3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Support

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

Do you use a pedometer?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-23-2009, 02:36 PM   #1
Almost there! 7lbs to go!
 
Moralia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 195

S/C/G: 165/137/130

Height: 5'8"

Default Do you use a pedometer?

I'm debating on buying this pedometer, Omron Pocket Pedometer
HJ-112. It has fabulous reviews and is affordable. Do you use a pedometer? Do you find them helpful for weight loss?

Thanks!!
Moralia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 03:46 PM   #2
Rising from the ashes....
 
OnTargetforLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Louisville Kentucky
Posts: 88

Height: 5'5"

Default Omron

In my opinion the Omron pedometers are excellent.

I have found them to be very well made and reliable.
__________________


Goal 1: Break 220 lb Mark: Done 11/20/2011
Goal 2: Break 210 lb Mark: Done 12/18/2011
Goal 3: Onderland!!!!!: 01/15/2012
Goal 4: Break 190 lb Mark: 02/09/2012
Goal 5: Break 180 lb Mark: 3/13/2012
Goal 6: Break 170 lb Mark: 4/15/2012
Goal 7: Break 160 lb Mark: 5/18/2012
Goal 8: Break 150 lb Mark: 6/23/2012
Goal 9: Break last 10 lb Mark 140!:
One for each 10 lb loss:
OnTargetforLife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 04:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
MonteCristo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The Natural State
Posts: 2,019

S/C/G: 250/ticker/150

Height: 5'6"

Default

I have an Omron (not sure the model) and it works very well.
__________________
~Antonia

Starting Weight - 250 (06/23/14)
Mini Goal #1 - 240 (07/01/14)
Mini Goal #2 - 230 (09/10/14)
Mini Goal #3 - 220


MonteCristo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 04:30 PM   #4
Baby Stepping Along
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Denver Metro Area
Posts: 312

Default

I used a pedometer extensively in my initial weight loss in 2004. I found it to be a very effective, inexpensive way to motivate myself to move a bit more in little incidental ways (parking further away, taking the long way somewhere, etc) and I believe it was an important tool in my weight loss tool box. I've gotten away from using it but am considering starting to wear it again. I used a goal of an average of 10k steps a day and I couldn't really do that w/o both an intentional walk and the little extra steps during a day.

Peg
__________________
One for each point I earn in my daily 5 point challenge (week of 11/8-11/14):
p7eggyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 08:03 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Palestrina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 4,142

S/C/G: 215/188/150

Height: 5'4"

Default

I use an Omron and I love it. I carry it with me everywhere I go. It's fun to see the numbers, calories, distance, and aerobic steps add up. It's also incentive to walk just a little further and as others have said, take the long way, park further away, and go more places by foot.
Palestrina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 09:03 PM   #6
One day at a time!
 
time2lose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: The deep south
Posts: 4,349

S/C/G: 301/see ticker/160

Height: 5' 2"

Default

Quote:
I found it to be a very effective, inexpensive way to motivate myself to move a bit more in little incidental ways (parking further away, taking the long way somewhere, etc) and I believe it was an important tool in my weight loss tool box.
My thoughts exactly! I have an Omron pocket pedometer and love it.
__________________
Cheryl



Persistence is more important than Perfection

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. - Winston Churchill
time2lose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 09:16 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Vermont, USA
Posts: 513

S/C/G: 297/275/197

Height: 5' 4"

Default

That's the model I have, and I love it. I've recently started wearing mine again, and every night I record my steps at Walker Tracker.

It's fun to use that site because it keeps track of miles walked, step averages, etc. etc. etc.

Even though I haven't lost weight yet, I know I'm improving my condition because it's getting a bit easier to increase my daily steps. I've had to start all over again, so I aim for a minimum of 5000 a day right now, and find it quite easy to get at least 6000 most days. I'm working my way up to at least 10,000.

By the way, there's no charge for Walker Tracker, and I'm not connected to it in any way. I just love keeping track of numbers.

I think you'll enjoy the Omron if you get one.
__________________
~Becky
Truffle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 09:39 PM   #8
Token Vulcan
 
trekkiegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 582

Default

I have an Omron pocket pedometer, too, the same model you're planning on buying, Moralia. Some days I forget to use it, though. I like the fact that I can carry it in my purse, too. My only slight "annoyance" with it is that, when I have do have to clip it on, the clip is bigger and bulkier than on previous ones I've had...sometimes it digs into my skin, sometimes it falls off. But it is cool to try to up your steps, like having a little competition with yourself. The pedometer itself is about the length of a large egg.
__________________
Ellie
trekkiegirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2009, 09:42 PM   #9
Moderator
 
CyndiM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vermont
Posts: 6,775

Height: 5'5.5

Default

Yup, got it and love it. It's been a great motivator and keeps me honest. I've also bought 4 as gifts for friends/family who were interested after I got mine. It's my version of Jiminy Cricket
__________________
Baby steps, getting back on track 2015. Moving the next 10 lbs by the end of the summer.


Maintaining 48 lb loss since 2008, working off regain to a sensible maintenance level. 60 lbs and counting!
CyndiM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:14 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2