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New Fitbit

I switched from a Fitbit one to a Fitbit Charge HR last summer after I lost my Fitbit One.  I liked some of the features on the Charge HR but missed the battery life of the One.  The Charge is supposed to be able to go something like 5 days on a charge but I usually had to charge it after 2 or 3.  Recently my Charge HR started to fall apart and I called Fitbit and they gave me the option of a replacement or 30% towards a new tracker.  I decided to upgrade to a Charge 2 and am anxious to see if I can get better battery life out of the new one.  The Charge 2 also replaceable wrist bands so I am looking for something besides the stock band that it came with.

Helping Others

One of my pet peeves is how many people expect others to take care of everything so they don’t have to.  It does not matter if it is a club sport or a school activity.  These activities are always looking for help because so many parents won’t take the time to get involved.  What kind of message is that sending to their children?  That they are too important or too busy to be bothered by it.  We need to set the right example for our children and for other adults.  While I was opening some mail today I came across a bible quote that I had forgotten about but have tried to live by.  The quote is Mark 10:45 – For even The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve.

Blog Update

Well despite my best intentions I have not been using my blog very much this year.  Work has been so busy that at the end of the day I rarely feel like spending much time on my computer.  I do the obligatory things like updating finances and a website or two but I really don’t spend much time on the computer.  I post a lot to Facebook but not here a much.  I am trying to decide if I am even going to continue using this blog since I use it so rarely.  I would like to keep it I think as using it to document things like my 3-Day training is a real help.  I guess time will tell.

Awesome Concert – Hits Deep

Last night I went to the Hits Deep Concert featuring Toby Mac and it was such an awesome concert.  I got tickets for my birthday and it was one of the best presents ever.  There were something like 4 or 5 other artists in the lineup and they were all excellent.  TobyMac has to be one of my favorite artists ever.  The energy that he puts into his shows is just incredible.  I love that he can put on a great show and it will all be positive.  I also love concerts like this that have a purpose.  They are there to entertain but also to give glory to God and to help God’s people.

Hello 2016

It’s the first day of 2016 and I am going to try to do some things differently in 2016 than I did in 2015.  First of all I am going to concentrate more on Fitness.  I started this in 2015 but am going to carry this through all of 2016 and really emphasize it.  I am going to use my Fitbit every day and going to try to walk at least 5 miles a day.  I joined an online challenge to walk at least 1000 miles in 2016 and I should be able to do that.  I have walked over 800 miles since August when I started concentrating on getting back into shape.  I am also going to continue to work on my weight this year.  When I started last August I was about 19o.  I worked myself down to 177 by the end of the year.  By the end of 2016 I would like to be about 160.

Blogging and learning are another thing I would like to concentrate on in 2016.  I am going to try and use my blog site at least once a week to post about something I am doing.  I haven’t decided what I am going to concentrate on learning in 2016 yet.  Most days when I am done with work I really don’t feel much like learning more about Networking.  It would be good for me but I am not sure I want to do that.  Maybe I will concentrate on learning a programming language like Python or Perl.  Will have to get back to that.

I would also like to read more in 2016.  I read a number of books in 2015 and plan to continue that in 2016.  Baen has quite a few authors that I enjoy and I would like to read more new stories and not reread as many older books in 2016.

I guess that’s all I have to start out 2016.  Hoping  it’s a good year.