end of september

Exciting month, our oldest son and family visited for 2 1/2 weeks. : ) He is now at home doing duty on land, no more ship which they are happy about. The daughter is getting ready to drive out there for training at Ft. Lee and her daughter gets to stay with them. Her and Jayce will have fun again. The daughter gets weekends off so she gets to see her daughter. It will be a change for us, no visits for two months. But the daughter needs this to advance pay grade.And she will get to have Halloween together. yay

I got a lot of walking done, by my pedometer app total for sept. is 67,599 ave 2,817 daily, 26.7 miles. I got my Fitbit on 19th sept. steps are 45,199 lifetime steps. I’m going to aim higher. Just got to get that energy up.

can’t see the big spider that was blocking our path.

My walking partners the next few months. Hopefully the weather will stay crisp and not freezing or we will have to walk the treadmill! Oh I walked the whole park yesterday. I don’t know if i’ll do it again, tiring.

Step Challenges

Update on my step challenges. Some months I have done great and others I fall back. I can say it has helped my health a lot. I feel good and motivated. I’m not losing much weight, which sucks, but I am keeping it level.

I purchased a good scale a few months back that should be in line with the doctor’s scale. It is in our kitchen! LOLΒ  Perfect spot! Funny thing is it gives the difference in weight from each time someone steps on it. Too bad it doesn’t log each PERSON and then the difference but it is still fun. We give each other crap a lot when someone does their weight before the other. πŸ™‚

I have a cheap normal scale in the bathroom and it is always about eight pounds off in the good direction of loss! Once in a while it is a great boost to the ego to step on it and see way lower. LOL


I have completed a few months! I have even improved on the ranking as well. It is a great way to keep the motivation going. πŸ™‚

83ac19f6a2d65ee45bf7a3e6ca27c6f7 June I made all the step challenges along the way on time or before the deadline! First time. πŸ™‚

Sadly, this month I got way behind. I say due to my part-time job. Good excuse. πŸ™‚ I’m ready to make the August challenge!

Anyone else do step challenges? This one is Samsung and I have a Gear watch to go with it. Sometimes the watch doesn’t count the steps. Thinking that is when I need to clean the sensor on the watch. πŸ™‚

Isn’t technology fun?!

I would really like a watch that does the correct measuring of the blood pressure. I know of only one that is working on it, Omron. Lot of the watches claim they do but it doesn’t track accurately. What I have found out you must have a cuff like thing on the watch for it to correctly measure.Β  It is a bit pricey for me but I think it would be worth it. πŸ™‚

Have a good day! πŸ™‚

Steps Increased!

I improved for the month of January but still didn’t get the end goal. I am going to get there yet!


Pretty darn close to 200,000 steps. I’m proud of my self. πŸ™‚ I believe I would have made it if I hadn’t been lazy a few days. πŸ™‚


I’m aiming for a lot more of those high step days as well! My end goal is to make those every few days at least. πŸ™‚ No reason why I can’t make it happen. πŸ™‚

Do you do any challenges?

So far I have done them since November.

November = 91,548 steps, rank 829,232

December = 113,244 steps, rank 809,474

January = 180,833 steps, rank 540,379

Happy Tuesday everyone! πŸ™‚


Step Step Step


I realized my phone app had step challenges, like duh. I am so observant at times. LOL

I began doing them in November. As you can see, I didn’t get quite halfway. I didn’t even get a star! Boo hoo. A few steps were lost due to not charging my watch or grabbing the phone when I didn’t have my watch on, but that was only a few steps. And I rather enjoy sitting on my butt. πŸ™‚

I need to change how I do stuff.

  • More get up and move breaks (my cave is in the basement, water on main floor)
  • Perhaps read while walking on the treadmill
  • Could always clean more (who couldn’t)
  • Go window shopping (that could be dangerous on the pocketbook)
  • Walk down to the mailbox (end of the street, cluster mailboxes)
  • I have 3 flights of stairs I COULD walk up and down

I will have to get creative! πŸ™‚


Happy to say in December, I did go over halfway!

I didn’t make it because I had my grandson here so I had to play with him on the floor! LOL Good excuse huh? πŸ™‚Β  By the next time I see him, he may be walking, then I will have steps galore! πŸ™‚

Look, I did get one star bonus for achieving the steps in a certain amount of time. Yay me!

So far this month, I am doing great! I am going for all the steps! I have achieved a star, missed the second one by only a few steps. πŸ™‚

I definitely feel better and the challenge gets me up and moving more so that is great!

Do you use a step watch or app or both? πŸ™‚

I am amazed how many steps the top people get. Crazy but a good crazy! Goals are good to keep one motivated! Stay tuned!