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!
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:
Yeah, that is the day I've had. LOL It was rainy and cold and just plain bleah. I decided to skip my walk today and so I did! I stayed in my room in the bed reading. It was cold. I wish it would make up it's mind. One day it's seventy, the next it's less than fifty and it was actually snowing here earlier. Sheesh!
I did go out once this afternoon to hit a Pokestoyp since I didn't walk and couldn't pass any that way. That is all I did. I went to a Pokestop, spun the stop, caught a Pokemon and came home. I did do my workouts, so it wasn't a totally wasted day. I plan to get right back to everything tomorrow. It's supposed to be clear tomorrow. I'm not sure if it will be warm, but as long as it's dry, I'll be walking!
I've been sleepy all day. I've had to fight the urge to not lay down and sleep! Cold rainy weather will do that. Let's hope that tomorrow really is clear. I want to get back at it! :)
So last night, I was charging my Fitbit One and I noticed that the display was dim. I couldn't figure out what was going on. I checked Google and it seems others have had the issue. The only thing to do is contact Fitbit. I did, but mine is way out of warranty so there is nothing that can be done. :( I've had my Fitbit for years and I don't know what I would do without it. I looked up the One as Fitbit has discontinued it, but the only ones I can even somewhat afford are all broken ones. :( PHOOEY!
I can still use this one, but it's almost impossible to see the display. I will continue to use it until it dies. I was looking at one of the sites that I have credit with. They have fitness trackers, but none are Fitbits and none are very impressive looking! I use my Fitbit One as a daily alarm to wake up by. I use it to track my steps. I don't want to be without it. This is a replacement for my original one. I found the old one and tried to charge it tonight to see if I could still use it, but it's totally dead. The reason I got a replacement for that one is it wasn't holding a charge for very long. Now it won't charge or come on at all. I was hoping I'd be able to use it at least for the display.
I am very upset and disappointed. I do like some of the newer Fitbit models and wouldn't mind getting one to try it, but I can't afford any of them. The Charge 2 looks pretty neat and it has most of the same features at the One. I am just at a loss.
So, I didn't go for my walk at the usual time today. I wanted to! I had an appointment at my doctor's office at 1:30, so I didn't have time to get in my walk. I went to my appointment and then ran by a box to mail my letters. After that, I came home and relaxed until time to fix lunch. I had lunch and did a few things and then I decided to get my walk in. I had almost made up my mind to skip everything, but I didn't!
I got in my normal walk and came home. I saw more dogs than I usually do on my earlier walk. That was cool! I came home and relaxed for a just a bit and then did my workouts for today. I then did my French lesson.
I worked on my bullet journal. I got my habit tracker ready for April and I went ahead and did next week's layout so it will be ready. I have the habit tracker on one page and the other page is going to either be a calendar, or something else. I haven't decided yet. Back in February, I tried to draw a calendar and it was so bad that I printed one out and covered it up! LOL! I'm not sure if I'm ready to try another calendar. :p
I didn't sleep well last night as I usually don't when I have an appointment or anything that interferes with my regular schedule. I'm hoping tonight will be better. I want to play some more Pocket Camp before bed, too! I'm enjoying the fishing event. It's lots of fun! I love it when I catch two at once.
In other news, Hulu FINALLY had a new episode of The Simpsons on today. I don't know why the show has been on hiatus for so long. Just as I thought they would, they had a dedication to Stephen Hawking at the end. <3
I can't seem to find design peace with my blog. I have changed the colors yet again. I even tried a different banner, but I didn't like it. I will probably change everything again tomorrow. I'm so damn picky! I want it to be perfect. At the moment, I like it. Tomorrow, I will probably hate it! ^_^;;;;;;;;;
Well, the day was going okay at first! I got in a good walk and came home and did my workouts. I was going to relax for a bit after those and then fix lunch, but a friend called. She wanted me to ride with her to look for someone. She thought her mom was out drinking. She wasn't! I rode with her and it was time for lunch as we were going by Starbucks. I got her to take me through the drive thru. I got a cascara latte and a sandwich. I think it was called the Double Smokey bacon sandwich. It was good, I know that much! That was my lunch. We rode around and never found her mom. We go back to her house and in just a few minutes, her mom shows up! Then, my friend, has words with her husband and her mom! I don't drink or smoke, but I felt like I needed one then. I finally got the hell out of there and came home to my nice quiet house. I love being single!
So, I jumped in the tub. My friend's mom has a Boxer puppy and he is crazy fun. He is also crazy. He jumped all over me and got me dirty! I took a bath and washed my hair and then got out of the tub. I did my French lesson and now I'm sitting under the hair bonnet dryer drying my hair. I'm trying to decide what I want to fix for dinner, but I don't have a clue to what I want! I might fix what I'd normally fix for lunch since I didn't get to eat at home today. Thank goodness for me always putting some funds on my Starbucks card at the beginning of the month. I didn't have any money otherwise. That sandwich was pretty damn delicious. I've had the Bacon, Egg, and Gouda before, but this was soooooo much better. Yummy!
OH! While we were out, I got my friend to carry me by the post office. I had two pen pal letters. Yay! I had actually thought of going to Starbucks today after lunch, but going out with her messed up that idea. Maybe I'll go one night this week. I mean, I DID go, but that was because I had to eat and well, I wanted some coffee. :p
I think my hair is probably dry already. It takes so much less time since I got it cut. I wish I had gotten the back cut shorter. It's too long already! :P I'm going to play more Pocket Camp and watch more of The New Detectives on Hulu. I've seen most of them many times, but the last two days, I actually watched two episodes that I'd never seen! Either that, or they were first run and I'd forgotten them. The show was from the early two thousands, so it's possible I forgot an episode. Finding one new one was amazing, two was down right weird. My friend told me I should have played the lottery! LOL
I was about to go for my walk today and I kept hearing a weird noise. I thought it was my upright freezer. I went outside and found out that no, it wasn't my freezer. One of the pipes under my house burst! I had to get the city to come out and turn the water off. I have a friend who says he'll come tomorrow and look at it. I hope he does. I filled the bathtub before they turned the water off, but even though I had it plugged, it drained all the water out. ~_~; I was going to use that to flush the toliet. Now I have to rely on the bottles I was able to fill. I am so frustrated. I really hope my friend can do something to fix it so I can get it back on. The bad thing is, if he comes after work, it's probably going to be another day before the city will come out and turn it back on. This sucks! :(
I was working on doing some layout changes on the blog earlier, but it was being difficult. I'm back to the old layout for the moment. I am going to try to work on it again another day. It was just being so annoying. I already had a stressful day. I didn't need any extra!
Right now, I'm going to finish up my business on the computer and then play some Pocket Camp to de-stress! It's so fun and I haven't gotten to play as much as usual today. Plus, my tree house should be pretty close to being built. ^___^