Month: January 2016

My Most Important Goal is 42.19% Complete

Yesterday concluded 154 days in a row of walking 10,000 steps a day. That is 22 weeks. It felt like an important mile marker on the road to completing my most important goal of walking 10,000 steps/day every day for one year. I am 42.19% complete with this trek. I am far enough away from the starting line that the early details are starting to blur. Why did I start?…

I Got Used to Being Fat. Why?

I am 43 years old. I have been fat and out of shape for more than a decade. I know how it happened – too much food and not enough movement. Here is the brief history of a fat guy. I am 6’3″. In high school, I peaked at very lean 180 pounds. In college, I bulked up. I weighed between 190 and 225 pounds. On the heavier side, I…

My Fitbit One

I have owned my Fitbit One (black) for one year, while my Wife’s owned her Fitbit One (burgundy) for about six months. I really like my Fitbit One and only find one aspect frustrating. First, here is a short overview of the Fitbit One features: Tracks steps, distance, calories burned and stairs climbed Monitors sleep (how long and quality) Has a silent alarm Set goals and view progress Sync stats wirelessly and automatically to your computer,…

Intention and Attention

I discussed my most important goal at length before … To walk 10,000 steps a day every day for one year. I developed the goal after frustration with my inability to walk 10,000 steps a day and after reading The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life by Bernie Roth. In fact, as recommended by Bernie Roth in his book, I wrapped my most important goal in a project. The project…

I Ran 1-Mile and Deadlifted 205 Pounds

Edited January 17, 2016 Thursday was my birthday. I turned 43 years old. It was a good day for me. I survived 43 years. Given some of the completely idiotic things that I did as a teenager, that is something. I ran 1-mile at a pace of 6 miles per hour. It’s been 10+ years since that happened. I deadlifted 205 pounds. I did I 5 reps. So far, my…

I Am Going Through a Midlife Crisis

My Wife has been teasing me about my project, saying that I am going through a midlife crisis. At first, I was defensive. Was it true? My version of a Corvette or mistress was my Fitbit One. Now I accept it as a statement of fact. I turned 43-years-old two days ago and I am going through a midlife crisis. I think it is a good thing. It is causing me…

I Dropped My Fitbit in the Toilet

Edited January 15, 2016 I recently spent a week in England. On the second to last morning, I was cleaning my room and packing as I was checking out that day. My final night was going to be spent near the airport. Somehow, in my Zombie like state, I tossed my Fitbit One into the toilet. Worse, I did not realize what I had done. For me, with my goal…

Stepping on Twitter

Edited on January 13, 2016 In a recent post, I discussed the evolution of my most important goal. Part of my project includes tracking and reporting my progress on Twitter. I chose Twitter for three reasons. I could not find a decent tool for tracking and reporting my steps. The basic Fitbit app is good. I use it on my IPhone. (My wife uses it on her IPad to sync with her…

Happy Birthday to My Wife

Edited January 12, 2016 I am using this post to wish Happy Birthday to my Wife and the Mother of my Boys. Lucky for me … They are one in the same person. Happy Birthday Baby! I Love You!  How awesome it is to have your own website and be able to declare such a thing. I will even say it again. Happy Birthday Baby! I Love You!  Below are…

Walking with My Fitbit Among the Brits

Edited January 8, 2016 I am currently working in England. The job site is about 100 miles north of London. We had a good week on the job, so we got the weekend off. We will be going back to the job site on Sunday night. However, tonight and the weekend will be spent in London site seeing. We got into town around 5 PM (Friday night). Our final train…