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My goal: 60,000

3/07: 12,859
3/08: 6,063
3/09: 7,331
3/10: 8,725
3/11: 11,634
3/12:
3/13:

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03/07-- 5067
03/08-- 4330
03/09-- 7628
03/10-- 8577
03/11-- 6866
03/12-- 3076
03/13--

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3/10/21 12:04 P

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My goal: 60,000

3/07: 10,997
3/08: 3,396
3/09: 3,759
3/10: 11,393
3/11: 11,020
3/12: 9,407
3/13: 11,445
TOTAL: 61,417 emoticon

Edited by: CANDOIT54 at: 3/18/2021 (11:01)
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3/10/21 6:05 A

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I think my goal this week is to actually hit my 5k step count! (I had major reconstructive spine/neck surgery in January which is why my numbers are so low.)

I started back to work last Thursday, and while my flights of steps increased from an average of 1 a day to like 17 a day, my actual step count has dropped WAY back.... like way back. I'm barely hitting my 5 k mark and I need to keep increasing that till I get to 10k a day.

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3/9/21 4:23 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 Fitbit Sense

03/07 - 2,960 steps (rest day)
03/08 - 12,139 steps
03/09 - 9,923 steps
03/10 - 9,964 steps
03/11 - 2,812 steps emoticon
03/12 - 3,234 steps emoticon
03/13 - 5,207 steps starting to get better

Total weekly steps 46,239 steps

Edited by: KAYELENE at: 3/13/2021 (18:36)
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3/9/21 8:16 A

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5K daily with my Fitbit Inspire HR

03/07: 4,152
03/08: 3,504
03/09: 5,227
03/10: 7,508
03/11: 6,683
03/12: 5,977
03/13: 4,672

Edited by: NANFACEMIRE1 at: 3/14/2021 (11:06)
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3/9/21 3:02 A

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Fitbit Charge 2 - 10,000 steps & 10 stair flights are my daily goals

03/07 10,171 + 10 fl
03/08 10,163 + 12 fl
03/09 11,144 + 10 fl
03/10 4,025 + 0 fl
03/11 10,326 + 22 fl
03/12 10,725 + 24 fl
03/13. 10,663 + 16 fl

Edited by: PRIMEOFMYLIFE at: 3/15/2021 (02:52)
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3/8/21 10:24 P

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3/7 - 5813
3/8 - 5349
3/9 - 7229
3/10 - 9495
3/11 - 8607
3/12 - 4311
3/13 - 2258


Edited by: KURTZIE1998 at: 3/14/2021 (23:07)
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3/8/21 1:42 P

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goal is 5k steps daily

3/7 1535 steps
3/8 5381 steps emoticon
3/9 5175 steps emoticon
3/10 5886 steps emoticon
3/11 4931 steps
3/12
3/13

Edited by: URBANAUDREYE at: 3/12/2021 (17:05)
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All readings courtesy of my Inspire HR: Goal is 20K steps a day!

03/07: 16,426
03/08: 27,967
03/09: 29,184
03/10: 24,074
03/11: 16,167
03/12: 42,706
03/13: 10,153

Edited by: DLBEASYRIDER at: 3/15/2021 (06:21)
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03/07--1740
03/08--5550
03/09--2617
03/10--1529
03/11--2552
03/12--2209
03/13--1556

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3/8/21 9:14 A

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Goal 12.000/day (Flex)

03/07 - 3,353
03/08 - 13,932
03/09 - 18,132
03/10 - 13,211
03/11 - 13,211
03/12 - 16,203
03/13 - 2,290

Edited by: KATIE3908 at: 3/14/2021 (17:26)
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3/8/21 8:40 A

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Thanks again Raul!

All readings courtesy of my Inspire HR:

03/07: 14,522
03/08: 16,888
03/09: 12,564
03/10: 12,909
03/11: 13,487
03/12: 13,582
03/13: 16,494
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Edited by: AJDOVER1 at: 3/31/2021 (08:33)
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3/8/21 8:19 A

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Goal= 70,000 or more for the week.

03/07 - 11,123
03/08 - 11,692
03/09 - 10,396
03/10 - 14,359
03/11 - 13,921
03/12 - 11,829
03/13 - 11,252

Edited by: GOLFGMA at: 3/14/2021 (07:25)
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3/8/21 8:17 A

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My goal remains at 15K or more per day Monday thru Friday

03/07 - 8418
03/08 -15327
03/09 -20664
03/10 -24122
03/11 -27129
03/12 -10654
03/13 - 7701

Edited by: 1DAY-ATA-TIME at: 3/14/2021 (08:49)
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03/07 - 7,000
03/08 - 5,500
03/09 - 5,600
03/10 - 8,000
03/11 - 5,000
03/12 - 6,000
03/13 - 6,000

Edited by: PATTI24 at: 3/14/2021 (10:43)
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3/8/21 7:13 A

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Goal for week 65,500 steps

03/07 6,079
03/08 10,776
03/09 8,629
03/10 10,641
03/11 7,471
03/12 10,935
03/13 7,928

Total Steps for week 62,459 3041 short

Edited by: LJK091354 at: 3/14/2021 (07:32)
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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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3/8/21 6:50 A

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03/07 6924
03/08 5971
03/09 4782
03/10 6055
03/11 9545
03/12
03/13

Edited by: JULIEJO39 at: 3/12/2021 (06:59)
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3/8/21 5:56 A

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goal 80000


03/07 11086
03/08 13956
03/09 11186
03/10 12659
03/11 11664
03/12 15543
03/13 8130
total 84250


Edited by: WALKINTOFIT at: 3/14/2021 (06:52)
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3/8/21 1:16 A

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

Sun, 7 Mar: 11,181 steps, 22 flights.
Mon, 8 Mar: 13,647 steps, 48 flights.
Tue, 9 Mar: 12,442 steps, 24 flights.
Wed, 10 Mar: 11,498 steps, 82 flights.
Thu, 11 Mar: 11,521 steps, 29 flights.
Fri, 12 Mar: 10,035 steps, 18 flights.
Sat, 13 Mar: 11,886 steps, 28 flights.
emoticon Good luck to all with their goals!

Edited by: PEFITNESS4 at: 3/14/2021 (17:20)
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Hobbesis49,
1. will take a walk everyday
2. at least 10,000 daily steps total

3/7/21
Walked 2.61 miles
46:56 minutes
21.12 pace
6,869 total steps today on my Fitbit

3/8/21
walked 3.01 miles
1:04 minutes
21.25 pace
11,408 total steps today on my Fitbit

3/9/21
Walked 3.63 miles
1:21 minutes
22.34 pace
10,947 total steps today on my Fitbit

3/11/21
Walked 2.69 miles
45:48 minutes
17.02 pace
10,182 total steps today on my Fitbit

3/13/21
Walked 2.04 miles
38:22 minutes
18.48 pace
11,263 total steps today on my Fitbit



Edited by: HOBBESIS49 at: 3/13/2021 (22:34)
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Mt daily goal is 3,000 steps a day

03/07: 2,476
03/08: 1,994
03/09: 3,316
03/10: 2,410
03/11: 1,540
03/12: 1,714
03/13: 1,787

Edited by: NEWNANCY2012 at: 3/15/2021 (08:45)
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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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3/7/21 10:27 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.


03/07 - 14,283
03/08 - 17,708
03/09 - 16,647
03/10 - 14,619
03/11 - 15,464
03/12 - 16,436
03/13 - 16,320


Edited by: ALLENJOSEPH at: 3/15/2021 (00:51)
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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All readings courtesy of my inspire hr

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DEE Southern New Jersey

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Losing Weight & Disabled
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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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3/7/21 10:09 P

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03/07: 11,309
03/08: 12,696
03/09: 13,316
03/10: 13,654
03/11: 10,927
03/12: 12,077
03/13: 19,617

GOAL 12,000 per day
VERSA

Edited by: ETERNALMINDED at: 3/14/2021 (08:09)
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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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3/7/21 7:06 P

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Keeping my goal at 6K/day.

All readings courtesy of my Charge 3:

03/07:4379
03/08:5640
03/09:6887
03/10:6332
03/11:5338
03/12:6267
03/13:4135
Total steps for the week=38,978

Edited by: KATIE5668 at: 3/14/2021 (14:01)
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Shooting to hit 10k every day

03/07:
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Christina - Central Time Zone (CST)

"Only I can change my life, no one can do it for me." - Carol Burnett


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Keeping my goal at 12K/day.

All readings courtesy of my Charge 4:

03/07: 18497
03/08: 14086
03/09: 12576
03/10: 15501
03/11: 13101
03/12: 15535
03/13: 16187

Edited by: KAYOTIC at: 3/14/2021 (13:44)
highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143

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



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3/7/21 2:38 P

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Keeping my goal at 15K/day.
All readings courtesy of my Charge 4:

03/07: 14,064
03/08: 14,992
03/09: 16,324
03/10: 15,126
03/11: 11,034
03/12: 14,416
03/13: 8,680
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Edited by: AKA_TROUBLE at: 3/14/2021 (13:10)
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Sticking with my goal of 3,000 or more steps per day (21,000 per week.)

3/07:
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~Gretchen

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

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Sticking with my goal of 20,000 or more steps per day (140,000 per week.)

3/07: 31,713
3/08: 31,123
3/09: 31,359
3/10: 33,124
3/11: 32,319
3/12: 30,695
3/13: 33,219

Total -- 223,552

Linda T.

Edited by: RETIREDAT60 at: 3/14/2021 (00:13)
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starting seriously Monday, raining today and cold. emoticon ;Cleaned house and baked cookies for DH. emoticon

3/07: 3304
3/08: 9511
3/09: 10585
3/10: 12160
3/11: 8920
3/12: 12598
3/13: 4998


Edited by: INGMARIE at: 3/13/2021 (13:19)
Sometimes the "wrong" train can take us to the right place.
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3/07:=4,026
3/08:=12,121
3/09:=11,490
3/10:=4,241
3/11:=13,616
3/12:=8,229
3/13:

Edited by: DONNALEE-53 at: 3/13/2021 (11:31)
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I MUST get an average of 10000 steps/day this coming week:

3/07: 6842
3/08: 10507
3/09: 11996
3/10: 9375
3/11: 10158
3/12: 10729
3/13: 10593

Edited by: YICHE12 at: 3/16/2021 (18:21)
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19,106 steps 4 days and 23,101 steps 2 days this week for wk4 of Step Bet Maintainer's challenge

3/07: 19,479-- Completed wk3 of Step Bet Maintainer's challenge
3/08: 23,261--Completed Power day 1 of 2 for wk4
3/09: 23,260--Completed Power day 2 of 2 for wk4
3/10: 19,981--Completed Active day 1 of 4 for wk4
3/11: 19,323--Completed Active day 2 of 4 for wk4
3/12: 19,547--Completed Active day 3 of 4 for wk4
3/13: 19,223--Completed Active day 4 of 4 for wk4

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03/07:--1,212
03/08:--2,569
03/09:--2,832
03/10:--2,163
03/11:--1,185
03/12:--894
03/13:--1,094

Edited by: IAMAGEMLOVER at: 3/14/2021 (10:44)
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Goal is 10K or more steps/day emoticon emoticon

03/07: 10.2K
03/08: 10.5K
03/09: 10.8K
03/10: 10.2K
03/11: 10.6K
03/12: 10.8K
03/13: 10.1K

Edited by: HAPPYSOUL91 at: 3/13/2021 (09:47)
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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 fantastic 40 strong this past week! This would be one less 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!) 142,506 members strong! Incredibly again, that is 63 more than last week! Compared to last week's membership increase, that is 21 less than the previous week. We have entered the 142,000 level and are slowly ascending to the 143,000 level! 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.
UPDATE: Google has encountered another barrier as Australia appears to be examining this merger and its impact on privacy laws.
UPDATE TO THE UPDATE:
Google and FitBit both announced the sale of FitBit to Google. This was done before final approval from the country of Australia and DOJ review in the States. Apparently Google feels very confident that the sale will be approved, especially after the waiting period between the initial announcement and this announcement. Anyhow, FitBit is very excited about this purchase. It will be interesting how much this change will impact FitBit.
Both websites have also posted announcements of the purchase on their respective website.
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.
ALEXA UPDATE: It appears this is now an available feature on both the Versa 3 and the Sense.

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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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 25,561 less steps than my One or a -12.45% 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.
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
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=running_tip_the_importance_of_hydraR>tion


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


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

All readings courtesy of my ONE/IONIC:

03/07: 28,510 (Active Time: 158-Distance: 15.73-Floors: 0-Ionic: 24,544)
03/08: 28,038 (Active Time: 175-Distance: 16.75-Floors: 3-Ionic: 26.833)
03/09: 27,582 (Active Time: 179-Distance: 14.43-Floors: 1-Ionic: 26,385)
03/10: 28,510 (Active Time: 182-Distance: 14.76-Floors: 4-Ionic: 28,677)
03/11: 27,574 (Active Time: 183-Distance: 14.68-Floors: 1-Ionic: 26,721)
03/12: 29,069 (Active Time: 205-Distance: 15.70-Floors: 3-Ionic: 28,696)
03/13: 32,718 (Active Time: 177-Distance: 17.23-Floors: 5-Ionic: 30,903)

One more week in the books. This past week I took a grand total of 202,001 steps for a daily step average of 28,857 steps. I was active for 1,259 minutes or an average of 179 Active Minutes per day. I traveled 109.28 miles or 15.61 miles per day and I encountered 17 floors in my travels this week. I thought the warm weather was here but was I wrong, rainy and cold weather, brrr


Edited by: ROCKMAN6797 at: 3/14/2021 (09:43)
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