I appreciate the nice 'welcome back's you've all afforded me, thank you. I also appreciate all the 'Likes' for items on my activity feed but.. I haven't done over 1,500 fitness minutes in the last several days.
I'm not sure why, but it appears my Fitbit is creating multiple entries in my Fitness tracker, which is wracking up major minutes/points/calories, but none of them are correct. I've been able to go in and remove the excess entries so that my calorie count is correct, but there's no way for me to remove those fitness minutes or trophies for them.
What an odd thing. Has this happened for anyone else? I did do a search on the Fitbit team but did not find a topic to coincide with what's going on. Curious.
So far things remain what is currently 'normal' for me. Eating pretty free-range, moving a little more than not at all, sleeping relatively 6-7 hours.
We're not having a traditional Thanksgiving here - we had that last Saturday actually. Let me explain.
While I've been 'gone' I've become even more immersed in animal care and rescue efforts. I was fortunate to be part of a team from Portland who traveled to the South to assist the ASPCA with a large group of fighting dogs who were rescued back in August. Read a brief part of our story here:
That was a life-changing event and one that, while I wish that kind of work was never needed again, I am eager to continue to help with whenever possible.
Well, the opportunity came up again, much closer to home this time!
Bill and I will be working at the emergency shelter tomorrow for Thanksgiving. We have a friend who will be going to the house mid-afternoon tomorrow to let our own kids out so they get some play time and exercise. We'll be home far too late to cook up any kind of normal Thanksgiving dinner, so we opted to have our fancy meal on Saturday instead. It was very good and we have plenty of turkey left that we can have some yummy turkey dish instead once we're home.
I'm thankful for my family and friends. I'm thankful that I'm able to donate to rescues to help them continue their good works in helping companion animals. I'm thankful that I'm able-bodied enough to help make a difference and care for our own kids and the kennel and rescue kids. I'm thankful for some much and continue to pay forward my good fortune as often as I can.
May the spirit of the season be with you, may you be warm and loved and cared for, and may you share that outward with the rest of the world.