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4/24/21 1:24 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.


04/18 - 15,693
04/19 - 15,138
04/20 - 14,089
04/21 - 12,940
04/22 - 16,060
04/23 - 17,531
04/24 - 14,408


Edited by: ALLENJOSEPH at: 4/25/2021 (23:35)
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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04/18: ---6616
04/19: ---7500
04/20: ---5723
04/21: ---5767
04/22: ---5848
04/23: ---6301
04/24: ---6041

Edited by: -SPIRITSEEKER2- at: 4/25/2021 (08:15)
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4/21/21 10:04 A

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5K daily with my Fitbit Inspire HR emoticon each day

4/18: 6,460
4/19: 12,396
4/20: 9,168
4/21: 11,794
4/22: 6,561
4/23: 8,065
4/24: 6,609


Edited by: NANFACEMIRE1 at: 4/25/2021 (07:30)
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4/21/21 6:52 A

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Tax season goal: 7500 steps per day, or try to reach 50,000 steps for the week.

4/18: 5,516
4/19: 6,885
4/20: 7,496
4/21: 9,009
4/22: 7,196
4/23: 10,505
4/24:


Edited by: CHANSEN_20001 at: 4/24/2021 (07:01)
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4/20/21 10:51 P

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Goal: 42,000
Total:

4/18: 3,367
4/19: 3,246
4/20: 2,035
4/21: 4,737
4/22: 7,821
4/23:
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Edited by: RETIREESMITH at: 4/22/2021 (22:37)
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4/20/21 6:46 P

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Weekly goal - 35,000 steps per week (5,000 steps per day)

4/18 - 5,009
4/19 - 1,784 8 Floors
4/20 - 7,253 9 Floors
4/21 - 5,178 4 Floors
4/22 - 3,200
4/23 - 3,231 1 Floor
4/24 -

Edited by: EARTHSEAME at: 4/24/2021 (16:05)
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Weekly goal - 70,000 or more steps

4/18 - 10,993
4/19 - 13,213
4/20 - 12,469
4/21 - 11,324
4/22 - 12,753
4/23 - 11,957
4/24 - 13,317

Edited by: GOLFGMA at: 4/25/2021 (08:19)
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4/18--1226
4/19--2277
4/20--2091
4/21--1271
4/22--1830
4/23--2262
4/24--1454


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4/19/21 3:39 P

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4/18: 9375
4/19 17535 emoticon
4/20: 9862
4/21: 16044
4/22: 3057
4/23: 10033
4/24: 14277

Edited by: INGMARIE at: 4/24/2021 (15:04)
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4/19/21 1:01 P

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04/18 11,658 + 40 floors
04/19 13,537 + 25 fl
04/20 19,741 + 26 fl
04/21 14,429 + 25 fl
04/22 10,461 + 35 fl
04/23 12,910 + 31 fl
04/24 13,139 + 27 fl

Goal 10,000 per day + 25 floors
Charge 2

Edited by: PRIMEOFMYLIFE at: 4/25/2021 (00:26)
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I will continue having a daily average of 10000 steps.

4/18: 9058
4/19: 11159
4/20: 9370
4/21: 6911
4/22: 11443
4/23: 7499
4/24: 10408



Edited by: YICHE12 at: 4/27/2021 (17:00)
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4/19/21 9:52 A

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All readings courtesy of my INSPIRE HR, goal is 20k steps a day.

04/18: 7,154
04/19: 25,916
04/20: 8,217
04/21: 9,980
04/22: 27,738
04/23: 41,275
04/24: 29,312

Edited by: DLBEASYRIDER at: 4/25/2021 (08:38)
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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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4/19/21 9:38 A

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goal 70000 for the week
readings from my Ionic

04/18:6828
04/19:6986
04/20:11128
04/21:6070
04/22:13730
04/23:12839
04/24:16597
74178

Edited by: WALKINTOFIT at: 4/25/2021 (11:24)
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4/19/21 9:23 A

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Goal: 6K Steps/Day Average - tracker is Fitbit Inspire

4/18: 4427
4/19: 5444
4/20: 3997
4/21: 8094
4/22: 4972
4/23: 4343
4/24: 5571

Edited by: COOKIE_AT_51 at: 4/25/2021 (09:07)
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4/19/21 8:53 A

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04/18 10,803
04/19 11,947
04/20 13,891
04/21 13,667
04/22 14,133
04/23 11,007
04/24 15,288

Goal 12,000 per week day
VERSA


Edited by: ETERNALMINDED at: 4/30/2021 (21:52)
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4/19/21 8:22 A

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My goal will be at least 10K per day

04/18 - 857
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4/19/21 7:55 A

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My goal will be at least 15K per day Monday through Friday

04/18 - 12316
04/19 - 23980
04/20 - 23173
04/21 - 26634
04/22 - 21518
04/23 - 23229
04/24

Edited by: 1DAY-ATA-TIME at: 4/24/2021 (08:40)
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4/19/21 7:33 A

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Goal is 65,000 steps for the week (Versa 2)

04/18 8,457
04/19 11,025
04/20 8,903
04/21 11,211
04/22 9,892
04/23 10,975
04/24 6,691

Total steps for week _____________

Edited by: LJK091354 at: 4/25/2021 (08:20)
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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4/19/21 5:12 A

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Goal is 50k steps with my flex

04/18: unknown (fitbit died)
04/19: 4070
04/20: 8807
04/21: 6154
04/22: 5549
04/23: 7248
04/24: 9861

Edited by: CHRISSYWILSON80 at: 4/25/2021 (12:14)
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4/18/21 10:26 P

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All readings courtesy of my INSPIRE H/R 6000 STEPS OR MORE

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DEE Southern New Jersey

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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.

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4/18/21 10:21 P

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

Sun, 18 Apr: 12,572 steps, 40 flights.
Mon, 19 Apr: 10,659 steps, 23 flights.
Tue, 20 Apr: 17,792 steps, 29 flights.
Wed, 21 Apr: 11,852 steps, 48 flights.
Thu, 22 Apr: 12,220 steps, 32 flights.
Fri, 23 Apr: 14,965 steps, 103 flights.
Sat, 24 Apr: 11,288 steps, 48 flights.
emoticon Good luck to all with their goals!

Edited by: PEFITNESS4 at: 4/26/2021 (11:51)
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4/18/21 7:39 P

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My goal 6400 + steps

Tracked my Versa 2



4/18 - 8024
4/19 - 2402
4/20 - 8553
4/21 - 7116
4/22 - 9917
4/23 - 10,282
4/24 - 2365

Edited by: KURTZIE1998 at: 4/25/2021 (18:11)
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Joyce K. - Oregon coast - Pacific Time

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4/18/21 7:27 P

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My goal is 6,000 steps a day! emoticon
tracked by my Charge 3


04/18: 5142
04/19: 4971
04/20: 4580
04/21:
04/22:
04/23:
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Edited by: KATIE5668 at: 4/21/2021 (19:55)
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My goal is 3,000 steps a day!

04/18: 2,226
04/19: 1,845
04/20:
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Edited by: NEWNANCY2012 at: 4/19/2021 (19:13)
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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emoticon Raul for the goodie and for continuing these challenges. My step goal for this week is 50,000 steps emoticon

all readings courtesy of my Sense

04/18: 3938 steps (weights day)
04/19:10,970 steps
04/20:10,223 steps
04/21:11,469 steps
04/22:10,263 steps
04/23: 9,579 steps
04/24: 6,231 steps

Weekly total 62,673 emoticon

Edited by: KAYELENE at: 4/25/2021 (17:59)
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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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Thanks Raul!
I've been recruited for a team for my Company's Walking Challenge. It's frustrating that it only accepts workouts logged through MapMyRun and I can't find a way to link that app to Fitbit

All readings courtesy of my Inspire HR:

04/18: 17,025
04/19: 13,158
04/20: 12,824
04/21: 14,653
04/22: 12,647
04/23: 12,061
04/24: 17,069
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Edited by: AJDOVER1 at: 4/25/2021 (11:09)
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Keeping my goal at 15K/day or 105K/week.
All readings courtesy of my Charge 4:

04/18: 16,192
04/19: 17,554
04/20: 21,308
04/21: 18,947
04/22: 18,720
04/23: 20,919
04/24: 17,896
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Edited by: AKA_TROUBLE at: 4/25/2021 (08:33)
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Rockford, IL
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4/18/21 4:26 P

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Aiming for 5k daily steps

4/18 3666 steps
4/19 6634 steps
4/20 3319 steps
4/21 5788 steps
4/22 4735 steps
4/23 3756 steps
4/24

Edited by: URBANAUDREYE at: 4/24/2021 (12:09)
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Goal 12,000/day (Flex)

4/18 - 4,110
4/19 - 20,994
4/20 - 19,711
4/21 - 12,238
4/22 - 14,772
4/23 - 16,535
4/24 - 3,824



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Goal of 8K steps per day for a challenge at work although this is a stretch for me.

Readings courtesy of my Versa.

4/18:
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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 6K steps per day.

readings courtesy of my Versa ( tried More Pro don't like it. and it doesnt count all steps)

4/18: 2953
4/19: 7516
4/20: 5198
4/21: 4961
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Edited by: JUNETTA2002 at: 4/21/2021 (19:48)
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Sticking with my goal of 12K steps per day.

readings courtesy of my Charge4:

4/18: 13173
4/19: 12134
4/20: 12833
4/21: 15377
4/22: 13511
4/23: 15187
4/24: 14060

96275 steps, 335 floors

Edited by: KAYOTIC at: 4/25/2021 (13:39)
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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I am under Dr. orders not to increase activity or exercise until I have the MRI. My goal is 1,000 steps a day.

4/18:--1,078
4/19:--1,578
4/20:--1,547
4/21:----778
4/22:--1,371
4/23:--2,211
4/24:--1,375

Total:--9,938


Edited by: IAMAGEMLOVER at: 4/25/2021 (10:58)
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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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4/18: 815 (was not feeling well-resting day)
4/19: 7420
4/20: 5527
4/21: 5872
4/22: 6776
4/23: 6043
4/24:

Edited by: SUNSHINEROSE3 at: 4/24/2021 (09:49)
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Sticking with my daily goal of 20,000 or more steps (140,000 or more for the week.)

Linda T.

04/18: 30,517
04/19: 32,109
04/20: 37,224
04/21: 33,436
04/22: 30,052
04/23: 32,115
04/24: 32,246

Total -- 227,699


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My goal is 3,500 steps per day/24,500 for the week.
4/18: 6,766
4/19: 4,139
4/20: 4,003
4/21: 3,313
4/22: 3,599
4/23: 6,190
4/24: 5,028
Total steps for the week: 33,038


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4/18/21 9:54 A

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4/18: 3,000
4/19: 3,000
4/20: 4,000
4/21: 5,000
4/22: 3,000
4/23: 5,000
4/24: 3,000

Edited by: PATTI24 at: 4/25/2021 (09:04)
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4/18/21 9:52 A

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4 Active days of 19,106 steps and 2 Power days of 23,101 steps for wk4 of step bet maintainer challenge

4/18: 19,196--Completed wk3 of Step Bet Maintainer's challenge
4/19: 23,386--Completed Power day 1 of 2 for wk4
4/20: 23,143--Completed Power day 2 of 2 for wk4
4/21: 19,319--Completed Active day 1 of 4 for wk4
4/22: 19,141--Completed Active day 2 of 4 for wk4
4/23: 19,476--Completed Active day 3 of 4 for wk4
4/24: 19,176--Completed Active day 4 of 4 for wk4

Edited by: MACRATDOLL at: 4/25/2021 (18:11)
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4/18/21 9:51 A

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Daily goal: 10K or more steps emoticon

04/18: - 10.8K
04/19 - 11.0K:
04/20: - 10.6K
04/21: - 11.0K
04/22: - 10.8K
04/23: - 11.2K
04/24: - 10.8K

Edited by: HAPPYSOUL91 at: 4/24/2021 (09:40)
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4/18/21 9:29 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.
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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 42 strong this past week! This would be five 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!) 142,975 members strong! Incredibly again, that is 107 more than last week! Compared to last week's membership increase, that is 8 more than the previous week. We have entered the 142,000 level and are knocking on the door 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
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 18,962 less steps than my One or a -9.28% 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
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:

04/18: 27,533 (Active Time: 143-Distance: 13.03-Floors: 2-Ionic: 22,802)
04/19: 27,260 (Active Time: 180-Distance: 13.29-Floors: 8-Ionic: 25,865)
04/20: 29,745 (Active Time: 185-Distance: 17.03-Floors: 0-Ionic: 27,223)
04/21: 26,910 (Active Time: 179-Distance: 13.72-Floors: 5-Ionic: 26,233)
04/22: 30,059 (Active Time: 204-Distance: 16.62-Floors: 0-Ionic: 27,167)
04/23: 26,305 (Active Time: 163-Distance: 13.17-Floors: 4-Ionic: 26,826)
04/24: 35,267 (Active Time: 209-Distance: 19.15-Floors: 0-Ionic: 32,671)

Another week in the rear view mirror. It sure seems as if these weeks are literally flying by! This past week I continue my recent step upsurge and logged 203,079 steps for a daily step average of 29,011 steps. I was active for 1,263 minutes this past week or an average of 180 Active Minutes per day. I traveled 106.01 miles or, on average, 15.14 miles per day and I traversed a total of 19 floors this past week. It is finally warming up in my neck of the woods, time to enjoy the outdoors.


Edited by: ROCKMAN6797 at: 4/25/2021 (09:34)
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