Monday, August 24, 2015


I wanted to know if the FitBit would record my 'steps'/exercise while I was on the exercycle.

So, I did 5 minutes on the exercycle with the FitBit on my wrist.  It did not register a single step.

So then I put the FitBit down in my sneaker, and did another 5 minutes on the exercycle.  It did not register a single step AGAIN.

Obviously there was not enough motion to activate it.

So then I pinned the FitBit to the top of my knee, and did another 5 minutes on the exercycle.  YAAA... success!   It recorded my motion at steps.

So, now I want to see if it registers while I'm on the cross trainer!

My goal yesterday was 6,000 steps.  By the end of the day I had done 8,800+ steps!   I am really happy with that.
Today my goal is 7,000 steps.
I'm not going to be as busy as I was yesterday, so I will have to get on the treadmill and cross trainer to get those numbers up.

I don't mind though.  This FitBit thingee is certainly motivating me to get more active.  It's GREAT!

I know I'm still recovering from the flu, but every day I feel more energetic and well.  I will have kicked it in the butt by the end of the week... just got that lingering cough still.
So has Stew, but he's much better now too.

Well... I don't have any plans for today really.  I will get some exercise in,  then do some housework... there's 2-3 loads of washing to be done and that's about all.

If it's not too cold in the garage I might even make a start on another block for my latest quilt too.


I've had some 'news'. Nothing to do with the house sale or anyone else.  My day has gone to utter crap.
I'm not up to talking about it yet as I don't have enough information yet.  
Just know it's rocked me for six.

Just sitting here feeling a bit ill and massively stressed out.

I will share when I can.

I don't think I will be doing much else today, even doing some exercise has gone out the window.

7.55 pm:  Well I really have done NOTHING today except the washing!
I've been wallowing. Playing on the computer, watching TV etc.

Now I feel like doing something!
I'm going to get me sneakers on and get on the treadmill and exercycle.... while putting washing through the drier to air.

There is bugger all on the TV right now, so now is the time.  And I need to get my steps up to at least 6,000 for the day!

ONWARD and all that.

End of Day:  I've done good... 15 minutes on the treadmill and 10 minutes on the exercycle.  Very happy I did that.
nite nite


  1. Ok Chris, I have to know! What is a fitbit? Is it like a pedometer, only electronic? How does it work - do you just put it on and away you go? Can you explain to this old lady who needs motivation to move more!

  2. Judith it's like a pedometer that you wear on your wrist. It can sync to your computer or smartphone. It records steps, activities, etc. There are several varieties, some record heaps more info about your day. I got a fairly budget model, mostly just to record my steps. There is an online community/website that you can join and interact with other people who are using a FitBit too.

    1. Thanks Chris, and sorry about your news. I hope things work out.

  3. Thinking of you Chris.
    How is your sister going - if you can share

    1. My sister is doing well. Seems to have had a lucky escape... her operation 'cured her'.

  4. Honey doing some exercise when you're stressed is one of the best ways to work it off. When you feel like shit jump on the exercycle and work it off. It might also help with the stress eating - at least, if you're stress eating it'll help counter it somewhat. Hugs xxxx

    1. I'm not stress eating! some things just take my appetite away... this is one of those times.

  5. So glad you're feeling better but bummed about whatever has got you sad. You're a strong lady and will get through this!
    Love from CA

  6. Anonymous2:02 PM

    What Froggy said & ((((Hugs))))).
    The fit bit sounds great for you!!!!

  7. What Froggy said again....hugs and positive thoughts to you!!

  8. Anonymous6:01 PM

    Feeling really worried and concerned for you. Hoping everything is ok. Surrey

  9. So pleased the fitbit has reawakened your Mojo!! How neat you found ways to make it work for you... Keep strong look ahead.

  10. Hope its nothing to do with your last mammogram and that all is well

  11. Good on you, Chris, good intentions easily go out the window in times of adversity! Gives you something positive to distract you. Hugs xo

  12. Keep up the good work. Take care.

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    1. Don't know what I did but I published my comment twice! Hope today is going well!


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