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Thursday, September 5, 2013

FitBit Wireless Activity Tracker Update

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Boomer Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

Do you all remember the Verizon Boomer Voices Blogger Program that I am a part of? Well, as a part of the program we were given a FitBit One Wireless Activity Tracker to try out. I have written about it recently and I believe it is time for an update. If you missed the previous post you can read about it here
The FitBit one has been my constant companion for a couple months now. It has encouraged me to be active, watch what I eat and get proper sleep. 
I believe the most important help the FitBit one has given me is encouragement. The FitBit lights up through out the day with little encouraging words. Such as I am ready Bonnie, High five Bonnie, and Smooches Bonnie.I think smooches is getting a little fresh with me but it sure does know how to press the right buttons. Yesterday along with its freshness it told me to V├ímonos! Now, at first I thought how rude! I then checked V├ímonos with Google and found it meant "Let's go" in Spanish. Ok, so it's not so rude but I still think it is a little fresh at times. 
The FitBit has also made me a become competitive. My husband and I usually equally divide the mowing chores on our property. We have been sharing this chore ever since our riding more gave out on us. We do plan to get a new rider this spring but in the mean time the lawn is being mowed by a push mower. The FitBit has encouraged me to hog all the mowing chores ever since it recorded the 10,000 steps it took to mow half our lawn. One day I sort of took his half when he was called into work early. Ever since I am keeping up with the mowing when ever he is at work. I just have to get the 10,000 steps in twice a week. I think you will agree I need the exercise more since I sit long hours blogging. 
Over this month I have lost another pound and a half. That makes a total loss of 7&1/2 pounds in two months. I am very excited about the weight loss. 
What I have left to work out is how to use the sleep data that the FitBit is providing to correct my lack of sleep. 
Over all I am extremely happy with this little companion.  Readers, What have you been doing to keep yourselves fit?

24 comments:

  1. Great job with the weight loss. I'm still in the process of getting rid of the baby weight from my second pregnancy. The FitBit looks like a helpful tool in the journey to get healthy.

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  2. Great job on the weight loss. You know me. ..I just run and run and run to stay fit.

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  3. Hahaha... good for you... or is it good for your Hubs. I bet he is loving that you are doing the mowing. My Hubs is trying to lose some weight too, .. maybe he needs the FitBit

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  4. Seriously need to get on the weight loss train over here... Maybe this'll help~

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  5. i've heard about fitbit. i think i'd do well with one since i love tracking stuff

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  6. I read about these on another blog about a month ago. I want one. My oldest son has it and he says it helped him. He walks almost 7 miles a day with his new job.

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  7. My choice of exercise is walking and I'd love to have one of those Fit Bits! 7 and 1/2 pounds in two months is great.

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  8. What have I been doing to keep myself fit? Making a point to hit the gym for at least 20 minutes a day. It's been working so far! Let's see if it continues. ;) This looks like a great product; my husband would probably respond to it well, too, as he is also very competitive. :)

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  9. I've been running on the treadmill now for years to attempt to stay fit. I tried the Fitbit and really liked it. The only issue I had was that it didn't recognize steps in my house because we live in a split level - Apparently, it only recognizes a longer staircase. congratulations on your weight loss! That's awesome.

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  10. My husband uses this one, I have another, they are awesome at helping you keep track of things. Good for you on your weight loss!

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  11. You have to be careful when your electronic devices start getting cheeky! Love that it's getting you outdoors more.

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  12. Good job on the weight loss! I need to try to get back in the exercise habit. I am sadly out of shape.

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  13. Amazing job on the weight loss I really wish I could get going with mine - I'm not sure how I would feel having something telling me such things haha would definitely make me giggle though :) x

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  14. Congratulations on your weight loss! I love this device. Makes it all a little bit easier.

    I am riding bike but having a bit of a problem with a knee.

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  15. Weight loss for the correct reason is always great. Happy that you're taking a step in the right direction. I've been working out a little bit more now myself. This sounds like a great device for me to use.

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  16. Keep it up!! great job on the weight loss. This device is great, thanks for sharing :)

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  17. Woot! Congrats on weight loss. I actually did some yoga today. Felt great!

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  18. I need to get all this weight off! This is a great device that I am sure will help!

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  19. Wow I could use one of those. Your yard must be massive to get all those steps just in mowing! I walk on the treadmill everyday. I am trying to recover from a major surgery I had at the beginning of the year. It has been very difficult increasing activity but I am getting there.

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  20. Congrats on the weight loss. It's so important to stay motivated when trying to shed those unwanted pounds.

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  21. Congrats on the weightloss. This little gadget has me intrigued and wanting to go and check it out in person.

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  22. Congrats on your weight loss! I've heard of this product and would be interested to try it myself. Sounds very encouraging...esp the smooches, haha!

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  23. I have a Fit Bit One and I love mine! That awesome on the weight loss! I am now trying to really crack down to lose 40 pounds!

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  24. Woah great work for your weight loss! Oo ho, this device is MAGICAL hahah :)

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