Friday, February 05, 2016

Exploding Eggs


I blame my recently acquired Fitbit. Since I first attached it to my wrist ten days ago I have been in the habit of compulsively logging on to the laptop to check my dashboard stats as soon as I stagger out of bed. Today I decided, after scanning yesterdays' composition of food intake (calorie deficit 525, but heavy on the carbs), that I would eat more protein. I would enjoy a couple of boiled eggs for breakfast. So I popped downstairs to set the plan in motion, returning to my screen to log the eggs (144 calories), sync the tracker, and find out what progress I had made against my daily goals in the last five minutes (52 steps). Naturally, I became totally engrossed in planning my Fitbit day. Time flies. Suddenly I hear an almighty bang from the kitchen. **** - the eggs! I rush downstairs as fast as my metal and plastic body parts permit and am confronted by shards of egg covering my cooker, counter, cupboards, and the bemused and be-yolked hen that has staunchly attempted to guard the kitchen window against flying shells. I gingerly remove the pan from the heat and place it on the draining board. As I stand there in a state of shock (Fitbit recording of heart rate 89) there is a second explosion, which spatters my dressing gown and the distant dining table (Fitbit heart rate 101).


It's taken me an hour to clear up the mess. There are pieces of shell still embedded in the ceiling.The good news is that, according to the Fitbit dashboard, I was in cardio mode for the duration of the cleanup operation (552 calories burned already today). Now I'm logging off to eat a less dangerous breakfast (Weetabix with skim milk -188 calories, 9.6 grams protein) and then I'm venturing out to buy a new saucepan. If I abandon my usual practice of parking as close as is possible to the store doors that should add a few steps to the log for the day!

5 comments:

  1. Well at least you burned up some calories cleaning up the mess! :)

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  2. Thank you Heidi. It's nice to get feedback, even nicer when it is positive :)

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  3. Hilarious post! I've been contemplating the fitbit myself, my wife has one, we just bought our daughter one for her upcoming birthday this weekend, I'm the only hold out. Sounds like things get a bit more interesting with a fitbit around. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Continue to hold out, Mike! We fitbitters become obsessed! It's not unknown for some of us to take a turn around the block at the witching hour in an attempt to meet our target for steps.

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  5. That is a so funny. Glad I was not cooking eggs for breakfast because I was so distracted by laughter.

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