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13 hours ago, BardicGarlic said:

 

Rain is cool!

Snow is cooler! (But my heart is all about the rain)

 

W2D6 (Friday)

Activity: 14,530 steps, 5,008 cals out. 0.5 mile walk outside.

Food: 2,517 cals in, 45% carb,  44% fat,  11% protein. Didn't stay on plan too well, but not totally unhinged.

 

W2D7 (Saturday)

Activity: 12,122 steps, 4,306 cals out. 0.5 mile walk with friend, and an additional 4 miles outside.

Food: 2,020 cals in,  40% fat,  40% carb,  20% protein. Also not well on plan. It has been a couple stressful days.

 

Weighed this morning was 349.8 lbs. Down 2.1 pounds from last week. Happy to see motion again this week. Would have been happier to see closer to 4 pounds, but I'll take what I can get.

 

Decided this morning to "downgrade" from the Fitbit Versa to the Alta. Wish I had done it ages ago. The Versa never worked right, was too thick, and had a bunch of features I couldn't use because it wouldn't sync constantly, and probably wouldn't have used any way. Much happier with the smaller, more basic model. Used some of the price different to get a pair of bluetooth earbuds, and decided to break them both in with a nice long walk this afternoon.

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I've had several Fitbits over the years and it's frustrating how many issues they have that are unsupported or known and they don't fix them. Yet they remain one of the more popular fitness trackers (full disclosure, I still have one, and a garmin, I wear them both, the fitbit doesn't track nearly as well as the garmin :lol: )

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I was eyeing a Versa for when my Charge 2 dies, but now I am undecided again.

 

Last time I checked, the Fitbits are still the most detailed sleep trackers out there, and I use a lot of that data. And it seems to me the more features they have, the more things go wrong. :P 

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9 hours ago, RES said:

I've had several Fitbits over the years and it's frustrating how many issues they have that are unsupported or known and they don't fix them.

 

6 hours ago, scalyfreak said:

I was eyeing a Versa for when my Charge 2 dies, but now I am undecided again.

 

I got a Charge HR back in '15, and for the most part I really liked it, but was disappointed with the quality.  Went through a few replacements while still on the 1 year warranty from the band falling apart, and the floor counter was ridiculously bad. The floor counter was just as bad on the Versa (overcounting by 40+ floors some days), and I wasn't all that interested in the extra features, that wouldn't work anyway 'cause it wouldn't sync with my phone most of the time.

 

I'm hoping that the Alta HR, with the replaceable band, and not counting floors, is going to not have the quality issues I had before. I also like that it is smaller; the Versa felt too bulky for me. So far, I am really happy with it.

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W3D1 (Sunday)

Activity: 4,418 steps, 3,500 cals out. No walking outside :apologetic:

Food: No tracking, probably too much.

 

Spent a good chunk of today with some older friends. The husband is in the ongoing process of recovering from a brain injury just before Thanksgiving. It was good to spend time with them, but everything else went out the window today. Back on track tomorrow.

 

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I have a fitbit Charge HR, and a Tomtom Cardio (and a jawbone up and a Nike+...) but the only one that works right now is the fitbit.  The Tomtom was my favorite of the bunch but I can't get a replacement band for it anywhere :( 

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I liked the HR I had, but when the second on in as many years had the band start to separate from the screen (known issue that I'd gotten a prior replacement for) and they told me it was out of warranty but they would be happy to give me a discount to purchase another tracker, I was done....I have a flex 2 now, only because it was free with a program through my insurance. My favorite was my Samsung Gear Pro, the band came lose and the screen cracked when it fell off my arm :hopelessness:

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On 1/21/2019 at 9:39 AM, Whisper said:

 

Spent a good chunk of today with some older friends. The husband is in the ongoing process of recovering from a brain injury just before Thanksgiving. It was good to spend time with them, but everything else went out the window today. Back on track tomorrow.

 

 

Friends are hard to come by, but tomorrow will come and you will be fit!

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On 1/21/2019 at 7:57 AM, RES said:

I liked the HR I had, but when the second on in as many years had the band start to separate from the screen (known issue that I'd gotten a prior replacement for) and they told me it was out of warranty but they would be happy to give me a discount to purchase another tracker, I was done.

 

My Charge HR did that for me and had to be replaced twice. The third time they told me the same thing, and I told them no thank you, since I had a bunch of credit with Amazon that actually made it cheaper for me to buy my new Fitbit there.

 

My job means I spend a lot of time on the other side of decisions like this one, so I didn't see a point of holding it against Fitbit that they chose to offer a discount they had no obligation to offer, after the warranty was over. :)

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52 minutes ago, scalyfreak said:

My job means I spend a lot of time on the other side of decisions like this one, so I didn't see a point of holding it against Fitbit that they chose to offer a discount they had no obligation to offer, after the warranty was over. :)

My biggest issue with it was it was the second time in two years, why would I want to buy something that it may happen with again? I thought they should stand behind their product and make it right, not offer me a discount if I spent more money with them.

Maybe they were not obligated, but it sounds better to offer it than just say "sorry our product is defective (again) but we're not going to do anything to fix it, sucks to be  you!"

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32 minutes ago, RES said:

My biggest issue with it was it was the second time in two years, why would I want to buy something that it may happen with again?

 

I wouldn't either. That's why I bought a Charge 2 instead ;)

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This week has gone crazy. Gonna try and catch up some now.

 

W3D2 (Monday)

Activity: 13,091 steps, 4,744 cals out. Went for 1 mile walk after work.

Food: 3,040 cals in, 46% fat, 39% carbs, 15% protein. 

 

W3D3 (Tuesday)

Activity: 13,121 steps, 5,021 cals out. No walk today.

Food: 2,440 cals in, 50% fat, 31% carbs, 19% protein 

 

W3D4 (Wednesday)

Activity: 12,851 steps, 4,869 cals out. Went for 1 mile walk after work.

Food: 2,165 cals in, 56% fat,  29% carbs,  15% protein

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You're making great progress!! You may stumble sometimes, but one thing I've noticed about you and your challenge is that you always get back up! You're awesome, and you're killing the challenge, my friend :D

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11 hours ago, NicTheRugger said:

You're making great progress!! You may stumble sometimes, but one thing I've noticed about you and your challenge is that you always get back up! You're awesome, and you're killing the challenge, my friend :D

Thank you! I'm really proud of how I'm doing, and hearing back from others really helps.

 

W3D5 (Thursday)

Activity: 12,650 steps, 5,382 cals out. Went for a 1 mile walk after work.

Food: 2,169 cals in: 66% fat,  24% carbs,  10% protein.  Got hit with carb cravings in the evening, so had popcorn for dinner.

 

W3D6 (Friday)

Activity: 10,146 steps. 4,034 cals. Went for a 4 mile walk.

Food: 2,493 cals in: 56% fat,  22% protein,  22% carb.

 

I got today off work! In theory, Friday is a "normal" day off for me, but I work far more of them than I get off, so it was a nice treat for me. Got a little bit done, and a good long walk, and spent far too much time playing Civilization. 

 

Missed share from Wednesday, I got in to see the new sleep doc. I think I understand why people seem to either love her or hate her; she is a bit brisk and has some strong opinions, and despite being about a third my size, I found her a little bit intimidating. All that said, I think I like her, and I do feel confident in her, and hopeful that she'll help me reach a better outcome with my sleep problems. We're going to redo all of the sleep apnea and narcolepsy testing in her lab, and add a genetic screening that has not been conducted before. Waiting on insurance authorization before scheduling all of that.

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W3D7 (Saturday)

Activity: 3,056 steps, 3,135 cals out. No walk. Spent all day feeling really, really tired.

Food: 2,040 cals in, 47% fat,  40% carbs,  13% protein. Did a bit of guessing today; had lunch at a small restaurant with no nutrition information.

 

I weighed in at 346.7 pounds this morning. Down 3.1 lbs from last week!

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I've been feeling really burned out all week and haven't been keeping up with my food log or reporting here. I didn't go too crazy with my food, I just wasn't recording it. I also wasn't doing any activity outside of work. Trying to get back on track with the food log. I'll see how I'm feeling about adding other activity in.

 

Activity: 11,554 steps, 4,179 cals out.

Food: 2,303 cals in, 39% carb, 38 % fat, 23% protein 

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On 1/31/2019 at 7:54 PM, Whisper said:

I've been feeling really burned out all week and haven't been keeping up with my food log or reporting here. I didn't go too crazy with my food, I just wasn't recording it. I also wasn't doing any activity outside of work. Trying to get back on track with the food log. I'll see how I'm feeling about adding other activity in.

 

But you're back, and you're still working at it.

 

That means you win. :) 

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Saturday:

Activity: 5,474 steps, 3,637 cals out.

Food: 1,950 cals in,  51% carbs, 35% fat, 14% protein.

 

Weight in this mornin at 346.7 lbs; no change from last week.

 

Spent time this morning putting together a meal plan and grocery list for the week, and spent FAR too long doing the grocery shopping with a friend. I feel like I'm in good shape for the start of the next week.

 

Challenge is almost over and I"m not really sure where to go next. I've liked doing this challenge, but I'm not sure which guild is the best fit for weight loss.

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1 hour ago, Whisper said:

but I'm not sure which guild is the best fit for weight loss.

As an Ambassador for the Assassins, I feel like I should steer your that way, but truth be told, it doesn't really make much of a difference :) The only real benefit of the guilds is that they help you find people with similar fitness goals as you, but weight loss is something you will find in pretty much any guild.  Besides, the guilds have zero barriers to entry/exit so you can guild hop around until you find something that clicks if you want to.

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1 hour ago, Whisper said:

 

Challenge is almost over and I"m not really sure where to go next. I've liked doing this challenge, but I'm not sure which guild is the best fit for weight loss.

 

After I completed my first-time challenge, I went to The Rebels for the next one. They're the official "Guild of the Guildless" so to speak, where you can go while you figure out which direction you want to go with your new fitness life choices. Some choose to stay there, which is fine too.

 

4 minutes ago, WhiteGhost said:

The only real benefit of the guilds is that they help you find people with similar fitness goals as you, but weight loss is something you will find in pretty much any guild.  Besides, the guilds have zero barriers to entry/exit so you can guild hop around until you find something that clicks if you want to.

 

Also, this. Any guild will help you lose weight, just like any improvement in nutrition or activity levels will improve your fitness. I am a Warrior because the others in that guild do the same types of workouts that I do. That means I can learn from them, compares notes, exchange tips and tricks, and when I post about my workouts I know that I can trust them to call me out if I do something stupid.

 

When I was new here I was ignorant, and joining a guild filled with nerds who knew more about my preferred form of exercise than I did, was a great help to me. :) 

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On 2/2/2019 at 9:57 PM, Whisper said:

Challenge is almost over and I"m not really sure where to go next. I've liked doing this challenge, but I'm not sure which guild is the best fit for weight loss.

 

I recommend you move into the Scout Guild for now.   Keep your diet in check, and slowly increase the number of steps-per-day that you're getting in.

 

 

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