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El Jeffe's Avatar Picture El Jeffe – January 30, 2009 11:15AM Reply Quote
Just health.

Mokers (Moderator) – March 21, 2016 12:57PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I have the Charge HR and it suits my needs. No problem syncing, although I always sync to my phone and not the computer.

Cloudscout – March 21, 2016 01:12PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
So does she but she's syncing to a Windows phone which is probably a big factor there. And, actually, the sync issues only seem to happen when she lets the Fitbit battery die. Seems to take some fiddling to get it to sync again after it gets charged up again.

Mokers (Moderator) – March 21, 2016 01:52PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
ahhhhh yes. that sounds familiar. my wife had a Charge HR, but she is not as fanatical about charging as I am and she had a hard time syncing or updating the fitbit after it lost power. She now purchased the fitbit Blaze which she really likes.

johnny k – March 21, 2016 01:57PM Reply Quote
Fitness is 2/3 intake, so I just use a Fitbit Aria scale. Seeing history is what motivates behavior for me.

Cloudscout – March 21, 2016 02:05PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I'm doing this wellness program through work that provides me with a wireless scale. It's weird, the scale uses GSM, not WiFi. Unfortunately, that means it only syncs with this program's website. But at least the data is captured so I can manually enter it into other sites. I'm trying several right now:

Microsoft Health
Garmin Connect
MyFitnessPal
Prevent (the work-sponsored thing)

I also track my food using a spreadsheet I made based on the Weight Watchers Points Plus system.

I'm not sure what I'll settle on. I really like Microsoft Health but it won't be nearly as valuable when I ditch my Microsoft Band 2. Garmin Connect is awesome for biking and I expect it to be good for swimming once the new device arrives.

I want to get something with heart rate monitoring for my wife. She's very stubborn and refuses to deal with a chest-strap heart rate monitor. The wrist-based stuff isn't the most accurate but it's better than nothing and will help make her workouts more productive.

tomierna (Admin) – March 22, 2016 03:15PM Reply Quote
Hideously Unnatural
I use the Apple Watch, natch.

bahamut – March 28, 2016 10:06PM Reply Quote
Me too.

I'm exercising shitloads and not losing much weight. 1-2 hours a day of serious stuff like lifting weights with my trainer or running 6-12 miles. Feeling much more fit but still low 190s for 5' 10"/5' 11"

My thyroid is fine, just metabolism is blown. I don't eat many carbs, but maybe a low carb diet is the way to go. At a loss.

ARL (Moderator) – March 29, 2016 02:41AM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Baha, you may be putting on muscle mass which weighs more than fat.

That's not a bad thing if your goal is health/fitness rather than pure weight-loss.

bahamut – March 29, 2016 08:08AM Reply Quote
I know I am putting on muscle mass, but at my height, 192 (this morning's weight) is way above where I should be. I know, some of you would say "lucky you!" and my doctor would say that I'm doing better than many, but I want to get off the blood pressure meds, the cialis I need to fuck, get away from being near prediabetes, and get away from being near needing statins. Quitting the booze would help, I'm sure. But … 

John Willoughby – March 29, 2016 11:19AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I've been back on my eating every third day diet for six weeks or so. Down about 15 pounds, but a long way to go. No exercise, though, so I am not really helping my overall health much.

Cloudscout – March 29, 2016 01:18PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Today I learned that MnDOT (the Minnesota Department of Transportation) is going to be throwing a huge wrench in my daily commute beginning next week. It won't get really bad until June, though. By car, my commute is about 19 miles each way. It usually takes me 25 minutes. In June, the changes will probably triple my commute time. If I were to commute by bicycle instead, it would be about 15.5 miles each way which would take me about 90 minutes and would clearly be better for my health.

I've been saying for years that I want to become a bike commuter (I actually did it a few times back in 2007 but didn't keep it up). This might be the push I need to follow through.

John Willoughby – March 29, 2016 01:34PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
How long will the "wrench" be present? Cycling in Minnesota next winter sounds like it would be unpleasant.

Cloudscout – March 29, 2016 01:42PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
They aren't entirely clear about that but it sounds like they will have things more-or-less "normal" by late fall and then they will be repeating the process in the spring with the whole project wrapping up in fall 2017.

Bizarrely, Minnesota has a crazy-high percentage of year-round bike commuters. I know several. I can't say that I will actually become one of the winter bikers, though.

Cloudscout – March 29, 2016 04:16PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Did a 6.55 mile ride today using my new Garmin Fenix 3 HR watch for tracking. The good news? The watch is awesome. The bad news? I have a lot of work ahead of me before I'll be ready for a 31+ mile daily commute.

ARL (Moderator) – March 29, 2016 09:23PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Baha, doing some rough calculations your BMI is roughly 27 which is way better than some.

I'm roughly 195 pounds (holy shit, never thought I'd weigh that much - I was 165 ten years ago) yet because I'm 6'3" my BMI (just barely) fits in the normal range.

But trust me, you are way healthier than me...

(And I really need to lay off the booze, any day/week/month now)

El Jeffe – March 30, 2016 04:13AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
had another early morning aspiration. from what I can tell.
Man, I just want someone to shoot me when this happens.
so very painful and uncomfortable. breathing is painful, yet I'm ready 3 hours later, and headed into work.

John Willoughby – March 30, 2016 10:04AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
That's terrible, Jeffe. I'm glad that you are still able to soldier on.

El Jeffe – March 30, 2016 10:26AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Doc says I'm at risk of losing lung, cancer and or dying. If I don't stop this. FYI Only guaranteed way is to stop eating. Surgically close esophagus. Then feed tube in lower gut. Drastic.

John Willoughby – March 30, 2016 10:48AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Oh, crap, I didn't know that the ramifications were so serious! I hope that you can find a solution short of the feed tube.

El Jeffe – March 30, 2016 02:18PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Oxycodone helping.

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