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Do you wear a Fitbit?


By mcluvin

2 years ago



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#31 2 years ago
Quoted from mcluvin:

When I started at the beginning of the year, it would kick my a** to get an extra couple thousand steps a day. My back would be killing me. It didn't take much weight loss to make the back pain go away and I got into a pretty good system of doing at least 10K a day. I know some would laugh at walking as exercise, but it makes a difference.

Walking is great exercise! When I moved to New Zealand from LA 12 years ago my feet were sore the first few weeks as I was walking and taking public transport instead of driving. I then started walking hills and that turned into running them but you have to start somewhere!

As to fitbit I have had two a charge HR which broke after about 10 months and now a charge 2. The 2 is about 7 months old and is getting a bit weird, not doing notifications and the HR function has always been crap except for resting. It shows 90 when I am more like 160. Whatever I get next is going to be more robust and not a fitbit.

#32 2 years ago
Quoted from boscokid:

Once my work started giving $600 a year for steps, health quizzes, etc I bought a fitbitHR.
Typical Chinese made junk was toast in about 4 months - they do offer free replacement in the first year. Now my 2nd one has worn out, bubbled on the band and wont sync. Replacement now is offered at 20% discount - F them I wont spend another penny on that crap

It is junk because that is how fitbit speced it not because it is made in China!

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#48 2 years ago

To lose weight get rid of the carbs x1000.

I have recently gone to a paelo diet and am dropping weight like crazy. I am eating almost no carbs just what I get in vegetables and I have 2 pieces of fruit a day. I eat heaps of veg (not starchy ones though) and 100g of protein at each meal. Nuts for snacks and only a little red wine, no more beer I have always run but have picked it up a bit lately mostly because I feel so good. The transition was hard at first when I went into ketosis (google ketosis flu) but I feel great now and am not at all hungry.

I'm 6'4 and was just over 200 lbs when I started about 2.5 weeks ago. I have dropped 10 lbs and the loss accelerated as I ate less carbs. I will be at 175-180 in about 2 weeks at this pace and I don't want to go lower than that.

My problem is what to do when I get to my target, I am in an almost 2k calorie deficit per day right now but am not really hungry so I need to figure out what to eat. I will eat some carbs but not like I used to. I ate way too much pasta and noodles before!

Good luck you can do it!

#51 2 years ago
Quoted from mcluvin:

Yeah, same here. I'm not really doing Paleo, but very little bread and dairy consumed here. Some milk in my coffee and usually a Greek Yogurt for breakfast is about it for me, though I do occasionally have some Halo Top or Breyer's No Sugar Added ice cream. When I want bread, it's the 45 calorie slices, and that's rare. I do usually have a breakfast biscuit on the weekends, but I make it fit the calorie budget.
Beer is a rare treat. I like the good stuff in quantity and I just can't make it work on a regular basis. Been sitting on a 12 pack of Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest for the last couple weeks. I want to drink it, but I don't really want to drink just one. It just totally f's with the diet. I weigh daily and can look at past months and tell you where I drank beer just from the graphs. And not that I actually gained 4 pounds from having 6 200 calorie beers the night before, but seeing that water weight f's with your motivation, at least for me.
I have had good luck with vodka + Diet 7-Up. Didn't really think I would, but it works. Not every day, but I keep it to weekends and I'm still losing.
I'm not too worried about reaching my target and doing maintenance. As long as you aren't anorexic, it's a good problem to have
Good luck!

It is clearly working for you so keep it up!

#57 1 year ago
Quoted from o-din:

I see. A tool for lazy people then. That's why I wouldn't need it. I'm a lean, mean, always moving machine.

I wouldn't say lazy but it is a good reminder that while you can be very busy you need to move around more if that is not a normal part of your job/day.

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