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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Body Mass Index, based on height and weight, is just one measurement of health but since the health industry is focused on it and it tends to be present on any weight loss tracker, it's a number that we all keep a wary eye on. Am I right? Personally, I think the body fat percentage number from my scale is a more accurate description of how much fat I am carrying around as the BMI does not take into account bone density or age. But, whatever. BMI is an important measurement and I am consistently labeled "Overweight" by the lovely chart. Except.....

today when I averaged my weight over the last three days (which I like to do in hopes of keeping my fluctuation freak-outs in check) and entered it into my FitBit tracker, I got this!

Yep, ladies (and the rare gentleman), I am in the green!!! And I gotta tell ya, that little FitBit gets all the credit. This time. It keeps me active and honest. It's like a game I play to see if I can achieve a 500 calorie deficit each and every day. I've lost 5 pounds since I got it late Feb. Pretty good.

Will post more about the FitBit user interface, which I find very fun and easy to use, later. Am off now to rack up more calories burned!
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    Congratulations! I didn't even know my Fitbit could do that -- have to look at the reports page more closely!
    2725 days ago
    That's emoticon
    2726 days ago
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    I've got one, and I love it. I don't really use the calorie bit though. Perhaps I should, but I can't handle the guilt I then feel when I eat a treat I know I oughtn't!
    2726 days ago
    emoticon on hitting green. 24.9 emoticon emoticon
    2726 days ago
    24.9....music to one's ears!!!!! And a vision to behold! Congrats! I swore off any more gadgets...but the fitbit's siren call is becoming sweeter & sweeter...... I think I'll check into it.

    Have hit a bad patch since the Easter goodies went on sale....I totally ignored them until the day before Easter & now I've fallen apart. If a fitbit can lure me into shakin' my bootie...I just might have to get one!

    YOU, my friend, are having a terrific week! Keep it up! emoticon
    2726 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/5/2013 1:24:38 AM
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    Congratulations!! I love the fitbit, even when it tells me I haven't done enough!!
    2726 days ago
    I love Fitbit too! I just ordered one for hubby yesterday as he is walking a couple of hours a day.
    2726 days ago
    Green is the best!!! Well done! Numbers of all kinds are great if they motivate you to be healthy. Three cheers to 24.9!
    2726 days ago
    I'm so with you I prefer the body fat% over BMI any day The more I hear about the fitbit the more I'd like to get one myself

    emoticon on getting into the green

    I also use the moving average weight tracker I like to see how I'm doing overall
    2726 days ago
    How awesome is THAT?!? Sounds like you're winning at the FitBit "game" - congratulations on making it into the "NORMAL" zone!!!

    2726 days ago
    Sweet!! I love hearing your fitbit tales. This little gem is going on my wishlist for interested people who want to get me one for birthday...christmas...just cause they love me. LOL Or I may just get it for myself when I feel like I have the $$ to invest in it.

    Anywho, way to go on crossing that line and getting to NORMAL! I hope you're doing the happy dance as you burn off more calories.

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    2727 days ago
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