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I'm a 69 year old cancer survivor. Also a diabetic that maybe has less than a perfect diet.

Long and short of it, I don't heal all that fast, and the plan is to ride my bike a thousand miles this year.

So I ordered this fitness tracker, or whatever they are calling them: Garmin vívosmart 4

It's on sale, apparently grey isn't a popular color. My hair is grey, I like grey.

Any opinions on whether or not this is a good idea?


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GMCBQD1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
#15090987
Anything that can get you motivated to be fitter and healthier is a GREAT idea!!

Skinster's onto something, too. Free is a good price, as well. :D
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Godstud wrote:
Anything that can get you motivated to be fitter and healthier is a GREAT idea!!

Skinster's onto something, too. Free is a good price, as well. :D



I got a smartphone earlier this year, same week there were all those stories about phones getting hacked. So when I set it up, I cranked the security all the way up. I need to call the phone company and have them walk me through relaxing the security. Then I need to figure out how to get wifi on my computer, and then maybe I can get apps.

One of the reasons I got the thing is that it's supposed to be able to track recovery. So hopefully it can tell me when I've pushed too hard.
#15091004
Yes, diet is as, and even more important, than exercise, Combine the two and improve yourself. It's almost never too late.

Don't be late. :excited:
#15091195
Godstud wrote:

Don't be late. :excited:



Back in my backpacking days, I'd come out of the woods with a calorie deficit. One time in the 80s I got a standing ovation in an all you can eat restaurant. I had finished a trip a couple days earlier, and ate 3 dinners. After that I took a dinner plate, put 4 small pieces of chocolate cake on it, maybe a half quart of choc soft serve on that, nuts, and jimmies. I thought whipped cream would be excessive.

The place had long tables, and a coworker across from me had been watching me hoover down the food. When I sat down to have dessert, she started clapping, and next thing I know, the whole restaurant is clapping.

I am late in several different ways. But I am rarely late to dinner.
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I picked up my bike today. I live on a hill, and I have been worried I couldn't pedal vigorously. I went up the hill, no problems.

But, in my rush to get started... I forget the fitness tracker (actually I forgot to put it back on after the morning shower)

Next time?

I can ride! Move over Lance, I'm coming through :D
#15093344
We went for a short ride this morning, it was the wifes second ride, my 4th, so no drama.

The fitbit I got, I can get it on with difficulty, but it's a pain. I don't have large wrists, the band is real small.

So I'll prob send it back. The thing I want most is the ability to track recovery because I have a bad habit of overtraining. I trained so hard once I got pnuemonia in June. I got sick in winter, so when I could start training, I just doubled everything. Real smart.

This would prob be ok in that department, but there is a program some watches have that does some fancy calculations on your HR and tells you how much time you need to recover. It's pretty cool. I looked for reviews that talked about that, but no joy.

Anyway, looking at wrist HRMs now. They're more money, of course.

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