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Why I am removing my fit bit link

Friday, February 08, 2013

I feel like I need to put this out there so I can go back to it if I need to. As of today I am removing my fit bit link to my SP account. I feel like I have had a hard time getting back into daily exercising and I think my fit bit has been part of the problem. I've always been watching how many fitness minutes I've had and had a goal of over 1000 minutes. There is no way I have even gotten close to this in Dec, January or so far even this month. My fit bit adds in anything I do and has been escalating my minutes. I've deleted the link so I can now go back to my regular way of tracking and get back on track!
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    1958 days ago
    When it counts during a normal day, it's Not counting fitness minutes, it's counting the calories you use just living., that's why you're given a calorie burned target of 2,000 calories. Today for instance, its tracked 15,000 steps in 138 minutes, which is correct. I ignore the SP fitness tracker and just use it for points, since it vastly over estimates the calories I burn for every activity I undertake, and only take account of the Fitbit ones which are far more accurate. Each to his own though, I never track food or calories.
    1958 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/8/2013 11:34:41 AM
    I do not have a fit bit but have been thinking about it so both your posting and the responses to it have given me something more to consider. I appreciate your post; thank you!
    1958 days ago
    If you want to keep it linked to your account, but not use the fitness minutes portion of it, you can click the remove link for each fitbit entry that is made. That will then remove the fitness minutes/calories burned entry, but your steps will remain on your tracker.

    Coach Denise
    1958 days ago
    I'm just counting steps with fitbit but pay no attention to their calorie or minute calculations.
    My goal for this month is to not have any days below 5000 steps, and fitbit works great for that purpose.
    We all have to find what works for us personally.
    Wishing you much success.
    1958 days ago
    I get irritated that mine brings in every bit of motion from the day too, but i'm not yet to the point of deleting it. I do get irritated when I get fitness awards by Day 1 and 2 of the month, and then people all tell me WOW YOU'RE DOING SO WELL when no, it's just that ever time I walk from the living room to my bedroom, it turns into a fitness minute. Etc. This month, I've started tracking my own fitness minutes, which has helped. I'm ignoring the fitbit one, and just using my own. I like that then, I can still track myfood here and have it sync back to FB, because I like the daily differential graph that FB keeps.

    Speaking of FB though, feel free to add me on there! :) http://www.fitbit.com/user/24VF5Q
    1958 days ago
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