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3/23/11 12:33 P

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I am just going to start counting steps. My daughter said she would stop and pick up a pedometer for me today. She knows more about choosing an appropiate one. I signed up for the steps on Mon. but find that it's real hard to count in your head everywhere I go - ha ha just kidding.

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2/23/11 4:56 P

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Hi - I track both ways - the number of steps and then, on my cardio days, I enter my cardio time/activity/calories, which frequently represents time spent on the treadmill.

If I try to track miles and steps and cardio I end up with duplications but if I do just the steps and cardio it seems to keep track pretty accurately. Does that help answer your question?

I also have a very small notebook and pencil which I keep on my dresser so that I can enter the readings at the end of each day. I log the step counts into SP once a week, usually on the weekend.

I hear you in regard to the cold; it's not as cold here in Portland as in NJ but it is wet and dark much of the time in the winter and that's not my cup of tea! Thank heavens for the treadmill and a few favorite DVDs!! When the weather permits, however, I do like to get out for 10-30 minutes during the work day for a brisk walk around the office campus. It helps air my brain and gives me a boost to get through the afternoon.

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2/22/11 9:37 P

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How do you track your steps with the my fitness? I can enter it at the end of the day--or I count it as cardio minutes if I'm on the treadmill or out for a good walk (hard to do in NJ in the cold).

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2/8/11 12:33 A

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I had one that used to do that - it was terribly frustrating!! Fortunately, it fell into a tide pool and died :)

I now have another from Walk4Life that is much more reliable; there's the occasional re-set but not nearly as often.

I have to say that my pedometer deserves a LOT of credit for my weight loss; I get pretty obsessive about hitting my goal each day and find lots of ways to add steps around the house, while grocery shopping, and at the office. I think that having a realistic goal is key - but don't be afraid to bump it up from time to time as well.

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2/2/11 9:43 A

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my pedometer has arrived in the post today. I did 143 steps in the kitchen making out lunch of soup and sandwich....should be an interesting day!
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3/13/10 2:44 P

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My pedometer is one from my Nintendo DS Wii Personal Walking software. I really like it. It records the date/time/steps among other things.

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3/12/10 10:08 A

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I have a lot of steps to make up to average 10,000 per day this year. February was a really bad month for walking.

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3/11/10 12:05 A

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Does anyone else have problems with their pedometer, if its the one you got in the fitness starter package that sparkpeople sell, where it will go back to zero right in the middle of your walking? I am having that problem.

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3/4/10 9:50 A

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5888 yesterday. Have to lower my expectations during winter.

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3/3/10 11:00 P

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Oh man! I keep forgetting to put on my pedometer before I walk on the treadmill first thing in the morning. Good habits are just as hard to start!!



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3/3/10 7:52 P

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2/24/10 5:28 P

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2/24/10 3:11 P

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2/24/10 12:17 A

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2/21/10 5:18 P

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I have been trying to maintain 5500. unfortunately the cold prevents as much walking.

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2/21/10 11:08 A

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I wear my pedometer all the time and try to AVERAGE 10,000 steps per day. The key word is average because especially this time of year it isn't easy.

As of 2/20 I have 155,497 steps which means I am behind by about 45,000. Well, I just keep trying as hard as I can and meke them up later.

Glad I found this thread.

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2/20/10 10:31 P

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February step goal 2500 steps daily - Week 3

2/15 - 6100 steps
2/16 - 5500 steps
2/17 - 2700 steps
2/18 - 2800 steps
2/19 - 2500 steps
2/20 - 2700 steps

Edited by: VOLLMELD at: 2/20/2010 (22:31)
Diane

Good luck to all in your weight loss journey.

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Lose weight instantly! Put all your worries on Him.


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2/20/10 9:10 P

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VOLLMELD's Photo VOLLMELD SparkPoints: (66,611)
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2/9/10 8:08 P

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February step goal 2500 steps daily. Week 2
2/8 - 4000 steps
2/9 - 3100 steps
2/10 - 4000 steps
2/11 - 3000 steps
2/12 - 4300 steps
2/13 - 3800 steps
2/14 - 2500 steps

Edited by: VOLLMELD at: 2/20/2010 (22:29)
Diane

Good luck to all in your weight loss journey.

God is everywhere, even at your wit's end.

Lose weight instantly! Put all your worries on Him.


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2/9/10 9:16 A

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My goal is 10,000 steps per day.

Weight Goal: To lose 36 pounds before my wife & I go to the Capitals of Europe


 
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2/7/10 8:14 P

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2/7-1000 steps on Wii Fit freestyle

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2/3/10 2:30 P

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February step goal - 2500 steps. (Decreased due to surgery)

2/1 - 2800
2/2 - 4900
2/3 - 2900
2/4 - 4000
2/5 - 2900
2/6 - 5800
2/7 - 3500

Edited by: VOLLMELD at: 2/7/2010 (21:06)
Diane

Good luck to all in your weight loss journey.

God is everywhere, even at your wit's end.

Lose weight instantly! Put all your worries on Him.


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2/2/10 12:08 P

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2/1/10 11:44 P

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For those who wish to keep a record of their daily steps.

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