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3/2/13 5:33 P

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This is good I was not sure where to best place it. I have had it on my pocket and on my belt. I just don't like losing them. I have lost two so far... so the idea to have it on a leash - good idea



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7/27/12 11:52 P

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Good info . . . now I know, thanks.

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7/13/12 1:18 P

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Thanks for the helpful info!

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7/12/12 9:19 P

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I wear mine all day. The 10,000 step principle is that we need to walk that many steps total over the course of a day. This means that your walking to the bathroom does indeed count. Walking to the copy machine, to the car or bus or train also counts.

One nice thing about wearing it all day is you can set some goals to get steps during the day and increase your steps as you find new ways to add steps to your activities. Soon you will be doing a lot more walking than you used to.

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7/12/12 4:39 P

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great post! I've always wondered this myself. Should I wear it all day (I sit most of the day)? Not sure if walking to the restroom counts as steps :) ?

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7/2/12 11:42 A

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I know I'm late on this one, but I read several places that ideal placement is on your waistband directly over your knee and parallel to your leg. That is assuming you have a flat stomach and your waistband is on your waist.

I have tried putting mine in other places. In the pocket is pretty accurate but not quite as good as the waistband. I do wear mine turned in so the buttons don't get hit and reset the pedometer. It is unlikely, but has happened in the past. It also is less visible and less likely to get knocked off. And always a leash

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6/26/12 4:16 P

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lol -- I've done that too. Clipped it to my underwear or pantyhose. :-)

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6/26/12 3:45 P

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I had a cheap one before and when I clipped it to my waist, it didn't count anything. I found that if I clipped it to my pocket instead, it actually did count my steps. My hubby is in an annual walking challenge at work and gets a new Omron every year - the ones that sell for $20-25 at Walgreens. He clips it to his belt (actually wears it on his side, not in front) and it works great. I got his new one this year and it seems to work no matter where I clip it. Never thought of putting it in my pocket, though. Wish I had, as I knocked it off when I went grocery shopping and a car ran over it!! :(
I had been clipping it to my pocket like I was used to (though when I was wearing a dress or skirt, I actually clipped it to my underwear or panty hose, as I didn't want to miss out on any steps!).

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6/23/12 11:11 P

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I also have an Omron. Mine is an Omron HJ112. It also cost more than the cheapies. I think it was around $20. I used a cheapie for awhile, once, about 10 -12 years ago. $7.99 at Walmart. I finally threw it in the trash and bought a different one because it was so inaccurate.

I had my Omron for about 10 years, until I lost it. And, I shouldn't have lost it, if I had used the strap and the clip to clip it to my jeans. (Usually, too, I keep mine in my pocket. But, that day I had no pockets.) So, I couldn't find another one like it in local stores, so I bought one on amazon.com. I don't ever want to be without an Omron again. It goes where-ever I go.

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2005-2009: 185 lbs. Some minor yo-yo-ing.
2010/Sept: 180 lbs; Waist 46"
2011/Jan 1: 160 lbs; May 22: 133 lbs for DD's wedding
2012/Jan 1: 119.8 lbs; May 1 117.2 lbs
2013/Jan 1 - 121.2 lbs
Monthly wt is in my SP intro

Reached 118 lbs for about 6 months; working hard to maintain weight, w peri-menopuase now;
Goal range: 107-118 lbs/W31.5. Under 123 OK


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6/23/12 9:45 P

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most pedometers are supposed to be clipped to your waistband in a straight line over one of your legs.

Being the size I am, with the way things fit the way they do, I could never get a waistband to sit flush enough for the pedometer.

I found one by Omron, GoSmart HJ-203, which is a different design -- I can drop it into the pocket of my slacks and forget about it, or safety pin it to my shorts or belt loop. It doesn't need to be fixed to the waistband like the regular ones. It was a little pricier, if I remember correctly, about $30, but I live with it every day so I think it's worth the investment.

Good luck!



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6/23/12 9:18 P

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Hello all! I've got a pedometer, but I can't figure out the best place to attach it to myself so that it actually counts my steps. Or rather counts them accurately. It's a cheap pedometer, but i still think it will work right once i figure out wear to strategically place the thing. All help is appreciated.

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