Just tossing this in here between A-Z Challenge posts!
This is my first progress report with the Activelink thingy I got from WW. I love that it says I earned 20 activity points last week, but this also is after wearing it all day doing regular stuff. I was highly ticked to see that my weight had stayed the same. I'm hoping it is because I've been doing a lot of walking this week.
So I need to poke around the Activelink website, and see what else I can do with it.
In a nutshell - the ActiveLink thingy measures how much you move over the course of the day. It sets a baseline based on my age / height / weight / gender and I earn Activity Points for any movement beyond that baseline.
This is where I wear it. I don't even know it's there.
Set-up gives you the option of wearing it tight to your chest (see above), loose on your chest (on a necklace inside your shirt), on your belt or in your pants pocket.
It's waterproof, so you can wear it swimming or even showering (why???)
OMG, I totally just posted a boob shot. And didn't even get my tattoo in it! :(
Once I plug the monitor into the USB port, I see this.
I'm actually quite surprised with the 2 APs for today. I thought I did as little as possible.
This is the breakdown per hour for yesterday.
I was able to add the little walking guy under the time frame when I took Jack for a walk.
And here is for the past week. It wants me to earn at least 3 APs daily.
Anyhoo, I think it's worth the additional $5 a month on top of the WW monthly pass. I need the visual accountability, since it can't lie to me. ;) And it's kind of neat to see what I do and also random spikes during the day.
This is so weird - does this happen to anyone else? It's been nice out all week (until last night, but that's a different story) - upper 40s / mid 50s. Enough to wear only a hoodie while out walking. I have only been walking 1.5-2 miles a day and they're not terribly brisk, since my walking buddy, Jack is slowing down in his old age. But when I get home and actually stop moving for a while, I'll get so cold! I mean where I need a sweatshirt & slippers and still have icy fingers. What is up with that??
And then yesterday, I wasn't particularly enthusiastic about walking, but I went anyway. I noticed muscles in my upper thighs beginning to hurt a bit, and by the time I got home (a total of 1.5 miles) my lower back was killing me! Even now I'm still feeling it. I took some leftover-from-the-dentist 800mgs ibuprofen this morning & afternoon but all that did was dull the pain. Then I found this gel stuff in the first aid kit at work and it helped a lot! I grabbed a couple packs to bring home with me, but I haven't needed them yet.
But I'm ready to hit the hay - have a great night!