Sunday, May 4, 2008

I Love My Pedometer!

Daddy gave me an Omron Pedometer for my birthday, and I really love it! It works interactively with my PC, so that after I walk, I connect the cable to the PC, download the data, and the software keeps track of how I'm doing. There's a place in the software to personalize it and set goals, so it tells me clearly if I'm meeting my goals, falling short, or surpassing them.

The device is also easily customizable, so it knows how long my stride is, what I weigh, and other data that helps it know how I'm doing.

For example, after finishing my walk tonight I see that I walked 4,680 steps, 4625 of which were aerobic steps (at a pace that gave me an aerobic workout - definitely not a stroll!)

I walked 1.92 miles in 40 minutes, burned 242 calories, and 16.1 grams of fat. :)

This is just awesome data, and with a click of the mouse I can easily see how this compares to previous walks.

While the nutrition class refresher and the Weight Watchers meetings help me alot, I know that what food we put into our mouths is still affected by how physically active we are.

Thank you Daddy - I really like my pedometer!


1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous gift!!! It sounds so very cool. I'm glad you are getting healthier. I know how important that is to you. I'm looking forward to it myself. :)