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Pedometer Club 2005 - week 2

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MadameButterfly Mon 17-Jan-05 10:13:42

Hi everyone.

I have received 3 emails so far, so here are the results I have.

Madame Butterfly 64690
Coppertop 50697
Posey 40416
Bozza 27886

Well done everyone, keep up the good work.

I tend to wear my pedometer from the minute I get dressed until I get ready for bed, so absolutely everything gets counted, even just around the house.

FineFigureFio Mon 17-Jan-05 10:14:36


MadameButterfly Mon 17-Jan-05 10:17:53

I got mine from boots, but you can buy them in quite a few shops. I have seen them for sale in WH Smiths

Marina Mon 17-Jan-05 10:18:31

Hi Madame Butterfly, can I join this club as of this week? I am aiming for a minimum of 10,000 per day.
Fio, I got my pedometer from the British Heart Foundation's Lifestyle Shop. They were a bit disorganised about sending it out next day delivery, but it's a good one and seems accurate. Silva make, £9.95.

MadameButterfly Mon 17-Jan-05 10:25:09

Hi Marina,

You are welcome to join us.

Count your steps from Saturday morning to friday night and either email me at janreid2003 at yahoo dot co dot uk or post them when I start a new thread nwext week.

coppertop Mon 17-Jan-05 10:25:13

Well done, MB!

I had a really mixed week. I managed to get more than 10,000 steps on a couple of days but then had a lazy-b*gger day where I did less than 1,000. I'm still pleased though because usually I can't seem to get past about 6 or 7,000.

Gwenick Mon 17-Jan-05 10:36:27

ooo I think I may join you on this next week - got 'pedometer' on my list of things to buy during the week!

MadameButterfly Mon 17-Jan-05 10:46:17

The more the merrier

yoyo Mon 17-Jan-05 11:18:50

My tally for Mon-Fri last week is 114343. I have mentioned that I think my pedometer (despite being an expensive one) reads "high". I have checked it by measuring a certain distance and counting the steps and it seems reasonably accurate but I think it is sensitive to other movement.

I do walk my children to and from school each day which is about 4 miles and I generally fit in a walk with DS too.

I may get another one when I have some spare cash.

Earlybird Mon 17-Jan-05 11:32:36

MadameButterfly - I've had my pedometer in place since Saturday morning, so will email you Friday night with results. Feels good to be walking again!

Bozza Mon 17-Jan-05 21:23:34

Glad my e-mail got through. I only started on Monday so my total was for 5 days and I think I've already passed it this week. My total is for all day as well like MadameButterfly.

I got my pedometer from the O2 shop when they were giving them out in the summer.

Tommy Mon 17-Jan-05 21:30:03

actually put mine on today for the first time in ages and clocked up.....3300 - wow It's my usual "not going out of the house except to the corner shop" total

Gwenick Mon 17-Jan-05 23:14:44

Where did you all buy your pedometers?? I live in quite a small town - average number of shops - and am planning a trip to town tomorrow - and would like to get on. I know Argos does one - is that any good - or should I try one of the sports shops??

Any to avoid???

Tommy Tue 18-Jan-05 09:01:02

I got mine in Oswald Bailey or Millets - somewhere like that - £9.99

Earlybird Tue 18-Jan-05 09:38:03

Try a camping/outdoors shop.

MadameButterfly Tue 18-Jan-05 15:12:28

I found the clip on the Argos one broke very easily, Boots do a couple of pedometers, boths of which are good

jasper Tue 18-Jan-05 21:34:40

I have used several and the weighwatchers one is my favourite.Accurate and robust and you can't reset it accidentally

Tommy Tue 18-Jan-05 22:11:47

Jasper - can the WW one tell you how many points you've walked off? Or is that asking too much?!

Gwenick Tue 18-Jan-05 22:41:31

Thanks everyone - got one in the local sports shop today - £8. Seems to count 'steps' quite well - but also seems a bit sensitive to other moment. Counted the steps to collect DS from nursery and I counted 426 steps, the pedometer said 436 - and I made no other movements.

When I got home I hardly 'walked' anywhere but it still kept clocking a few on that I hadn't done - oh well I guess 'something' is better than 'nothing' and I'll just 'deduct' some from my total each day.

jasper Tue 18-Jan-05 23:25:01

Yes Tommy it does but I was shocked how many steps I had to take before I began to earn bonus points. If I walked to the village and back (about 8 miles) it would register four bonus points and it did not start to clock up points till I had walked about 3 or 4 miles.

The pedometer also has a sensitivity adjustment

Earlybird Tue 18-Jan-05 23:26:02

Good luck Gwenick! I'm impressed that you had the concentration to count 426 steps without getting distracted and losing your place!

Gwenick Wed 19-Jan-05 00:13:43

early - I was pushing DS2 in his pushchair so could use my fingers on the handles for major numbers without being really obvious LOL.

Tommy Wed 19-Jan-05 12:11:23

so jasper - a couple of trips to the village just for one Mars Bar then?

jasper Wed 19-Jan-05 18:29:27

Yes exactly Tommy - and I don't have three hours to spare either

JJ Wed 19-Jan-05 18:46:09

Ok, I've been slack, but have two sick boys here and just can't get out! (I've been sick, too.)

I promise when life returns to normal I'll walk more.

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