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I Always Hit My 10,000 Step Goal, On My Garmin, While Showering — Kind Of Frustrating.

by Anura Guruge


Just for the record. Click to ENLARGE. I do intentionally take a day-off.


I have had 12 Fitness Trackers In The Last 2-Years.

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Evaluating a ‘Polar Ignite’ against my ‘Garmin MARQ’ in July 2019. Click to access post.


I fully appreciate the dynamics and physics. I am NOT new to this and as you can see above I have been LUCKY enough to have(/evaluate) 12 decent (one could even say ‘high-end’) activity trackers over the last year, spanning Garmin, Fitbit, Polar and Amazfit. And I will say upfront: ‘in my opinion Garmin, especially with the likes of the Fenix 5 (Plus) is better at counting steps than a Fitbit’. But, that is kind of old news.

My wife wears a Garmin Vivosport. She has the same questions. How much of the step count is phantom?

It is inevitable. The accelerometer has to measure arm movements. It has no idea I am in the shower and standing still. It thinks I am walking. And then there was the 6-weeks when I was on crutches! Never counted my labored steps, and I was walking more than most — on the crutches — because my left hand wasn’t moving enough! Again, I understand. Just frustrating.

Why it always happens in the shower these days has to do with my latest ‘schedule’ of the last two-months. As I continue to recover from my knee surgery I have upped the mileage on my morning walk/run from ~3.5 miles to 4+ miles — always with GPS on. Given that a GPS mile equates to about 2,400 steps I am at about 9,700 — 9,800 steps when I get home. Then I get in the shower. Then I hit my GOAL. Bingo.

I did some EXTENSIVE step count record keeping with the Fitbit Inspire HR. With brushing teeth and showering I was clocking up around 400 steps in the bathroom. So, Garmin isn’t doing too bad.

Yes, I walk more than 10,000 steps MOST days. In the days I do, I am in excess of 14,000. So, the 10,000 is not my max. I also realize and tell people that what counts is the trend. Doing the same number of (or more) steps each day.

But, wanted to share this because it has got so rote — having the Garmin do its ‘GOAL’ celebration while I shower.

Oh, I average 41 floors count a day. I go past the 10 floor goal every day (as long as I am not on crutches). I usually hit that goal in the first 30-minutes of my walk/run because I live on the side of a ‘mountain’ and can’t go in any direction without doing some major elevation changes.


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by Anura Guruge

Is God Supposed To Be Disabled — Or Is That Just A Quirky New Hampshire Thing?

by Anura Guruge


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In front of us, on Loudon Road, Concord, NH at 4:24pm, today.


Rather old Chrysler Grand Caravan driven by a silver-haired lady.

We had one of those too. So, we had the same minivan as God? Pretty cool.

At least it wasn’t German.


New Hampshire disabled license plate.


No question. This is NOT a ‘PhotoShop‘, hoax or early April Fool’s Joke. This was kosher.

Not sure what to make of it.

Am I supposed to believe that this is God’s minivan and that she is disabled? That seems incongruous. The ‘+’ is often used in NH vanity plates as a space filler.

Another interpretation is that it is the (or a ) disabled PLUS God. That makes more sense. But, if I was permanently disabled, as opposed to temporarily (we hope), I wouldn’t be too chummy with God. I would want to know: “God, why I?“. “What did I do that was so bad?“. “What about one of your miracles?


Now there is something else. NH DMV, quite rightly, as some guidelines, though this is all it says on their Website: “Certain letter/character combinations, such as H8, will not be allowed”.

I am surprised that ‘God’ was permitted. But, this is indeed ‘Live Free OR Die’ New Hampshire.


So this gets curiouser. So, ‘+God’ is in Concord. ~40 miles away, in Alton, we have “God’s Final Word“. Do you think they get together. Both minivans. Very strange.


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by Anura Guruge

Hampton Beach, New Hampshire For Mother’s Day 2015, May 10 — At Deanna’s Behest.

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by Anura Guruge


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>> Mother’s Day 2015 wishes.
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Mother’s Day 2015 Google Doodle.
>> Mother’s Day 2014 wishes.
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Mother’s Day 2014 Google Doodle.

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Deanna, a lobsterman’s daughter, grew up oceanside, right by the water. She likes going to the ocean. Going to a beach, ideally Hampton Beach, was what she wanted to do for Mother’s Day 2015. [In 2014 we went to Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth — which is kind of adjacent to the water.]

May 10, 2015, Mother’s Day U.S.A., was THE perfect beach day in New Hampshire. Hot, sunny and festive. The temperature was in the mid-80s and the sun was hammering down. The sand was burning hot. The sea, by marked contrast, was icy cold. It was packed, BUT it was fun. Teischan and I went in the water. Breaking waves is the pictorial imagery for the topic I use in my “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Triviabook. So I took this opportunity to take some pictures.

It was fun. Glad we went. I would not wish disability of anyone but if you are disabled, as Deanna is, the tags, permits and passes do come in handy. I knew parking would be hard BUT with Deanna’s disable ‘hanger’ we got a prime spot right on the beach, next door to the main bathrooms. Does not get better. Cost me $6. Can’t beat that. Yes, that is I in the water.

Happy Mother’s Day 2015.


Anthem Print ‘Temporary ID Card’ Still Disabled And Today, The Supposed Deadline For Premiums, They Have Yet To Charge My Credit Card.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Thanks to N.H. Insurance Dept.
>> I get Membership # — Jan. 6, 2014.
>> I report Anthem to Attorney General

>>Jan. 4, 2014.
>> Anthem lies about payment
>>Jan. 3, 2014.
>> Finally enrolled — Dec. 27, 2013.

++++ Search ‘Anthem’ for my new woes with damn ‘Anthem’ >>>>


From, and with thanks to, www.deviantart.com.

From, and with thanks to, http://www.deviantart.com.

I checked again.

Logged onto my account at Anthem.com to see if I can print a Temporary ID Card. NO, I can’t. Still not working.

From what I gather Anthem as yet to get back to the the New Hampshire Insurance Department to explain why this is NOT working after they had led them to believe that it was — and that that is what New Hampshire consumers should be doing. Part of the reason I am checking, a few times a day, is for the Department. I have promised them that I will let them know as soon as I can print a Temporary Card. They want to know. They have been excellent.

Today is January 10, 2014. The supposed deadline by which we needed to have paid our premiums in order to have ACA healthcare coverage as of January 1, 2014. As far as I know there is no real deadline anymore! They are saying 5 day extension BUT we know that that too will have to be extended.

Well, Anthem has yet to charge my credit card for the payment I paid on December 27, 2013. That was EXACTLY 2 weeks ago, i.e., 14 days. I have heard that it is taking Anthem 17 days! This is crazy. It is so sad. Thanks to the NH Insurance Department I have stopped worrying about it. Plus I have a working member ID — as my Anthem.com account testifies.

I feel bad for those that are still struggling with Anthem — not just in NH, but around the country.

Amazes me that Anthem can so successfully GAG the media from talking about it.

I will, however, keep on plugging along.


 

Anthem, At Least In Ct., Extends ‘First Month’ Premium Payment Window To January 15, 2014. Print ‘Temporary ID Card’ Still Kaput.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Thanks to N.H. Insurance Dept.
>> I get Membership # — Jan. 6, 2014.
>> I report Anthem to Attorney General

>>Jan. 4, 2014.
>> Anthem lies about payment
>>Jan. 3, 2014.
>> Finally enrolled — Dec. 27, 2013.

++++ Search ‘Anthem’ for my new woes with damn ‘Anthem’ >>>>


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Not sure whether this also applies to N.H.

I would think, maybe even hope, so … but from what I am seeing and hearing extending the window is NOT the issue.

The issue is with folks who, like I, have already paid BUT have yet to be processed — though in my case, luckily, I have a Member ID.

I checked again this morning, a few minutes ago,
to see whether the ‘Print Temporary ID Card’
functionality has been activated.

NO.
Still Kaput.

So, what is the story here with Anthem?

Is it incompetence or is it much more Machiavellian than that?

Unlike healtcare.gov these folks are supposedly a corporate, for PROFIT, entity who have been in this racket for a very long time. I remember having this very same HMO Plan, the ‘Matthew Thorton’, in 1987 when I worked for Wang!

I find it incomprehensible that they can be this inept.

I think that they are trying to undermine Obamacare.

I don’t know who is in charge of Anthem. But, whoever its, should be fired and as is the wont in corporate America be given a MASSIVE multi-million dollar bonus for their stupidity.

Now I need to go. Need some new tires.

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Anthem (N.H.) ‘Print Temporary ID Card’ Function DISABLED.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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by
Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Thanks to N.H. Insurance Dept.
>> I get Membership # — Jan. 6, 2014.
>> I report Anthem to Attorney General

>>Jan. 4, 2014.
>> Anthem lies about payment
>>Jan. 3, 2014.
>> Finally enrolled — Dec. 27, 2013.

++++ Search ‘Anthem’ for my new woes with damn ‘Anthem’ >>>>


Thanks to the sterling efforts of ‘Lisa C.’ of the New Hampshire I finally have an Anthem membership number — though they have yet to hit my credit card with either of the two (2) payments I have made, Dec. 27 & Jan. 3, and have e-mails from them confirming my payments.

Lisa and the Manager from Anthem, Robert Murr… II, both told me that I would be able to print a TEMPORARY ID card once I created an Anthem account and logged in.

NOT so.

I was able to set up an Anthem account, as I showed on the above posts. As I also said in that post the ‘Print Temporary ID Card’ function is DISABLED.

Lisa called me again today to make sure that I had managed to create an account.
Thank YOU, Lisa. You are AMAZING.

She did not realize that the ‘temp ID’ function was disabled. She asked me to send her a screenshot so that she can take it to Anthem.

I created this screenshot for her. She has already sent it to Anthem.

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Click to ENLARGE. Look for the highlightining.


Much is happening behind the scenes!

I am getting many calls and letters. I am GLAD to see that folks in Concord are taking this very seriously.

I have had calls from the Governor’s Office. They took copious notes. Thank YOU.

Senator Jane Shaheen’s office has called multiple times and also e-mailed me.

I have had a number of letters, calls and e-mails from the N.H. Insurance Department. Also from the Attorney General.

I will, of course, keep you posted.