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Fitbit and SP - still learning how it works

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I linked my fitbit up with Spark People. It automatically transfers my steps and workout information to SP. It even credits my housework and shopping activities when I get my heartrate up. I found out today that it even transfers my weight that I enter on the fitbit page. That I’m not so happy about L. I enter all my weight fluctuations into fitbit and was only entering my weight into SP when it actually went down.

I gained 4 1/2 lbs on vacation and the 3rd day home I lost 3 of those pounds. Just when I figure I understand how my body gains and loses weight it does something drastic like that. Sometimes if I put on a couple of pounds it will come off easily like that and other times it sticks and I have to work hard to get it back off. Our bodies are a wonderful, complex creation.

I’m looking forward to getting my life back to normal again. Love the holidays but glad to get back to regular eating and exercise. Looking forward to this new year and whatever it has in store. Was debating on whether to join the January Jumpstart Challenge because there are some things I am unable to do but have decided to join and do what I can and adjust what I can’t to something that I can. I need that extra push right now.
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    I have been thinking about getting a fitbit for my husband. My phone has a pedometer built in so I have been tracking steps for almost a year. I carry my phone all the time anyway so I'm not sure I relly need one for myself. Almost 2,600,000 steps so far.

    Have fun learning how to use it.

    2267 days ago
    I gained 2 pounds, and they are still hanging around, so, I am really measuring my food, 2 whole days emoticon but, I will be super good, I can, it is just hard to do,
    I really want a fitbit, but it takes me forever to decide to do anything like that pros and cons, expense and whether I really want/need it. I imagine I will get one in the end, I use my pedometer faithfully, and really like it. so no reason I wouldn't like the fitbit,
    does it tell you how much sleep you get, I think so, but not sure, but I would love that part of it, because I am in bed about 9 hours, but I know I spend quite a bit of time awake.
    anyway, I will check that challenge out too, I need a push in the right direction.
    2269 days ago
    I'm right with you, as are many people. Let's do this!

    2269 days ago
    It's good to learn how our bodies react. Good for you for joining the challenge - I did, as well, even though I can't do it quite the way they have it written, either. Thanks for sharing that you can't, too - that helps me not feel bad (I thought about un-joining because of that):-)

    So how do you like the fitbit? I've thought about it - that it might be motivation for me. I'm just not sure and I hate to spend that money if it's not going to be motivating.

    Have a wonderful, healthy, blessed 2013!
    2270 days ago
    Good morning Yvonne,
    glad you are back home. Merry Christmas & Happy 2013 year.
    I have gained a couple of pounds that need to be lost.
    Have fun on the challenge and the weight will drop off.
    Enjoy your fitbit, I have another friend that is using it.
    Hugs & joy,
    2270 days ago
    I'm so glad to be getting back to my normal routine too! I will be interested in knowing how you like your fitbit as you use it more. Right now I'm happy with my pedometer. I don't like getting overwhelmed with too many numbers and too much information. My focus is on healthy choices. Still the pedometer has been a great motivator. The most intriguing thing about the fitbit for me is the size; my pedometer is bulky. Have a wonderful new year; you're off to a great start!
    2270 days ago
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