FitBit Update #2

I have now had my FitBit for just under 4 months and I’m happy to say that it still motivates me to keep moving and to slowly make healthy changes to my diet.

In the last week I received notification that I have now lost 15 lbs.  🙂

That is not a lot in 4 months – but I’m happy with it.  Now I just have 12.4 lbs to go until I reach my next goal, so I am more than 1/2 there from my starting weight.

Yesterday I made a couple of healthy choices.

1.  I often go out for breakfast on Saturday mornings and have a big breakfast consisting of 2 eggs, 2 slices rye toast, 2 strips of bacon, 1 sausage link, 1 slice of ham and a pile of hash browns.  The rye toast has no butter, which was a very small step I made a few years ago, but yesterday I had them replace the pile of hash browns with a few slices of tomato.  I still felt comfortably full a few hours later and I ate several less calories.

2.  I had a couple of errands to run to businesses not far from home.  Normally I do not hesitate to hop into the car to go there (even in the summer 😦 ).  Yesterday I walked.  In a short 40 minutes I walked to 2 businesses, made my purchases and returned home.  In that time I made 4794 steps, covered 2.2 miles and had 32 active minutes.  The other 8 minutes were spent standing in line at the stores or waiting for traffic lights.  During the summer this would take less than 40 minutes because I would not be walking on icy sidewalks and could walk faster.

By making a few small healthy changes and sticking with them I can slowly add more changes and not feel deprived.  I know myself well enough to know that if I tried cutting all my bad habits at once, I would certainly not stick with this.  I haven’t decided yet what the next change will be or when I will increase my daily step goal.  One thing (or step) at a time.  🙂

These pictures have nothing to do with FitBit, but are the skating rink on the Red River going to the Forks.  They were taken on a cloudy day.

Skating Rink - Jan, 2015
Skating Rink – Jan, 2015
Skating Rink - Jan, 2015
Skating Rink – Jan, 2015
Skating Rink - Jan, 2015
Skating Rink – Jan, 2015

Maybe some of the people who skate there are wearing FitBits.  🙂

Stay active and have a great day!

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2 thoughts on “FitBit Update #2

    1. Thanks Erin. It is a great place to skate, but such a short season for it even in the coldest winters. It usually opens just before Christmas and is usually shut down in February when the ice is no longer safe.

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