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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Why Me?


Has something happened to my brain that I can't read instructions any more?  I'm getting old, but I'm still an intelligent woman and don't understand why simple instructions are so difficult.  I'm speaking of the pedometer (I knew I should have waited for one of my kids to do it).   The instructions go into great detail on how to affix this little device to your waistband - "How to wear the clicker".  I know how to clip something to my waistband and this is overkill.  But then it says, "...Put it on and reset it just before you start walking."  Sound easy enough?  I can't figure out how to open the damn thing up so I can reset it.

I doubt these pictures will be very clear as to the what the device is really like, but here goes.  Click on the photos to enlarge.










I'm not sure how this is going to come out because blogger is putting some strange lines into the blog.

Sorry that you probably can't make out the edges of this device; there is a fairly large indentation  on one side, but when I try to pry the thing open I'm afraid the plastic case will crack.   I'd remove the photos from the blog because they show nothing, but I had to work so hard to get them in I will just leave them.  I tried to clip this thing to my waistband hoping I could then open the device, but the clip won't fit over MY waistband.  I'm wearing a pair of sweat pants and you I ca would think it would fit.  Again I'm afraid of breaking this thing, which may end up being returned.

I've written a lot about nothing so far.  This clicker thing is making me depressed, and I refuse to be depressed since I feel entirely too good after a walk at the gym and a trip to the grocery afterward.  I bought a small tub of fresh sauerkraut and figured I might as well add some to my mashed potatoes this evening.  I like sauerkraut once in a blue moon, but usually with spareribs and diced potatoes.  I hope it isn't too crunchy, and I didn't think about that when I bought it.

The temperature still hasn't reached 40 and it is afternoon!  I looked at the extended forecast and we probably won't be out of the mid-50's for the rest of this month, with a lot of rainy days in there.   I can see a red maple tree from the front door and it is especially beautiful with the frosty overnight temps lately.

Enough rambling, and thanks to those who have stuck with me through this silly post!  And by the way, I thought I'd try tracking my caloric intake - so far I think I've recorded it all in a little memo book, which is sitting on the table along with the pen.  Hopefully I won't forget and move it someplace else!  (I didn't realize how many calories are in the shakes I've been making lately.  They aren't too bad when adding fruit to the mix, but the chocolate syrup and ice cream in place of the fruit makes it very hi cal!

12 comments:

  1. Your pedometer is way beyond me as I am technologically challenged.

    I did have a thought about your sauerkraut though. It could be tough or chewy, but maybe you could "whiz" a tablespoon or two in your blender and mix it in with the potatoes? It would do good things for your digestion.

    If you like carrots you could throw together a little curried carrot soup to get a veggie worked into your diet. I saute two or three carrots with some onion and apple and whatever else appeals to me in a small amount of oil. I then add seasonings like a little curry, pepper and salt and then some chicken broth. When they are cooked, I blend them with a stick blender with a small amount of cream.

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    1. The carrot soup sounds very good and I will hang on to it. I like carrots but heard somewhere that they aren't good for some people - don't remember if it's a thing with heart disease or what, so I don't eat them often and buy only a small bunch at a time rather than a large bag. I will open up the tub of sauerkraut and taste it, and can get a good idea if it's too crunchy. It's a shame because I miss the crunchy stuff!

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  2. If the pedometer won't fit over your waistband, can you hook it to the flap of a pocket?
    To me, it looks like it opens like a compact. One edge, the one with the hinge is straight. The opposite side is the one that opens. It should have little tabs to give you a hold. Good Luck.

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    1. Thanks very much, Phil. I got it opened and will try it out tomorrow, if I can get it attached to my waistband or pocket. The pocket might not work so well because I think I read that it should be as straight as possible on your person. I really appreciate your help!

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  3. From the look of the strap it should hang straight even from your pocket. that sure is a small clip wonder what they were thinking on the one. Hope you get it to work for you

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    1. I will try it tomorrow and see if it works at all. If it seems fairly accurate, which is about all you can hope for, then I'll keep it. Otherwise it goes back!

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  4. Wish I could help you with your pedometer but like Janet, I too am technologically challenged.

    Due to my high sugar glucose levels the doctor forbid me to eat potatoes, peas and corn. I can do without the peas and corn...but I really miss eating my potatoes...in any form :-(

    I was happy that the temperatures had cooled down some but I sure get cold at night. I know most people from up north would laugh that I think temps in the 40's are cold, lol!

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  5. I know how cold it is in the 40's, and until I moved to CA I just went with the seasons - frigid in winter and steamy in summer.

    I don't know what my glucose levels are and don't want to know. There are certain things in life I won't give up, potatoes being one of them, coffee, a beer now and then, and fruits & vegetables. I can do with very little to no meat, but I prefer fish. I have been relatively healthy but it's the infection from dental issues that have caused all my problems. I hope to get over all those issues.

    The pedometer seems to work fine after Phil helped me figure out how to open it. I'll wear it tomorrow and hope it works well.

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  6. Well it sounds from the comments like you gave it all figured out. Mine just clips on a pocket or waistband. I always tie the strap on my belt loop so it doesn't fall off accidentally. Mine works whether it is straight or not. I wear it all day and can sure tell a lazy day. Hope you like it. I love mine.

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  7. Well it sounds from the comments like you gave it all figured out. Mine just clips on a pocket or waistband. I always tie the strap on my belt loop so it doesn't fall off accidentally. Mine works whether it is straight or not. I wear it all day and can sure tell a lazy day. Hope you like it. I love mine.

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    1. The biggest problem is the clip doesn't have much spring and I could barely get it over the waistband of my pajama pants this morning. I don't know how it's going to go over the thicker waistband of the sweats, and i may have to try the pocket. I need to look at the instructions again to see if it has to be straight. It's counting something though.

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