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12/22: 6177
12/23: 5736
12/24: 4686
12/25: 5188
12/26: 4696
12/27: 5288
12/28: 9951

. . . [s]he is a new creature. Old things are passed away; behold, all things are new! II Cor. 5:17


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12/29/19 8:43 A

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My goal is 4,000 steps a day!

12/22: 352 - I didn't charge my battery
12/23:
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12/27: 357 - remembered to charge my battery
12/28: 2,744 steps - too much holiday celebrating

Nancy - 5'7.5" tall
73 years old
Lives in Dedham, MA

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1/30/07 - 199 one-der-land!
5/22/12 - 183.5 lowest weight
10/30/17 - 199
11/19/18 - 192.2
1/11/19 - 187
10/31/19 - 197.4
4/8/20 - 206.6
4/25/20 - 200.4


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12/28/19 1:49 P

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My goal this week is, a minimum of 10,000 daily steps with 30 active minutes

Last week I worked a lot cooking Hallacas and cleaning, with very little sleep, so this week I won’t expect too much

All readings (steps/active minutes), courtesy of my Fitbit INSPIRE HR.

12/22: 10,220/21 emoticon
12/23: 1,163/0 emoticon
12/24: 6,147/0 emoticon
12/25: 7,489/40 emoticon
12/26: 10,163/59 emoticon
12/27: 5,467/23 emoticon
12/28: 7,516/40 emoticon

Reaching the minimum goal 2/7 is discouraging



Edited by: ANACORAZON at: 1/2/2020 (03:10)
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12/26/19 5:02 P

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12/22 5871
12/23 4325
12/24 4165
12/25 3271
12/26 4849
12/27 6199
12/28 3791



Edited by: TRUDIP1 at: 12/29/2019 (23:10)
Jesus said, Love one another as I have loved you.

�The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.� The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned� (Psa 34:18�19, 22).


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12/22 - 16,245
12/23 - 16,371
12/24 - 17,893
12/25 - 20,345
12/26 - 14,944
12/27 - 15,657
12/28 - 18,400

Edited by: ALLENJOSEPH at: 1/1/2020 (16:56)
Nothing Is Impossible with God.
Each Day Is A New Beginning.
When You Draw Close To God, God Will Draw Close To You.

Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.


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12/24/19 11:42 P

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12/24 ------ 10715
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12/26 ------ 2951
12/27 ------ 5507
12/28 ------ 5965


Edited by: POETLKNG2LOSE at: 12/30/2019 (23:59)
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12/24/19 9:10 A

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12/23-------3528
12/24 ------2925
12/25 ------1666
12/26 ------4026
12/27 ------2846
12/28 ------2475


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My goal is 3,000 steps a day.

12/22: 3,188
12/23: 3,233
12/24: 4,750
12/25: 2,304
12/26 :4,255
12/27: 1,199
12/28: 2,744

Total 21,673


Edited by: IAMAGEMLOVER at: 12/29/2019 (08:44)
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I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT DST

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

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12/23/19 2:59 P

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12/22/19 - 12,781
12/23/19 - 13,355
12/24/19 - 12,332
12/25/19 - 05,622
12/26/19 - 06,708
12/27/19 - 12,261
12/27/19 - 13,058


Edited by: RCLYKE at: 12/29/2019 (16:15)
"You can't go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending."- Unknown

"We cannot slove our problems with the same thinking we used to create them."- Unknown

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My goal is 50,000 this week

12/22: 9,323
12/23: 3,769
12/24: 2,838
12/25: 1,657
12/26: 9,098
12/27: 8,460
12/28 9,653
TOTAL: 44,798

Edited by: CANDOIT54 at: 12/29/2019 (08:12)
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URBANAUDREYE's Photo URBANAUDREYE Posts: 9,908
12/23/19 10:42 A

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6k steps daily

12/22 3470 steps
12/23 3752 steps
12/24 2783 steps
12/25 3571 steps
12/26 2525 steps
12/27 2879 steps
12/28 2054 steps


Edited by: URBANAUDREYE at: 12/29/2019 (15:47)
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12/23/19 9:58 A

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Goal 12,000/day (Flex)

12/22/19 - Dead battery
12/23/19 - 23,675
12/24/19 - 10,858
12/25/19 - 3,966
12/26/19 - 21,748
12/27/19 - 14,850
12/28/19 - 3,774

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12/23/19 9:32 A

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12/22: 3,000
12/23: - 2,000
12/24: - 4,000
12/25: - 3,000
12/26: - 7,000
12/27: 4,000
12/28: - 5,000


Edited by: PATTI24 at: 12/29/2019 (09:42)
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12/23/19 8:37 A

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Thanks for keeping this going, Raul! Holiday weeks are out-of-routine for me, but I'll do what I can.

All readings courtesy of my Alta:

12/22: 15,079
12/23: 11,725
12/24: 15,438
12/25: 12,771
12/26: 14,092
12/27: 16,202
12/28: 15,038
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12/23/19 8:05 A

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Goal= 70,000 steps weekly

12/22/19 - 10,650
12/23/19 - 11,609
12/24/19 - 10,082
12/25/19 - 10,156
12/26/19 - 11,202
12/27/19 - 13,883
12/28/19 - 09,037

Edited by: GOLFGMA at: 12/29/2019 (07:58)
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12/23/19 7:30 A

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Since I traveling two days this week, I'm lowering my goal to 10K per day Monday thru Friday, 5k on the weekend

12/22/19 - 5204
12/23/19 - 12686
12/24/19 - 17160
12/25/19 - 13689
12/26/19 - 10799
12/27/19 - 12199
12/28/19 - 21624

Edited by: 1DAY-ATA-TIME at: 12/29/2019 (09:06)
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12/23/19 6:51 A

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Goal--10,000 per day

12/22/19 6,882
12/23/19 11,548
12/24/19 10,991
12/25/19 9,105
12/26/19 10,545
12/27/19 14,351
12/28/19 14,297

77,719 steps average 11,103 per day emoticon

Edited by: LJK091354 at: 12/29/2019 (11:41)
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Monthly Goal
1. Stay in Calorie Range
2. Lose 2 pounds.
3. Track.
4. Work in Quilting room 3X a week.
4. Start sorting out clothes in closet
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AKA_TROUBLE's Photo AKA_TROUBLE Posts: 10,505
12/23/19 6:38 A

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Leaving my goal at 12K/day.
All readings courtesy of my Charge 3:

12/22: 13,731
12/23: 12,376
12/24: 12,400
12/25: 19,562
12/26: 12,436
12/27: 13,787
12/28: 21,984

Edited by: AKA_TROUBLE at: 12/29/2019 (10:59)
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12/23/19 6:27 A

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Charge 2

22 Dec--11105
23 Dec--14139
24 Dec--12757
25 Dec--3858
26 Dec--11880
27 Dec--5545
28 Dec--6168

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12/23/19 2:03 A

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My goal is going to be lower this week due to foot hurting. So 4000 daily average instead of 6000

SUN 12/22 - 4,582
MON 12/23 - 11,068
TUE 12/24 - 6,614
WED 12/25 - 6,834 = 29,098
THU 12/26 - 4435
FRI 12/27 - 6223
SAT 12/28 9579= 49,335

I did 7,048 on a DAILY Average!!! emoticon emoticon


Edited by: DIANEDOESSMILES at: 12/30/2019 (00:53)
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Not IMPOSSIBLE Its I'mPOSSIBLE never accept "you can't" From yourself included.
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12/23/19 1:52 A

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My goal is 10,000 steps per day and 10 flights of stairs.
Sun, 22 Dec: 5955 steps, 10 flights
Mon, 23 Dec: 12,667 steps, 15 flights
Tue, 24 Dec: 8326 steps, 15 flights
Wed, 25 Dec: 10,437 steps, 12 flights
Thu, 26 Dec: 11,787 steps, 12 steps
Fri, 27 Dec: 11,166 steps, 13 flights
Sat, 29 Dec: 10,028 steps, 10 flights
emoticon Good luck to all with their goals!

Edited by: PEFITNESS4 at: 12/29/2019 (01:20)
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All readings courtesy of my Zip 6000 or better

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Goal this week is 70,000 steps. Trying to get back into healthy habits!

SUN 12/22 - 14,446
MON 12/23 - 10,748
TUE 12/24 - 19,188
WED 12/25 - 4,030
THU 12/26 - 10,474
FRI 12/27 - 10,841
SAT 12/28 - 10,513

TOTAL: 80,240 / 80,000 !!!

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Edited by: STEPGEEK at: 12/30/2019 (13:11)
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12/22/19 6:30 P

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emoticon Raul for the goodie and for continuing these challenges. I'm on holiday now until end of January so might not get as many steps in as usual. My step goal for this week is 50,000 steps emoticon Merry Christmas everyone emoticon emoticon

12/22: 4103 steps
12/23: 14056 steps
12/24: 11455 steps
12/25: 10359 steps
12/26: 8108 steps
12/27: 15756 steps
12/28: 12342 steps

total weekly steps 76,179 steps emoticon


Edited by: KAYELENE at: 12/28/2019 (18:36)
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I've got faith to believe, I can do anything. No matter what, be kind to yourself.

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12/22/19 6:03 P

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12 K a day or more

12/22: 11,352
12/23: 8,680
12/24: 5,784
12/25: 4,890
12/26: 6,055
12/27: 7,030
12/28: 7,147



Edited by: IMEMINE1 at: 12/30/2019 (11:45)
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12/22/19 5:30 P

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Goal: maintain accountability and remain within energy envelope

12/22: 2809
12/23: 3975
12/24: 3690
12/25: 2231
12/26: 1200
12/27: 3276
12/28: 3380

Edited by: JEANKNEE at: 12/30/2019 (14:14)
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SP Start Weight, 206.8
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Initial Goal Weight, 144
Current Goal Weight, 120

"Believe me, your body has the ability to restore itself to perfect health, once you eliminate the foods and other forces that prevent it from healing." ~ Steven R. Gundry, MD

"I'd like to dispel once and for all the myth that any single diet approach works for every individual." ~ Peter J. D'Adamo, ND


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12/22/19 4:40 P

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My goal is 12,000 or more steps per day.

readings courtesy of my Charge2:

12/22: 15837
12/23: 14075
12/24: 13230
12/25: 14699
12/26: 12855
12/27: 13807
12/28: 12864

totals: 97367 steps 540 floors

Edited by: KAYOTIC at: 12/29/2019 (17:58)
highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143

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"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers

"Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" Michael Pollan



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12/22/19 4:21 P

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My goal is to get at least 10,000 steps a day.
Readings by my One


12/22: 10,116
12/23: 12,326
12/24: 13,976
12/25: 11,573
12/26: 9,274
12/27: 10,053
12/28: 10,499


Edited by: CHANSEN_20001 at: 1/4/2020 (11:16)
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12/22/19 3:59 P

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My goal is to get at least 10,000 steps a day. readings by my fitbit one


12/22 13,567
12/23 14,944
12/24 14,224
12/25 10,053
12/26 18,153
12/27 15,023
12/28

Edited by: BOOKKEEPER1 at: 12/27/2019 (17:28)
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Charge 2

22 Dec--6595
23 Dec--6238
24 Dec--4104
25 Dec--5054
26 Dec--6220
27 Dec--3552
28 Dec--8349

Edited by: YELLOW09RED at: 12/29/2019 (16:24)
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Lift up your eyes all around then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy (Isaiah 60:4-5).


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I will have at least 100,000 steps this week by God's Grace!!!

22 Dec ~ 29,135
23 Dec ~ 22,195
24 Dec ~ 10,052
25 Dec ~ 25,029
26 Dec ~ 24,930
27 Dec ~ 12,909
28 Dec ~ 19,618

My Total Steps: 143,868

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
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Edited by: CARMACHAMELEON at: 12/29/2019 (14:26)
Philippians 4:13 ~ I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength!

1 Corinthians 10:31 ~ So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God!

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12/22/19 1:23 P

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Minimum goal is 21,000 steps | 14 miles emoticon

12/22: 4939
12/23: 8039
12/24: 9586
12/25: 2705
12/26: 9883
12/27: 5655
12/28: 6632

Edited by: CHERALA at: 12/29/2019 (11:37)
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12/22/19 12:50 P

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Goal is 7.5K steps daily emoticon

12/22: 7.5K
12/23: 7.6K
12/24: 7.5K
12/25: 6.5K emoticon
12/26: 10K - but so sore after
12/27: 7.6K
12/28:

Edited by: HAPPYSOUL91 at: 12/28/2019 (10:56)
Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

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I will not be participating this week. I have had hand and elbow surgery and several (29) sutures, so not typing....I have been able to type some.

goal 5k

12/22 12,071
12/23 10,825
12/24 7,175
12/25 8,460
12/26 8,360
12/27 7,098
12/28 9,339




Edited by: NANFACEMIRE1 at: 12/29/2019 (11:06)
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12/22/19 10:47 A

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My goal is 15,000 or more steps per day.

Linda T.

12/22: 26,193
12/23: 26,465
12/24: 28,293
12/25: 25,276
12/26: 28,116
12/27: 26,561
12/28: 25,319

Total -- 186,223 (goal met)


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15K Plus Steps

12/22: 16,714
12/23: 15,452
12/24: 13,291
12/25: 15,126
12/26: 16,077
12/27: 15,507
12/28: 15,026

Edited by: MACRATDOLL at: 12/29/2019 (09:20)
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12/22: 13,479
12/23: 14,589
12/24: 04,155
12/25: 05,646
12/26: 11,663
12/27: 15,489
12/28: 10,742

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I think I have achieved the "sweet spot" with regards to my daily goal. 20,000 steps per day or a weekly goal of 140,000 appears to be the numbers I need to achieve. Coming to this conclusion has been a part of my lifestyle change journey that I embarked back in 2009 so I continue to re-adjust my goals as necessary. My goal is to continue keeping my Active Minutes above 120 minutes per day. I will also be tracking my mileage with my goal to walk 9 miles per day. I will also be tracking my floors climbed but as I don't really encounter many floors in my travels I will be interested in seeing how high I can get this number on a daily basis. Keep moving people, I know I will! DON'T GIVE UP!!!

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OUR THREAD CONTINUES TO GROW EACH WEEK!
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IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED THAT MEMBERS WHO JOIN THIS THREAD USE THE EDIT FEATURE ON THEIR INITIAL ENTRY.
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DOING SO WILL KEEP THIS THREAD MANAGEABLE AND ALSO MAKE IT EASIER TO TRACK EACH MEMBER'S DAILY PROGRESS.

An easy way to find your initial entry is to hold down the CTRL key and your F key. This will bring up your FIND box. Enter your SparkName and hit enter. This will take you to your first entry. Click on the EDIT MY POST button and add your steps for that day. Then just click on the POST MESSAGE button and you have edited your entry! (For those using an Apple computer, hold down the COMMAND key and your F key for the FIND box.) If you have any questions/comments please send me a SparkMail.
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A BIG THANKS TO ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE BEEN USING THE EDIT BUTTON WHEN YOU POST!!!

I continue to be very impressed by your daily steps! emoticon

I love all the activity on this thread! Welcome to each and every one of you and I hope that you accomplished your goals this week. I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE A BIG THANKS TO ALL WHO JOINED THIS THREAD THIS PAST WEEK! We were a fantastic 46 strong this past week! That is three more than last week!. I continue to be amazed at your step counts, all of you should be very proud of yourselves! emoticon emoticon emoticon

We are still #1 in the Computer & Electronics category?! That continues to be amazing! As of the posting of this post, we are now at (drum roll please!) 136,297 members strong! Incredibly again, that is 76 more than last week! Compared to last week's membership increase, that is 5 less than the previous week. We have poked our head through the 136,000 level, and are making our way towards the 137,000 level, which continues to be simply amazing! Wow! This continues to be mind-blowing!
emoticon Holy moley!

For those who may not have heard the news. FitBit was purchased by Google recently. According to the CEO of FitBit nothing will change. I will keep close tabs on this recent change of events.

I was recently playing with the FitBit App for Windows and clicked on the floors portion of the app. There I found a link that offering more information on how this data was calculated. The page is called "How does my FitBit device calculate my daily activity?" and it is a wealth of new information regarding how the various data items are calculated and collected. I was familiar with some of the information but the description of how it is used to calculate your personal data was fascinating. This is a recommended quick read. (And, careful, don't fall down any "rabbit holes" while there!) Here is the link for the page:

help.fitbit.com/articles/en_U
S/Help_ar
ticle/1141#floors


emoticon Welcome to all of our new team members and thank you for joining our weekly steps goal!!!

I continue to love my Ionic watch. This past week my Ionic watch's step count was a 7,668 less steps than my One or a -4.51% difference!

It appears that even for the top of the line watch, Ionic, activities involving the hands continue to contribute to the step count. (I wonder if Apple Watch users experience the same issue?) I continue to compare the data and the steps, distance, active time, floors, and distance are relatively the same. The calories are very different and I think that is more due to the heart rate device on my Ionic miscalculating my calories burned. I tend to trust my One's calorie calculations much more (although I am starting to think that the Ionic's calorie reading might not be as out of line as previously thought. I need to do more investigation into this emerging idea). emoticon

FitBit has introduced several new fitness trackers to their product line. The Versa -Lite Edition, which appears to be a low-priced version of their Versa. The only difference I can see is that the Lite Version does not calculate floors, allow storage of your music, or have the ability to pay for purchases. It truly is a lite version. FitBit also introduced their Inspire and Inspire HR activity bands. These are low cost version of their products. You can even ditch the wrist band and wear the activity device like their classic One model. It appears that FitBit is trying to bring activity trackers to the masses.

I still continue to lose more weight. I attribute my recent weight loss to a change I made in my eating habits. I love to eat and I never seem to get full. I have to make a very conscious effort to monitor my calories on a daily basis. I begin my day with a light breakfast, some milk and some type of egg sandwich. At work, I don't eat during my breaks, instead choosing to use this time for walks inside our building. I listen to podcasts or music and use my phone to catch up on emails, read, and play games. I find this is very helpful in achieving my daily step goals since I stopped attending the gym (Due to a recent lifestyle change). I drink 6-9 cups of water during the day and eat my "lunch" in the evening. I will have a small dinner later in the evening. I have been also trying to get to bed earlier so this change has definitely helped, too. All of this has resulted in a noticeable drop in my daily calories and my relationship with food. I have literally cut close to 1,000 calories on a daily basis (and sometimes have to push myself to hit 2,000 calories! This is a good change and one not certainly for everybody (or anybody in fact) but it appears to be working for me.
UPDATE: I continue with following this radical plan and it continues to work for me as I am losing more weight. I have dropped 34 pounds in the last eight months! Also, I have done some further research into this new lifestyle of mine and think my method can be classified as fasting. Now I am not starving myself, I am merely choosing to stay away from food for a certain period of time. I am still getting all of my necessary nutrition on a daily basis. I am really loving this lifestyle.
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I am truly amazed at how this change in eating habits has positively affected me. I have plenty of energy, find myself sometimes "forcing" myself to eat, and getting much more sleep. While my initial foray into the healthy living world back in 2009 was life-changing, this intermittent fasting lifestyle has been life and mind-altering.
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I continue down this path of delaying my lunch and dinner to the end of my day and I continue to enjoy success. The recent holidays did proved to be challenging but following this path has allowed me to get back on schedule with my healthier lifestyle. I am truly pleased with these results.

ADDENDUM: I continue down this "fasting" path and have maintained my recent weight loss. I am amazed at how this one change has impacted my life.

Our organization is starting its annual "Let's Get Healthy" drive and part of this drive is a push to lose weight. Losing weight can sometimes be very simple while the hard part is keeping the lost weight off. Often times, in our quest to lose weight, we attempt to follow a current fad or try to remove something from our diet. Having been a SparkPeople member for close to 10 years I understand that this is not the solution. The solution to losing weight and keeping it off is moderation and activity. Duh, right but these really are the keys to losing and maintaining weight. With this in mind here are some articles that address these issues.
But whatever you do, don't give up hope if you "fall off the wagon." Tomorrow is another day to re-start your journey and pick-up where you left off.
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Here are some articles that I have found very helpful in my quest for a healthier life. Enjoy!

www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/nutrition
_articles.asp?id=2445&pa
ge=4


www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/motivatio
n_articles.asp?ID=2224


www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/nutrition
_articles.asp?ID=1386


Hope you gain knowledge and inspiration from these articles.

Once again it is of greater importance to keep yourself hydrated. Here are some links to articles that address the importance of keeping your body hydrated.

www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
st
=running_tip_the_importance_of_hydraR>tion


www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_a
rticles.asp?id=101


OK, once again I am stepping down from my soap box!

All readings courtesy of my ONE/IONIC:

12/22: 23,729 (Active Time: 140-Distance: 10.93-Floors: 0-Ionic: 16,393)
12/23: 25,294 (Active Time: 166-Distance: 11.58-Floors: 2-Ionic: 26,341)
12/24: 23,973 (Active Time: 175-Distance: 12.63-Floors: 0-Ionic: 17,018)
12/25: 23,716 (Active Time: 167-Distance: 11.31-Floors: 0-Ionic: 19,026)
12/26: 26,693 (Active Time: 174-Distance: 12.22-Floors: 3-Ionic: 26,891)
12/27: 24,056 (Active Time: 182-Distance: 11.02-Floors: 9-Ionic: 24,879)
12/28: 20,333 (Active Time: 138-Distance: 10.24-Floors: 0-Ionic: 18,245)

Another week down the drain! This last week of the year, I took a grand total of 167,614 steps for a daily step average of 23,945 steps. I was active for 1,142 minutes this past week or an average of 163 Active Minutes per day. I traveled 79.93 miles or an average of 11.42 miles per day and I climbed a grand total of 14 floors this past week. I am ready for 2020, how about you?!

Edited by: ROCKMAN6797 at: 12/29/2019 (10:00)
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