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Every year my work takes part in the GCC (Global Corporate Challenge).
The whole idea is to get you fitter by walking.
If you go in you get a free backpack, pair of socks and two pedometers to log you steps and it lasts for 4 months.
I decided to have a decent effort at this year and set myself a goal of averaging 15,000 steps per day (10,000 is what is considered a good healthy number of steps to do).
I've been doing it for a bit over 50 days now and have lost over 3Kg, with an average of 15,300 steps per day.
Personal best steps of 30,168 in one day.
But as per usual the cheap pedometers they give you have died.
So a few days ago I bought myself what has to be 'The State of the Art Pedometer'
This pedometer has no moving parts, rechargeable lithim ION battery, accelerometers and altimeters built into it and a wireless base station.
It counts steps, and how much time is sedentary, lightly active, fairly active and very active.
It also can track how long you are asleep during the night, and with the altimeters how many floors you climb up (One floor equals 3 meters).
It uploads the information wirelessly to a website to let you track it and also counts how many calories your steps have burnt off so with another website that tarcks my food can let me know if I am on track to keep loosing weight.
Of course I need to weigh myself to see if I am loosing weight, so I have just replaced my 10 year old scales with some wifi scales that automatically uploads my weight and BMI to the same website.
I decided to put some effort in today and did two walks through the hills, which gave me a grand total of 24,000 steps and the equivalent of climbing up 151 floors, this is higher than the empire state building.
Wish me luck in continuing to loose weight.
My wife also got me to buy her one of these pedometers yesterday and with the free websites I've shown her she says they are better than weight watchers, so is now quitting to pay for using their websites, which will save us $360 a year too.
Mastering all that new technology sounds almost as daunting to me as climbing 151 floors.
Most important never to cut down on the gear to achieve a set goal
Best of luck to both you and the wife
Very good! I keep getting fatter as my knees are shot and I am doing good if I can do the the walking I have to do. If I had 75 grand I could get them fixed but for that much I can live at least 8 years not real well but I am living on less now and I do not have any insurance so it is out of the question. Doctors tell me good chance I will be in a wheelchair in the next 6 years. Good thing I have a sidecar for my motorcycle so I have a place to put my wheelchair and a way to hold it up.
Well done Tony.
God bless you, Tony
good on ya Tony, but for real exercise, you can't beat the Arthur Dunger method-
Congrats Tony. Keep it up mate.
I'm on the losing weight kick myself and am currently down over 42 pounds.