Sunday, August 9, 2015

Purple Snazz

FitBit Challange

I've been wearing a fit bit for probably about one year now.  A couple of months ago I upgraded to the Charge HR.   I chose the pretty purple one.  This snazzy model keeps track of my life, including constant monitoring of my heart rate and sleep patterns.  It even sends me encouraging text messages.
"Come on, you can do it, only 1,249 steps to meet your goal!"
FitBit Charge HR

I joined the FitBit community 60+ Group.  There are 847 of us in the group.  According to today's current  stats I was ranked #289 for last week's total step count and #342 for total miles. 
I had 67,529 steps which converts to 26 miles or an average of 3 miles a day. 

Yes, you see Joe M. there?  He's at the top with 359,291 steps last week.  He averaged 42,000 steps a day.  That converts to 20 miles a day. 


In addition to a Fitbit, about six months ago I started going to Aerobics/weight training three times a week. 

I am astonished at the results. 

I've gained 7 lbs., increased my body fat by 2%.  YAY!  HUH?

Okay, so here's my thinking and obviously my downfall.  I figure since I am wearing the Purple Snazz, it must be okay to have my three scoops of vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup and rainbow sprinkles every night, right?  No?
Okay, obviously, FitBit has to have an upgrade to include a "spoon to mouth monitor".  And maybe it needs to change to a more stern parental persona.   
Like a loud "NO!"   "I said NO!"  "NO, means NO!" 

So, the bottom line is, I guess I have to "step it up".   Make that "I'm going to step it up!"

Watch out Joe M.  I'm coming for you!


  1. Wow 20 miles in a day for Joe M. wonder if he is a waiter or in sales or something? That is a lot of walking to get done over the course of a day.

    Good for you for at least being aware of the steps you are doing and trying to get exercise in. Yep, that daily ice cream might be the culprit for the extra pounds found.


    1. Yes, I wonder about Joe M. He may just be highly motivated.
      I'll tell you, I have no will power about the ice cream. I make a lot of promises to myself, though.

  2. I think Joe must be a postman to cover that distance! Seriously, you only have to compete against yourself and it sounds like you are doing well.

    1. I think I might have to contact Joe to find out what his story is.
      You know, I have to say, I have been feeling better since starting the exercising and walking. You are right, that's pretty good.

  3. Just cut out that extra scoop. Good for you otherwise, though.

    1. I will try that. Cutting out the extra scoop.