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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Question for anyone who may have synced a Fitbit to Spark -

Is there a way to have it only sync certain things? Here's my problem:

I like to track my actual exercise. 30 minutes on the treadmill, 30 minutes on the rower, squats, lunges, chest presses, etc. Instead, Fitbit adds a "Fitbit Entry" that says 117 minutes and 888 calories burned (or whatever).

What Fitbit adds is usually more than I would track on my own. Maybe I did move in some fashion for 117 minutes, but I wouldn't count that as exercise, per se.

However, I love adding my steps to Spark via Fitbit.

I've unsynced the Fitbit for now and will continue to track just my actual active exercise, but if there's a way to pick and choose what syncs please let me know!

Moving on -

My phone decided to have a freakout and erase all my photos, so no pictures this time. A quick recap, though:

Thursday was not really ideal.

Breakfast: hemp toast, banana, almond butter

Lunch: hodgepodge of leftovers while I clean out the fridge - roasted tofu, pita chips and hummus, and grapes

Dinner: this is where it goes off the rails. I had an orthodontist appointment at 5PM and a kickball game at 7PM, so my 'dinner' was some stuffed grape leaves from Trader Joe's - it was the best I could find that was soft enough for me to eat post-orthodontist that I could eat in my car on the way to the field. Then at the bar I had two beers, then when I got home I polished off a few chips and the last of the hummus (it wasn't much).

Grand totals weren't too bad, but definitely low on protein.

Exercise: 2.25 miles in 32 minutes - 14:13/mile pace

Friday started out fine, but went off the rails for dinner.

Breakfast: hemp toast, almond butter, banana

Lunch: black beans, avocado, corn, cherry tomatoes, lime juice, and guacamole tortilla chips

Dinner: SHEESH. I was at the mall and the food court at that particular mall is terrible and I've been craving french fries like crazy lately and I gave in to all of my cravings in one particularly insane dinner. My friend was going to Chick-Fil-A and and in a moment of stupidity I asked my friend to get me waffle fries. I got a veggie burger from another stand, and then on the way out of the mall I got a vegan cupcake solely out of peer pressure. I shouldn't have done it. I know. However, it was damn good! But holy crap, dinner alone was 1000+ calories?! DAMN.

Totals: Erm, at least it's under 2000? That's about all I can say.

At least I went to the gym in the morning
15 minutes - lateral elliptical
15 minutes - rower
ST - Shoulder presses/bicep curls (10 lbs)
ST - Step Ups
ST - Squats (10 lbs x2)
ST - Chest presses (15 lbs x2)
ST - Triceps (15lbs)

This morning I ran a little over four miles and this afternoon I'm leaving for a week. It's going to be very difficult to stay vegan but as always I will do my best. Germany isn't exactly known for its love of vegetables. In fact, Google translator tells me there is no word for vegan. Yikes. It's not good when veganism is not even a concept. I'm going to do everything I can to explain my needs, but I suspect I'll end up with some butter and cheese this week - either because it's 'snuck' in or because I get so hungry I stop caring and eat the cheese sandwich on purpose.

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    I just let SP pull all the info - and when I'm interested in looking at ONLY my activities that I consider exercise - I look to the fitbit site/details/profile for that info. I look at SP mainly to follow food/nutrition.

    I look at both pages daily - but looking at some of the activity charts/graphs on fitbit tells a lot more than SP does. The Fairly Active, Lightly Active, Very active charts by Week, Month, Year shows me what I'm interested in seeing - trying to get the Very Active to be higher ;)

    There's never going to be anything possible to show exactly what everyone wants - so the combination of it all is working for me!!!
    2181 days ago
    As far as I know Spark pulls the active and very active minutes over from FB, there is no way to pull only certain information over. You can always delete the FB activity once Spark pulls it in, your steps would still be on the top of your fitness page.
    2182 days ago
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