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#1995697 - 02/12/15 07:10 PM Re: Fitness Tracking Help TINKerBell
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I think all the gizmos (vivofit, fitbit, Mio Alpha, etc) can range anywhere from very useful to less than useless. It kinda depends on what you are using it for and what your particular motivation is. Some people are heavily and internally motivated others want them as an accountablity deivice. Neither is necessarily wrong, its just important to be honest with yourself about what you expect out of it and yourself.
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#1995702 - 02/12/15 07:14 PM Re: Fitness Tracking Help TINKerBell
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I got my fitbit not necessarily for weight loss. I needed it to track my steps to earn points with my health insurance. I had to take 10,000 steps a day to earn points. At the end of the year I had enough points that I cashed in I got a gift card that paid for a Dyson vaccuum.
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#1995707 - 02/12/15 07:24 PM Re: Fitness Tracking Help VWgirl21
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Originally Posted By: VWgirl21
I got my fitbit not necessarily for weight loss. I needed it to track my steps to earn points with my health insurance. I had to take 10,000 steps a day to earn points. At the end of the year I had enough points that I cashed in I got a gift card that paid for a Dyson vaccuum.


You used your points to get a gift for your husband? How thoughtful!
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#1995708 - 02/12/15 07:26 PM Re: Fitness Tracking Help MyBrainHurts
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Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
Originally Posted By: VWgirl21
I got my fitbit not necessarily for weight loss. I needed it to track my steps to earn points with my health insurance. I had to take 10,000 steps a day to earn points. At the end of the year I had enough points that I cashed in I got a gift card that paid for a Dyson vaccuum.


You used your points to get a gift for your husband? How thoughtful!


Valentine Day gift?
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#1995718 - 02/12/15 07:37 PM Re: Fitness Tracking Help TINKerBell
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ACK! Don't tell Peeps! He'll want to marry you!!! eek
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#1995827 - 02/12/15 10:57 PM Re: Fitness Tracking Help TINKerBell
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I got the fitbit one the first part of January. It works well for me. I'm entertained by the cute little badges it sends when you reach goals.

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#1995899 - 02/13/15 03:20 PM Re: Fitness Tracking Help RR Joker
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Originally Posted By: RR Joker
ACK! Don't tell Peeps! He'll want to marry you!!! eek


Only if she will also bake him a pie. laugh
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#1995930 - 02/13/15 04:14 PM Re: Fitness Tracking Help HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
read an article this morning that said get rid of the trackers and let the amount of sweat and your heart tell you how you are doing...



A heart monitor can be very helpful. I have to be careful not to work too hard or it can cause a MS relapse. When I work out, I go HARD so it is nice to have the monitor tell me to slow it down.

I like my fitbit because it a reminder to get up and move while I'm at work.
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#1995995 - 02/13/15 05:38 PM Re: Fitness Tracking Help cheekEE
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I have been walking on the treadmill for 2 years next month after a pretty sedentary 3 years (after two back surgeries). I increased my endurance and MPH with each passing month, and lost over 50 lbs, but by last October or so I reached a plateau. Didn't gain any weight back, but did not lose any more. I met with a trainer and he increased my workout to include upper and lower body (with minimal impact to my back) as well as cardio. The workout is a every other day schedule, but I use the off days to do more cardio. I am challenging myself and I figured that having one of these devices will keep me motivated.
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#1996025 - 02/13/15 06:35 PM Re: Fitness Tracking Help TINKerBell
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Have fun picking out the perfect accessory, Tink!
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