Licky The Lizard

In Licky The Lizard, author Melissa Henderson offers parents, teachers, grandparents, and educators a tale that teaches young children a simple, yet important message: There is no need to fear any of God's creatures because we are all created by Him - He Loves us all.

Licky The Lizard

When the exercise wristband was wrong…

Mount Pleasant SC has many beautiful and scenic places to walk and enjoy nature. From shaded neighborhood paths to golden sandy beaches to local parks, a leisure walk can soothe the soul.
Wrapped around my left wrist, I wear one of those marvelous bands that keeps track of water intake, steps walked, sleep or dormant time and weight loss. How exciting to know this device can help keep me on track!
Well, I will be on track if I follow the correct procedure. Drinking a certain amount of water each day, walking a certain amount of steps and eating the correct amount of food.
I enjoy using this wristband device and especially like when the band “buzzes” to let me know a task has been completed. Although, I usually jump when the buzz occurs as I am not expecting to have met the goal yet.
Recently, deciding to update the information on the app, I started changing certain goals, etc. in order to reach for higher achievements.
Immediately, an email came through on my phone and computer. Evidently, I had pushed the wrong button.
“Congratulations!! You have lost 140 lb.s!! Here are badges to put on your social media to let everyone know your accomplishment!!”
OH, NO!!! I didn’t lose 140 lbs.!! I am overweight but if I lost that much weight, there would only be a fraction of me left.
Panicking, I wondered if these “Way to go” badges would show up on my social media pages. If people saw I had lost 140 lbs, they might be worried about me.
Losing weight is one of my goals, but not that much weight. From this moment on, whenever I want to update my health wristband, I will ask for help from someone with expertise in that area.
If you ever receive a message from your health wristband congratulating you on the great accomplishment, think of me and laugh.
Here’s to healthy living! May our thoughts and actions glorify God every day!
Have a blessed day, full of fun and joyful laughter… and exercise,
Mimi

35 Comments
  • valleyofforgotten.com
    Posted at 00:24h, 02 May Reply

    Hillarious. Very funny Melissa

  • Kimberly Rose Johnson
    Posted at 00:51h, 02 May Reply

    Funny. 🙂 I love it when I reach a goal, and I have a party on my wrist.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 11:43h, 02 May Reply

      Party on the wrist!! I love that! Have a blessed day! 🙂

  • Karen
    Posted at 00:53h, 02 May Reply

    I love this post, Mimi. I also need to get one of those for my wrist! Any hints about where to buy one?

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 11:43h, 02 May Reply

      Hello Karen, I bought mine at the local sporting goods store. Blessings! 🙂

  • Christina
    Posted at 02:40h, 02 May Reply

    OH funny! I used one of those for a while and then I’m not sure what happened to it! I didn’t lose 140 lbs!! 😉

  • ordinarilyextraordinarymom
    Posted at 03:08h, 02 May Reply

    So funny. I love when my wristband celebrates for hitting a step goal right in the middle of my drive home 😂😂

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 11:44h, 02 May Reply

      That would make me jump!!! haha! Blessings! 🙂

  • Boma
    Posted at 06:45h, 02 May Reply

    Very funny, Melissa! Blessings to you (and your exercise goals).

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 11:44h, 02 May Reply

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Blessings to you, too! 🙂

  • Jill Weatherholt
    Posted at 07:50h, 02 May Reply

    Oh no! I guess the good old scale sometimes works better than modern technology. 🙂

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 11:46h, 02 May Reply

      You are right! The good old scale still works better. Blessings. 🙂

  • karentfriday
    Posted at 12:27h, 02 May Reply

    How funny! But I can imagine why you worried what might post to social media from your wrist bracelet. Surely followers would know that was a glitch. Thanks for sharing and bringing a smile to my face this morning. And keep walking. 🙂

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 12:31h, 02 May Reply

      Thank you! I will keep walking and laughing. 🙂 Blessings!

  • Michelle
    Posted at 13:43h, 02 May Reply

    LOL I can relate!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 22:44h, 02 May Reply

      I’m glad other people understand. haha! Blessings! 🙂

  • Annie Rim
    Posted at 17:09h, 02 May Reply

    Ha! I love this! I haven’t used a fitness tracker but between stairs and laundry and playing with the girls, I’ve been curious about how many steps I earn per day…

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 22:17h, 02 May Reply

      Amazing how the steps add up. 🙂 Have a blessed day!

  • June Foster
    Posted at 18:36h, 02 May Reply

    Melissa, I just got an email from these people saying you had lost 140 pounds!! Just kidding. I love your funny stories and always look forward to a new post. I need to get my hands on one of those gadgets. I don’t need to lose 140 pounds either, but a good 15 would be nice! Keep up the good work.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 22:18h, 02 May Reply

      June, you make me laugh!!! Thanks for your encouragement. Blessings and hugs! 🙂

  • Sandra Ardoin
    Posted at 12:59h, 03 May Reply

    🙂

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 14:00h, 03 May Reply

      Thanks for the smile! 🙂 Have a blessed day!

  • Emily Saxe | To Unearth
    Posted at 13:21h, 03 May Reply

    Oh no! That’s too funny! Thanks for sharing this and for the smile it brought!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 14:00h, 03 May Reply

      Thanks for reading and commenting Emily. Glad this brought you a smile. Have a blessed day! 🙂

  • Edna Davidsen
    Posted at 16:40h, 03 May Reply

    I think I’ll buy one of those 🙂
    Edna Davidsen

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 16:42h, 03 May Reply

      I really do enjoy keeping track of healthy goals. Have a blessed day! 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting.

  • Debbie W. Wilson
    Posted at 15:12h, 09 May Reply

    That is so funny! I don’t know how to adjust mine. When the time changed I just remembered to add an hour all winter when I read it. 🙂 I don’t know if it is able to record how much water I drink. That’s pretty amazing.

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 15:19h, 09 May Reply

      Funny how the simplest things can bring laughter. Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a blessed day!

  • Lynn Mosher
    Posted at 15:51h, 10 May Reply

    LOL Oh, that is toooo funny, Melissa! So glad you didn’t lose that much weight! 😀

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 17:26h, 10 May Reply

      Thanks for reading and commenting Lynn. I am trying to lose weight, but not that much. haha!

  • Christy B
    Posted at 21:39h, 13 May Reply

    140lbs, oh my! Yes your social media pages would have been buzzing for sure with that announcement! 😉

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 22:37h, 13 May Reply

      My life is full of laughter! Thanks for reading and commenting.

  • Gail Johnson
    Posted at 14:59h, 14 May Reply

    Melissa, you always bring a smile to my face. Thank you for that. I need to get one of those devices to keep track of my daily excercise. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed day!

    • mimionlife
      Posted at 16:37h, 14 May Reply

      Aww… you are so sweet. Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a blessed day!

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