Tuesday, June 16, 2015

'Friday' and a Fitbit update

I’m free and starting the summer in fine fashion. When I got home from school yesterday afternoon Nick was home and we spent a few hours floating lazily in the pool, a lovely way to begin summer. Shortly after we came up Nick asked me if the day felt like one long Friday. And without thinking I agreed with him, I didn’t see the leather paddle until it was too late. He said that ‘Friday’ seemed like a good time to clear the list. The list was short, but having just gotten out of the pool, I could really feel it. Pool soaked bottoms are always a little tender.

Mollie and I got the fitbits. I like it – it certainly makes you aware of the amount of activity each day
and evidently I am coming into a dangerous time for me. I do a lot of sitting during the summer. That’s my time to write. But I’m going to have to get up and move, especially if I’m going to win my challenge with Mollie. I told Nick I was already thinking of cheating to get my steps in. I told him I was going to put the fitbit on the cat one day – that would get my steps in for sure. Nick said he thought Mollie might be suspicious if the fitbit reported that I’d climbed two trees and caught a bird. Yeah, maybe not the best idea.

I changed the daily total from 10,000 steps to 7,000 because I wanted to have a chance of reaching my goal. Someday I may work up to 10,000 but it’s going to take some time to get there.  I’m also fascinated that it tracks my sleep – telling how long I sleep and how long during the night I was restless and how many time I woke during the night. I think I’m a pretty good sleeper, but I’m going to have to compare my results with other some time to see how ‘normal’ I am.

Hopefully I can start commenting now that school's over. I’ve been lurking everywhere and it’s time to get into the conversation again.

Written by PK at 6:00 PM

29 comments

29 Comments:

At 2:35 AM, Blogger an English Rose said...

Hi Pk, Hope you have a long lazy holiday from school and a great time on your girl's trip. I think Nick should have spanked you at the thought of cheating on the fitbit, naughty!!
love Jan,xx

 
At 7:30 AM, Blogger Roz said...

Woo hoo, so happy for you PK. Wishing you a wonderful summer break and enjoy your girls trip. Glad you had some spanky action.:)

Wishing you the best with the fitbit challenge. Had to laugh at your idea of putting it on the cat and have to agree with Jan. Maybe Nick should have spanked you for that :)

Hugs
Roz

 
At 7:36 AM, Blogger Ella said...

Happy Summer, PK. Enjoy and savor the freedom. Sounds like the spanking was a good beginning to your summer break.
When I am wearing my Weight Watchers pedometer, I walk in place while I am on the phone or folding laundry. See if that helps.

Your friend,
Ella

 
At 8:13 AM, Blogger Leigh Smith said...

Happy Summer -sounds like a great start.

 
At 8:31 AM, Blogger Minelle Labraun said...

Ah! Lovely start to the summer! I'm already dreading my going back in 5 days!
I'm glad Nick made it happy Friday! HEY WAIT... Where is our FF story? *wink*

 
At 8:59 AM, Blogger Terpsichore said...

sounds like a wonderful beginning to summer! :-) I wish you well on the fitbit challenge...I have often thought of getting one to see if it would help motivate me. Sending hugs! :-)

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger ronnie said...

Perfect start to your summer. Relax, read, write, enjoy and have fun.

I think Nick should have spanked you for such a suggestion.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger abby said...

Sounds like your summer is off to a great start....and going to stay great. I do not sleep with mine..i figure if i am tired in the morning...i did not sleep well.
When i started, my goal was to add 100 steps a day...i often did more...but it got me to where i wanted to be. Have fun at the beach..
hugs abby

 
At 2:18 PM, Blogger Maggie Jordan said...

Now that's a good start to the summer! Hope you have some fun stuff planned with some relaxation added in! You cracked me up with putting the Fitbit on the cat. Lolol.

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger Blondie said...

Nick was quite creative. Spanked wet bottoms hurt so bad. Like you, summer has begun and I can start blogging. Your little fidbits, well I am just going to pretend I know nothing about them,,,

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger Terpsichore said...

I feel like it is the opposite for me...summer for me means less blogging because kids will be home 24/7...but I will find a way... :-)

 
At 9:13 PM, Blogger Katie said...

Hurray for Nick and the list clearing!! :) Though that didn't sound nice on a wet behind! LOL! Great way to start the summer.

Your fitbit sounds awesome. Your cat idea made me laugh. I like Abby's idea of started low and moving it up as you go... Or you could go full speed ahead... I am thinking that walks along the beach should do the trick. It is interesting that you can measure sleep stats. Many hugs,

<3 Katie

 
At 9:15 PM, Blogger PK said...

That would have been a good idea, but Nick would never have thought of it. Lazy day today.

 
At 9:20 PM, Blogger PK said...

It's going to be a great trip. At least the cat would have gotten in the steps.

 
At 9:25 PM, Blogger PK said...

Mollie is running through the house as I type trying to get in her steps today. I should be chasing her. She commented, "You never let me do this when I was little."

 
At 9:28 PM, Blogger PK said...

Any start is great for summer.

 
At 9:30 PM, Blogger PK said...

I hate you have to go back so soon. Nick jumped the gun on me, sorry about the story.

 
At 9:31 PM, Blogger PK said...

I sure wish just wearing it would cause me to lose weight.

 
At 9:35 PM, Blogger PK said...

I think Nick should spank me for lots of things, too bad he doesn't. But summer is going to be fun.

 
At 9:39 PM, Blogger PK said...

I know I don't get enough sleep. I do like tracking it. I think it might be a good idea to try to just get more steps than the day before.

 
At 9:42 PM, Blogger PK said...

The cat gets in sooo many steps, I know she wouldn't mind sharing with me.

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger PK said...

Yep wet bottom spankings aren't always fun! I like having more time to write, but I'm feeling disorganized at the moment. I want to blog, comment, email friends, write for Cassie, write other books and I end up just starting at the computer.

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger PK said...

You can do it Terps!

 
At 10:07 PM, Blogger PK said...

I really am looking forward to walking on the beach - maybe not swimming in the ocean, but a lot of walking.

 
At 12:05 AM, Blogger Meredith Malloy said...

PK,
I used a step counter and when I walked 10,000 steps, I was hungry enough to eat the door of the refrigerator. Your 7000 steps is much better to begin with.
Meredith

 
At 9:42 AM, Blogger PK said...

For me at least it's possible to reach it. But you're right it does make you hungry.

 
At 1:08 PM, Blogger Leah Quin said...

have a good summer


L.

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks, Leah.

 
At 10:50 PM, Blogger Cat said...

Goodness...Nick sure started your summer right didn't he. I'm sure you'll be doing 10,000 steps soon. ;)

Hugs and blessings...Cat

 

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