WWW: 31w PP (& a FitBit review)

Last week I meant to write a quick review about the FitBit that I bought a few weeks back, and I totally forgot about it. In short, I love(d) it. Why past tense, you ask? Because I freakin’ LOST IT last Friday. *insert huge sigh* I am incredibly bummed, both because it cost $100, and because it was actually inspiring me move my body more!

The first couple of days I wore it on my body, I was thinking that the standard goal of 10,000 steps a day was kind of high and that I’d readjust it to a more realistic level (I was averaging 3-5k). By the last couple of days I wore it I was wearing it just a week or two later, I was hitting that 10,000 step goal!!

*Note – the reason I lost it is because I was being lazy and just stuck it in my bra without using the clip that it comes with. In retrospect, not the smartest idea, because somewhere between nursing Stella Friday evening (when my bra was obviously unclipped), riding my bike, and having a couple drinks at a local pub… the FitBit went missing. I cleaned my house, retraced my bike ride route, and looked around the bar, all to no avail. 🙁 If I ever splurge on buying another one, I will make sure to put it in the pocket of my pants or actually CLIPPED to my bra in the future. *doh*

At any rate, if you’re looking for a new “gadget” to make you more aware of your movements throughout the day and perhaps motivate you to do more, I’d definitely recommend getting the FitBit. I also found it super interesting to see my “sleep efficiency” – it tracks how long it takes you to fall asleep, how much you move in your sleep, etc. Check it out!

Starting Weight: 6wk pp: 161# (at BFP weight)

Last Week’s Weight: 159# (2 weeks ago)
Current Weight: 159#
Starting BMI: 24.5
Last Week’s BMI: 24.2
Current BMI: 24.2

1. Reiterate my goal and where I stand in reference to this goal: 
I’m 5’8″ and have a goal weight of 142# (BMI of 21.6) or a Size 8, whichever happens first, so I have roughly 17# to go.
2. Discuss what I am going to do to achieve my goals:
*Move my body every day. – *sigh* I missed yesterday, b/c of drama with daycare falling through and it turning into a very hectic day in which I just didn’t make taking a walk a priority (plus I missed my softball game from getting out of work late – grr). I am 39/40 now though – not too bad!!!
*Eat healthy snacks. – Mostly. I’ve been grabbing too many mini pb cups lately though.
*Cut back on drinking. – Some.
*Make a new healthy dinner recipe. – Not a recipe per se, but I’ve been using turkey sausage in the mornings lately and it’s delicious! 
*Drink 8oz every time I sit down to nurse Stella or pump (drinking roughly 100oz water/day). I need to get better at this. I’ve definitely been slacking lately.
*Walk places instead of drive when possible. Doing great at this!
3. Post a (reasonably healthy) recipe that I’ve tried, a cooking tip, a new idea for working out for people to try, a photo update of my weight loss, or anything else I feel like sharing.

I’m super excited about how well The Great 100 Day Challenge is going. I’m 39/40 so far, and I guarantee you that most of those day I would have skipped the workout if not for this challenge. Thanks for the motivation Carlia. 🙂  Feel free to join in if you’d like – it definitely doesn’t have to be fitness related either. For me, the goal of moving my body every day for 100 days is all about making ME a priority every day, even if it’s only for 10 minutes.

Please let me know if you want me to add you to the list below to join in on WWW!
Michele @ Nowhere in NM (TTCer)
Mag @ Witty Infertility (TTCer)
Shannon @ Arkansas Runner (TTCer)
Donor Diva @ Motherhood via Egg Donation (TTC#2)
Karen C @ The Brooding Woman (TTCer)
Kristy @ Relaxing Doesn’t Get You Pregnant (pregnant) 
Nico @ Phred, Fwed, and Schweffel (postpartum) 
One Day @ Are We There Yet? (postpartum – twins) 
Laura @ Legos and Jets (postpartum) 
Bridget @ The Lost Stork (postpartum)
ks @ Inconceivable!?!?! (postpartum) 
jenn @ Adventures of a Nomadic Housewife (postpartum)
Meghan @ Maybe Baby, It’s You…Two! (postpartum – twins) 
Heather @ The Road Less Traveled (postpartum)
DRMama @ Life Amongst the Palm Trees (postpartum) 
Emma @ Emma in Mommyland (postpartum)
E&R @ Dreaming of Babies (postpartum)
Helen @ Our Grand Adventure (postpartum)


  1. Thanks for the review. I've been thinking about getting one and this makes me want one all the more.

  2. I meant to add that I'm sorry you lost it and thanks for explaining how you did. As someone who will most likely lose the one she may get some days I appreciate learning from others' experiences.

  3. that sounds like such a neat gadget! i'm definitely going to look into getting one. sorry that yours is MIA! i hope it turns up. great job on keeping up with the challenge! you are rocking it!

  4. That sucks you lost it! I have definitely been thinking about getting one myself…

  5. Oh no! I hate losing things! I think it will turn up though. These things always do. My husband lost his expensive sunglasses and it turned up months later on the top of our friends car in the sports rack. LOL. Keep moving lady! You're motivating me. Eventually, I will actually join in.

  6. That fitbit sounds really handy!! What a shame that you lost it. I hope it turns up!! You are really rocking that 100 day challenge. One day off is nothing! Go you!! 🙂

  7. Hey Josey, thanks for the comments on my blog. That class is based on this book, http://www.amazon.com/Intuitive-Eating-3rd-Evelyn-Tribole/dp/1250004047/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1342198632&sr=1-2&keywords=intuitive+eating and if you're interested, I have the power point slides from the class. Keep up the good work, you're doing awesome on the 100 day challenge!

  8. not sure why the link isn't posting, but the book is Intuitive Eating by Elise Tribole 🙂

  9. My husband actually just got one of these a couple of weeks back, and he is also really liking it. I asked to borrow it for a few days to try out, but he is too attached to it right now.

  10. I'm hoping to join this once we have things a bit more established at home! I also have a question for you: where/how do you do Stella's adorable month by month onesies? I'm hoping to start monthly pictures for Firecracker. 🙂

  11. BTW: I did a short post on my blog asking about this. If you have advice/direction, would you be willing to comment there? Thank you! 🙂

  12. Sorry you lost it 🙁 But it does seem like a super good buy.

  13. […] when I got a FitBit Ultra last summer? … and loved it? and then lost it? […]

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