x36986x60147690 January is 'Get a Balanced Life' month. So A-Z.... What do do you want in your 'Balanced Life'? <BR> <BR> - A - Active activity each day...walk, shovel snow, clean house...etc <BR> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:08:03 EST Help! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60144489 I am so confused on the food syncing. I entered my food for breakfast and lunch into SP for today so far - and it is all screwed up when it syncs over to FitBit - it duplicates some things. So, I will have eaten 870 calories today as of lunch, but it's telling me 1,090 in FB. Any way I can delete the duplicated items in FB app? It's not letting me? Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:17:23 EST Fitbit newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60142411 I received a fitbit flex for Christmas. I would appreciate any advice and motivation. <BR> <BR> https://www.fitbit.com/user/32FRR8 <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:52:29 EST Hello, hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60139475 Hi everyone! <em>213</em> I'm Jane. I bought myself a fitbit in September but I'm just getting into using it daily to track my activity and sleep. I hope you all had wonderful holidays and are ready to get movin'! <em>311</em> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 18:02:06 EST New to fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60138307 Hi my name is Eleanor I lost my son(only child) to cancer since then I've picked up some unwanted weight <BR> it's time to lose Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:48:44 EST Weekly Goal - 2014-2015 - 12/28/14- 01/03/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60134706 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR> ... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:08:36 EST Fitbit for Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60125035 Hi all from London England <BR> My husband and I got each other Flex fitbit for Christmas, hopefully it will give me the push to get me back on track. <BR> My diet, exercise and enthusiasm seem to have all gone lately, but New Year, new start. Back on Sparkpeople, and so glad I can link my Fitbit to the site. <BR> Still a bit confused that it said I had 9 hours sleep last night, after only sleeping for about 6, but was wondering how it knows whether I am asleep or just laying there?? <BR> Go... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 03:31:23 EST Newbie to both Fitbit Flex and Sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60121745 I got a Fitbit Flex for Christmas! <BR> I turned 50 last month and got a present from my doctor in the form of "Your A1C is 7 and you have type 2 diabetes." <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> OK, time to get in shape! <BR> I really only started this past week with Sparkpeople and it's been great. I've only had the Fitbit one day (and yesterday fitbit.com was down part of the time), but I'm already in love! It syncs effortlessly with Sparkpeople, creating a match made in heaven! I've made half-hearted... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:46:50 EST Fitbit Flex Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60120094 Happy Holidays to everyone. My name is Audra. I live in northern Colorado. We're having a white Christmas this year. My husband surprised me with a fitbit flex for Christmas. I'm excited that it syncs with Sparkspeople. It will definitely help me with tracking my daily activities. Still have much to learn about it. Time to get ready for some shoveling. Toodles. <BR> <em>144</em> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 12:51:19 EST I am a new user of Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60118876 I received a Fitbit for Christmas and am so excited. I hope keeping track of steps and sleeping patterns will help me improve my health. <em>311</em> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:36:33 EST Fitbit website maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60114302 12/25. Did I miss a notification about maintenance on the website today? Does anyone know when it will be back up? Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:43:58 EST Just received my Fitbit for Christmas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60113009 Good Morning all!! And Merry Christmas! <BR> <BR> I have been wanting one for awhile, so my Wonderful DH got me one, I have the One, cuz I work in the Lunchroom of an elementary school, and can not wear anything but a good band!! <BR> And I can put this on my BRA!! <BR> <BR> I am 55, and I think this will help me stay motivated, Cuz I sure can not stay motivated by myself!! <BR> <BR> Today is a rest day for me, so I will start in the AM with it waking me up!! So Hello!! Thu, 25 Dec 2014 10:42:57 EST Can I change my fitness goals on Fitbit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60111274 So, I have chronic pain and it's way too hard for me to do 10 floors, 10,000 steps etc. I need to set different daily goals (Like 1 floor, and 3,000 steps) - but I have looked everywhere I can think of, and I just can't figure it out :( PLEASE HELP!! <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas <em>445</em> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 01:53:27 EST New SP member! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60101870 Just joined SP yesterday after being gone for many years. :-( Lots of site changes to get used to. So glad to have found this Fitbit Team! I'm 50+ and hoping to lose 70lbs. I live in the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate NY. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:31:27 EST Love my Fitbit Friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60101439 I am super excited that I am able to start back walking! I have been down due to surgery and now I am back! Please feel free to add me as a friend. I am super excited to get motivated and also to motivate others to get to moving! See you guys in the 'Challenges'! Let's make it a great year ahead!!! My user name is: //www.fitbit.com/user/2G3KF7 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 16:12:49 EST IPhone - Connecting Fitbit to IPhone Health App http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60097389 I finally figured out how to connect several of my health apps into the IPhone Health app. It gives me a dashboard of how I am doing each day. I can't figure out how to get the Fitbit to sync with this new IPhone app. I thought a read a status update of someone here on SparkPeople that made that connection. Does anyone share how to do this? Tue, 23 Dec 2014 06:14:06 EST Track Exercise with Fit Bit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60093205 I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but I don't have time to search for it so I will just ask again! I just signed up to Sparkpeople, and I will be linking my Fit Bit to it. Will I need to log my exercise into the Sparkpeople exercise tracker, or do I just let the Fit Bit data transfer over and get credit for exercise and calories burned that way? <BR> <BR> Thanks!!!! Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:30:40 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 12/21/14- 12/27/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60081696 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>523</em> !!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR> <em... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:51:08 EST IT IS ME AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60075876 I AM BACK AND I AM READY TO DO THIS THIS TIME BECAUSE I AM DOING IT FOR ME MYSELF AND I Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:23:27 EST Fitbit flex. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60067805 I had recently experienced a problem with syncing, charging and alarm malfunction with my flex. Upon doing a little investigation I found the solution. <BR> 1) Plug in charger <BR> 2) Install battery into charger <BR> 3) Straighten out a paper clip <BR> 4) Insert paper clip into the hole located on the back of the charger for 3 to 6 seconds. <BR> That will reset the charger. It also solved all my problems. I hope this was helpful. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:41:36 EST Missing it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60058825 Pancreaytus caused by gall stone blocking a path. Hospital since Saturday. Well enough for gall bladder removal tomorrow. Got in some steps yesterday and today since they trust i can walk again and won't let that talent take me to the tastee freeze stand. Cheers Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:54:33 EST All Day Activity http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60056830 Hi Everyone, <BR> I've had my fit bit for over a year now and love it! I also loved how it would sync with my Spark Fitness Tracker, However I noticed last week that my All Day activity minutes have dropped significantly, for example on Dec 4th I tracked 11250 steps and my All-Day activity was 190 minutes and on Dec 14th I tracked 14177 steps and my All-Day activity was 19 minutes. Has anyone else had this happen? Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:09:41 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60056680 Hello Fellow Fitbit'ers :) <BR> <BR> I wanted to take a few moments to introduce myself to the group. I signed up for SP a while back and I think this is the first time that I've been consistently putting this website to use. There are so many resources on this website and I love it. SP has become something that I look forward to everyday. <BR> <BR> I lost weight last year to be in one of my best friends wedding and I've slowly but surely gained some of the weight back so I'm here to make... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:52:35 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x60053312 Hi! <BR> <BR> My name is Kim. <BR> <BR> I have been using Fitbit for over a year and really love it, but then I lost my Zip (the tracker) and my fitness zip has been on and off again for over a year. I had lost about 40 pounds with Sparkpeople, but then hit a plateau for about 4 months and then started regaining. The Zip at least helped me to remain mindful of staying active. I have replaced the Zip with a Flex and am getting used to it. <BR> <BR> I would love to part of some challenges o... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:52:18 EST lost fitbit one charger? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60032926 I can't find mine and needed it urgently today, but found this web page: <BR> http://irisclasson.com/2014/03/08/making<BR>-your-own-diy-fitbit-one-charger/ <BR> It works! I just taped the wires on to the FB contacts, and it charged beautifully. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:37:25 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 12/14/14- 12/20/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x60020709 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>199</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:50:01 EST Fitbit flex warranty? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x60014175 didn't see anything in the package about warranty on this? does the company warranty the flex? or should I buy the warranty from walmart? Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:36:43 EST add me please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59985769 https://www.fitbit.com/user/2YVDVQ add me please Wed, 10 Dec 2014 08:31:10 EST new droid phone update...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59978576 Can someone please check their "track your exercise" button on the dashboard on your phone....when I click on it the next page,a blue screen with dots is visible. My problem is that it shows the week of AUGUST 3 - 9! And swiping to the left shows 2 more screens that are also stuck in August. I don't know how to change it. <BR> <BR> any suggestions? Tue, 9 Dec 2014 11:22:01 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 12/07/14- 12/13/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x59958722 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>229</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 10:06:22 EST lrh1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59956432 Hi every one I hope your enjoyed this site I like a lot and the encouragement. San Jose cal. Sun, 7 Dec 2014 01:42:49 EST Charge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59943992 Hi all, <BR> <BR> So I am upgrading from my one which i have loved to I believe the charge. Thought about getting the charge HR but I don't really need to always know my heartrate. <BR> <BR> Anyone have a charge? Do you love it? <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Ingrid Fri, 5 Dec 2014 12:44:12 EST Grandma sent me a Charge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59938494 My Grandmother sent me a Fitbit Charge for Christmas. She said I could just go ahead and use it. I love it! It's neat that it vibrates once you hit your goal for the day. It will take some getting used to wearing though. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 21:13:38 EST THIS TIME IT FOR ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59937280 I HAVE BEEN ON AND OFF AT SPARKS BUT THIS TIME I AM BACK FOR ME AND THIS TIME I AM GOING TO FINISH WHAT I START Thu, 4 Dec 2014 18:43:58 EST Hi I'm New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59936566 Hi <BR> I'm back again and I have 10 lbs to lose.and get toned and fit and I'm getting my famity to eat healthy also. <BR> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:47:01 EST Sync issues with my new Fitbit Charge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59923968 Hi, I got a fitbit charge yesterday and connected spark with it. When I sync it multiple times, at the end of the day I see all the food entered in spark did not get updated into fitbit log. How do I correct this? <BR> I have the dongle connected @ home and use the fitbit dashboard, I also have the sparkpeople and fitbit iOS app. <BR> <BR> Best way to use is to sync exercise in Fitbit and food in spark? Please help me. <BR> <BR> -Manasa Wed, 3 Dec 2014 09:29:37 EST new unit is already defective http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59921547 ok the company replaced my fitbit one and i charged it up and starting using it on sunday <BR> <BR> normally while i sleep I will wake up and find about 550 calories burned. <BR> <BR> for the last two days, my total calories for the day is now showing as 568 calories and steps taken about 1150 no flights of stairs recorded <BR> <BR> this is crazy since i have been walking and doing lots of cleaning and dancing for over an hour <BR> <BR> has anyone else had a replacement that acted craz... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:19:35 EST New to Fitbit group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59913626 On a mission to stay motivated enough to lose 40+ pounds and would love some support. I have always thought that accountability is a great motivator. Would love support from friends. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 08:30:45 EST New To Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59912464 Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I get my FitBit Charge today. I had the BodyMedia but since Jawbone bought the company they have stopped supporting the device. I had been wanting to try a FitBit so this gave me the excuse i needed to get one. <BR> <BR> I am from SC,i am 48,married and have one chihuahua Lilly who is my baby..that is her in my avi. I love to run,lift weight and do yoga daily. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 05:15:56 EST New to FitBit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59908521 Hello all, <BR> <BR> I am new to FitBit. I have the Charge. It is a little confusing on when to where it to be as accurate as possible. I try to keep my hand as still as possible when I am not working out. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks! Mon, 1 Dec 2014 18:20:29 EST Replacement Accessories Out of Warranty? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59904718 The clip for my Fitbit One broke today (again - this has happened before). Last time this happened (about 2 months after I got the fitbit), they replaced the clip free of charge. However, this time I'm outside of my 1 year warranty (it's even been over a year since this last happened). <BR> <BR> Has anyone had any success getting replacement accessories/parts despite being out of warranty? Should I even bother contacting them or just bite the bullet and pay $20 for the replacement clip? Mon, 1 Dec 2014 10:37:47 EST balancing steps with weight training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59896765 In the past week I have participated in two challenges through Fitbit. One was a weekend challenge and the other a Workweek challenge. What I discovered was that in order to get the steps I needed I sacrificed my weight training. How do you do both? Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:51:32 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 11/30/14- 12/06/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x59894238 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 09:17:38 EST Hello everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59878659 I've been a member of this team for over a month, sorry it took so long to introduce myself. <BR> I'm Lisa and I've been on spark people for almost 5 years. My husband gave me my Fitbit as a gift and I love it. Had the Spark Tracker for 6 months and it was ok, but the fit bit is so much more precise. Love it. Keep Sparking !!!!! <em>524</em> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:09:56 EST I need buddies!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59863275 HELP! <BR> <BR> I'm new and I came here because I'm looking for a support group to help me with my goals. I'm looking to lose 40lbs and gain my life back. I'll journal almost daily and track my progress and it'd be great to have some people to share this journey with :) Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:58:14 EST Hidden Emoticons Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=17877x36986x59847264 We play this on another team that I'm on and it is interesting to see what emoticon shows up. After you click on the "Reply" button, just click on the "Add an Emoticon" button and select any emoticon. Take note of the last number played and substitute the next number in the brackets. Click on "Post Message" and see what emoticon shows up. I'll start the first two! <BR> <BR> NOTE: Sometimes it won't be anything. Sometimes, it will be a surprise! Several of them won't be in Sparks emoticons. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:43:19 EST Just getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x59838848 I'm aiming for 50,000 steps exercising for five days this week <BR> 11/23 <BR> 11/24 <BR> 11/25 <BR> 11/26 <BR> 11/27 <BR> 11/28 <BR> 11/29 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:09:47 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 11/23/14- 11/29/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x59837649 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>523</em> !!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR> <... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:56:01 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59836354 Hi there, I'm new to the Fitbit team and Im looking forward to some challenges Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:10:59 EST Introducing Cookiemaker-01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59834408 I'm retired from a desk job April, 2014. I have a back injury in which occurred back in 2000, I fell down our front steps and I went down on one step and my back hit the step above. It pushed a disk forward but didn't realize the injury was there until several years later. I went on the Ideal Protein Diet and lost about 65 pounds back in 2012 but had other health issues that required me to forgo the diet. I have since been trying to loose the remaining weight with no luck. I loose some t... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:18:15 EST Lost without my fitbit! Anyone try Noom walk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59807162 I put my fitbit flex on the charger this morning and forgot to grab it before I left for work. I feel so lost without it! <BR> <BR> Now I'm looking for a pedometer app to track my steps for today. Has anyone tried Noom Walk for Android? Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:11:37 EST New! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59804469 Good morning! I just wanted to introduce myself and say hello! I'm back on the wagon, trying to get this weight off, so I came back to Spark People. Great resource! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting you, and friending you on my FitBit. Definitely need the motivation this time. Getting too old to carry around this weight. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> Valerie Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:20:45 EST No longer able to view my notifications http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59787388 About a week ago I was no longer able to view my notifications from friends. The notifications icon is red and when I click on it I just get a spinning wheel but nothing loads. When I went to the forum I am not the only one with this issue but so far I have found no solutions. I did turn in a claim ticket they just suggested I turn on my notifications BUT that is clicked and I have not changed it since getting my fitbit and I was able to view my notifications before so not sure what has ch... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:28:46 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59775757 Hello I'm Andrea. I'm new to fitbit. I have the fitbit one and love it so far. I'm trying to cut down on my food intake and get down to a healthy weight. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:43:01 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 11/16/14- 11/22/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x59774808 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>199</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <B... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:10:43 EST Had to replace my FITBIT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59767104 First: Thank you FITBIT for making it so easy to sync the new one so I have the same friends, it syncs with SP and I have all my data! <BR> <BR> Second: It was kinda weird not having it, or rather my reaction to not having it! I am ok with how much I like it, though. It keeps me moving,,,, Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09:29:23 EST Dead FItBit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59750942 Actually my Blog post today is all about this. But I thought it was hilarious thst they could read on their computer in their call center, where ever on this big blue marble it's located, that my FitBit One was having a battery issue. <BR> <BR> Do you realize the implications? The NSA could know when you are walking or sitting on your behind too long. A message pops up on your computer screen, <BR> <BR> "Dear Tim, <BR> <BR> "Our analysts have determined that you either are not carrying ... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:20:17 EST New Fitbit User http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59747158 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Terrie and I have been using a FitBit One for about 9 months. It keeps me motivated to move on those days when I can't make it to the gym. In the past 11 months I have lost 35lbs which means I am half way to my goal. Yipeee. I have been averaging 17,000 steps a day, but live in Ohio and the cold weather and early darkness (we don't have sidewalks) is upon us so my average is slipping. I'll just have to make sure I move more in the office and park furthe... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:35:36 EST Couple of Questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59738506 So, I've linked my FitBit to SP - yay, me! BUT. I don't understand why the FitBit doesn't record all of my tracked food information. For example, it doesn't pull the amount of fiber, even though I track it. Any ideas? <BR> <BR> Also, my notification of messages on the FitBit site is red, which I assume means I have a message. But it won't load. Now what do I do? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for your help. <BR> Susan Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:48:13 EST Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59719157 I am new to FitBit but have been a member of SparkPeople for a few years. Trying to regain my strength, flexibility, and stamina after major surgery and cancer treatment. Thought FitBit would be a good fit for tracking and encouragement. Blessings to all. <em>524</em> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:16:24 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 11/09/14- 11/15/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x59708925 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>229</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK! <BR>... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 09:28:37 EST zero minutes??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59707901 I have a Zip. Yesterday I tracked not a great day but over 4000 steps many of which were in the moderately intense range. However on Fitbit.com it is crediting me with those steps and mileage but with ZERO minutes of activity! What??? How can that be? <BR> <BR> Fortunately when I synched with Sparkpeople I got credit for 66 minutes of activity. I know that the two do not usually match on minutes and Spark minutes are usually higher than what the Fit says but why would the Fit say I had ZERO ... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 07:58:42 EST How does fitdatasync work? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59669679 Somebody mentioned how to link the Garmin Connect site (Vivovit) to Fitbit. <BR> It is hidden in the Fitbit site. It can be found using this link: https://www.fitbit.com/apps/fitdatasync. <BR> <BR> I had two FitBits that died on me in 9 months. Instead of getting a 3rd FitBit, I got a Vivofit. <BR> <BR> Currently, FitBit data syncs up with SP. However Vivofit (Garmnin) does not. <BR> <BR> I was hoping that fitdatasync would act like a "middleman" between the Vivovit and SP so that Fitbit ... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 08:00:20 EST New fitbit software update? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59642010 Has anyone noticed the new fitbit software update (it's been about a week) - they removed the number of steps in the Activities log - the only way to see the number of steps is to open the dashboard. Unfortunately, I have an Android phone (one that they do not support an HP One X) so I walk and I Have to log into my computer to see how many steps and I can not look at my log - I have to open the dashboard which is obnoxious!! What made them think that taking away the number of steps on ... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 15:36:03 EST Over 50 and still working.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59641267 so my step goal may look tiny to some, but I'm shooting for 7500 steps per day. I will be able to maintain my weight loss and trim a little more body fat with a proper diet. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a goal I can live with longterm. Anyone with me? <BR> <BR> Cindy <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Nov 2014 13:58:24 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 11/02/14- 11/08/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x59638368 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> back!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. <... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 08:48:37 EST new here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59635607 Hello, my name is Terri, I'm a pharm-tech, I spend a lot of hours on my feet, dealing with severe lower back, hip and leg pain..partly due to the extra pounds I'm lugging around...bought my fitbit Oct 4, 2014 and the only time I'm not using it is when it's charging, which is while I'm stationary so I don't miss a step....on average I walk 8000+ at work and come home to complete a video workout...my goal is to loose 50 lbs (down 14 from a 64 lb goal since Aug 2014), my fitbit is my daily remin... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 23:13:31 EST Fitbit and stationary bikes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59632636 Does anybody else have problems with inaccurate logging while riding a stationary recumbent bike? I did 30 minutes on the bike, for 11 miles and 20 minutes on the treadmill for another mile and I only logged 7837 steps to this point (5:00pm) today Sat, 1 Nov 2014 17:12:04 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59621681 Hello, all! I just got my Fitbit Flex last week and am still figuring it all out. If nothing else, it is helping me stay on track just by knowing its there. Bummed that it doesn't track floors, though. <BR> <BR> Susan Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:43:24 EST Help needed with fitbit one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59616847 I've synced my fitbit one to SP <BR> and started syncing each day for my fitness minutes - yesterday for example I did 6642 steps and it shows that as 62 minutes ... I know I did 15 minutes of an actual walk; the rest was taking lots of short walks and moving during the day <BR> but on SP it is counting as 62 minutes exercise <BR> in some ways - yes it was that time ... just not consecutively <BR> is this what i should be recording? or not <em>24</em> <BR> Thanks Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:26:08 EST Hey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59598893 Hi! I'm new(er) to sparkpeople. I have been using my fitbit for 1.5 yrs! I love the fact it keeps me motivated. Looking to get healthy! :) Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:27:50 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59596334 Hi! I'm a new user to SparkPeople, and I'm looking for friends. I am a full time working mom of a very active 7 year old boy. I volunteer at school, have a full time job at the office and part time job at home. I am also very active in my local adoption community. I love reading and spending time with friends and family. I am getting back into exercise after my surgery almost 2 years ago. I want to so this but need motivation otherwise I won't push myself. I'm excited to be on this jo... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:53:39 EST Anybody else having problems with FitBit Flex? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59594939 Since 2/1/14, I've gone through two FitBit Flexes.The second one just died on me yesterday. Has anybody else here had problems with the Flex? <BR> <BR> I ended up getting a Garmin Vivofit, hoping it holds up longer and better than the Flex. However, I'm now wondering if I should've looked into getting another FitBit product since SP imports the data from the FitBit activity trackers, but not the Vivofit. <BR> <BR> Are better there FitBit products more reliable than the Flex? <BR> Wou... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:02:59 EST Giving my fitbit a rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59583056 Just wondered if anyone else has done this? I've had mine for maybe two years (2 replaced in that time) <BR> <BR> Spark just had a 50 percent off for their tracker, and both seemed to register the same after a little bit of adjusting on my part. <BR> <BR> I tried using two trackers, but I just got frusterated. <BR> <BR> Any comments? Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:59:04 EST Fitbit Announces 3 New Fitbits http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59581275 <link>www.fitbit.com </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.businesswire.com/news/home/20141<BR>027005776/en/Fitbit-Announces-Fitbit-C<BR>harge-Fitbit-Charge-HR#.VE56LI9b_iF </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.androidpolice.com/2014/10/27/fit<BR>bit-announces-wave-new-fitness-tracker<BR>s-charge-charge-hr-surge/ </link> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:02:39 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 10/26/14- 11/01/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x59569289 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>523</em> !!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. <em>303<... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:10:40 EST Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59553183 Hi! I'm June and I bought my Fitbit this month. Last night at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and throughout the day I logged 20000 steps! That's a personal best! Usually my day is half that! Looking forward to the encouragement! We can do this! <em>381</em> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:39:18 EST Looking forward to a successful journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59542823 I just finished my first week with my new fitbit one. Came across Spark People this morning and like what I see. Also doing Weight Watchers. Here's hoping I can find the self-discipline I need. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:02:59 EST FitBit not Syncing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59539373 This has probably been brought up before but I can't find the link to a thread at the moment. I went to sync my FitBit this morning and after many tries and checking the battery (which was fine) and even having it in the charger next to the dongle it still won't sync. I do have display on it when I press the button but the display does not come up when I request it to sync. Any suggestions or pointer to a thread that has already dealt with this problem? Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:44:25 EST Bonjour/Hi From Laval Quebec Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59526193 Hi fit-biters, <BR> <BR> I'm Christine and just joined a couple of days ago. Got my fitbit about a week ago and have really been enjoying it. I'm here for the same reason as everybody on spark's. To lose weight, get in shape and maintain it. And of course, the most important reason's my daughter and husband. Although I'm healthy, I am overweight, and it's time to lose the extra weight. Nice to meet you all, and see you on the challenges. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:32:09 EST hello new to spark people.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59515550 Hello and welcome to my health and wellness fitness journey, this was actually my very first day of my journey. Actually a few days ago I have made a health discovery from my cpap machine. I really haven't been consistent with my machine and the cause of myself not being consistent with it, very tired throughout the day, very low energy. At first I thought it was my thyroid problems, but I said to myself let me try using my machine consistently for a few days and see what happens. The results... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:54 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 10/19/14- 10/25/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x59499507 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>199</em> Back!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. <em... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:25:49 EST Fitbit App Daily Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59487155 I was invited to participate in a Fitbit Daily Showdown Challenge. The person invited a few of us to compete with each other for the day. The Fitbit app sent us messages throughout the day as participants updated, telling us who was neck and neck or who had pulled ahead. It was a lot of fun and pushed me to get more steps in. <BR> <BR> Has anyone tried it? Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:40:39 EST Introduce self http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59466924 I am Cindy.,,,,purchased fitbit a few days ago and so far i LOVE it Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:53:21 EST New Fitbit Charge coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59459414 <link>www.theverge.com/2014/10/14/6977583/<BR>fitbit-charge-fitness-trackers-leak </link> <BR> <BR> this is the newest model Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:25:05 EST First step http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x36986x59432628 Every journey starts with a single step. My tourney starts today, my first step is joining sparkpeople. <BR> Hello fellow travellers! Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:38:08 EST Weekly Goal - 2014 - 10/12/14- 10/18/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=16426x36986x59432609 I am going to keep my daily goal to 27,000 steps per day and keep my weekly goal to 200,000. I will now track my total Active Time. My goal is to keep it above 7 hours daily. 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 basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!! <BR> <BR> <em>229</em> Back!!! <BR> <BR> Our thread continues to grow each week. <em... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 08:35:23 EST Killing my battery http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59394340 I have the fitbit flex. I do check my progress on my phone throughout the day, but not constantly- when I finish a big walk, or every couple of hours. Why is this thing killing my battery? I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. Any help? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance <em>41</em> Wed, 8 Oct 2014 06:51:41 EST Intermittent Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59394227 For awhile, I thought I was imaging things but yesterday I realized, my Fitbit Flex isn't always tracking. Am I the only one having this issue? Makes me not so happy with my Fitbit. Wed, 8 Oct 2014 06:36:51 EST Flex battery problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x36986x59382197 When I went to Sync my flex tonight it told me that I had only tracked 214 steps. I had been wearing it for over 12 hours, so I knew that wasn't true. Even though I charged it last night, the battery had died. I've only had my flex since mid-July, so I'm very upset. I contacted customer service and am hoping they get back to me soon. Anyone else having problems with their battery? Mon, 6 Oct 2014 23:41:37 EST