Tuesday, January 10, 2012

How many???

I went to boot camp this morning and...burned 40 calories! That's right. An hour of camp and that's what my Polar FT7 said. Yippee? It's been driving me nuts. It displayed "Check your heart rate transmitter" so many times that it kinda put me in a bad mood...OK, I wanted to throw it across the lot! Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great heart rate monitor (related post), but I've only had it for 1 year and 7 months. Here's what I've tried:
  • Changed battery in watch.
  • Changed battery in doo-hickey that clicks into the band (ya, that's what Polar calls it, really)
  • Washed band - which I do once periodically .
  • Made sure the contact things on the strap are wet when wearing.
  • Pulled and tugged and altered the dang strap while wearing to get it to track.
  • Paused and restarted.
  • Stopped and restarted.
Bottom line: frustrated. : | I do have an average that I burn for camp that I'll use for today, but I'd like to get this dang thing working! *sigh* Suggestions welcome.

Dear Fluffy: You did a lot of running , boot camps, and ended the year strong on your fitness goals in December, BUT what you stuff in your face is important. Since your husband has been gone you have been eating too much crap. Yes, you are missing him and the holidays were super hard with him gone, but GET OVER IT and quit eating your feelings! Your jeans are a bit tighter than they were and it could have been a lot worse (noticeable to people other than just you...and will be if you do not quit it!). Continue to get your teeter totter back where it's supposed to be and balance your stool.

"No Fluffy, to step on the scale you need not." - Y0da

"To quit stuffing your pie hole with crap you need, feeling, identify what you are, and acknowledge them."   - Y0da

"Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try." - Y0da


Lap Band Gal said...

I LOVE your posts. :)

FitBy40 said...

Ugh, totally stuffing my pie hole with crap since the hubby is working out of state these days. Why is that? I hate that about myself. Today it was chocolate covered peanuts.
I keep thinking every day is going to be different, then I slip right back into the crap habits again!
Thanks for the helpful post.

trisha said...

LOL! great, now I will be talking to myself in a yoda voice all night long!! :)

A.J. said...

I also subscribe to the Yoda school of LapBand success. Do or do not, there is no try.

MandaPanda said...

Interesting wake up call! I can't stand heart rate monitors. It seems none of them work quite right all the time. Good luck figuring it out!

Sam said...

Good luck with the HRM and I do like the Yoda theory :o)

Laura Belle said...

God i freaking love your posts. They just lift me up when I'm down!! lol.

Sorry about the HRM. Run it over with your car. you'll feel better.

Beth Ann said...

You got this, girl!