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Archive for June, 2014

STP 2014

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Yesterday I had a cut on my foot, a sore throat, sores in my mouth, and a general sense of malaise. Actually, I still have those things today, but yesterday I decided to stay home and — apart from writing some blogs I had to complete — spend the day sewing and watching Chuck as […]

By the Numbers

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Movement for last week: I had a yellow day: my usual Wii Fit plus a nice long walk along the walking trail, though it clearly wasn’t as long as it should have been. I averaged just over 5,000 steps per day, or half what I should be doing. I had one yellow day, one turquoise […]


Saturday, June 28th, 2014

I will of course need to work. I’m at 60 hours already this week, so I am not thrilled about that, but I think I have another 5-6 hours of work to finish out the week. I also must do housework and errands. However, my husband is at work this morning, so I have the […]

Turquoise Day

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Yesterday’s Fitbit stats are dismal — I don’t think I had even seen the turquoise stuff that is even lower than orange. On the other hand, without the Very Active time, I can see that I do at least get up and move around a bit throughout the day. On the other days, it looked […]


Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

I’m still not reaching 10,000 steps. I’ve improved a little bit each day, but still… my evening stroll with the dog doesn’t even count as “very active.” The truth is, my work involves sitting at a desk. I’m working 11, 12 hours a day, so I’m not moving during that time. If I sleep 8 […]

More Stats

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

I had over eight hours of productive work time yesterday — plus 3 hours of phone calls and meetings. That’s what work is like, right? Rescue Time continues to think I’m slacking off when I do research for blog posts I’m writing, so I think I hit my 80% productivity as well as the 5 […]


Monday, June 23rd, 2014

I thought I’d see how many steps I’d have in an ordinary day without my Wii Fit 30 minutes. Wii Fit actually suggested that I take the day off, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity. How many steps are involved in a normal day of church, cooking, cleaning, reading, and work? Less than 5,000. […]

The Quantified Life

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Day 2 with Fitbit. With my normal Wii Fit, taking the elderly dog for a stroll, and moving around doing household tasks and shopping, I got green icons for Calories and Very Active Minutes, and moved into the yellow for steps and distance. Clearly, I don’t do 10,000 steps on a normal day. But you […]


Saturday, June 21st, 2014

I’ve added Fitbit to my day. Here’s my Day 1 dashboard: So I took 5600 steps and got a 5,000 step badge. Apparently the goal is 10,000 steps, so I’m only moving about half as much as I ought to be. I was very active for 29 minutes — Wii Fit, which counted 30 minutes, […]


Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

I’m feeling jumpy this evening. I think it’s lack of sleep, and man is that boring. What have I complained about most in this blog over the years? I think lack of sleep is the clear winner. I was talking with #2 daughter about my digital health tracking idea and she told me about sleep […]

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