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Today I received a helicopter

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It was from Fitbit, marking 500 flights of stairs climbed. Anyone who really knows me knows I don't do "up" so it's bit of an oxymoron but the picture is sweet.
I know they are not cheap (especially comparing UK to US prices) but the pleasure I am getting is HUGE! Rog has one too and seems to do more steps than me on the same dog walk but I do more than him in an average day. We check after dinner to see how far he needs to go to get his 10 000 steps and get our reflective vests on (over all the winter coats) and head out for the cliff top. Flower has a reflective vest too, it's hard to spot a black dog in the dark!
We will be walking to the village to see Lincoln this afternoon, that's a good 5000 steps, we will still walk the dog and I have a class at the leisure centre....big numbers today! Yes I sound like an advert but it is firing my enthusiasm for doing a little bit more.
There is a minor downside for me, I like to weigh daily (even though it is frowned upon) and the daily fluctuations make your weight loss graph look like an ecg (ekg for americans) and it gets reported to my Sparkpage. Being a "problem solver" I just use my old scale and use the fitbit scale when I see a respectable loss. Got you!
Now I wait for my next badge, I expect it will be a distance award but I don't think it will be as cute as my helicopter!
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    just playing catch up with my blogs.that is great news re the helichopter and i am still envious that you have a fitbit and i donĀ“t.oh well just have to use old willpower to push and motivate me to do more steps.keep on going you are doing a great job.i wonder how many climbing steps you have to do to get a jumbo jet or better still a rocket?just a thought. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1889 days ago
    I don't know what a fitbit is and another Sparker uses apps on her Smart Phone to track calories at restaurants she goes to. It's all good, I would waste hours trying to figure out electronics without my son. Since he is not living with us any more, it puts a bite into his free time to have him come home and help us.

    Oh! My old computer may be over 10 years old, but I just learned how to use the number pad this year. I am a little slow....

    Hubby sent in paperwork about trying to get on a sleep study. I am sure he has sleep apnea and if they choose him, he will be paid for the study. They are doing it to see if there is a correlation between sleep apnea and diabetes. This might be the "wake up call" he needs to hear from a doctor, since he won't listen to me. He has put on weight and says his feet are bothering him.

    Keep up the good work!
    1903 days ago
    emoticon on your efforts that fitbit is great and I've disappointed myself over the past 2 days but today is a new one. Keep us posted will add you as a friend need yr email addy again!

    1906 days ago
    It is true...these things can really motivate us! I only bought the zip, so I don't track stairs and I don't track sleep.
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    1909 days ago
    That is wonderful how it is motivating you to keep moving. Great job!
    1909 days ago
    Sounds like my heart rate monitor! Whenever it says that I've burned say 230 calories...it encourages me to work out harder so that I can burn 250 calories. My OCD likes nice number calorie burns like 250, 300, 350....230 is just such an ugly number emoticon
    1909 days ago
    lol just thinking, we should put you on QVC. I think it's great when you're having fun with something that encourages movement - hope it keeps you motivated for evermore :)

    Love how you've got round your scale dilemma, although personally I can't allow myself to get weighed everyday as it kicks off my OCD for the scales and before I know it I've been weighed once every hour lol.

    Keep up the great work!

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    1909 days ago
  • LIS193
    So glad you like your fitbit! I have been thinking about getting one to get motivated to move more..
    1909 days ago
  • TERESA159
    Isn't it funny how something so silly can motivate us? Great job on your daily steps.
    I too weigh myself every day. I like to know. But I write it on my calendar and figure my "official" weight for the day by averaging the last three days. That takes some of the up and down out of it.
    Keep walking!
    1909 days ago
  • HHB4181
    How fun! I just got my fitbit yesterday, can't wait!
    1909 days ago
    maybe it will be a submarine
    1909 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    It does sound like a lot of fun and most encouraging. :-)
    1909 days ago
    Mines just the zip, so it doesn't do stairs, so unfortunately I'll never receive a helicopter!

    1909 days ago
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