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I'm playing catch up with my logging

All readings courtesy of my Inspire HR:

12/06: 18,113
12/07: 14,429
12/08: 13,236
12/09: 13,461
12/10: 15,256
12/11: 14,532
12/12: 16,633
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12/18/20 11:42 P

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12/06 8044
12/07 6844
12/08 5143
12/9 8586
12/10 6484
12/11 7911
12/12 4926

My name is Laura and I live in Wisconsin. I am a Powerful Prism Panther.

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12/16/20 10:59 P

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12/06 2522
12/07 6434
12/08 4409
12/9 6780
12/10 6124
12/11 5458
12/12 5932


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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12/10/20 4:19 A

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12/06: 6020
12/07: 6348
12/08: 12274
12/09: 8692
12/10: 13600
12/11: 14481
12/12: 9582

Edited by: INGMARIE at: 12/13/2020 (04:08)
Sometimes the "wrong" train can take us to the right place.
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12/9/20 9:07 P

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My goal is 3,000 steps

12/06: 2,150
12/07: 2,801
12/08: 2,735
12/09: 2,035
12/10: 2,822
12/11: 1,663
12/12: 1,397

Edited by: NEWNANCY2012 at: 1/20/2021 (06:50)
Nancy - 5'7.5" tall
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Lives in Dedham, MA

1/1/06 - 257
1/25/07 - 201.5 joined SP
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
12/10/20 - 203.8
2/11/21 - 203.2


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12/06:-- 2994
12/07:-- 2878
12/08:-- 3135
12/9:--- 2867
12/10:-- 12,175
12/11:-- 4403
12/12:-- 3876

Edited by: -SPIRITSEEKER2- at: 12/13/2020 (10:20)
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12/8/20 6:46 P

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12/06 - 11845
12/07 - 9697
12/08 - 7764
12/09 - 10564
12/10 - 16177
12/11 - 10175
12/12 - 8139


Edited by: YICHE12 at: 12/15/2020 (16:56)
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12/8/20 1:43 P

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GOAL:: 60,000

12/06: 8,977
12/07: 2,496
12/08: 2,769
12/09: 12,047
12/10: 12,573
12/11: 8,927
12/12: 12,927
TOTAL: 60,716

Edited by: CANDOIT54 at: 12/16/2020 (11:22)
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12/8/20 1:31 P

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All readings courtesy of my inspire HR. Goal 75,000 for the week.

12/06: 3,242 - road trip.
12/07: 11,708
12/08: 10,155
12/09: 12,552
12/10: 12,795
12/11: 10,674
12/12: 11,311
Total: 72,437 not complaining.

Edited by: PRIMEOFMYLIFE at: 12/14/2020 (02:53)
Dee in B.C. (PST) aka Doris
Before 2020-04-16 @ 214 - After 2020-10-19 @ 154 Maintenance Goal: 154-150lbs.
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12/8/20 11:23 A

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Keeping my goal of 12,000+ steps per day.
Charge4

12/06: 14591
12/07: 13097
12/08: 14655
12/09: 13290
12/10: 12992
12/11: 13828
12/12: 16553

totals: 99009 steps, 423 floors.

Edited by: KAYOTIC at: 12/13/2020 (12:38)
highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143

H: 5''4" 53 y.o.

"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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12/8/20 1:11 A

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My goal is 10,000 steps and 10 flights of stairs each day.
Counts per my Charge 3.

Sun, 6 Dec: 8433 steps, 20 flights.
Mon, 7 Dec: 11,183 steps, 24 flights.
Tue, 8 Dec: 11,132 steps, 33 flights.
Wed, 9 Dec: 11,372 steps, 31 flights.
Thu, 10 Dec: 11,085 steps, 74 flights.
Fri, 11 Dec: 11,881 steps, 15 flights.
Sat, 12 Dec: 11,506 steps, 25 flights.
emoticon Good luck to all with their goals!

Edited by: PEFITNESS4 at: 12/14/2020 (01:04)
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12/7/20 11:22 P

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12/6 - 3248/1.35 (rest day
12/7 - 9585
12.8 - 7397/2.89
12/9 - 2522/1.05
12/10 - 4771/1.99
12/11 - 8381/3.14
12/12 - 8288/3.46


Edited by: KURTZIE1998 at: 12/15/2020 (21:37)
Faith is our power to know there can be no true unhappiness or disappointment when the Divine is at work.
Joyce K. - Oregon coast - Pacific Time

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12/7/20 2:11 P

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Goal 12,000/day (Flex)

12/06 - 5,052
12/07 - 13,024
12/08 - 15,259
12/09 - 14,142
12/10 - 15,821
12/11 - 16,747
12/12 -

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12/7/20 10:58 A

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Still ailing from siatica. I will do the best I can.

12/06:--1,259
12/07:--2,151
12/08:--2,847
12/09--:781
12/10:-2,233
12/11:1,088
12/12--1,002

Edited by: IAMAGEMLOVER at: 12/13/2020 (09:18)
I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

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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12/7/20 9:27 A

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My goal=10,000 steps daily

12/06:=8,784 emoticon
12/08:=4,830
12/09:=6,059
12/10:=4,923
12/11:=4,785
12/12:=5973
39,829 steps=15.51 miles emoticon


Edited by: DONNALEE-53 at: 12/13/2020 (13:21)
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12/7/20 9:07 A

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Goal 70000 for the week
Readings from Ionic

12/06:15469
12/07:11367
12/08:15504
12/09:15098
12/10:14203
12/11:12621
12/12:12083

Edited by: WALKINTOFIT at: 12/13/2020 (11:08)
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12/7/20 8:37 A

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My goal=10,000 steps daily

12/06: 06,026
12/011:12,242
12/08: 11,771
12/09: 12,431
12/10: 15,628
12/11: 15,282
12/12: 11,456

Edited by: GOLFGMA at: 12/13/2020 (07:38)
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Phil 2:3-4.


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12/7/20 7:58 A

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My goal is 20 K steps a day although the past week I only made it once, time to get back on track! I monitor my steps with my inspire HR!

12/06: 10,121
12/07: 14,739
12/08: 17,167
12/09: 35,074
12/10: 15,842
12/11: 25,478
12/12: 25,009

Edited by: DLBEASYRIDER at: 12/13/2020 (12:17)
DL Brigman, Newport, N.C.


Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.


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PATTI24's Photo PATTI24 Posts: 47,734
12/7/20 7:44 A

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12/06/20 - 3,000
12/07/20 - 3,000
12/08/20 - 3,000
12/09/20 - 7,000
12/10/20 - 3,000
12/11/20 - 3,000
12/12/20 - 3,000

Edited by: PATTI24 at: 12/13/2020 (08:58)
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12/7/20 7:37 A

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Going to lower my goal for this week to 60,000 for the week

12/06/20 5,379
12/07/20 11,209
12/08/20 6,881
12/09/20 11,043
12/10/20 6,737
12/11/20 10,539
12/12/20 7,245

Edited by: LJK091354 at: 12/13/2020 (08:56)
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My March goals are:

1. Track more (at least 21 days)
2. Lose 2.1 pounds, at least. (I gained weight in February--this has to stop)
3. Continue to exercise 3 to 5 times a week
4. Work on organizing sewing room better.
5. Continue to put together my Grassy Creek tops and get ready to quilt them.
6. Quit mindless snacking.


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12/7/20 5:10 A

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Keeping my goal of 10,000+ steps per day.
Charge 3

12/06: 5,975
12/07: 10,893
12/08: 15,199
12/09: 12,254
12/10: 12,501
12/11: 14,386
12/12: 8.874

Edited by: RONNIE150 at: 12/12/2020 (18:38)
"Don't count the days; make the day count"

If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it change your attitude - Maya Angelou

"Stay True To My Journey"

Reset, Refocus, Readjust, Restart, as many times as you need to.


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DEE Southern New Jersey

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Losing Weight & Disabled
Menopause & Losing
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Faith makes all thing possible
Love makes all things happen
Hope makes all things work

God is Good all the time. All the time GOD is good.

Let your life be like Angel Food Cake...sweet and Light---




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12/6/20 9:21 P

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Goal 5K daily with my Fitbit Inspire HR

12/06: 5,859
12/07: 6,014
12/08: 7,718
12/09: 6,586
12/10: 4,727
12/11: 7,900
12/12: 4,624

Edited by: NANFACEMIRE1 at: 12/13/2020 (06:38)
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12/6/20 8:44 P

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My Goal is to get in 13,000 steps Daily with my Fit Bit Zip Tracker,
and will do my best to get in 60 minutes of exercise each day.

12/06 - 16,445
12/07 - 14,156
12/08 - 15,416
12/09 - 15,231
12/10 - 16,340
12/11 - 17.889
12/12 - 14,810

Edited by: ALLENJOSEPH at: 12/13/2020 (00:43)
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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18K plus steps

12/06: 18,508
12/07: 18,155
12/08: 18,511
12/09: 19,908
12/10: 18,379
12/11: 18,171
12/12: 19,400


Edited by: MACRATDOLL at: 12/13/2020 (09:18)
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12/6/20 5:02 P

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emoticon Raul for the goodie and for continuing these challenges. My step goal this week is 60,000 steps emoticon All readings courtesy of my Charge 2


12/06: 3,641 steps
12/07:10,188 steps
12/08: 8,045 steps
12/09: 11,465 steps
12/10: 9,285 steps
12/11: 9,182 steps
12/12: 13,840 steps

Weekly total = 65,646 steps emoticon

Edited by: KAYELENE at: 12/12/2020 (16:36)
GMT + 8 hours
EDT + 12 hours

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Its not that some people have willpower and some don't. Its that some people are ready to change and others are not. ~James Gordon

Happiness comes from liking what you have not having what you like.

I've got faith to believe, I can do anything. No matter what, be kind to yourself.

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12/6/20 1:58 P

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Keeping my goal of 10,000 or more steps per day.

12/06: 12,546
12/07: 10,092
12/08: 10,348
12/09: 10,009
12/10: 11,637
12/11: 10,082
12/12: 10,092

Edited by: CHANSEN_20001 at: 12/19/2020 (21:44)
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Florida - Eastern Standard Zone
FitBit One !!


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12/6/20 1:46 P

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Keeping my goal of 15,000 or more steps per day .
Charge 3

12/06: 8,359
12/07: 10,936
12/08: 15,527
12/09: 10,958
12/10: 13,630
12/11: 7,627
12/12: 10,143


Edited by: AKA_TROUBLE at: 12/13/2020 (06:41)
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Rockford, IL
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Goal is 9.5K or more steps daily emoticon

12/06: 9.8K
12/07: 9.9K
12/08: 10K
12/09: 9.8K
12/10: 10K
12/11: 10.3K
12/12: 9.5K

Edited by: HAPPYSOUL91 at: 12/12/2020 (08:55)
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

Carol
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New to posting here but I've had my Fitbit for several years and have recently been doing the Bingo challenges which are so motivating. I thought posting here may help motivate me to stay on task keeping those steps up. I was getting 5,000 steps and recently upped it to 5,500.

12/06:
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Trudy - Western, PA
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"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts".
~Winston Churchill

"The secret to living well and longer is:
eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure".
~Tibetian Proverb

DAISYBELLIS (formerly TRULYNDEM) Trudy - Fitbit user #
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12/6/20 12:57 P

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12/06--5281
12/07--2373
12/08--2024
12/09--3032
12/10--2026
12/11--2520
12/12--2409

Edited by: YELLOW09RED at: 12/13/2020 (09:25)







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12/06: 8,310
12/07: 11,453
12/08: 13,855
12/09: 8,270
12/10: 15,246
12/11: 9,082
12/12: 16,948

Edited by: ETERNALMINDED at: 1/24/2021 (09:34)
Julie - Central Time Zone
EL Casual Travelers 5% Spring Challenge

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I can do all things through Jesus Christ who gives me strength! Philippians 4:13


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Keeping my goal of 20,000 or more steps per day (140,000 or more steps per week)

12/06 31,776
12/07: 30,110
12/08: 30,042
12/09: 30,290
12/10: 27,248
12/11: 31,115
12/12: 30,582

Total -- 211,163

Linda T. in Arizona

Edited by: RETIREDAT60 at: 12/13/2020 (09:13)
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All readings courtesy of my VERSA. My goal is 3,500 per day.

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~Gretchen

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phil.4:13

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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. For those using a cell phone, you can usually find a FIND feature in your browser settings) 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 stupendous 41 strong this past week! This would be two 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!) 141,385 members strong! Incredibly again, that is 47 more than last week! Compared to last week's membership increase, that is 7 less than the previous week. We have poked our heads through the 141,000 barrier, next the elusive but doable 142,000 level! Wow! This continues to be mind-blowingly impressive!
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For those who may not have heard the news. FitBit was purchased by Google over a year ago. According to the CEO of FitBit nothing will change. The hold-up appears to be over some legitimate privacy issues and Google continues to hammer out an agreement that will satisfy all parties.

UPDATE: I recently had to get in contact with FitBit's Customer Service and I am happy to report that my experience was extremely positive.The Customer Service rep went above and beyond the call of duty to assist me. One thing that did stand out is that they have access to the back end of their products and can follow what your device is doing night or day. So if your device is acting strangely, call them, they can walk you though the issue and assist you.
UPDATE TO GOOGLE PURCHASE: It appears that the new Versa 3 may soon become integrated with Google's voice system?! I will share more news as it becomes available.

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
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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. Even with its strange quirks. This past week my Ionic watch's step count was 5,955 less steps than my One or a -3.80% difference! I do not do a lot of hand movements during my indoor walking periods. I truly though this was the reason for the lack of uniformity when counting steps; however, now I think we need to add spatial movement to the mix. If I move around while walking indoors my steps register but if I step in place, steps are registered very sporadically. The mystery deepens.

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 is now shipping orders for its new smartwatch called the FitBit Sense. The FitBit Sense is "the advanced health smartwatch that helps you tune in to your body with tools for stress management, heart health, SPO2, skin temperature, and more." The smartwatch has "an app to monitor electrodermal activity which may indicate your body's response to stress." There is also an app that assesses your heart for "atrial fibrillation (AFib) a common heart rhythm irregularity." The smartwatch also monitors your skin temperature. Plus it does all of the other great stuff that a FitBit smartwatch does. The watch is pricey ($329.95) but might be worth the price for all of the information it will be able to provide. FitBit is also shipping the "new and improved" Versa (Versa 2 to Versa 3) and the Inspire (Inspire to Inspire 2).

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.

ADDENDUM TO THE ADDENDUM: I have been doing some more research on intermittent fasting (or IT) and now subscribe to the 20/4 plan. Basically I do not eat any meals for 20 hours and then do all of my eating in a 4 hour period. I no longer eat breakfast and now do all of my eating from 6-10pm. This has allowed me to maintain my weight and my lower calorie intake. I sometimes do graze during my non-eating period but it is a hard candy or a piece of fruit. There is also a 16/8 plan for those who want to split their eating between two meal periods. Intermittent fasting has really been a life-saver in my continuing quest to maintain my health.

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 over 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:

12/06: 21,041 (Active Time: 111-Distance: 10.41-Floors: 0-Ionic: 17,905)
12/07: 25,223 (Active Time: 165-Distance: 15.80-Floors: 0-Ionic: 24,499)
12/08: 22,385 (Active Time: 148-Distance: 14.91-Floors: 1-Ionic: 21,389)
12/09: 23,058 (Active Time: 127-Distance: 14.12-Floors: 1-Ionic: 21,169)
12/10: 21,625 (Active Time: 91-Distance: 12.00-Floors: 0-Ionic: 19,261)
12/11: 22,614 (Active Time: 136-Distance: 14.80-Floors: 0-Ionic: 21,800)
12/12: 26,900 (Active Time: 151-Distance: 16.61-Floors: 2-Ionic: 25,619)

Another cold week in the books! I really dislike cold weather and eagerly await some warmer weather. Anyhow, as I continue to heal (at about 95%) I am increasing my steps, this week taking a grand total of 163,046 steps for a daily step average of 23.292 steps. I was active for 929 minutes this past week or an average of 132 Active Minutes per day. I traveled 98.65 miles or an average of 14.09 miles per day and I encountered 4 floors in my travels this week. I am so ready to move on to next week, how about you?!




Edited by: ROCKMAN6797 at: 12/13/2020 (08:20)
Raul
Leader of the FitBit Users Unite! SparkTeam
www.fitbit.com/user/228NLM
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^^^You got this!^^^
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