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5/8/16 8:14 A

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I have a pretty small daily goal, but also have a weekly goal that requires me to have a daily average that is a bit higher than the regular daily goal.
I have a VERY sedentary job so it ks really hard to meet my daily goal on those days. I make up for it on days when I don't work.

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5/8/16 1:31 A

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Same here.

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5/7/16 8:33 P

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I struggle with this too. I work retail and can usually hit 10k easily and then with my daily cardio I get up to about 12-13K. On my days off though, I barely reach 6k. Even with my cardio. Trying not focus on not reaching it on my days off, but I sometimes I get bummed about it.

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1DAY-ATA-TIME's Photo 1DAY-ATA-TIME Posts: 28,823
5/3/16 7:07 A

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While fitbit only allow daily goals, I personally set weekly goals. Rest days for me or Fridays or Saturdays.

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5/1/16 5:39 P

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A weekly goal (or any longer term) makes sense on so many levels. Unfortunately, Trackers and SparkPeople focus on the convenience of that 24-hour period and simplify goals to hit or miss. I deliberately set my Fitbit goal to 12,000 steps which I can meet on my off days. My real goal is higher.

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5/1/16 9:37 A

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I like the idea of having a weekly overall goal rather than a daily one. Living in an area where it can be difficult to get outside every day makes it challenging to reach my goal every day but easy to make the weekly target.

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5/1/16 8:47 A

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The goal I have set on fitbit and my real goal are two different things. I have my goal on fitbit set at 15,000. That way on my off days or when my ankle is bothering me I can still make it. My goal 6 days a week, except when my ankle says no way, is 25,000. Even the 25 is low, but some surfaces are harder on my ankle then others. OK I'm a heavy stepper. Least that is what i'm told. I know most of you aren't close to my numbers, the point is they won't let us put our goals in according to real life we have to do that in our heads. You need an off day once a week and some of us have limitations we have to take into account. You pretty much have to set your goals in fitbit according to your off days or except the fact you aren't going to make your goal 1 day a week.

I read something about 50 people that had lost 50 pounds and kept it off over 5 years. They say there really is no such thing as an off day. You exercise everyday, it is just one day a week exercise is a gentle walk, and yes that is one day every week.

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I try to hit 70,000 steps for the week instead of 10,000 a day. That way, if I have a less active day I can still meet my personal goal.

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5/1/16 7:24 A

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How about taking a few short leisurely walks? Doesn't have to be a heart-pumping one.
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LESLIE871948's Photo LESLIE871948 Posts: 2,701
5/1/16 7:17 A

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I have one. It is today. And already I am feeling kind of bummed about missing my goal on my tracker, which I INTEND to do, I need that rest day. Anyone have any ideas? Why can't they allow us to program a lower goal for one day a week. Maybe I will just change it, then change it back tomorrow?

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