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Well, I walked 14,000 steps yesterday desperately trying to make it to #2, but then I got knocked down a few spots again. I gave up when my feet were starting to hurt. I am walking about twice as much as normal because of this challenge.

 

I caught DH running on the treadmill last night for three minutes, even though he hates running, just so he wouldn't fall so far behind all of you!

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I believe the person in #1 is Australian :)

 

You've also got people who are all of a sudden syncing their fitbit from the full day.

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You've also got people who are all of a sudden syncing their fitbit from the full day.

That is true. My friend doesn't sync hers but a couple times a day to save on the battery. So in the evening, she suddenly has tons of steps added.

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Oh how fun!!  I have been lurking and not active on the boards so much that I don't really recognize most of you, but I've been needing a kick in the seat to use my Fitbit anyway!  I'll join too!

 

Thanks,

Kris

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Is there a way to get to the group without clicking on the link at the top of this thread?

You can search Well-Trained Fitbits as the group title on the fitbit site under community, active groups.

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Please tell me that some of you are in Australia. I woke up this morning and someone had already gotten about 13,000 steps since bedtime.

 

I have infant twins. I sure felt like I got 13,000 steps in the middle of the night last night. :tongue_smilie:

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What is with all you ladies doing all this walking after I go to bed? Not fair!!! :toetap05:

Well I'm in Hawaii and generally only sync once or maybe twice a day. It always seems like I'm so far behind, hopefully that's the time difference. I made it up to #5 today! Woohoo!

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I love this challenge!  My butt is no longer one with the couch!  I'm in the west so I get the opportunity to knock a few of you down a peg or two after most everyone is done for the night.

 

Not that I'm competitive or anything  :001_smile:

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I love this challenge!  My butt is no longer one with the couch!  I'm in the west so I get the opportunity to knock a few of you down a peg or two after most everyone is done for the night.

 

Not that I'm competitive or anything  :001_smile:

I honestly thought I wasn't the least bit competitive, until my friend convinced me to join one of the groups. Then I joined this one. Lol. (Smileys not working for me this morning for some reason.)

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Well, I usually go to Jazzercise in the afternoon because I am not a morning person. Today I went to the 8:30 class to get a head start on today. Granted, I got there 15 minutes late, but that's still a huge accomplishment for me! The battle for 2nd and 3rd place is rough!

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I was hoping to get more steps counted while roller skating yesterday than I did. But I had fun and definitely got a workout!

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I joined. I could use some motivation! And woo-boy, I got all the motivation I needed when I saw how low I ranked in the group. :)

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Well I can't get out of fifth but I'm averaging 2000 extra steps a day so that's a plus! Last night I walked up and down my steps to get to 10,000 for the day. My life is just so sedentary otherwise. So thanks for the extra motivation!! 

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I'm averaging 3-7,000 extra steps per day. I guess I'm a little competitive, huh?

Yes - and ahead of me!! HA! Good job - but it's a long month  :lol: Just kidding - kind of  :laugh:

 

Edited to try to sound like a friendly challenge, not a crazy person! 

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I'm averaging 3-7,000 extra steps per day. I guess I'm a little competitive, huh?

I think I've been playing leapfrog with you. Pun intended.  :lol:

 

I seriously had no idea just how sedentary I was until I got this fitbit. I had been working out several days a week and going for a walk when I could and thought I was doing great. Boy, what a difference this makes!

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We're going to have thunder and lightning storms all week. I think it's a good time to try out the Jillian Michaels videos on Amazon Prime. I tried the Ab one and it just about killed me this morning. Then this weekend I'll be on vacation. Maybe we'll get some hikes in. 

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I can't believe I'm in first! I'm never first in anything, but I am competitive. :)

 

I'm sure I won't be there for long.

 

One problem I have with this fitbit is that now i know that my husband always burns more calories than me. Therefore, he gets to eat more. In a day, he can barely get his 10,000 (light activity) steps and I can run 4 miles plus get 20,000 steps. Yet he STILL burns more calories than me. I understand the science of it. He's a man. He's taller. Blah, blah, blah.

 

I like to eat and have struggled to stay at a healthy weight for nearly 3 years now. I just don't like that no matter how much I exercise, I will never get to eat as much as him without gaining weight. Rant over. :D

 

Oh, and I'm not from Australia. I live in Arkansas, which some people think is another country. ;)

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I am so impressed with how many steps so many of you are taking! This has been very motivating to me, but I really can't put in much more time. I am very sedentary unless I am purposely exercising. I know I need to do more, but maybe something more efficient? How are you getting these steps? Do you run, is it playing with your kids, grocery shopping? Nothing I do in regular life gets me much past 2500 steps a day. I've been walking my dog but with all the stops to sniff we barely make it more than 3 miles in an hour. Hate to leave the poor guy at home though.

Oh well, it's certainly more than I was doing a month ago without a challenge and way more than I was doing two months ago before my fitbit. Progress is progress! Keep walking!

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I am so impressed with how many steps so many of you are taking! This has been very motivating to me, but I really can't put in much more time. I am very sedentary unless I am purposely exercising. I know I need to do more, but maybe something more efficient? How are you getting these steps? 

 

I have been taking two walks each day.  In the morning with my kids and in the evening with my dog.  That will usually get my 10,000 steps.  In between, if I'm doing nothing, I will march in place.  My kids think I'm nuts.  But it works.  

 

Right now I'm in 7th.  So, whoever is in 6th, can you please take a break?  You're killing me!

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I am so impressed with how many steps so many of you are taking! This has been very motivating to me, but I really can't put in much more time. I am very sedentary unless I am purposely exercising. I know I need to do more, but maybe something more efficient? How are you getting these steps? Do you run, is it playing with your kids, grocery shopping? Nothing I do in regular life gets me much past 2500 steps a day. I've been walking my dog but with all the stops to sniff we barely make it more than 3 miles in an hour. Hate to leave the poor guy at home though.

Oh well, it's certainly more than I was doing a month ago without a challenge and way more than I was doing two months ago before my fitbit. Progress is progress! Keep walking!

I'm so wishing I still had my fitbit to get in on this!

 

When I had mine I could easily get 5000k steps by breakfast just doing chores and childcare around the house.

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I am so impressed with how many steps so many of you are taking! This has been very motivating to me, but I really can't put in much more time. I am very sedentary unless I am purposely exercising. I know I need to do more, but maybe something more efficient? How are you getting these steps? Do you run, is it playing with your kids, grocery shopping? Nothing I do in regular life gets me much past 2500 steps a day.

 

I know what you mean! I have an office job and will have to set time aside specifically for exercising, as I just don't get that many steps in my daily routine. At this point I'll be glad to make it into the top 20! I'm not even going to try to compete with the ones who are runners/joggers.

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I am so impressed with how many steps so many of you are taking! This has been very motivating to me, but I really can't put in much more time. I am very sedentary unless I am purposely exercising. I know I need to do more, but maybe something more efficient? How are you getting these steps? Do you run, is it playing with your kids, grocery shopping? Nothing I do in regular life gets me much past 2500 steps a day. I've been walking my dog but with all the stops to sniff we barely make it more than 3 miles in an hour. Hate to leave the poor guy at home though.

Oh well, it's certainly more than I was doing a month ago without a challenge and way more than I was doing two months ago before my fitbit. Progress is progress! Keep walking!

 

Yeah, I'm having a problem with that, and it was the problem DH had with it. There simply is no easy way to add steps. We live in the middle of nowhere - we can't decide we're going to walk to the store instead of drive or take the stairs instead of the elevator or whatever - we have to carve out a chunk of time and go for a walk. 

 

In contrast, I got 8000 steps at work yesterday, and that was a slow day with a lot of sitting around. I probably could have gotten to 10,000 without a lot of additional effort, but wanted to get a good baseline.

 

I've been thinking about getting up early and taking a walk to go get coffee (there is a convenience store about a mile and a half away), which, combined with a half hour of Wii and my everyday activities seems to be enough to get to 10,000. But that really only works while the weather and daylight cooperate.

 

I'm having a lame (literally) day today - I messed up my feet the past several days, so I'm trying to avoid making it worse. So the few people who haven't already bypassed me can do so today.

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My foolish Fitbit didn't tell me it needed to be charged until the middle of a Target shopping trip, so I lost a couple of good hours of activity! Blast! 

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I only get around 4000 steps in a day without purposefully taking a walk (3 miles~8000 steps).  The only time I can carve this out is in the evening when the kids go to bed.  DH insists on coming with me so he can get in a second walk.  That means I put everyone to bed and let my 9yo "babysit" (no worries, we are close, she has phone and is mature enough to call me if others won't stay in bed, which they always do).  When this group started, I was so excited!  Great motivation!  Someone to "compete" with on my level (after all DH walks twice a day so blows me out of the water).  Then, I sent DD to NYC with family for 5 days.  Ugh!  Prevented me from walking at night.  Too hot during daylight, plus DH has a fit if I try to go alone.  Soooooo...I am sitting here envious of all the WTM step go-getters.  :(   DD is back, and I'm going to walk tonight!!

 

The step count in impressive!  Keep it up WTM!!!!!

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So I did one of the Jillian Michaels videos and I don't think I'll be moving at all until tomorrow at the very least. Ooowwww.

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I just saw this and dug out my fitbit that's been gathering some dust. Yay for some motivation. That thing kept falling out of my um, underclothing. I need to find a better system.

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Ok, so I saw the mention of fitness videos, and realized that we have amazon prime and now have a good big screen to view it on. So I'm looking through the offerings and found this. WTF?

 

I'm playing opposite-fitbit today. It's 7pm and I still only have one light lit, and I think I'm going to try to keep it that way.

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I did it!  I snuck in 14k steps!  First day back is always easiest for me.  Tomorrow is going to feel like a death march.  But I am determined...tonight!  :)

 

Keep stepping' WTM!

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I lost half a day's data when I didn't realize my One needed charging :( I used to get warnings of impending battery doom when I'd touch it, but that stopped happening in late June.

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My Fitbit One arrived today.  I just joined the group.  I'm sure that I'll stay down on the bottom for awhile (have Rheumatoid Arthritis with good and bad days), but it'll be fun to participate.

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I just saw this and dug out my fitbit that's been gathering some dust. Yay for some motivation. That thing kept falling out of my um, underclothing. I need to find a better system.

 So I did the Jillian Michaels Kettlebell workout on Amazon Prime this morning, remember looking at it and checking my steps, but then when I went to go take a shower found that I had lost my fitbit, it had fallen out of my clothes. So yes, that post was prophetic....  :sad:  :nopity:  :ohmy:  But then my 9 year old found it at the end of the day! So tomorrow I am on! 

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I think it should be mandatory that everyones' avatars match so that I know who's stalking me, better yet who I'm stalking.   :D  

 

Wow! We've walked over 700 miles.

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Thanks to Walmart, I managed to get my first 15k step-day!   :hurray:   

 

AND DH forgot to wear his fitbit for part of the day so I caught up to him a little!   :lol:

 

ETA:  Keep up the great work everyone!   :willy_nilly:

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Ugh we are supposed to have not one but two tropical storms/hurricanes this weekend! It's going to be so hard to get my steps. :( I have a Walk Away the Pounds video I might try assuming we keep power.

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I just joined! I'm on vacation, and I haven't been wearing my fitbit much. I'll have to find it and put it back on.

 

 

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Oh, darn it, I just realized I have been up for an hour and I forgot to put on my One! All those wasted steps!

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I'm going to join--where's the best place to buy it? My sister has had one for a couple years so....(holding my nose, jumping in!) :)) I'm going to become a groupie too. 

 

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You can buy them in several stores.  I think it was mentioned in another thread that Target, Walgreens, Best Buy, etc carried them?

 

I ordered DH's Flex directly from FitBit.com.  I ordered my One from Amazon because it was a little cheaper.  Both had free shipping.  Amazon was faster with 2-day shipping.

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Courtesy of mountains of laundry, I cracked 16k steps today!  Whoop!  I even cracked the top ten.  I'm going to revel in that for the night.  We're traveling for the next 3 days so down the ladder I shall slide.

 

Hang in there WTM and keep stepping'!   :hurray:

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I'm going to join--where's the best place to buy it? My sister has had one for a couple years so....(holding my nose, jumping in!) :)) I'm going to become a groupie too.

I got one (a Zip) for DH at Walmart recently on clearance for around $15 off, which is the lowest price I've seen.

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I have become a woman obsessed.  Seriously obsessed.  I did something today that I have NEVER done before.

 

I woke up and dragged DH out for a walk.  I was so bummed that I will miss out on Friday and Saturday steps in the evening (traveling) that I was determined to get those Friday steps in regardless.  Then, I got overheated on the walk because I hadn't had any breakfast, and the sun was pounding down at 10am (I'm in Houston, duh).   :huh:  Now I know why I need to walk just at night.  :)  So after I cooled down and drank a ton of water, I synced my FitBit, my most favorite thing to do these days.  I love watching the little dial spin and the Hurray pop up.  :)  Told you I was obsessed.  Then, to my dismay and delight, I discovered that I just needed 7800 more steps to close out the week at 70k steps.  I've never reached Sun-Sat 70k steps.  So, against sanity, I grabbed DH to finish the walk I had to cut short and extended it a little so I could get more steps.  I still have 3600 steps to grab for the remainder of today and tomorrow.  I am determined, even if I have to walk in circles in the hotel room, to reach 70k by tomorrow midnight.  I wonder if I'll get a badge, a special Hurray, fireworks, etc.  :)  Just kidding.  I WILL be mighty proud!

 

And the cherry on top?  I went the entire week on 1400 calories a day. No small feat for sure especially being more active.  But I did it and was duly rewarded by losing 4 pounds.   :hurray:

 

Please share your joys and milestones, and even your FItBit grievances!  And keep steppin' WTM!   :coolgleamA:

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I'll stay in the middle of the pack- I cycle for exercise and since that doesn't count as steps, I don't get that many steps. If I get 8000 a day I'm doing really well. Some of you are really moving!!!!!!

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Ok, so I saw the mention of fitness videos, and realized that we have amazon prime and now have a good big screen to view it on. So I'm looking through the offerings and found this. WTF?

 

I'm playing opposite-fitbit today. It's 7pm and I still only have one light lit, and I think I'm going to try to keep it that way.

 

 

Pretty sure I'll never be bored enough to watch this one!!!

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I'll stay in the middle of the pack- I cycle for exercise and since that doesn't count as steps, I don't get that many steps. If I get 8000 a day I'm doing really well. Some of you are really moving!!!!!!

 

 

I read somewhere online that some people put their FitBit on their shoe when they cycle to track steps, if you don't want to log the cycling as an activity (since that wouldn't count towards steps).  I have never tested the theory.  But DH plays the drums, and if he does't take his Flex off, it counts as steps.

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