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.
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.
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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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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