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Anyone got a Fitbit?

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jennywren123 Thu 28-Mar-13 22:34:04

Anyone got a Fitbit? I found a Fitbit group for Mumsnet, but it's looking a bit empty! It's called "Mumsnet Fitbit"

Here's the link - www.fitbit.com/group/22CZ24

It would be great to have a group of people to "compete" against.

snoworneahva Thu 28-Mar-13 23:24:22

Ok just joined!

wohmum Fri 29-Mar-13 00:05:00

I've got one and loving it!
Have just done myn1st 25000 step day!

wohmum Fri 29-Mar-13 00:06:38

Have just joined

jennywren123 Fri 29-Mar-13 10:09:09

Wow 25,000 steps in a day. My best is 15,000, but only had mine a week. Aiming to get one day with 20,000 and 50 flights this week.

wohmum Fri 29-Mar-13 18:47:27

15,000 is really good, my 25,000 was a bit of a one-off! My daily target is 11,000 and I've done that every day since early jan except 2!

I find it really motivating , especially when I can see one if my friends a few 100 ahead of me I will always do some extra steps to catch up - competitive or what grin !

PinkCustard Sun 31-Mar-13 21:01:24

HI, I've just joined. Think I'm going to have to get a few more steps under my belt so I don't embarrass myself...My daily total is set at 10,000 but I don't always make it. blush

Wiifitmama Sun 31-Mar-13 21:04:06

I have one and love it. Just did my first 1000000 week. I have a friend with one as well and I get very competitive! My daily goal is set at 10000 and I do have to put a lot of effort into getting that but I love getting more like this week.

jennywren123 Sun 31-Mar-13 21:48:12

Wiifitmama - did you get carried away with the zeros? You didn't really do 1million steps in a week, did you??? I'd be impressed with 100,000! wink

Wiifitmama Sun 31-Mar-13 22:09:46

Oops! One hundred thousand!

jennywren123 Sun 31-Mar-13 22:45:36

I was super impressed when I thought it was 1,000,000, until I calculated the daily average as 142,000 and realised it must have been a typo. Still, something to aim for . . . grin

Wiifitmama Mon 01-Apr-13 09:26:24

I am not sure a million would be possible even if you walked all day!

On a more serious note, the fitbit is the best piece if equipment I have ever bought for fitness (and I have bought many!) I lost over 100 pounds, reaching goal weight last summer. Maintaining has been hard as I developed IT band problems and couldn't run anymore. My weight was bouncing up and down without regular exercise. I never thought walking was "proper" exercise until I got the fitbit and started doing big distances. It has helped me lose the little gain and tone up better than anything else I have tried.

I was wondering how other people get their daily steps. For me, living fairly centrally in London with no car, I am building it into my day by getting on/off the tube 3 or 4 stops before I need to and walking the rest. One day I walked from the Barbican to Baker St! This only works when I haven't got the kids with me of course.

Salene Sun 12-Apr-15 02:36:29

I've just joined got a fitbit last Tuesday, love it so far. Managed 20k yesterday pushing buggy and carrying baby about with me.

Doublethecuddles Wed 15-Apr-15 07:55:35

I have just joined. Looking for the extra motivation!

Muffin1 Fri 17-Apr-15 09:22:21

I've just joined as well ��

Corneliusmurphy Fri 17-Apr-15 09:29:45

I was thinking of getting one of these for dp but know nothing about them - which model etc does everyone recommend? It would in his case be mainly for walking.

citytocountry Fri 17-Apr-15 11:10:24

I've just joined smile

Muffin1 Fri 17-Apr-15 16:02:24

CorneliusMurphy, I have the Fitbit Flex, which I think is good enough if it's mainly for walking...it just tracks steps and sleep, it doesn't have a heart rate monitor, so it's one of the cheaper Fitbits to buy

ditavonteesed Fri 17-Apr-15 16:08:37

Just joined and I am 6th, yay. thanks smile

MumWithCamera Sun 19-Apr-15 23:34:29

im looking into getting one. can you lovely ladies tell me would it track my steps if i was pushing the pram??

hedwig2001 Sun 19-Apr-15 23:54:41

It depends on which one you get. I gather the wristband type don't cope with prampushing. The clip on Zip or One will be fine.

ditavonteesed Tue 05-May-15 07:44:29

come and join us smile

LondonHuffyPuffy Tue 05-May-15 13:44:48

Just joined. It was this thread that encouraged me to buy a FitBit and then forgot to join. Doh!

My steps look a bit pants for May as I had two inactive days at my Dad's house at the weekend.

ditavonteesed Wed 06-May-15 07:15:22

thats what happened to me last month, went to my inlaws and literally didnt move for 2 days.
I am getting very competative was off my stride last week as dd hurt her foot and I had to do the school runs in the car.
Will make up for it this week.

Mrsmorton Wed 06-May-15 07:20:24

Just joined!! Can you see the group on the app or just the website?

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