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Old 02-27-2013, 10:40 AM   #1786
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Who here has the ActiveLink? Do you like it? Is it different than other gadgets like Fitbit or Bodybug? They really pushed the ActiveLink again today and I wonder if it's right for me.
I have it, but I am only just starting week 3 today.

When I got it, I didn't know I wasn't going to get my Activity Points on my tracker for the first 8 days. You're meant to set a baseline of activity. That's totally fine, but I wanted to KNOW NOW. Typical of me.

I like that it tells me how little activity I do on a regular basis, actually. I know I don't do enough (lots of studying) but I do love when I get off the treadmill and it says 5-6 APs when I plug it in to my computer.

I may try it on my waistband next week. I don't always have a bra on when I'm doing laundry, housework, etc.

My goal is to get activity in every day this week, so I'm hoping that this little thing encourages it!
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:44 AM   #1787
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Down 2.6 tonight. I really thought I'd be up so I am very very happy. A couple of ladies lost 10 pounds this weigh in for their first week.
Yay you! Now....you know that 10 is really quite a strange amount to lose in one week, especially for a female, right? Stunning, really. I know my leader would have talked to those women privately to make sure they weren't doin anything dangerous or unsustainable. 2.6 is a much more "normal" huge loss. Yay you!
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:49 AM   #1788
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DH has the active link and likes it. But he doesn't eat APs so from my point of view (I eat all points coming to me still) I don't know why lol.

Waistband is a really easy place to lose it from. More than one meeting or online member I've read of has lost theirs from there. DH thought he was being clever by clipping it on his pocket but lost it twice like that, this second time permanently. He's going to attach it to a skinny lanyard then loop the lanyard in his belt loop and tuck al and lanyard into his pocket now that we bought the new one.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:51 AM   #1789
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Who here has the ActiveLink? Do you like it? Is it different than other gadgets like Fitbit or Bodybug? They really pushed the ActiveLink again today and I wonder if it's right for me.
I have the ActiveLink and I am torn. I was all excited about when I first got it and now I really don't pay attention to it. It is hard when you are ready to go to bed and you realize that you are only 75% for the day for activity. Now that I am trying to get back on track I am looking at it more. Maybe I need to take time and check out the ActiveLink site to feel more of a benefit.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:02 AM   #1790
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I was debating between active link an fitbit and fitbit won out. I got it on sale so it was cheaper than active link without the $5 fee. Plus, I dunno if I'll be sticking with weight watchers after my three months are up. Part of me wants to, but part of me just wants to do calorie counting. We'll see when that time comes.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:13 PM   #1791
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I forgot to mention that my dd met her goal last night and is now starting maintenance.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:48 PM   #1792
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Waistband is a really easy place to lose it from.
Good to know! I just want to always have it on but don't always want to have a bra on. I also wanted to see how it tracks on my waist as opposed to my strap.

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Yay you! Now....you know that 10 is really quite a strange amount to lose in one week, especially for a female, right? Stunning, really. I know my leader would have talked to those women privately to make sure they weren't doin anything dangerous or unsustainable. 2.6 is a much more "normal" huge loss. Yay you!
Thanks! Yes, I know...after I heard that (and because I thought I had had a pretty bad week) I began to doubt the scale!

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:36 PM   #1793
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I forgot to mention that my dd met her goal last night and is now starting maintenance.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:52 PM   #1794
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ActiveLink today: I had 3 points after I got off the treadmill. I was on for 60 minutes...BUT I specifically did not use an incline and walked about 3.6 minute miles. I want to see if the ActiveLink changes my APs when I go faster/inclined that kind of thing.
So I wasn't thrilled that it was 3 points, but hey, it's 3 points.

I did some housework and then sat down to read for school. Then I went to get the kids (drove), did some more housework (light housework...like dishes and making dinner). Then I went to class for three hours where I did not get out of my chair for 3 hours.

My APs are now at 7.

I'm dubious. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:01 AM   #1795
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I have the ActiveLink and I am torn. I was all excited about when I first got it and now I really don't pay attention to it. It is hard when you are ready to go to bed and you realize that you are only 75% for the day for activity.
That's one of the reasons I don't use it, because that sort of thing would be detrimental *for me*. For others it revs them up, but for me I would probably throw it away and eat a cupcake or something.

Plus, for me, despite my otherwise sloth-like life, counting and eating APs for actual exercise (using a heart rate monitor to estimate points) has worked really well.


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Good to know! I just want to always have it on but don't always want to have a bra on. I also wanted to see how it tracks on my waist as opposed to my strap.
But if you have it elsewhere, you don't get to be in the Sisterhood of Checking the Bra Strap! ...it's possible the people in my meeting, including the leader and other employees, are a bit rambunctious with pulling out the AL from that area...
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A NSV for me. I completed the WISH Board's February Exercise Challenge . My goal was an average of 30 minutes per day which was 840 minutes. I did 938 minutes last month and I already have 61 minutes in today!
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Do the Eat What you Love cookbooks have a lot of meal ideas or are they lots of deserts and snacks? I couldn't find much on what kind of recipes they contain.
They contain a lot of great day to day recipes as well. Not just desserts. I have made 4 recipes from her 2 cookbooks and both me and my husband loved it!
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Hi all! I am joining yall. I did WW after my third child was born three years ago and lost 30 pounds. I have maintained it and kept it off until now. I am up 5.5-6 pounds. I want them OFF and before they bring their friends! i am back to tracking, and increasing exercise. I would ideally like to lose 10 pounds, as I kind of think that would be a better goal for me. One day at a time. I also have been toying with running a half marathon (princess!!) but am not a good runner. I figure that the reward (Disney trip) could inspire me to do the training!
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A NSV for me. I completed the WISH Board's February Exercise Challenge . My goal was an average of 30 minutes per day which was 840 minutes. I did 938 minutes last month and I already have 61 minutes in today!
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.8 down for me and 2 for DH. Talked with my leader about how she wants people to pick goal weight and it was good to get her input. Then my favorite weigh-in employee gave me more thoughts, so I'm glad I asked!
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