Day 6 with the bodybugg™
Well on my way to forming good habits, this is the fourth day in a row that I have gone to the gym and burned off at least 330 calories during lunch or after work. Tonight, I spoke with one of the membership counselors and told him - now that I realize Apex and bodybugg are part of 24 Hour Fitness - that the user interface is clunky, unattractive, and can't hold a candle to Sparkpeople when it comes to setting up a fitness program, tracking exercise, or tracking food and nutrition intake. I pointed out a couple of strange "features" (surely not bugs on the bugg!?). For $99/year, I want something more. I wouldn't mind paying a monthly fee if the device itself were free, or if there was a free version of the software - preferably something that would run locally, on my PC - that did nothing more than download the data from the bodybugg. That's all I want it for, after all.
Disturbing thought: "I see you're wearing the bodybugg. How do you like it?"
"It's like having your own personal trainer, 24/7. We can access your logs from here, see how you're doing, suggest improvements to your program..."
"24/7, huh? Oh my..."
I understand, now, why they say "Don't sleep in it." @#$%!
"So you can't see me, no, not at all.
In another dimension, with
Well secluded, I see all."
Time Warp lyrics (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Sparkpeople.com Bodybugg Team October Challenge:
2. N/A (Started Oct. 3 @ ~2:00 PM)
3. Burned: 2300 Consumed: 1675 Deficit: 625 Steps: 4614
4. Burned: 2362 Consumed: ???? Deficit: ??? Steps: 4207
5. Burned: 3059 Consumed: 2100 Deficit: 959 Steps: 11717
6. Burned: 2701 Consumed: 3406 Deficit: -705 Steps: 8524
7. Burned: 2932 Consumed: 1278 Deficit: 1654 Steps: 8933
I've signed up for Boot Camp on Saturday at 8:00 AM. I told the trainer that I have a fear of medicine balls, ever since my daughter threw an eight-pounder on my chest while playing "personal trainer" to me years ago. Eight pounds is a small bowling ball, for crying out loud. The trainer promised to go easy on me.
Trockle's Big Adventure
Trockle, Kimberly, and Cameron were abducted by Internet gremlins earlier today, interrupting Cameron's insightful interview with Trockle's mom, but with a little help from Stephen - whose mother decided she couldn't ground him for skipping school to protect his friends from those nasty, naughty creatures - they escaped! Let this be a reminder to the kids, though: Always go trick-or-treating with a parent or a buddy, never alone.
Trockle's Trick-or-Treat Tour continues tomorrow with Jen (Pantheistic Mom) @ My Terrene Reality. Jen is one of Stephen's aunties (and of course, an adopted auntie to Trockle). She has been one of my best friends for over a decade, and we have yet to meet face-to-face!
Elysabeth Eldering @ the Junior Geography Detective Squad
Ron Berry @ The Surreal Writer
Lynne Thompson @ La Vida Es Un Sueno (another one of Stephen's and Trockle's "aunties")
Wrap-up by Holly Jahangiri and Jordan M. Vinyard