So, I finally did it: I bought a watch that tells me more than the date and time. This FITBIT confirms that all those trips to the pretzel jar count, but not as a workout. Sigh. Like I didn’t know already, I won’t be on the cover of PREVENTION magazine, except perhaps as a cautionary.

what I finally bought

It tracks even walking to and from the pretzel jar!

With any luck, the device will also confirm that sleep and I are not friends like we once were.

I bought it because I got such a deal and it’s in a color I love. It’s an older model, and so it isn’t smarter than I am, the way some of the higher-end devices seem. At least I hope so. Because it’s bright red, it may remind me that moving my hand from the popcorn bowl to my mouth isn’t a good way to burn calories.

Reminders to make good choices about eating and exercise and drinking water are easier to ignore on days when my body doesn’t cooperate. Not smart –but  easier.

Reminders to make healthy mind and heart decisions are easy to ignore, too when life hurts. Not smart, either, and very dangerous.

I wish I had a wireless enabled tracker for attitude adjustments!

Oh wait . . . I do. (Romans 8:26-27)

O Spirit of God,
Help my infirmities;
When I am pressed down with a load of sorrow,
                   perplexed and knowing not what to do, . . .
Deliver me from carking care,
                      and make me a happy, holy person.
~The Valley of Vision, Weakness, page 103.

Reading the Puritans is such good exercise – for mind, soul, and Scrabble, too! Can you imagine carking on a triple word score?

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference!
Gratitude is the best attitude;
but unexpressed
it pleases none but me.
(from an anonymous wise friend)

What Are YOU Being Today?




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