So as you know I ordered and received my FitBit and I have learned some interesting things from it, yet I am still not sure I trust it. Last week was low because Greg has been away, I’ve been sick and I haven’t got my normal runs in, I haven’t made it to the gym all week and I have been driving more than usual so I think a month or two of data would be more telling then 1 and a half weeks. However, it is interesting…. If it is correct and accurate.
Some things I have learned are:
- I am probably not eating enough
- It takes ALOT of activity to get the goal of 10,000 steps a day.
- Even days that I am busy doesn’t mean that I am active.
- I am more active than I gave myself credit for/ most days.. calorie wise..
So for that I am impressed. I can not wrap my head around the fact that maybe just maybe I need to be eating more to lose weight, having said that I lost 1 pound since last weigh in.
One thing I am not impressed in is the customer service. The fitbit is supposed to sync anytime you are near the base station, and still for a set amount of time. This has not been happening for me or happening periodically. I have had to uninstall and reinstall the software everyday to get it to sync. When I asked for help via the community forums I got no response, when I asked for help via their customer support email I got no response. I am still waiting for a response. As I am typing this I received a response. (In Short) Seems this is a known issue and they are working on resolving it. They sent me a link for an updated download and so far the syncing process has been working better.
So what do you think I should do? Should I eat more? According to Fitbit my average burn since I’ve had it is 1910 calories and my average intake is 1265. What to do , what to do? One thing I have to figure out is how to fuel properly for my half and all my training runs, but still eat to lose weight. I have heard of people actually gaining weight while training for marathons and halfs. I’m reading a new book called younger next year (I’ll write about this in the next few days, at first I was a little offended my husband bought this for me, but looking past the fact that it was probably written for women over 50 the content is still relevant) and I have also ordered a book from runners world called the runner’s diet. I really hate buying books that have the word diet in the title because I don’t believe in diets, but I do believe in being informed and eating properly for my lifestyle is important to keep me going. Anyway enough sitting time to get moving, I worked this morning and had some errands to do so that means driving so I’ve only walked 3700 steps so far today, time to go pace while I fold laundry.