• 14 Oct 2008 /  Moving Forward, Pedometers

    So, okay, I decided to be a dork one day and wear both the Yamax and the Omron pedometers at the same time.  I did this for two days in a row, the first being an average day of get up, go to work, come home, walk the dog and neglecting my calisthenics, and the second being my average day of get up, go to work, go to the health club and work out, come home, walk the dog and then relax. 

    The first day, the pedometers were right on with each other. So, they’re both equal in their accuracy. 

    It was on the second day, however, that proved which was most valuable to me.  The answer?

    The Omron.

    The Omron and Yamax were in sync up to the point that I reached the health club. The Yamax didn’t record any of my efforts there, while the Omron did record my exercising as well. 

    So, now the Yamax sits in a drawer as a back up should I lose my new Omron http://viagrasstore.net/generic-viagra/.

    I’ve been really bad the past couple of weeks, and what’s more, is that I know I’ve been bad, and know when I’m about to be bad, but … I still do it. Then I give myself a lecture on why that was dumb and make myself repentent … only to be bad again.  It was getting sick that did it; it got me out of rhythm and now, I have to get back into it.

    I’m thinking of buying myself a really cute size 14 … something.  Hang it up to display it with a note saying, “And YOU! could wear THIS! if you be good!”

  • 08 Oct 2008 /  Moving Forward

    Once upon a time, I thought 53 was old.

    Now?  I know for a fact it is.

    Except that … I don’t want to be old, and so, I don’t consider myself old and I do everything UN old that I can.

    So, I got some new goodies for my birthday; or rather, one in particular that I just love.  Tony got me a Kindle!  Now, perhaps we won’t be buried under thousands of books… Though of course, there will be books that I buy the actual book rather than an electronic version.

    Displeased with the Yamax pedometer, I thought I lost it last Saturday after I returned home from the gym.  Perhaps it sensed I didn’t like it and sought its escape.  I thought maybe … there was a chance it fell off around my car and would (ha ha) still be there.  A slight chance it fell off IN the car.  I ordered a new one, an Omron like the first one I lost flagyl metronidazole.  Of course, a couple of hours later, I found the Yamax in my car. 

    I got the Omron today, so tomorrow, I’m going to wear BOTH … and see which one is the most accurate.  I already know which one is the most comfortable.

    Today is Tony’s birthday; he’s quite pleased with the super nice widescreen flatscreen monitor I bought him.  It’s … nice.  Better by far than mine.  But, it makes no sense to get myself a new one; my current flat screen works great.

    For our birthday, Tony took me out to dinner at Red Lobster.  You betcha I went way over my calorie limit.  I had to have a Margarita. Just one.

    It was well worth it.

  • 02 Oct 2008 /  Moving Forward, Pedometers

    I don’t much like this new Pedometer; I miss my Omron.

    While I like that it’s got a cover that you keep closed, so that wearing the pedometer doesn’t look like you’re wearing a pedometer if you don’t want to, there are problems I’ve encountered. 

    One problem with the new pedometer is that you have to be so very exact in how you wear it in order for it to count your steps.  The bigger problem is the clip; it’s not very accomodating. 

    With my Omrom, I could clip it to my underwear and thusly keep it hidden away while I’m at work, or out and about in the world and not wanting to advertise that I’m wearing a pedometer.  I tried this with the Yamax, and for some odd reason, it doesn’t register the steps taken.  The Omron had a nice large clip with the arm device much like a clothespin, so I was able to clip it over things like a leather belt I would wear with certain slacks or over thick workout clothes.  The clip on the Yamax is very tight, with no arm device, and you can’t clip it to anything thick. In fact, it warns you not to (the reason I see is that the clip will most likely break).  The painful problem with the Yamax is the small safety clip that you attach to another item of clothing in the event the pedometer slips, the leashed safety clip will prevent you from losing it.  That clip is very painfully sharp.  The safety clip on the Omron was smooth and gentle.

    I bought myself a few new things last night.  I am now officially in a size 16 again.  I am happy dancing.