Fitbit is make me unfit!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

So I got a fitbit for Mother's day. I was so excited but I did not realized that I would have to log in everything into fitbit as well as Sparkpeople. I find myself doing double duty and not being on Spark as often as I should. On the Fitbit as you workout throughout the day you earn the ability to eat more calories and log them in, which makes it kind of hard to plan your food ahead. This has undermind my Spark process and I have not lost anything. Though I have managed to walk 10,000 steps a day at least 5 days a week I find I am more unhealthy because of trying to keep up with the fitbit and not following Spark as closely. I thought with the Fitbit I would be unstoppable. It would help me over my plateau/very slow weight loss that I have been suffering with over the past few months. So I think I will have to stop trying to use the fitbit and Spark in conjunction. I will us the fitbit to make sure I get in my steps and make sure I am pushing my heart rate while working out but that is it. I need to go back to planning my meals ahead because this planning as my day goals along is pushing me to the top of my calories range or over and I do not like it at all. Fitbit says it is okay because I walked my steps and I should have a crazy deficit but the scale is saying something else entirely. I have not gained but I have not lost.

So my goal for June will be
1- Lose 5 pounds
2- Plan my meals ahead
3- Drink my water
4- Walk 10 miles a week
5- Try to get the kids involved in fitness once to twice a week with me
6- Cut down on sweets and processed foods!
7- Work out harder and smarter!
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    I have a fitbit but i don't use it all the time mostly just tracking my steps.
    1780 days ago
    I use fitbit for intentional exercise only; don't have it on me all day or even every day. Counting steps is great, but as somebody once said, fitbit counts the steps we take to the refrigerator the same as the step we take when we're out walking/hiking/running. I don't see how this is useful. Meal planning is great, disregard the (in my opinion) overinflated calorie expenditure. Happy June.
    1783 days ago
    I can't live without my fitbit. I have it hooked up to Spark People.
    1784 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Not a techie gadget person here so no constructive feedback.
    1784 days ago
  • KELIN823
    I have a fitbit and use it only to track steps and water intake. Sometimes sleep, but nothing else.
    You can add your fitbit to your Spark People, and the data from your fitbit tracker will be synced automatically.
    Tracking in two places is too much work. Use the best features of each site and simplify.

    Good luck!
    1784 days ago
    I found the same problem with my fitness tracker, but this app helped me find a happy medium. Just keep trying!
    1784 days ago
    Your goals for June sound great! I've never used a Fitbit but trying to keep track of everything in 2 places sounds time consuming. I love your goal to get the kids involved, that will not only push you but also help set them up for a healthy future.
    1784 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan for June!

    I hear a lot of people say the same things about their devices like those.

    I love meal planning, I food prepped a lot yesterday to prepare. Do you food prep too? Do the kids like working out together with you? Now that summer is here and school is done, it's a great thing to do together. Good of you to choose to do that with them.
    1784 days ago
    I've experienced something very similar. I have the Garmin version of the Fitbit and I love it, but having to enter everything into both places takes a lot of time. Your goals are amazing. Good luck!
    1784 days ago
  • DEEJAY11207
    I wish you all the luck in the world especially with getting the kid going!!!
    1784 days ago
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