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Sync your Fitbit more places

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I have seen the question about what apps does fitbit sync to a lot lately so thought I would share this!

For example: Sync a Fitbit One, Ultra or Zip tracker to Steps with Balance Rewards presented by Walgreens to earn points for your activity.

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    I don't do Walgreens. When I got my Fitbit One I synced it here and that works for me. Thanks for the info.

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Weigh in day 4/21/14

Monday, April 21, 2014

Weigh in day 4/21/14: 174.6 (-1.2) Down 3.2 since Jan., but as you probably gathered from my recent blog entries, I am putting more emphasis on changing my weight loss success from the scale and inches lost, to increased energy/mood and doing my best most days. And I am feeling really good & energetic. I'm seeing my personal trainer, Tara today. Wed will be my last day with her.

1/1/14: 178.2
1/6/14: 175.4 (-2.8)
1/13/14: 176.6 (+1.2)
1/20/14: 177.2 (+.6)
1/27/14: 176 (-1.2)
2/3/14: 177.2 (+1.2)
2/10/14: 176.8 (-.4)
2/18/14: 176.6 (-.2)
2/24/14: 175.4 (-1.2)
3/3/14: 174 (-1.4)
3/10/14: 174.8 (+.8)
3/17/14: 173.8 (-1)
3/24/14: 173.8
3/31/14: 172.8 (-1)
4/7/14: 175.8 (+2.8) I was sick
4/21/14: 174.6 (-1.2)

I was watching Amazing Race with DS26 and he asked me if I would want to do that with him. I said that he doesn't run, and you really have to do some running at times and I asked him if he would consider running with DS15 & me. And he said he would think about it.

I bought myself new trainers, aren't these Sauconys cute in purple?

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    I have a pair of Sauconys that are a pretty shade of blue my son bought me. I love them.

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ISABELLE31 4/21/2014 8:34PM

    Love the shoes!

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    Your doing terrific! Great attitude and wonderful that your son is asking about a race.

Love the shoes! I'm a color girl.

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    Glad you are still getting better! Love that the family is considering doing races together!

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LAILATN 4/21/2014 1:21PM

    I like those sneaks!

emoticon goals - health and energy!

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PLIDC1 4/21/2014 12:56PM

    Like the shoes!
How is your throat? done with strep?

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JAMBABY0 4/21/2014 12:30PM

    Your doing great keep it keep up.

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Jersey in Glasses

Saturday, April 19, 2014

My lungs are finally fully functional! I felt so good about my run on Friday, that I did another run with DS15 on Saturday. He's really fast! Today I went to a group fitness class of full body strength training: upper body, lower body & core. And I took my sweet dog, Jersey Girl to the lake & walked with her.

I've been better about tracking my food, even if I'm going over my calorie range. I celebrate every bit of progress I make. My weight loss success isn't on the scale or measuring tape, but in the healthy habits I have.

So here's my chain of tracking fully & honestly:

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PEGGY11 4/20/2014 8:35AM

    So glad you are feeling better. The warmer weather helps so much too.

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    Well done!!!! emoticon

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    Jersey Girl is very cute. A great workout buddy!

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Inside Out Weight Loss

Friday, April 18, 2014

It's been a month since I blogged about IOWL, between the 100 days blogging and being sick. I think my readers are polarized about this podcast series. Some think IOWL is Woo Woo (unfounded or ludicrous beliefs) and others think it's Woo Hoo (a term used to convey ones excitement. )

Give it a listen & tell me what you think: Woo Woo or Woo Hoo?

Episode 245: How to Start Your Weight Loss Journey
-About "toward" and "away from" motivation; the irony of how having a goal makes me aware of how far I am from it; and the dilemma if I'm feeling good now, how will I be motivated to change?

Episode 246: How to Start Your Weight Loss Journey II
-If I love myself as I am today, I'm going to do nothing. But change is inevitable. So I might as well change for the better. Positive feedback, TLC, works best for pets & kids, so try it on yourself.

Episode 247: Redefining Weight Loss Success
-Hint: it's not on the scale, pants size, or any number. It's a feeling! It is more enjoyable to live a slender lifestyle than an overweight lifestyle. Pleasure. Doing your best. Feel as good as you can in your body.

Episode 248: Allowing Healthy Behaviors to Emerge
-Do the prep work, learn great self-care like fun exercise & nourishing healthy foods, and like planting a garden, let new behaviors emerge like new flowers in spring. Don't keep checking by pulling the shoots up by the roots. And if unhealthy habits sprout up, weed them out.

Episode 249: Allowing Healthy Behaviors to Emerge II
-How to release trigger emotions, because I suppress horrible emotions by stuffing down food. Safely, comfortably and efficiently allow scary emotions to process with EFT for breathing through the feelings.

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    I stopped listening to it because of the "woo woo" factor.
There is some good information there but the other stuff bothered/annoyed me.

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    Everyone gravitates and is helped by something. This is your path and that is wonderful!

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I ran

Friday, April 18, 2014

At the advice of my personal trainer, I went back to Week 1 of Couch to 5k. I had been on week 4. Week 1 looks like this:

5 Min Walk
(2 Min Easy Jog + 3 Min Walk) X 4 Intervals
5 Min Walk

If you want to take up running, it's a great way to slim down. It's like my body thinks, "Oh, I'm a gazelle, I better shed some weight." The training course I'm following, Running Make 5K 101, can be found at:

It was pretty easy. My lungs were not 100% clear, but I was able to do all the intervals without stopping. I was smiling widely! Really pleased to get back to healthy habits. I've been consistent with tracking most of the day. Dinner time is a challenge. Just for today, I'm going to track dinner, weighing & measuring my foods. I don't care if I go over, but want to expand my tracking to encompass the whole day.

Do you track everything you eat? Is it a challenge for you? Do you track before you eat, or after?

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LAILATN 4/19/2014 10:58AM

    Wonderful! It feels so good to run. Even short distances - which is what I can do right now!


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STRONGERLEANER 4/18/2014 11:58PM

    Great job! Glad you were able to do all your intervals.

For me, I log food after I eat it, not before.

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    I log and normally I track. Until May 4th I am totally booked with work and working 7 days a week. I'll track what I've logged when I get a chance.

I do believe in keeping tabs on ones food.

Congratulations on your run.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/18/2014 12:38PM

    I'm not allowed to run any more. I wish I could.

I try to track everything but sometimes it is too time consuming and I don't have the time. It can take up hours of time. I track before and after. Whenever I have time.

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KAREN608 4/18/2014 12:04PM

    I do track food as I am still in the learning stage of changing my eating habits for the better. I usually track after, but if little computer time and know my plans, I do before and can change it if something changed. Measuring cups are very important to me yet.

My chiropractor says at this weight no running for me and I do have a knee with a problem. Time will tell on this but so glad you can run/jog.

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DARSHAN130 4/18/2014 12:04PM

    Awesome job. I am interested in running but scared to start. So far I am trying to get up to walking a 5K all at once.

I usually track my food after I eat it until supper. I have some fairly regimented breakfast and lunch meals that are all similar in calories that I switch out for one another. For supper I usually track prior to cooking so I can choose something satisfying but that keeps me within my range for the day.

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GROGGYFROGGY 4/18/2014 12:03PM

    I am going to start couch to 5k today! Thank you for posting this. I can't wait to get started!

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-DYET- 4/18/2014 11:59AM

    Nice job on your run!! It does feel so good, doesn't it? I track after I eat

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