I love my fit bit one for multiple reasons and they have grown. 1. An accurate pedometer I can attach to my bra 2. Sleep tracker. Holy cow have I gotten educated on my sleep habits. 3. The alarm. I now put my cell or iPad (previous alarms) in the office and don't even think to do the 2:00 am email check from bed. 4. Automatically syncs to sparkpeople.
It is weird to think this tiny little thing could be a life changer, but it has been for me.
We can do this....together.
Pounds lost: 12.0
Fitness Minutes: (45,342) Posts: 1,317 1/3/13 4:35 P
I'm thrilled with my fitbit one. In the few days since I got it, I've been free of the sleepless nights that used to plague me (till 2, 3, 4, even 5 a.m.sometimes). With fitbit I seem to get to sleep within 10 minutes or less! I'm trying to note the time I spend on exercise in a note, but let fitbit estimate the calories, activity level etc. Put on my heart monitor today and noticed I spent lots of time in my aerobic zone.
current weight: 141.0
Fitness Minutes: (17,464) Posts: 1,311 1/3/13 2:47 P
Thanks-I went ahead and cancelled the zip and got the Fitbit One so I'm excited to check it out. I'm a single Mom w/ 2 kids 7 and 9 who are constantly crawling into bed with me most nights so I'm a little nervous to see how much sleep I'm NOT getting!!
I am loving the sleep tracker. It reminds me to make a point to be in bed on time when I have a few days where I don't get my "8". As a nurse, I understand the way the stress hormones are triggered by lack of sleep, and I have actually seen my weight go up from not getting enough. Fortunately it is only water weight unless I feed it extra calories. The thing is, when I am tired I am vulnerable to all kinds of carbohydrate cravings :)
Life is good
Pounds lost: 189.7
Fitness Minutes: (17,464) Posts: 1,311 1/2/13 11:18 P
I love being able to track my sleep. When you sync it daily with SparkPeople it'll track it in other goals. I get migraines and have restless sleep at times and this helps track it so I could report back to my doctor.
Edited by: ELIZABETH5268 at: 1/2/2013 (23:20)
current weight: 139.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,301) Posts: 74 1/2/13 6:29 P
I got a FitBit for Christmas as well. I am still learning, but when I do a video or other active activity I log into my fitbit account and enter the activity I did during specific times so I can keep track of it. So far it works great for me. I might also try taking off the fitbit during my cycling or videos to get a better accounting for Sparks...but the main idea is to move.
Enjoy Everyday as if it is Your Last...and Live your Life to the fullest!
Pounds lost: 12.0
Fitness Minutes: (9,050) Posts: 101 1/2/13 1:32 P
Thanks Coach Denise! I actually do wear it all day and all night. I also have been keeping a detailed spreadsheet of calories eaten and burned as well as my spark records, and I know it gives me more calories burned than I am getting from the actual workouts, but over time it has been giving me meaningful info based upon my scale weights. I am in this for a lifetime. I reached a normal weight back in 2003, after being overweight, obese, and morbidly obese at different times of my life, but rarely normal. I had a bicycle accident followed by a bunch of life changes in 2007 that led to a 40 pound regain. Today I am back 200+ pounds less than my top weight by using my records and spark people, probably the best shape of my life. I don't plan to be derailed again. I had maintenance practice from 2003 to 2007 but without the Spark help. I think this time my chances are better !
Yes, they do count as fitness minutes, but if you are wearing it all day, it will likely inflate your fitness minutes as it counts regular things (walking/being active at any pace) as exercise, which isn't really accurate. You can edit or remove those entries to reflect your actual exercise time, but if you don't want to do that, you can leave it as is and that will work too.
Sounds like you are right on track so far! Great job!
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Fitness Minutes: (100,186) Posts: 9,942 1/1/13 6:11 P
I am very competitive with my fitbit, and I truly do not think I would be able to add cardio to the walk/run I do with that. I have done two toning videos, one today and one yesterday. Am I on track for the team goal?
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