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Fitness Friday

I am so frustrated. I am now on my fourth pedometer since the beginning of the year. My DH got me one for Christmas and it worked well for about a month. After that it started to not count my steps correctly. First I thought it was the battery but that is not the problem. Next my DH got me another one – not as many bells and whistles but that’s okay. I just want to count my steps –  anything else is nice but definitely not necessary. On the third day of use, it disappeared. It must have been dislodged somehow  and is now lost. 

Earlier this week,  I bought a  different one, took it home and inserted the battery. Then I tried to get the cover back on. It will not click back on tightly which means that it won’t/can’t record. DH says why bother with it – just spend most of your day on your feet and the pounds will come off. I say I made a goal to try to reach 5 million steps by the end of the year – I want to be able to record my progress.

Let’s face it, I’ve been trying to lose weight for over a year with not a lot of success. I need to be able to see regular progress to have the motivation to continue this journey. Seeing the steps add up is rewarding for me. So, I go out and get my fourth pedometer and I am having trouble setting it up. I couldn’t get the stride length to change but I figured that doesn’t matter since I’m counting steps not distance. So I go for my walk and check my progress after a couple of blocks. Things look good so I’m happy. Then I get home and go to check my total. The screen goes blank and then it is back to zero. UGH!

Don’t know what to do next. Need to think about things for awhile and try to come up with a decision. I just don’t know what to think about this whole fiasco.

Anyway, here is the approximate total for last week – 59,643 steps. Definitely not near the 11,ooo per day that is my goal. Hopefully things will go better next week.

Also there was no change in my weight this week. Definitely need to change things up and get that scale moving back down again. Beautiful sunshine right now – I’m off to do some stuff out in the yard.

Have a great weekend everyone

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