So, I've been using my Fitbit Charge for four full days as of today. I am unhappy at the difference in steps from my One. I'm having to work a lot harder just to get to my goal of steps each day. Also, my sleep tracking is not doing right either. I contacted Fitbit support today, but I didn't get any useful help. They did give me a case number and I'm to contact them in a few days if it doesn't clear up. I really hope it does. I want to love my new Charge 2. I just want it to track my steps like my One and I'd also like my sleep to be better detected. You can't start sleep mode on the Charge 2, it goes into sleep mode for you. I preferred starting the One to sleep. The Charge 2 keeps saying I'm not going to bed for hours and then I'm up and then I go back to bed! I am hoping that a few more days will get everything back on track.
Well, it was cool today when I started my walk and it didn't get much warmer as I went along! It did get warmer after I got home from my walk though. I got hot after my walk too. I did my workouts and they were all cardio! LOL! I got through that and then did my French lesson. I noticed that my Fitbit today seemed to be more in tune with my steps. I did walk a bit further today and got more steps. I think it's starting to adjust to me. I decided to try sleep mode last night in sensitive instead of normal. That was insanity! LOL! My sleep patterns were horrid. I put it back to normal for tonight. :p
I ran to the post office today. I had one letter. I only have one other already. I only have one stamp left though. I wished I'd gotten some stamps this month. Maybe I'll get a windfall and I can get some stamps. If not, my letters will be delayed on sending. I hate that, but I can't mail them without stamps!
Why? Well, I got in a good walk. My Fitbit still doesn't count as many steps as my old one, but that is okay. I'll just have to work harder to get in my steps! I came home and did my workouts. After those, I did my French lessons. I had lunch and waited for the mail man. He dropped off my Fitbit bands. The teal is gorgeous. I'm pretty sure it's the exact same shade as the Fitbit branded band. The black is nice too. I installed the Teal to see how well it fit. It went on easily. It looks good and feels good too. I didn't even mind the regular band. I thought it was comfy. I took a few pictures to share of the new bands and then what the back looks like on my arm:
They are really soft and flexible. I like them. I'll order more. It will be nice to have bands in all colors for different outfits. :p
In other news, I went to the recycle center tonight. I've waited way too long to do that. While I was out, I got some gas in my car and put some air in my tires. They were all lower than I thought they were. I'm glad I did it. After getting the gas, I decided to head to Starbucks. I got in the drive-thru and asked if they had the cascara syrup. They did! :D I guess you know what I got. I was so happy. The barista said they'd had it for a little while now. I'm so glad. I just love the cascara lattes. Yummy!
I left Starbucks and headed home. I didn't have anywhere else to go, and I didn't get a lot of gas and it has to last until next month. I don't have a lot, so hopefully it will get me through. I remembered that when I went to the grocery store that they had given me a coupon for up to 3 lbs of bananas. I got those on my walk today. I will be eating banana sammiches soon. The bananas are almost ripe. I love it when they give me coupons for free goodies.
So, today was my first full day with my Charge 2. I wore it on my walk and was a bit surprised when it didn't count as many steps as my One used to. I am not sure if it's because I tracked my walk with it or not. I will track my walk with an app tomorrow as I always did with my One and see if that makes a difference. I was tracking with an app today and it gave me more distance. I think the Fitbit probably just needs to get used to me. I did get my regular number of steps in eventually and it's not midnight yet, so I'll get more. The difference of the steps was pretty big. I usually get home from my walk and have right at 13,000 steps. Today, I only had a little over 10,000! Weird We'll see how things go tomorrow. I still love it and it's so pretty. I hardly even feel like it's on most of the time. If the regular band is this comfy, I can't wait to see how the others are. The reviews all said they were much more comfortable than the band that comes with it. They should get here tomorrow, so I'll wear one and review it.
It was threatening rain and storms here today, but thankfully, it waited until after I walked. I got in a warm, partially sunny walk. I didn't do my workouts at the usual time, because I wasn't feeling great. I did them just a little while ago. It was butt day and my booty hurts! LOL! It's rained and stormed here this evening. We were under a tornado warning and one did go through one of the communities in my city, but it didn't hit here. There are trees and branches down all over the city. I ran out to run an errand and I had to back track because there was a tree down in a yard and they had the road near it blocked off. Not sure if it knocked down a wire or what.
My power blinked a few times, but it never went off. I had my candles lit, so I was ready just in case. Now, I need to go fix dinner. It's way past the time I usually fix dinner, but I didn't get my workouts in until just a bit ago. I would have done them during the storm, but that would have guaranteed I would have lost power. LOL It is supposed to rain tomorrow, but I'm hoping that it doesn't during walk time!
Guess what finally came in today's mail? I'll give you a hint:
I fully charged it before putting it on and that was torture, let me tell you! The band is the small size and it's the perfect fit. I'm so glad I didn't go with a larger band! The color is gorgeous and the picture doesn't do it justice. I think I'm going to love it. I just have to get used to having it on my wrist all the time. I love that I won't have to wear a watch and a Fitbit. I can just wear this. The extra bands I ordered should be here on Monday. I'll share pictures and give a review of them then. I can't wait until tomorrow to track my walk with this. I am curious to how close it is in counting as my One. I'll update and let you know as I go. It feel comfy on the wrist as I write this. I love that it tracks my heart rate. I already set my daily alarm that I use on my One. I use it to wake up everyday. I'm curious to how the alarm feels. I need to go set one for a few minutes and see. lol
Okay, I just set it. I'm waiting to see how the alarm feels. I'm hoping it's like my alarm on my One. Less than a minute to find out! I'll finish this post after the alarm.... Okay, it went off. I don't think it's as noticeable as the One, but I'm sure it will wake me up. I hope! :P
PS My wrist is not broken although it looks it in that picture. LOL!
I am tired! I got in my regular walk today. I came home and did my workouts and my French lessons. I am trying at another site to add to my French learning. My friend texted and said he'd pick me up at 5 and we'd eat and go for an adventure. He also told me to wear my walking shoes! I did. He picked me up and we went to a local restaurant and then went to Martinsville, Virginia to a walking trail. It's called the "Dick and Willie Passage" No, I'm not making that up! :P It is a nice little trail. We only walked about 1.5 miles of it and turned around and came back so our walk was a little over 3 miles. It's a nice little trail and definitely something different!
We did that and then came back to Danville. He dropped me off a few minutes ago. My poor feet are so tired and they hurt. I am trying to decide it I want to go soak in the tub or just plop on the bed with my Kindle! I haven't decided yet. My Fitbit has left Roanoke Virginia. It's UPS smartpost, so UPS won't deliver, USPS will. That makes it take an extra day. As of now, it says that it should be delivered on Saturday. I am hoping it updates and comes tomorrow. I tried to get the delivery changed to the local UPS office, but it wouldn't let me change it. Oh well. I just want it to get here. I want to try it on and see how I like it! AHH!
I'm so totally sleepy. I had four cups of coffee today. Two at home and two at the restaurant. They have good coffee. I would have had three cups, but we didn't stay long. We wanted to get to the trail. We stopped at a Goodwill in Martinsville and I got a ceramic Jack o lantern, a bowl, and a vintage book from Southern Living magazine books. It still has all the cards in the back to give to your friends so they can buy the book. It's from 1984! It's pretty cool. It's called: Marcia McAlister's with house in hand...I love old stuff like that. It originally was 9.95 plus shipping. I paid a whole .49!
I found it on Amazon if you want to see! It's listed for a lot more than I got it for. :P HERE
Well, it's better than woes, right? Today, I got an alert from a panel that I had forgotten about. It said my account had been deactivated and for me to cash out any rewards I had. I figured I'd have none, but I actually had $20 that could be used at Amazon! I ordered myself two bands for my Fitbit. I wanted to have backup bands, plus I'd like to have some in different colors. I ordered a plain black and a teal. Yes, my Fitbit is already teal, but I love the color. I wanted a couple of other bands, but with shipping, the money I had didn't cover it. I added those to my wish list and I'll get them later. These two will be nice to have.
I got in my walk today and then did my workouts. After those, I did my French lesson and fixed some lunch. After fixing lunch and eating it, I went to a nearby gas station and got three dollars worth of gas in my gas can. I came home, filled my mower, and mowed the front and part of the back lawn. The rest of the lawn isn't really too bad. I might not even have to mow it until I mow the front again. We'll see! I hate having to mow this early, but it needed it.
The bands I ordered have holes in the band and the description said they made the band more breathable. The reviews on these particular bands are really favorable. The bands I picked were only 5.99 each. The shipping was over six. lol That is why I didn't get the two I liked the best. These look like they will be comfy. It's going to be weird getting used to sleeping in my Fitbit. I do sleep with the One, but it has a soft band for sleep.
I also looked up protective glass for the Fitbit. It's the same thing you put on cell phones to keep the phone from getting scratched. Unfortunately, I thought about looking for these after I bought the bands. :p I'll be very careful with the face of the Fitbit until I can get a set of these.
The Fitbit itself is currently in Kentucky. It says it will be here in 3 days. I'm hoping it gets here Friday. It would be cool to get it a day early. It is possible. It would be hilarious if I got the bands first! :P They haven't even shipped yet. Speaking of shipping, I mailed all my letters today. It was such a site to see all those letters going into the box. I hope to get to the post office before too much longer and check my box again. I don't like to let too much time go between checks.
So, I got in a good walk today. I came home and didn't do my workouts right away. I did do them a bit later and then my friend and I went for a walk. Yes, I got in two walks today. I'm tired, as you might imagine! I sat down tonight and wrote all but two of my letters. I am out of stamps. PHOOEY. I'll have to get more so I can mail everything. It took a while to get all those letters done, but I did it. After that, I put a few more of the Anne books on my ipod. I've read them all before, but I've been enjoying listening to them on my ipod as I walk each day. I finished Anne of the Island today so I'm starting Anne of Windy Poplars tomorrow. Yay!
I am not going to write a really long poat as I'm ultra tired. I just finished loading the last five Anne books to my ipod. That should keep me for awhile. I'll type more tomorrow. OH! My payment cleared, but still no shipment of my Fitbit. I am not a happy camper. OH! I just checked and it's been shipped. It's in Kansas but it says it will take 14 days to get here? WTF? It's UPS so I don't think it will take that long. At least I hope not. SHEESH!
My friend recently got a puppy. I hadn't seen it until today. I was coming back from my walk and I saw her in the yard. I thought she was walking Cocoa the mini wiener dog that I love so much, but it was the puppy. Since I haven't met him yet, I had to go see. He has puppy breath and he is adorable! He is a Boxer pup and so cute. He whined when I left. Awww! I told her I was going to steal him. lol
I drove down to the post office this evening after going to McDonald's. I had an alert on my phone that through the McDonald's app, you could get any medium McCafe beverage for FREE with a $1 order! I decided to treat myself to a fry. :P I used mobile payment for the first time there. It was pretty cool. I ordered and paid. I typed which 'bay' I was in and they brought my order out to me. Pretty neat.
Since I was out, I went to the post office. I had seven letters. YIKES! I already have four to write and I have exactly 8 stamps. HELP!!!!! lol I am going to write the four I already have tonight or tomorrow and then I'll get to the others. I hope to get some stamps asap!
I am STILL waiting on my payment to clear at Fingerhut so they will ship my Fitbit. I'm getting so impatient. I wish I had the money to order one from Fitbit themselves. I would probably already have it. I hate waiting. I swear I've had other things clear the bank that have come out after that transaction. So annoying! If I had anything to sell, I would certainly do it. I thought at one time of opening an Etsy shop, but I need a sewing machine if I want to do anything with fabric. I can do repairs on my stuff, but to create something, I'd want a sewing machine!
I wish I still had some stuff to sell on Ebay. Any extra money would help me a lot. I shouldn't have gotten anything today from McDonald's, but the free coffee was too tempting! :p I have money on my Starbucks card, so I'm covered there. I hope to get over there soon. I haven't had any since the beach trip. I am hoping they have cascara syrup. I want a cascara latte!
I got in a good walk today and then came home and did my workouts. I'm glad it was arm day, because my poor butt is still sore from yesterday's butt workouts. lol OUCH! I finished the book I was reading last night and started on a book about Ted Bundy. I've read many books about him, but not this one. It's good so far.
OH! I forgot to mention. Sometime ago, I found a cute double pencil / pen case on Amazon that I loved. It was an Adventure Time pen case with Finn and Jake on it. I loved it but it was over twenty dollars and that didn't include shipping! I recently found it on ebay by accident and I ordered it. I came today and it's so cute! Here is a couple of pictures: