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Nov 6, 2019

Weight Update

Last episode on October 19th I was 228.3. Today on November 5th I am at 226. 

How Do I See My Step Count on an Apple Watch?

Press the button on the side and scroll down until you see "all Apps" and choose the activity app and then scroll down.

Calibrating your Apple Watch

  1. While wearing your Apple Watch, go to a flat, open outdoor area that offers good GPS reception and clear skies. 
  2. If you have Apple Watch Series 2 or later, you just need your Apple Watch. If you have Apple Watch Series 1 or earlier, bring your iPhone for GPS. Hold your iPhone in your hand, or wear it on an armband or waistband.
  3. Open the Workout app. To start, tap Outdoor Walk or Outdoor Run. To set a goal before starting, tap.
  4. Walk or run at your normal pace for about 20 minutes.

If you don't have time to finish the workout, you can complete 20 minutes over multiple outdoor Workout sessions. If you work out at different speeds, you should also calibrate for 20 minutes at each of the speeds that you walk or run.

Whenever you walk or run outside using the above steps, your Apple Watch continues to calibrate the accelerometer by learning your stride length at different speeds. Calibration can also improve the accuracy of your calorie calculations in the Workout app, and the calorie, distance, Move, and Exercise calculations in the Activity app. 

Starting a New Habit Isn't Easy

I had a weird situation where I ended up getting very early. It wasn't fun, but it got me going in the right direction. It wasn't fun but I've kept doing it. 

New Healthy Wage Pays You To Lose Weight

Using a site I found called Healthywage, I started a group contest where you put in $20 total (roughly $7 a month for three months) and those that make their goal of 6% weight loss split the pot. For me, I currently weight 225. Six percent of that is 225X .06 = 13.5 lbs. Divide that by 12 weeks and you get 1.12lbs per week (doable, but you need to remain focused).

If you want to challenge yourself privately, you can put in a certain monthly amount that you pay each month. At the end of your challenge if you've met your goal you get your money back and then some. If I bet $50 a month for nine months I earn 521.52 (15.89% return). If I bet $40 a month for nine months I earn $417.22 ( again 15.89%). They pay you by check. 

If you don't make your goal, you lose your money. 

Cheaters Never Win

You download their app and the privately record yourself on video weighing in. 

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