Fitbit VII – Week 51

A bit of a disappointment, as I managed to miss 30,000 steps for the week by a measly 11 steps.  The week got off to what passes for a decent enough start on Sunday, as I finished with 4000 steps.  Monday saw a nice increase, jumping up to 4500 steps.  Tuesday was even higher, coming in at 4700 steps.  Wednesday, as usual, was lower and fell all the way down to 3900 steps.  Thursday saw a small jump, coming 19 steps shy of 4200.  Friday was the best day of the week, surpassing 5200 steps.  Saturday ended up as the worst day of the week, due to a muscle pull which limited me to 3400 steps.

Total steps: 29,989

Daily average: 4284.1

Fitbit VII – Week 50

While not a great week by any means, it was my most consistent in quite some time, with every day finishing above 4000 steps.  A snowstorm on Saturday led to a good start on Sunday, as snowblowing led me to finish a mere 10 steps shy of 5200.  Monday, my final day of vacation, finished just slightly lower, with 4800 steps.  Tuesday was just a hair higher, again finishing with over 4800 steps.  Wednesday fell all the way down to 4750 steps, while Thursday jumped all the way back up to 4900 steps.  Friday was the worst day of the week, surpassing 4000 steps by 4.  Saturday was slightly better, coming 5 steps short of 4100.

Total steps: 32,644

Daily average: 4663.4

Fitbit VII – Week 49

And yet another disappointing week to wrap up 2021.  Things got off to a slow start on Sunday as I finished with only 1900 steps.  A nice bounce back on Monday left me just 9 steps shy of 4500.  Tuesday fell back down again, dropping to 3900 steps.  Wednesday started heading back in the right direction again, finishing with 4100 steps.  That momentum stopped on Thursday, coming 24 steps away from 3600.  Friday was the big day of the week, as a trip out for breakfast and to the grocery store, not to mention staying up until midnight on New Year’s Eve, left me with 5600 steps.  A New Year’s Day snowstorm got 2022 off to a poor start, with only 3400 steps on Saturday.

Total steps: 27,133

Daily average: 3876.1

Fitbit VII – Week 48

Another disappointing week, though I did manage to sneak past 30,000 steps for the second time in the last 3 weeks.  The week got off to a decent-enough start on Sunday as I finished with 4600 steps thanks to a trip to the local grocery store.  Monday was down slightly, coming just 15 steps shy of 4200.  Tuesday saw a nice increase, jumping back up to 4700 steps.  Wednesday, as usual, was the worst day of the week, coming in 25 steps from 3200.  Last minute errands before the Christmas holiday put me up over 6800 steps on Thursday.  Friday was back down to 4500 steps, thanks to a Christmas Eve dinner out.  A trip to the movies on Christmas Day and not much else left me with 3500 steps on Saturday.

Total steps: 31,616

Daily average: 4516.6

Fitbit VII – Week 47

Yet another disappointing week, though at least I had a mysterious injury to blame for some of it.  Sunday was easily the best day of the week, as I drove down to Purdue to see the women’s basketball game with Danny in the band, finishing the day with 5800 steps.  Monday saw a significant decline, falling down to 3000 steps, as I began to feel a pain in my side.  Tuesday was slightly better, rising all the way up to 3600 steps.  Wednesday is when the pain was at its worst, so I spent most of the day in bed, which left me with just over 2000 steps.  I was starting to improve on Thursday and managed to get back up over 4200 steps.  Friday fell back down again to 3100 steps.  Saturday saw an improvement, rising back up to 4300 steps.

Total steps: 26,294

Daily average: 3756.3

Fitbit VII – Week 46

Another disappointing week, though I did manage to squeak past 30,000 steps for the first time in 5 weeks.  Sunday was the worst day of the week, ending with a mere 2200 steps.  Monday was much better, as managed to finish just 29 steps shy of 4700.  Tuesday saw a slight decrease, falling down to 3500 steps.  Wednesday fell back down again, this time coming in 26 steps from 3000.  Thursday, my last day of work for 2021, saw some improvement, going back up to 4200 steps.  Friday improved again, with more than 5000 steps.  A trip in to the city on Saturday to see Whitney Cummings at The Vic left me just 98 steps away from my supposed goal of 7500, a level I haven’t hit in over a month.

Total steps: 30,110

Daily average: 4301.4

Fitbit VII – Week 45

Yet another disappointing week, as I posted my lowest total since early September.  Sunday was the best day of the week, thanks to a trip to the grocery store, which left me with 5600 steps.  Monday was slightly worse, as I dropped down to 4400 steps.  Tuesday was about the same, coming 23 steps shy of 4400.  Wednesday fell back down again, down to 2900 steps.  Thursday had a slight improvement, going back up to 3000 steps.  Friday was the low point of the week, as my day off led to a whopping 2200 steps.  Saturday jumped all the way up to 2500 steps.

Total steps: 25,130

Daily average: 3590

Fitbit VII – Week 44

Yet another disappointing week, which should have been boosted at the end by yet another football game, but was not.  Things got off to a poor start on Sunday, as I finished with 3500 steps.  Monday was slightly worse, as I dropped down to 3400 steps.  Tuesday saw a big increase, jumping all the way up to 4300 steps.  Wednesday fell back down again a bit, down to 4100 steps.  Thanksgiving festivities saw Thursday, fall back down 3200 steps.  Friday was the high point of the week, thanks to a trip back down to Purdue to bring Danny back to campus and to watch his band practice, earning me 5300 steps.  A rainy morning on Saturday meant skipping the football game and driving home, leaving me 20 steps shy of 4700.

Total steps: 28,476

Daily average: 4068

Fitbit VII – Week 43

Another disappointing week, boosted at the end by yet another football game.  Things got off to a poor start on Sunday, as I finished with 3800 steps.  Monday was slightly better, as I jumped up to exactly 4200 steps.  Tuesday saw a big drop off, coming 23 steps away from 2800.  Wednesday saw a big improvement, jumping up to 4800 steps.  Despite a trip out to see some work friends for lunch on Thursday, it fell back down again to nearly 2900 steps.  Friday rose back up to 4400 steps, thanks to a day off.  A trip to Wrigley Field to see Purdue battle Northwestern on Saturday was my high point of the week, leaving me 23 steps shy of 6700.

Total steps: 29,681

Daily average: 4240.1

Fitbit VII – Week 42

Another disappointing week, doomed at the end by my reaction to the COVID vaccine booster shot.  Things got off to a decent enough start on Sunday, coming a mere 9 steps shy of 4300.  Monday was slightly better, as I jumped up to nearly 4900 steps.  Tuesday fell off a bit, coming just 23 steps away from 4500.  Wednesday was just a little lower, ending with 4200.  Thursday saw a slight bounce back, finishing over 4400 thanks in part to a trip to Target to get my booster shot.  Friday fell off to 2800 steps, as the booster knocked me out and left me feeling sick for most of the day.  I was feeling better on Saturday, but still needed 1 additional step to get to 1900.

Total steps: 27,024

Daily average: 3860.6