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Replacing A Treadmill With A Pedometer

October 9th, 2009 14:06 pm | by Ed |

In my previous post I was ranting a bit about how much "fun" I'm having trying to lose weight and how that's complicated by being diabetic. It occurred to me that some would suggest such helpful ideas like getting a treadmill and using that to help burn off the unwanted tonnage.

Well, I've got one. I've had it for several year in fact and yes, I've been using it until recently when a lightning storm cooked it's controller board. (what I don't get about that is that the same circuit also had my VCR, DVD player and TV on it and THEY didn't suffer any damage at all). So now this treadmill that we paid (if I remember right) over $300 for when it was on sale four or five years ago is now a five foot tall paperweight that doesn't do much more than take up space in my living room and serve as a place to hang stuff.

omron pedometerSince the treadmill is dead, I'm thinking of disconnecting the motor from it and then getting a pedometer and just using it that way. The problem is in finding a good pedometer.

Over the years I've actually had three or four of them and I've yet to find one that was worth the time to read it's instruction booklet. Of course, the fact that these were el-cheapo $1.98 devices probably had something to do with it. With that in mind I've been looking around and I'm thinking that this Omron Pedometer looks like it's not only a heck of a lot more sturdy than the things I've had in the past that fell apart so often that I ended up using super glue to hold 'em together, but it also can track calories burned in addition to how much walking you've done and that's maybe the ONE reason why I might actually consider counting calories because of the simple idea that if you burn more than you eat, you're on the road to losing weight.

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