The machine keeps track of some things, but it doesn't keep track of the number of steps. I count them out one at a time in groups of 100. I think the machine keeps track of flights of stairs or something. It also keeps track of calories, but one thing the machine will do is shut down and say, 'congratulations you finished your workout,' or something like that and I'll have to shut off the machine and start it over again, which takes less than 30 seconds. So I just start counting the number of steps from where I was before the machine shut down, but it is a little annoying, but it's something I could probably figure out.
I know what you mean about the ice cream Tinam. I learned how to make cheese sauce last week, so I ate eggs benedict several days in a row, and the cheese sauce consists of 3 tablespoons of butter, 3 tablespoons of flour, and 2% milk and then the eggs benedict consists of 4 eggs, 4 pieces of ham, and 4 muffins. So I wouldn't be surprised if it's over 1000 calories.
I actually gained 7 pounds in three days, and it takes me a month to lose 5 pounds, and that's working out several days a week and being disciplined with what I eat. So I guess I have to nix the eggs benedict if I want to lose, rather than gain weight-sigh-lol.