Fitbit Weight Loss: How I Lost 10 Pounds in One Month

by Ann Marie Michaels on May 20, 2013

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Fitbit weight loss: it really works! In this post, I’ll share with you how I lost 10 pounds in a month with my Fitbit. It’s easy, it’s fun, and the weight loss is pretty much effortless.


Fitbit Weight Loss: Make the Decision

One day in April, I woke up one morning and said to myself, I am ready to lose this extra 30 pounds.

You know, you can SAY you want to do something, and waffle around… but you’ll never actually do it until you are REALLY ready.

Finally, I was ready.

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” — W.H. Murray

So right there and then I committed to lose the weight. It wasn’t so much about losing the weight as it was about getting active and getting in shape. I wanted to be able to climb flights of stairs easily, lift heavy things and just get a lot more physical activity.

You see, I have the most sedentary job on the planet. I work on a computer 12-16 hours a day and I work from home. I don’t even have to walk from the parking lot to my office.

Thank goodness for the Fitbit — weight loss made easy!

Fitbit Weight Loss:The Gamification of Exercise

Seems like most people have turned exercise into work these days. And it should be play! When we were kids, riding bikes and swimming and going on walks were all things we did for fun.

I have figured this out about myself: I am the type of person who doesn’t like to do anything unless it is fun. If it seems like work, it’s drudgery in my mind and I’ll do anything to avoid it. I’m the queen of procrastination! (Isn’t that funny, seeing how I am also a classic Type A Overachiever/Workaholic. I guess I’ve figured out how to make work fun! In my mind, it doesn’t feel like work.)

If I can make a game out of it, I’ll do it happily. With the Fitbit, I can easily keep tabs on how much exercise I’m getting (or not getting). It motivates me to get more steps and be more active.

This is why I love the Fitbit so much. Fitbit weight loss is fun! The Fitbit turns getting in shape into an enjoyable game.

Fitbit Weight Loss: How I Lost 10 Pounds in a Month with My Fitbit

Here’s how I lost the weight…

1. First of all, I got a Fitbit.

You can order one on Amazon. I got the Fitbit One which is easy to attach to your waistband, stick in a pocket, or wear on your ankle or wrist.

2. Next, I set my goal to walk 10,000 steps every day.

This is very hard for me to accomplish, since I am extremely sedentary. As I said, I typically work 80-100 hours per week sitting in front of a computer.

Since I got the Fitbit, I know what my goal is so I get out and walk first thing in the morning. Because I’m watching those steps, I end up walking a lot longer — typically about an hour — so I can get my steps in.

I don’t make my goal every day. I’m not strict about it. I just do the best I can.

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3. I also do other exercises. I ride my bike, and sometimes I swim laps.

My goal is to do 10 minutes of kettlebell every day. I don’t always make it but I do it as often as I can.

I tried to do 20 or 30 minutes of kettlebell but I didn’t like it. I get antsy after 15 minutes. I can do 10 minutes of anything, though. And 10 minutes of kettlebell per day equals 70 minutes per week — a little better than doing 3 20-minute sets per week. It works for me.

4. I also started eating less. On the dashboard on the Fitbit website, you can select a level of calorie deficit that you want — from easy to hard. Then all you have to do is enter what you eat each day.

All I’m doing is trying to create a calorie deficit. My problem was I was eating a lot more and I had become a whole lot more sedentary since I started working from home. Looking back on it, when I had a corporate job, I was probably getting 3 or 4 times more exercise just from going to the office, going to meetings, etc. And I wasn’t cooking for a family (I was single) so I just didn’t eat as much.

I also got the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale so I can automatically track my weight.

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All you have to do is stand on the scale in the morning and it will track your weight and body fat — it syncs automatically with your Fitbit dashboard on the website. (You don’t need to use the Aria scale — you can just enter your weight manually. It just makes it easier.)

I know, weight’s not everything — measurements are more important. But you can track those too in your Fitbit dashboard.

I want to say that I don’t try to be perfect with this. I do find that I’m eating a lot less — and I’m not hungry.

Fitbit Weight Loss: What I Eat

I eat WHATEVER I want. I do not count calories or carbs. That NEVER works for me because I feel restricted and then I want to binge. And it’s not sustainable anyway. I don’t want to spend my life counting calories or avoiding foods I love. I eat what I love now, I just eat less of it.

All I do is enter what I eat into the Fitbit dashboard but that is it. Then I just stay under the limit. At the end of the day, I know whether I can have a little ice cream or another glass of wine.

And this really motivates me to be more active. I don’t mind doing an extra 10 minutes of kettlebell if I know I can have another glass of wine and a couple chocolate chip cookies.

YES! Ten minutes of kettlebell will get you that. Kettlebell probably burns more calories than any other exercise. Even more than running. You burn 20 calories every minute doing kettlebell swings — so 10 minutes = 200 calories.

Again, it’s not about the weight loss, it’s about getting more active and getting in shape. For me, it helps to motivate me if I have a goal (10K steps a day) and I have a way to track it. Rewards help, too. You don’t have to cut out the desserts. If you are too strict with yourself, you’ll end up quitting. A chocolate chip cookie here and there is going to keep you in the game. This is not about being perfect — it’s about keeping your eyes on the prize long term.

Speaking of rewards, when I reach my goal and am back in my pre-baby jeans, I’m going to go on a shopping spree and buy all new clothes.

Fitbit Weight Loss: My Results

Since I started using my Fitbit on April 9th (just 6 weeks ago), I have lost an inch on my bust, an inch on my waist, 3/4 of an inch on my hips, 1/2 inch on my arm, and 3/4 of an inch on my thigh. That’s a total of 4 inches.

I’ve officially lost 13 pounds since I started this on April 9th. That’s a steady 2 pounds per week. (I actually lost the first 10 pounds the first month.)

I’ve also lost 5.3% body fat. Hooray!

And I’m almost halfway toward my goal.

168 pounds

155 pounds

Bust 39
Waist 32
Hips 42.75
Upper Arm 12.5
Upper Thigh 23.25

Bust 38
Waist 31
Hips 42
Upper Arm 12
Upper Thigh 22.5

I promise to post my before and after pics in an upcoming post.

My New Treadmill Desk

As I write this, I’m walking on my new LifeSpan treadmill desk. Along with the Fitbit, this is playing a HUGE role in my effort to get more active.

I got up this morning, made some coffee, got on the treadmill desk and started checking emails and checking things off my to do list. The next thing I know, it’s barely past 9 am and I’ve already logged over 6,000 steps. It takes me about 2.5 hours to get 10,000 steps walking at a slow pace — about 1.2 to 1.5 MPH.

Two and a half hours may seem like a long time to you, but it flies by when you are working. You’re going to be working anyway, why not work out at the same time?

I’ll be writing another post about the treadmill desk so stay tuned.

I’ll also continue to post my progress on the blog.

Writing this post actually keeps me accountable so thanks everyone for reading!

Fitbit Weight Loss: Want to Join Me?

I was thinking we could do some kind of challenge… what do you guys think? Are you interested? If so, comment below and tell me what kind of challenge you think we should do… A Fitbit challenge? Let me know — I’m up for it!

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Sylvie Fox May 20, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Aargh. I think that baby weight is the first thing I think of every morning. I had no idea having a child would make weight loss so hard. Thanks for your honesty about this!


Winnie May 20, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Great post, AnnMarie. You are an inspiration in so many ways…keep up the good work πŸ™‚


Carrie May 20, 2013 at 10:35 AM

I lost my baby weight by thinking like a French woman. It works for me because I like pleasure πŸ™‚ Also, I think in terms of “movement” not “exercise”. I sit as little as possible, even when I’m on the computer I stand up. When I sit, I sit on the floor most of the time so I’m using more muscles. And I do 5 push ups every time I change clothes (a little micro habit that makes it easier to remember.


Antoinette May 20, 2013 at 3:39 PM

How does a French woman think?


Anna May 20, 2013 at 7:52 PM

Have you read “French Women Don’t Get Fat”? It’s a must-read!


Ann Marie Michaels May 21, 2013 at 9:08 AM

I just added it to my Audible cart


Kate September 24, 2013 at 5:19 PM

French women definitely get fat. Google a current picture of Brigitte Bardot.


nick June 11, 2014 at 10:02 AM

exceptions prove the rule generally


Melissa May 20, 2013 at 10:50 AM

I’ve been thinking about getting Matt Stone’s book, but I have a boatload of food allergies (gluten, dairy, eggs, chicken, most legumes…) Can I RRARF and still avoid these foods?


Ann Marie Michaels May 20, 2013 at 10:59 AM

What are you basing your food allergies on? The allergy tests out there are notoriously incorrect. They have a lot of false positives.

Matt also says that a lot of “food allergies” are caused by low metabolism/low thyroid function.


Melissa May 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM

It was a blood test (“standard food panel: IgG/lgE”) that my naturopath had me take. I have a 7 year old with autism, and we did gaps for about half a year last year. He improved a lot, and I lost a lot of weight (which made me happy) but then I just fell apart. The stress of the diet caused a major case of burnout for me, physically and emotionally. And then when we went off gaps I gained it all back plus a few extra for good measure. I didn’t want to be in a situation where I would have to cook different food for different people in my family, especially when my energy is rock bottom, but I think that might be what I’ll have to do. But maybe before I go that route, since I’m not able to do gaps now anyway, I could RRARF and heal myself, and when I feel better I can put my son back on gaps. Thanks for writing about Matt Stone’s books.


SarahB May 22, 2013 at 8:07 AM

As a nutritionist, I agree. Food allergy or sensitivity testing is notoriously inaccurate. If you have a leaky gut, you will score high on these tests (many foods) and I tested out my theory that if you did one of these tests and then followed it with another test witout doing ANY dietary intervention inbetween the two tests, you would see different foods. I did this and found this to be correct. I think that if the immune system is amped up, it will be reactive to anything. Healing the gut is really important.


Melissa May 22, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Will RRARFing heal my gut as well as the gaps diet?


Frances May 20, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Have a phone consultation with Matt. It’s totally worth it. He’s great to talk to. Money is not an issue too. He has a suggested price for consultation, but it’s really pay what you can.


Ann Marie Michaels May 20, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Good idea, Frances!


Melissa May 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM

That is a good idea, thank you.


Meadowlark May 20, 2013 at 11:35 AM

I’m waiting for my fitbit Flex to arrive. Then I’ll join you. And we’re moving to a new office, so I might just spring for a treaddesk! Good motivation!


Ann Marie Michaels May 20, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Hooray! OK maybe we will do a FitBit challenge then!


Mali Korsten May 20, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Well done! I love that you didn’t have to diet πŸ™‚ It really is so much easier to WANT to be active when you’re not depriving yourself of food (especially carbs)! Wish I hadn’t wasted so much time dieting in the past! Thanks for sharing your achievement with us πŸ™‚


Emily @ Holistic Squid May 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Woo hoo! Great job! I just love my fit bit so much… Thanks for introducing us. πŸ™‚ Today I’ve done 17 floors already and it’s not even noon (but only 2993 steps since it’s so hilly in my neighborhood). Without this thing I wouldn’t have gotten up from my laptop yet. Can’t wait to see your ongoing progress. xo


Ann Marie Michaels May 20, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Glad you like it! I love mine, too. πŸ™‚ xoxo


Keri May 20, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Anne Marie-

I’m curious about your temperature- has it remained high even while eating less?


Ann Marie Michaels May 20, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Good question — I just ordered a new thermometer… I’ll go take it


Coral June 24, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Have your temps stayed up?


Laura May 20, 2013 at 1:23 PM

I’m in for a Fitbit challenge! I too need to lose the baby weight that I gained with my almost 6 and 4 year olds! πŸ™‚ Count me in.


Katrina May 20, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Great post and just what I needed to read. I’d be up for joining in a challenge as I’d Los the support and supporting. I want to lose 20kilos eventually and it seems overwhelming. Loving your work. Thank you


Lynn @Suburban Farm Girl May 20, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Really awesome for you! Sounds like great goals and I love hearing about those gadgets. You have made me very curious now. πŸ™‚



Olivia May 20, 2013 at 3:42 PM

I love my fitbit as well, but I quit using the food diary part. It’s rare to find “real food” in the system. Also, I hate measuring…it just dirties more dishes. LOL I just eat what I want, when I want, and how much I want to the point of being satisfied and not stuffed. Been doing this for years and my numbers stay consistent on the scale.


Lisa G May 20, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Wow, good for you! Just curious, are you using prevention mags kettle bell workout? I bought a fitbit too (on your recommendation). I’m dealing with adrenal fatigue (so being a bit careful) but still did almost 9 K today (also days not close to over yet for me). I have Matt’s book and tried RRARFing. Didn’t really help my temp much.


Jennie May 20, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Hey Ann Marie! Congratulations! I bought a fitbit as well. It’s great!!! Question: are you back in coffee? I go on and off of it. What made you change your mind?


Jessica May 20, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Looking forward to all the interesting posts for the next 60 days πŸ™‚ Will have to look into the Fitbit.
Special request…..I missed out on the Ebook bundle you recently had on Village Green. Pretty please run that again, like very soon!


Ann Marie Michaels May 21, 2013 at 2:03 PM

We’re doing another e-book bundle sale in August!


Jessica May 21, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Awesome! Think I will mark that on my calendar!


Gail May 21, 2013 at 12:45 AM

One of your Best Ever posts, Ann Marie! Thanks!


Ann Marie Michaels May 21, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Aww thanks! <3


Rebecca May 22, 2013 at 8:33 AM

I would love a Cheeseslave fitbit challenge!


Ann Marie Michaels May 23, 2013 at 11:15 AM

OK then I’ll do it!


Sue Taylor May 22, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Can you tell me more about your treadmill desk?


Ann Marie Michaels May 23, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Yes I am writing a post about it — should go up any day now!


Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen May 23, 2013 at 12:57 AM

I think it’s time I dig out my fitbit and start using it again, it really does help keep you accountable and aware of your habits. Congrats on the great results!


Betsy May 23, 2013 at 4:30 AM

Well, you’ve inspired me to dust off my Fitbit and put it on the charger. That’s a start! πŸ™‚


Diana May 23, 2013 at 8:46 AM

If it’s not about the weight loss then why are you telling us about weight?

“4. I also started eating less. On the dashboard on the FitBit website, you can select a level of calorie deficit that you want β€” from easy to hard. Then all you have to do is enter what you eat each day.”

Bingo. You are losing weight because you are eating less (and exercising more without compensating, a trick I could never master).

All of this completely contradicts Matt Stone’s absurd “eat for heat” premise. If you gain weight, your body will exude more heat because it has more mass, it is bigger. But you’ll be fatter – you proved this.

Good luck with your weight loss journey. I hope that at some point you’ll realize that Matt Stone is selling confused people a line.


Ann Marie Michaels May 23, 2013 at 11:23 AM


It’s not MAINLY about weight loss, but yes I want to lose weight. I’ve been 25-30 pounds heavier since my daughter was born.

Bingo. You are losing weight because you are eating less (and exercising more without compensating, a trick I could never master).

The main thing is keeping track of what I am putting in my gullet. Ever since Kate was born, I seem to overeat. I think b/c when I was pregnant, I HAD to overeat to combat the morning sickness. I got used to overeating and then I could not tell the difference. You do have to retrain yourself to eat less (a normal amount) when you are used to overeating.

All of this completely contradicts Matt Stone’s absurd β€œeat for heat” premise. If you gain weight, your body will exude more heat because it has more mass, it is bigger. But you’ll be fatter – you proved this.

No, that’s not what Matt is saying. He’s saying that if you rest and overeat, your body temperature will go up.

And in Eat For Heat, he just tells you not to drink copious amounts of water or too much coffee or alcohol. It’s actually not that outrageous what he tells you to do in that book — just common sense. But unfortunately so many people are listening to bad advice like “Drink 8 glasses of water per day” and then their body temperature goes down.

Matt also told me to exercise when I fantasized about it. And I actually really enjoy it now. I love the feeling of having worked out my muscles.

Good luck with your weight loss journey. I hope that at some point you’ll realize that Matt Stone is selling confused people a line.

Matt Stone was the only person who got me out of the restricted diet trap. I’m very grateful to him.

I am losing weight now but not because I’m restricting my diet. I’m just getting more activity (which I WANT to do) and I’m eating a normal amount instead of overeating.

I happen to have an extremely sedentary job — and I didn’t start this super sedentary lifestyle until AFTER my baby was born. Prior to that I got anywhere from 2-4 times more exercise, just because I was working in an office, going for long walks every day (I had a dog), etc. I started blogging after my daughter was born and that’s when the inactivity started.

To combat the extra baby weight, I tried going low carb and restricting my diet. That is what screwed me up. Doing the Matt Stone RRARFing is what got me out of that trap.

Now I’m just getting back to normal — more activity and being able to tell how much I really need to eat.


t May 29, 2013 at 6:41 PM

i did the same thing to combat morning sickness, if i was always “stuffed” or full it took the edge off of the 24/7 sickness! i’ve never heard of anyone else mention it, i thought it was just me. πŸ™‚ and i totally know the craving to work out feeling!!


chanelle May 31, 2013 at 12:41 PM

I don’t understand how you’re “not restricting.” You mention that you check your calories at the end of the day to see how much you’ve eaten and whether you can have a little more… if you’re hungry and you don’t have the calories left to have more… isn’t that restricting? I’ve followed Matt Stone for a while and I would like to lose 10-20 pounds but feel scared to do anything for fear that it will backfire. I’ve lost weight through dieting before and gained it back. I am trying to understand what you’re doing that’s different from a diet where you count calories? Any help would be appreciated!


Julie Mickens June 20, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Diana, sure, a person with more mass can *exude* more heat than a smaller person. A human will exude more heat than a bird. A large bird can exude more heat than a mouse, a grown-up mouse can exude more heat than a baby mouse, and so on. Point is, the goal is not to *exude* heat per se, which would have no functional purpose beyond making a cool image on an infrared sensor.

A warm basal body temperature is an indicator of metabolic strength, particularly the cells’ sensitivity to thyroid hormone — that’s the theory behind Stone’s work and the endocrinologists he has been influenced by. Basal body temp can be low in large people, and in small people. It can be high in large & small, too.

A common reason body temp is low — not the ONLY reason — is undereating, restrictive eating, etc. That’s the idea behind re-feeding. Stone & his heroes believe that restricting carbs is particularly bad. Other reasons might be being sedentary, sleeplessness, stressful environments, psychological stress, nutrient deficiencies, and probably many others as yet poorly understood.


Julie June 20, 2013 at 9:49 AM

I meant to specify, between paragraphs 1 & 2 … that basal body temperature and “total heat exuded” are two different measurements, only the former relevant to health.


Joy May 24, 2013 at 5:04 PM

I LOVE LOVE my fitbit! I too am on a “healthy life style journey” I started walking Aug.1, 2012 –2-3 miles–3-5 times per week. I don’t even remember what my weight was then because I didn’t get on the scale. I just felt better getting out in nature & moving my body–over the past year I had some family tragedies–so emotionally I was struggling. Fast forward to Feb. 2013–I was still exercising either walking or going to the gym and felt I was READY….I put the fitbit on Feb. 4th–started recording my food, activity, water AND weight! I have lost 1.5 lb almost every week and only have 4 more pounds until I reach my weight goal. Then I will be maintaining my weight but striving toward a continued healthy life!


E May 24, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Are you really going to start a challenge? I’d love some more information on that.


Jayme May 27, 2013 at 3:33 PM

an idea about a challenge… I have been wanting to do a monetary incentive weight loss challenge with a few people or couples.. I figure, we all want to do *something* when we reach our goals. New wardrobe? Vacation? So why not put a few bucks in a group “pot” and let the winner take the prize? Even if I lost, I’d be happy to spend $20 or even $100 on losing my baby weight and feeling great. I’ve got 3 little ones, still lugging around 15lbs from my first born! I managed to reach my pre 2nd baby weight before getting pregnant the 3rd time. And even with improved eating, I’m not seeing the weight loss after my 3rd that I’d had with my 2nd.. 4 years with an extra 15 lbs! Those pounds will not see 5 years.


Christina May 28, 2013 at 1:13 AM

I bought the fitbit and promptly washed it. It works but the time is now off and it won’t sync πŸ™ I really really really want to lose the baby weight once and for all (and my baby is now a teen). Just debating if I should buy another ONE, get the zip, or what.
I would like the wristband one but it is backordered for several weeks.
I had lost all but 10 lbs after she was born – but started back to work full time when I was 42 and spent the day in front of a computer so it is less about baby weight and more about watching what I eat and being more active.
But would love to do a challenge!


Nicole August 7, 2013 at 4:45 AM

I don’t own a fitbit but I saw on facebook that some woman did something similar to you and they replaced it. It’s worth a shot.


Katie May 29, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Can you share your kettlebell workout with us? How much does your kettlebell weigh?


Jen May 30, 2013 at 7:25 AM

Are you worried about the radiation from wearing the fitbit all the time? I would like to get one, but am slightly paranoid about that.


Jbug June 22, 2013 at 8:13 PM

I was concerned about the same thing….


Miranda June 1, 2013 at 9:27 AM

I’m also super interested in the fitbit but worry about radiation or emf that I’d get having it on my body all the time, and near my nursling, especially since I wear him a lot.

Would love to hear what you think about this.


Elise June 17, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Great article! I’ve had a very similar experience with my fitbit and I can’t say enough about how much it has changed my daily habits and lifestyle. I’m currently down 13 pounds since January. If anyone is looking to do a challenge I am currently leading a weight loss challenge team and the tracking tool we use syncs with fitbit. I have a goal to loose another 10 pounds by labor day! Let me know if you are interested in the challenge. You must register for the Challenge by the end of June to qualify for prizes πŸ™‚


melody Robledo-Torres June 22, 2013 at 11:07 AM

if you already have a treadmill, you can make one at home with an adjustable shelving unit. pretty easy too


Tammy June 22, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Already a subscriber πŸ™‚


Raquel August 16, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Hi, just curious to know if your temperatures are still high or if they have dropped?


Jess August 26, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Very inspiring Ann! I first heard of Matt Stone on your site and started RRARFing 2&1/2 weeks ago. My adrenals are really burnt after 5 years of low carb and overtraining. Did your temperature drop down again from losing all this bodyweight? I ask because after I get my bodytemp back up I need a safe way to lose some excess fat.


Alex September 11, 2013 at 7:21 AM

I am interested in the Fitbit Challenge. I just ordered mine yesterday (should be here Friday). I have a lot of the similar problems as you, I have a desk job and when I am not in the office I am traveling (eating terrible). I have put on 40 pounds in the last year and half and I want it all back off so I can start to feel better and be able to get healthy before I get married and have kids. I want to be positive role model and getting in to shape is a huge thing for kids now day, so many kids are lazy and I do not want my kids to be like that. thanks for a great read! I am excited to get started!


Danielle October 31, 2013 at 10:47 AM

Let me get this straight…I have to spent almost $2,000 on a Weightloss products…one of which is a WiFi scale. Whats next a scale that communicates with the satellites in space?
I am losing weight by using the FREE Fitbit app and GymPact which pays me if I work out and charges me if I dont. My goal is to make enough from GymPact to make my gym membership almost free!


Milly February 8, 2014 at 9:16 AM

I just started using my fit bit. I love the concept. But could it really be as easy as it makes it? I walk around 10,000 a day easy cause I work on my feet. I stay below my calorie intake. So does this mean I’m going to she the results? What kettle ball exercise do you do?


J Daniel March 28, 2014 at 10:02 PM

I signed to Matt Stone’s free mail programs. I can’t get into his articles. I saw his program is password protected. I don’t see any provision for creating a password. I don’t want to put my email password into his site. That is silly.


Alex Burnside April 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM

I would love to do a fitbit challenge if your still interested. we can become friends on fitbit!


Lucy June 3, 2014 at 9:24 AM

I recommend the Striiv. It’s a smart pedometer (although I think there’s a free app version for your phone?), and your steps earn you points which you spend on a game within the device (a bit like Farmland) and those same points are also applied to a Walkathon. After a certain number of points, you’ll have achieved one of the three Walkathon goals (drinking water for a child, polio vacs or rainforest preservation) and a contribution is made to charity. It also gives you trophies like that you’ve climbed the Statue of Liberty or walked from NY to SF.
Admittedly, I’ve slightly lost interest in it because it’s not a novelty anymore, but it has motivated me for over a year already, and in the beginning months despite a sedentary job, I was averaging 15000 steps a day because I was obsessed with all the different goals. And even though I’m not as obsessed now, I still ALWAYS keep it in my bag to keep track of how much or little I’m walking on average.
Best of all, people benefit from your efforts. So far I’ve earned about 60 days worth of water, 40 patches of rainforest and 40 polio vacs.


jvdocs July 10, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Hi guys- I just got my new Fitbit Flex! Very excited- I see a number of posts regarding the challenge.. anyone up for one? Lets do it ! The monetary incentive seems like fun- let me know if anyone wants to start a new challenge


Brandi Carr August 5, 2014 at 7:01 AM

I just bought the fitbit flex Sunday and I love it. It gives me the motivation to move, I am never consistent. I have had a gym membership since Nov 2013 and went for the 1st time this year last night. I am 36, kids are 18 & 16, I have no excuse to be 5’5″ and 194 lbs….I used to be HOT and I want it back! I noticed you can have friends on fitbit but none of my friends have one so I can use all the support I can get (accountability). My email is


Laurie January 1, 2015 at 3:25 PM

Yes, let’s figure out a challenge.. Weight challenge? I run, do u? Distance challenge? Let me know.. I just put my fitbit back on.. I’m ready to give this a really good effort and commitment. It would be fun to have someone to challenge and compete with. πŸ™‚


Emily February 27, 2015 at 3:14 PM

I’m totally down for a FitBit challenge! I just received mine today, and I’m totally stoked!!! πŸ˜€


Ashley April 19, 2015 at 7:38 AM

fitbit challenge? Ashood612


Kristin January 5, 2016 at 5:42 PM

I’m up for a fitbit challenge!


Zhawnte January 15, 2016 at 12:14 PM

Fit bit challenge!! I’m in!


Reen January 16, 2016 at 11:36 AM

I am in! Just ordered my Fitbit. Turning 46 in 8 days. Weigh 168, want to get to 145 (minimum) by May! I am not sedentary, but I need to increase treadmill time (currently: 45 minutes a day, and do body weight legs and arms 3x/week), and lower my calories/increase my intake of non-processed food (started this week).

Let’s do this!


sandy January 22, 2016 at 1:50 PM

I would like to join this challenge as well. I just got my fitbit couple of days back. I am weighing 162 pounds now and I would like to go for 142 pounds.


Debbie Swain January 26, 2016 at 11:58 PM

I’d like to join I am 5 foot 5164 pounds would like to lose a stone ideally and could do with some help on eating if possible


Debbie Swain January 26, 2016 at 11:59 PM

Lol not 5164 lbs good god
I’m 11st 8 lbs


Debbie Swain January 27, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Is there someone on here or is there a website where you can add someone as a friend and they can look at your food intake


Emla January 28, 2016 at 8:44 PM



Robin February 2, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Just ordered my fitbit and need to get some kind of plan going so I don’t give up, so I’m up for a challenge.


cindy February 12, 2016 at 10:01 AM

I would like to join the challenge! I need motivation! How do I set it up?


Arianna March 17, 2016 at 5:48 PM

I would like to join the challenge! My Fitbit should arrive on Monday. How do I join?


Ann Marie Michaels March 19, 2016 at 1:05 PM

This is old – maybe I will do another next year…


Maria June 21, 2016 at 1:42 PM

Great job! Although, entering everything you eat and making sure you are under the limit is 100% calorie counting … Fitbit sets the food “limit” depending on how active you are that day.


Lucinda July 13, 2016 at 6:00 AM

I would like to join your challenge!
I’m 61 years old and try to make 20,000 steps per day.


Brella July 29, 2016 at 2:49 PM

Im up for the challenge, my account is booksrmylife17. I’m 12.75 years old and I weigh 140… I need to get down to 100 buy New Years, so I’m in!


Carrie July 31, 2016 at 8:13 AM

Add me on Fitbit friends! I would love more challenges. Search under email!


Carrie July 31, 2016 at 8:14 AM

My email is I’m 40, fat, and female πŸ™‚


Polaris Light August 6, 2016 at 7:09 AM

With camera sensitivity ranging up to ISO 512,000, that upper limit might
appear a bit low but we suspect in practical use it isn’t an problem.

If you are shooting in darkness, there’s no
light to measure.


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