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12/28/20 12:18 A

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12/20: 2,043
12/21: 4,366
12/22: 13,610
12/23: 17,877
12/24 8,241
12/25: 3,762
12/26: 12,467

Total:62,366

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Before 2020-04-16 @ 214 - After 2020-10-19 @ 154 Maintenance Goal: 154-150lbs.
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12/26/20 8:20 A

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12/20: 1,918
12/21: 1,444
12/22: 1,929
12/23: 3,888
12/24 2,523:
12/25: 1,741
12/26:


Nancy - 5'7.5" tall
74 years old
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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12/25/20 10:24 A

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12/20: 4470
12/21: 11241
12/22: 16683
12/23: 17774
12/24: 9537
12/25: 6800
12/26: 3743

Edited by: INGMARIE at: 12/27/2020 (03:44)
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12/23/20 10:17 A

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I need to join this challenge. I will start today, but I know I am going to be a little behind.

12/23 12000
12/24 9700
12/25 12500
12/26 8700

Edited by: AMUSICALLIFE at: 12/26/2020 (16:31)
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12/22/20 12:31 P

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GOAL: 60,000

12/20: 12,767
12/21: 3,122
12/22: 2,488
12/23: 12,519
12/24: 8,463
12/25: 2,673
12/26: 11,803
TOTAL: 53,835

Edited by: CANDOIT54 at: 12/27/2020 (09:02)
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12/22/20 9:08 A

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12/20:~~ 3253
12/21: ~~ 5271
12/22: ~~2719
12/23: ~~ 6909
12/24: ~~ 5981
12/25:~~ 3665
12/26:~~ 8994

Edited by: -SPIRITSEEKER2- at: 12/27/2020 (09:54)
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12/22/20 8:17 A

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5k Daily with My Inspire HR

12/20: 6,406
12/21: 9,089
12/22: 5,831
12/23: 6,139
12/24: 10,478
12/25: 7,114
12/26: 4,744


Edited by: NANFACEMIRE1 at: 12/27/2020 (06:15)
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12/21/20 8:38 P

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my goal 6400 +

12/20 - 4075
12/21 - 7415
12/22 - 7750
12/23 - 8939
12/24 - 3917
122/5 - 2959
12/26 - 8895


Edited by: KURTZIE1998 at: 12/27/2020 (22:46)
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RONNIE150's Photo RONNIE150 Posts: 4,319
12/21/20 7:49 P

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Goal 10,000+ steps per day courtesy of Charge 3

12/20: 7,376
12/21: 11,634
12/22: 10,356
12/23: 15,162
12/24: 5,098
12/25:
12/26:

Edited by: RONNIE150 at: 12/25/2020 (18:39)
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If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it change your attitude - Maya Angelou

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


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12/21/20 5:53 P

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Goal is to get a daily average of 3,000 steps per day

12/20 -
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~Gretchen

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12/21/20 3:08 P

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Goal is to get a daily average of 10,000 steps per day

12/20 - 10,173
12/21 - 10,056
12/22 - 10,121
12/23 - 12,489
12/24 - 10,089
12/25 - 10,268
12/26 - 10,125

Edited by: CHANSEN_20001 at: 1/2/2021 (09:55)
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12/21/20 10:50 A

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Goal = get a daily average of 10000 steps per day

12/20 - 9107
12/21 - 10385
12/22 - 8224
12/23 - 14323
12/24 - 7641
12/25 - 10632
12/26 - 4493

Edited by: YICHE12 at: 12/29/2020 (17:46)
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12/21/20 9:50 A

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Goal = 75,000 steps per week

12/20 - 10,613
12/21 - 11,688
12/22 - 11,978
12/23 - 13,878
12/24 - 08,138
12/25 - 10,669
12/26 - 15,483

Edited by: GOLFGMA at: 12/27/2020 (07:47)
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12/21/20 9:48 A

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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.


12/20 - 16,291
12/21 - 15,072
12/22 - 15,296
12/23 - 15,176
12/24 - 17,145
12/25 - 14,687
12/26 - 15,617



Edited by: ALLENJOSEPH at: 12/26/2020 (23:44)
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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12/21/20 9:40 A

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12/20: 3,000
12/21: 4,000
12/22: 3,000
12/23: 3,000
12/24: 3,000
12/25: 3,000
12/26: 3,000

Edited by: PATTI24 at: 12/27/2020 (08:05)
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1DAY-ATA-TIME's Photo 1DAY-ATA-TIME Posts: 43,172
12/21/20 7:58 A

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Reducing my goal to 10K per day

12/20--9266
12/21--16695
12/22--5143
12/23--6282
12/24--6247
12/25--8320
12/26--12269

Edited by: 1DAY-ATA-TIME at: 12/28/2020 (08:33)
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12/21/20 7:26 A

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12/20--4251
12/21--5401
12/22--3660
12/23--3192
12/24--3064
12/25--4002
12/26--2520

Edited by: YELLOW09RED at: 12/27/2020 (08:43)







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12/21/20 7:10 A

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Goal is 60,000 for the week

12/20 6,805
12/21 10,005
12/22 10,665
12/23 10,592
12/24 6,261
12/25 4,124
12/26 6,317

54,769 short 5,231 emoticon

Edited by: LJK091354 at: 12/27/2020 (09:10)
Linda from Central Illinois

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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DLBEASYRIDER's Photo DLBEASYRIDER SparkPoints: (73,485)
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12/21/20 6:21 A

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Goal is 20K a day monitored with my Inspire HR!

12/20: 15,915
12/21: 27,588
12/22: 26,563
12/23: 16,182
12/24: 21,350
12/25: 30,207
12/26: 17,849

Edited by: DLBEASYRIDER at: 12/27/2020 (08:42)
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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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PEFITNESS4's Photo PEFITNESS4 Posts: 386
12/21/20 12:17 A

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

Sun, 20 Dec: 9066 steps, 11 flights.
Mon, 21 Dec: 10,511 steps, 12 flights.
Tue, 22 Dec: 12,508 steps, 15 flights.
Wed, 23 Dec: 10,158 steps, 21 flights.
Thu, 24 Dec: 11,289 steps, 25 flights.
Fri, 25 Dec: 10,073 steps, 12 flights
Sat, 26 Dec: 10,207 steps, 15 flights.
emoticon Good luck to all with their goals!

Edited by: PEFITNESS4 at: 12/28/2020 (00:21)
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12/20/20 10:17 P

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All readings courtesy of my Inspire HR

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DEE Southern New Jersey

SP Class of Oct 12-18 2008.
Losing Weight & Disabled
Menopause & Losing
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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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12/20/20 7:07 P

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Goal 12,000/day

We'll see how it goes as my Charge4 band broke (actually the part that holds the band onto the device). Fitbit is sending a new one, hope it gets here soon! for now I'm holding it on with a wrist wrap...

12/20 13562
12/21 14631
12/22 14884
12/23 14803
12/24 12975
12/25 16336 (got my new charge4 unit up and running!)
12/26 14410

totals: 101601 steps, 496 floors.

Edited by: KAYOTIC at: 12/27/2020 (17:52)
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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12/20/20 5:58 P

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9:5 plus steps/day

12/20: 10K - moving
12/21: 18K - don't even ask, couldn't move - new place
12/22: 11K - oh my
12/23: 10K
12/24: 9.8K
12/25: 10K
12/26: 10.6K

Edited by: HAPPYSOUL91 at: 12/26/2020 (09:07)
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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12/20/20 5:27 P

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emoticon Raul for the goodie. My step goal for this week is 50,000 steps emoticon

Readings courtesy of my Charge 2

12/20: 3,903 steps
12/21: 18,419 steps
12/22: 8,174 steps
12/23: 5,002 steps (steps down but did do an hour of strength exercises at the gym emoticon )
12/24: 2,755 steps
12/25: 2,702 steps emoticon Merry Christmas
12/26: 13,597 steps

Weekly total = 54,552 steps emoticon


Edited by: KAYELENE at: 12/26/2020 (18:05)
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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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12/20/20 4:38 P

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18K plus steps

12/20: 18,049
12/21: 19,402
12/22: 18,310
12/23: 18,732
12/24: 18,555
12/25: 18,506
12/26: 18,330

Edited by: MACRATDOLL at: 12/27/2020 (09:20)
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12/20/20 3:02 P

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Goal 12,000/day (Flex)

12/20 - 4,011
12/21 - 20,663
12/22 - 21,910
12/23 - 10,071
12/24 - 17,341
12/25 - 3,016
12/26 - 16,330



Edited by: KATIE3908 at: 1/1/2021 (13:31)
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12/20/20 2:48 P

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My Alta HR will not sync to my computer. I called 3 times last week and each time by the next day it wouldn't sync again. My goal is to look at my steps after I'm in bed.

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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.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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12/20/20 12:01 P

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I am starting to come back from a nasty bacterial infection in my lungs. Have had more covid tests then I care for the last month or so. I want to get my step back up to 70,000 for the week, 100 floors and 300 active minutes for the week. I know that it is Christmas but as we are under lots of restrictions I should be able to get this done. All readings courtesy of my Versa

12/20: 6528/11/151
12/21:
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Edited by: MAJORK29 at: 12/21/2020 (10:03)
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12/20/20 11:56 A

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Keeping my goal at 15K/day and hoping I can get back to it this week.
All readings courtesy of my Charge 3:

12/20: 16,295
12/21: 13,803
12/22: 16,429
12/23: 13,558
12/24: 15,279
12/25: 15,282
12/26: 11,431


Edited by: AKA_TROUBLE at: 12/27/2020 (10:08)
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Rockford, IL
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Thanks for keeping this going Raul! I don't know what this week will bring.

All readings courtesy of my Inspire HR:

12/20: 12,765
12/21: 14,654
12/22: 12,010
12/23: 14,609
12/24: 16,540
12/25: 13,241
12/26: 15,015
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Edited by: AJDOVER1 at: 12/27/2020 (15:19)
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12/20/20 11:32 A

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walking to Christmas with my Ionic

12/20:14983
12/21:10477
12/22:10812
12/23:14949
12/24:17246
12/25:10162
12/26:13122
total 91751

Edited by: WALKINTOFIT at: 12/27/2020 (11:12)
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12/20/20 11:29 A

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Keeping my goal at 20,000 or more steps per day. Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas!

Linda T.

12/20: 31,348
12/21: 32,310
12/22: 30,616
12/23: 30,055
12/24: 31,883
12/25: 32,274
12/26: 32,356

Total -- 220,842 (goal exceeded)

Edited by: RETIREDAT60 at: 12/27/2020 (00:13)
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I am still trying to get up to 10K a day
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12/20:=6,257
12/21:=3,544
12/22:=6,077
12/23:=5,353
12/24:=2,234
12/25:=3,772
12/26:=5,034


Edited by: DONNALEE-53 at: 12/27/2020 (14:02)
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12/20/20 11:08 A

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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.
emoticon again!

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 an amazing 37 strong this past week! This would be 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!) 141,477 members strong! Incredibly again, that is 48 more than last week! Compared to last week's membership increase, that is 4 more 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!
emoticon Holy moley!

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. It appears that this merge moved one more step closer to reality as Google has gained Europe's approval to move forward. More news as it becomes available.

UPDATE: I recently had to get in contact with FitBit's Customer Service and I am happy to report that I had an extremely positive experience. 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
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. Even with its strange quirks. This past week my Ionic watch's step count was 13,433 less steps than my One or a -8.29% 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.
UPDATE TO THE UPDATE
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.
UPDATE TO THE UPDATE TO THE UPDATE
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.
AND REMEMBER, KEEP MOVING! emoticon

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:

12/20: 26,389 (Active Time: 140-Distance: 14.99-Floors: 0-Ionic: 19,945)
12/21: 25,812 (Active Time: 161-Distance: 14.85-Floors: 5-Ionic: 23,493)
12/22: 27,088 (Active Time: 166-Distance: 16.60-Floors: 1-Ionic: 25,555)
12/23: 27,502 (Active Time: 145-Distance: 17.11-Floors: 0-Ionic: 24,570)
12/24: 29,545 (Active Time: 164-Distance: 18.00-Floors: 0-Ionic: 26,892)
12/25: 25,518 (Active Time: 146-Distance: 14.16-Floors: 0-Ionic: 22,610)
12/26: 26,641 (Active Time: 156-Distance: 16.47-Floors: 0-Ionic: 24,798)

Made it to the end of another week. This week was different. I finally felt healed and able to do the things I like to do. It was a good week. My week included 188,495 steps for a daily step average of 26,928 steps. I was active for 1,078 minutes this week or an average of 154 Active Minutes per day. I traveled 112.18 miles which averages out to 16.03 miles per day and I allegedly encountered 6 floors. Awaiting the new year and what gifts it may bring.


Edited by: ROCKMAN6797 at: 12/27/2020 (10:21)
Raul
Leader of the FitBit Users Unite! SparkTeam
www.fitbit.com/user/228NLM
~Keep moving people!~
^^^You got this!^^^
*** Just Do! ***


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