Why I’m Now Wearing a Tracking Device

Tennis shoe with tracking device on it

Recently I was given a tracking device to wear. No, I’m not under house arrest nor am I working for the FBI on a special work-release program. My tracking device is called a “pebble” and it’s worn voluntarily.

Person walking with a pedometer on their shoe

What is the “pebble”?

It’s a high-tech pedometer that can be worn on your shoe or belt. In addition to measuring the number of steps I take it also measures the duration and intensity of my activities. It gives me credit for every movement I make during the day and automatically sends that info to my personal account where I can check out my progress.

Does it make a difference?

Since wearing this device my activity level has gone from walking 3 or 4 miles a day to 5 or 6. On weekends I get as much as 8. I love being able to check in and see how I'm doing compared to my colleagues here at Full Plate Living who are wearing the same tracking device.

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Lonnie Carbaugh

Lonnie Carbaugh, LPC, NCC,  is a Behavioral Health Counselor at Full Plate Living who has shed and kept off 25 pounds since working for Full Plate Living. He is as dedicated about walking 5 miles a day as he is about his favorite sport, baseball.

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