Out of step

Monday, March 14, 2011

I never liked it from the start. How can anyone warm to a piece of personal equipment that, rather than lending encouragement, insists you are carrying 41% body fat when in fact it is 26%. I am referring to that pedometer again. But I have a forgiving nature and decided to ask only what it seemed able to manage: count my steps. Unfortunately, it couldn't manage that either. The same dog walk registered 6000 one day and 120 the day after!

The pedometer was purchased in Argos, so Sunday found me back there requesting a substitute.
"It's lit up," said the girl, "What's wrong with it?"
"The light is on but no-one's home", I should have replied but didn't think of it then.
"It says I'm obese, and it can't count," I said.
She gave me a quick once-over to see if she agreed with it but evidently didn't, since she decided I could have another model. Happily, the chosen make had been reduced by £3.00 so I left with a credit-card style Reebok; a name which embodies 'sportiness' - to me at least - and inspires confidence that it will do the biz. So here I am, back at square one in terms of knowing whether or not I can walk 2,000 or 10,000 steps a day.

I'm trying it out tomorrow.
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    What do pedometers know anyway? If your new one "inspires confidence" - then it will be a good trade!!
    3745 days ago
    Hope this one tells the 'truth' this time!!
    thanks for your comments on my blog! emoticon
    3746 days ago
  • BRANDI1809
    Don't you just hate it when you go to return something, all ready to slog it out with the salesperson, and the just replace it without a problem. HaHa!

    Hope you can get the new one to tell the truth.
    3746 days ago
  • ANNC16
    Here's hoping that this one works.
    3747 days ago
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