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Monday, September 29, 2014

#EatSmart CalPal Digital Bathroom Scale Review

Disclosure:  I received this product for free to facilitate my review.  As always, my opinions are 100% my own.

I have a new fitness tool and I couldn't be more proud to share it with you.  Look how slick and attractive this EatSmart body scale is.  No need to hide this baby!

EatSmart is always at the forefront of innovation and this scale proves that they never stop improving.  My last bathroom scale was made by EatSmart and I didn't think it could get any smarter.  Boy was I wrong.

The new EatSmart Precision CalPal Digital Scale features a daily caloric reference that calculates how many calories are needed to maintain your weight.

I want to highlight the awesome features of the CalPal with you:

  • The CalPal displays 3 readings: current weight, BMI (Body Mass Index), and estimated caloric intake.
  • Automatic User Identification Technology - CalPal immediately identifies the user based on past weights. I love this feature.  Neil & I only enter our basic info once and it knows which one of us steps on the scale from now own.
  • Easy to program
  • EatSmart "Step-On" Technology - Get instant readings!
  • Large 4.3" LCD display with cool blue backlight - making it easy to read from any distance.
  • 4 High Precision Sensors - Consistent and accurate measurement
  • 2 Measurement Modes: Pounds or Kilos
  • Sturdy oversized 12.5" x 12.5" platform that can measure up to 440 lbs / 200 kgs.
  • Auto Calibrated; includes 3 AAA batteries
  • The sleek design combines high density plastic and tempered glass to create a modern look with a slim profile.

You won't believe the amazing low price for all this.

Only $35.00

That's right, you can purchase the EatSmart Precision CalPal through Amazon for the low price of only $35.

I really do love this scale!  It's as easy as setting up your profile once and there's no need to touch it again.  It comes on when you step on the scale and then goes off automatically when your done.  How smart is that!  I also like that the CalPal tells me how many calories I need to eat to maintain my current weight.  This scale really keeps me on track!

Stay Fit Y'all...

Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity.
~ Leviticus 19:35

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sometimes You Just Have To Walk Away

I'm back after being on a one month hiatus.  One whole month of being unplugged from my blog.  Summer was just so nice, and after blogging for 5 years straight, I thought a break was just what I needed, and well deserved if I say so myself.

I can't say this was my best Friday though.  Heading home from downtown today our car lost complete power in the middle of a torrential downpour.  We were heading to the top of the bridge and only 40 minutes before the start of the 5pm rush hour.  That's not the worst of it. You couldn't see 20 feet in front of you and our flashers weren't even working. Ugghh... Called the emergency road service and waited and waited.  Called back and they dispatched them to the wrong bridge.

All I can say is Thank the Lord, his grace was with us and kept us protected.  Nothing scarier than people flying up on you and barely missing you on a bridge.

So what exactly have I been doing for a month?

For starters I gave up running.  I really, really miss it too.  I got bursitis in my knee.  This picture was before it got really big.  I changed my workout routine getting rid of squats and anything else that would over work the knee and replaced them with others.  I'm happy to say that this week I went back to walking (and just a little lite jogging). 

I made a new ironing board cover and continued to iron clothes every week.  Neil ripped said new ironing board cover, which got him the stink eye from me.

Neil has been playing Mr. Green Jeans (a throwback to our Captain Kangaroo days) and is having fun nurturing his tomato plants.

While he's tending tomatoes I'm filling window boxes.  I spray painted the old black trays aqua and added lime coleus. Much brighter and cheerier now.

My first sunflowers ever.  They were a little sad looking but they still made me smile.  Next year I will shop for better seeds and plant them earlier, in big bunches.  I'm already excited about it.

Loved my pretty fuchsia zinnias.   I'll be planting more of theses too.

The last couple of months it seemed to rain a lot.  Sadly beach days were few and far between.  We're hoping to catch a few more rays before the warm days are gone.


Sometimes it's just good to walk away.  You get a fresh perspective and you can find the joy in things again.  It's good to be back.  It's time to change my schedule around. That's what's nice about a change of season, it's like you get a chance to make a fresh start.  

What's your favorite part about fall?  Mine is the crisp air & the many colors.  I feel energized by it all.

It's fall y'all...

Then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and oil.
~ Deuteronomy 11:14