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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

1,697,603

No that is not the number of wrinkles I have or the number of gray hairs on my head. ( Only God knows how many of those I have!) This is the number of steps I logged on my FitBit last year. On my one year anniversary of owning a FitBit, I received an email with my year's statistics. Every Tuesday I receive an email updating me on my week's activity and I am happy they send out a yearly report as well. My daily goal is 9000 steps and I have been meeting that pretty regularly as of late.

The average American FitBit owner logged 965,925 steps over a year. And if you are wondering what the mileage is...I have walked 752 miles in one year. The average American walkes 674 miles. I have to admit that I take off Sundays. I rarely get 3000 steps on the Sabbath.  3000 steps is about what you would log in a normal day's activity.  I think that the body needs a rest day. Let those feet and muscles have a breather. Of course I did not come up with that one either!!

I have to say that I have been very pleased with my FitBit. I do think it keeps me accountable and it encourages me to get up and move! I am still not where I want to be weight wise. 15 more pounds and I could live with that...I know that I will never be a small person. To be honest, Menopause is a game changer in more ways than one!:)  But I want to be healthy and active enough to keep up with my grandkids.

I have the bottom of the line FitBit...just logs steps for me. I am thinking of getting a pretty pink cover for this year as my old black one is starting to split.  I saw a three pack at Target that contained a variety of colors so I may head there and get it for myself as a reward for a year's hard work.

Don't forget to come back in the morning to see who gets a pretty pair of red fingerless gloves!!

10 comments:

Heather said...

Way to go! That is an amazing number of steps.

Sandy said...

You have been getting the move on. My daughter and son-in-law went to New York this weekend for their anniversary (more about that later), but she said no one was fat. There were no fat people anywhere. I thought that is because they walk everywhere. In the south, we walk nowhere and are fat.

Arlene Grimm said...

Walking is definitely a game changer isn't it? I still have some little rolls that I am working on. Hoping my leaving off sweets for Lent will help in that area too.

Cranberry Morning said...

Good for you, Arlene. That is very impressive.

Arlene Grimm said...

Thanks Judy...I have really tried to become healthier over the last two years.

Terri D said...

That's a pretty amazing record!! I just got a Garmen Vivo-Fit and like it very much. I can't walk very far, so us it mainly for the watch and calendar. My goal is just under 5,000 steps in a day and I have only exceeded that once. Perhaps when my knees get fixed....

Arlene Grimm said...

Terri, it is hard work isnt it? And if your knees are bad that makes it doubly hard! I started out at 8000 and went up to 9000 recently. Not sure I will ever do 10,000 per day.

Mari said...

Hooray for you! I need to get walking more and should get a fitbit to urge me on. :)

White Lace and Promises said...

My daughter offered me one. I haven't taken her up on it. Maybe I will. Need to get moving.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow that's great Arlene and glad to hear it! Thanks for the compliment on the baby hat I made!
Have a nice weekend.
Julie