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Rachel Coleman
Fitbit goal check 
11th-Sep-2016 09:18 pm

GoalCurrentLast set4wk incr28d avg28d succNext possStop at
Active mins483/80562024/960

I'm dropping in both 28d average and 28d success rate for steps and activity, and I've had a lot of days recently where I just cannot manage either, but otoh the actual goal is meant to be a more consistent rate of success, rather than days of wildly high activity followed by lots of days of underachievement because exhaustion. Also in another week I will be walking both ways to work rather than cycling one way via nursery, which should make the step count much easier to hit while leaving the active minutes about the same. So I probably shouldn't worry toooo much yet.

GoalAmountlast 4 7d avg28d succ
Sleep8 hours7h54

It turns out I find turning the sleep indicator green very motivating. Although also it will record me as "asleep" when I know I was lying down and listening to an audiobook; but then a) I had achieved lying down and getting my heart rate to drop and b) I often fall asleep fairly quickly from listening to the audiobook - it's a good thing I know the book very well. I have been doing better at enforcing my own bedtime and minimum-time-in-bed in the last two weeks; long may it continue.

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12th-Sep-2016 01:38 pm (UTC)
Do you mind me asking why you've chosen ultimate active minutes and floors goals which are double the initial fitbit settings, while keeping the ultimate step goal at the default?
12th-Sep-2016 03:42 pm (UTC)
Heh! I hadn't really thought of it like that. I'm trying to get back to what I think of as "normal" activity for me, and the ultimate targets are what I'd like to be my usual baseline of daily activity.

The step count is the most important one to me, and it's the one where I'm going to let myself start to add in extra exercise (specifically, working up to running) when I reach that minimum standard of at least 10k per day most days.

Active minutes are at 60 because normally I have 2x 20-30 minutes walking or cycling for my work commute (it will become 2x ~25 minutes walking once both children are at school, woohoo!). So that's a good baseline activity level for weekdays that I'd like to continue at weekends - at the moment I tend to be above target most weekdays and well below it on weekends.

Floors has the least reasoning, but it's useful to be able to climb flights of stairs without collapsing in a heap. At the point I was working out this approach to using my fitbit, I was already easily doing 10 floors a day most of the time, so I plucked 20 out of the air as a target.

The long-term ideal is for all three fitness markers to join the bottom table once I've reached the "stop at" point, where I'm just monitoring how well I'm meeting the desired baseline. The 80% days target means I can miss one day a week if need be, so long as I keep the average up.
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