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Old 07-13-2013, 06:33 PM   #31
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I am having a slow day, spent a lot of time on the computer trying to get all my websites and blogs that I follow into a website that combines all the feeds. Then I watched a movie on a DVD we had to return....so the movement is lacking for sure today. I'm still at 5026 steps but will do an evening walk on my treadmill, hoping to get in at least 8,000 steps today.

I've been walking with a muscle spasm in my back after lifting some heavy boxes 10 days ago. It gets better, then worse....I'm trying to push through and not let it stop me, it needs to work itself out.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:49 PM   #32
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Paula so glad you are doing better today. From a funky day to over 8000 steps the next good for you!!

Eliza I copied your article and put it on another thread I use. I hope that was ok. I think it is so informative I had to share it.

Be careful with those spasms. Gentle walks.

Thanks for the I am hoping I can keep this up
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:05 PM   #33
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Paula so glad you are doing better today. From a funky day to over 8000 steps the next good for you!!

Eliza I copied your article and put it on another thread I use. I hope that was ok. I think it is so informative I had to share it.

Be careful with those spasms. Gentle walks.

Thanks for the I am hoping I can keep this up
Cheryl, you are welcome to copy it as many times as you like. That way it will reach more people and hopefully help them. I wish I had come across the article earlier, I would've been lots more persistent with my movement and counting my steps.

You know how sometimes in LC the idea gets thrown around that diet alone will take care of the weight and we don't have to "work out" unless we really want to? Well, I had taken that notion lots more seriously that it was intended, I guess, and really really slacked on the movement part. Well, hopefully that has changed permanently now. I want to be healthier, not only slimmer, so I shall carry on with the steps.
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I have always liked to exercise. I just can't with the fibro. When I would did the 10000 step thing in the past I would always try to get the steps in early in the day. Then I would be tired cranky and hurting. I thought if you didn't put in a big effort it didn't count. That's why your article is so important to me Small efforts thru out the day. I think I can do that most days.
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I'm going to see if I can maintain this pace and if I can then I will look into getting a Fitbit
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I have always liked to exercise. I just can't with the fibro. When I would did the 10000 step thing in the past I would always try to get the steps in early in the day. Then I would be tired cranky and hurting. I thought if you didn't put in a big effort it didn't count. That's why your article is so important to me Small efforts thru out the day. I think I can do that most days.
Yes, that was the thing that struck me most as well. It doesn't have to be complicated or difficult. It's more beneficial to move in small chunks throughout the day than just one big push at one time, and then sedentary for the rest of the day.

But of course we were always told "no pain, no gain" and to do a "workout" as opposed to moving naturally throughout the day, as our ancestors did.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:42 AM   #37
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Slow, rainy, sleepy day and a slow start for me. Gathering up the courage to get on the treadmill and walk for 30 min or so before I need to go out. It will be a driving trip, so not much movement there.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:39 AM   #38
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Things picked up and I'm at 5,500 steps, working toward 10,000.
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I'm at 10000 steps. I ended up working in the yard. DH is leveling some of the yard I walked around the areas picking up rocks and disposing of them. Lots of walking.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:07 PM   #41
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7100 right now. Also spent 90 minutes playing with the kids in the pool, so I know I got my 7500 steps in...but I will try to get 400 more in just so my fitbit shows 7500.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:17 PM   #42
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Paula and Cheryl, you ladies have been busy today Way to go on all the steps

My kiddo was delivered to 3-day college orientation and when I came back home I got right back on the treadmill. It's still raining outside. I'm currently at 8946 steps and I need to push a bit more and try to get to 10,000.
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If anyone is interested in reading, these are abstracts of actual studies done on the link between sedentary behavior and metabolic issues/obesity, etc.

Walking to health. [Sports Med. 1997] - PubMed - NCBI

Effects of 1 day of inactivity on insulin action ... [Metabolism. 2011] - PubMed - NCBI

Acute Sedentary Behaviour and Markers of Cardiometabolic Risk: A Systematic Review of Intervention Studies ~~~~ this is a study of 25 other studies/interventions and an excellent review of the topic

Role of low energy expenditure and sitting in obesi... [Diabetes. 2007] - PubMed - NCBI

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Old 07-14-2013, 09:32 PM   #44
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OK, made it to 10,079 steps. Woooohoooo! I was pacing up and down the long hallway with both the cat and dog following me. They think it's some kind of crazy game where you walk but don't actually get anywhere.

Coming to walking from sedentary, I can already feel a difference in the muscle tone of my legs and back. I think my muscles are beginning to remember they have a purpose and a function.

I got me a new walking shoe....I prefer sport sandals for better ventilation of the foot. So light and secure, they're made for hiking but work great for walking, too.

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I have walking sandals I love. I have had them about 8 years now. I didn't wear them for a few years but I have been wearing them again this year. They are so comfortable.

I'm home with a sick kid again today. 3210 so far. Hope to walk later.
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I hadn't heard of walking sandals. I will have to look into that. I am at 7800 steps so far. Pacing on the back deck while I post I looked for Fit it at Academy Sports and Walmart today. Neither one had it.

Paula how are you and the sick kid doing?

Eliza woooohoooo! My hips get to hurting. I can just see your little animal train wandering the house with you.

I'm at 8000 so doing ok
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I have walking sandals I love. I have had them about 8 years now. I didn't wear them for a few years but I have been wearing them again this year. They are so comfortable.

I'm home with a sick kid again today. 3210 so far. Hope to walk later.
Paula, hugs and healing vibes going your way. Hope you and your kids feel better.


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I have my 10000 steps in

My SIL got her FitBit from Best Buy, I got mine from amazon.


Slow day for me.....not sure why lots of allergy symptoms despite the Claritin....itchy and runny nose and eyes, but no pollen activity today due to rain. Ugh! Cleaning the bedroom again to make sure there isn't even a speck of dust in there.

Still under 2,000 steps. Will try to get at least 4,000 by the end of the day, sluggish or not.
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A little push this evening (after 10) and I'm ending today at 5417 steps, just barely out of the sedentary category. I'll do better tomorrow.

Here is something that may help in adding more steps:
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A nonprofit group called America on the Move has actually come up with a list of 100 ways to add 2,000 steps to your day * here are the first 12.

1. Circle around the block when you go outside to get your mail
2. Walk the outside aisles of the grocery store before shopping
3. Walk the track at a nearby high school * four laps is roughly 2,000 steps
4. Make several trips up and down the stairs doing laundry or other household chores
5. Pass by the drive-thru window and walk into the bank or restaurant
6. Stroll the halls while waiting for your doctor appointment
7. Listen to music or books on tape while walking
8. Invite friends or family members to join you for a walk
9. Accompany your kids on their walk to school
10. Take your dog for a walk
11. Start a walking club in your community
12. Walk to a nearby store, post office or dry cleaner to accomplish errands
P.S. I went to america on the move and signed up to virtually walk the Oregon trail (they have several trail available) which will require a total of 347, 200 steps. The Oregon Trail is something we learn about in school (I'm a teacher), so I think it will be a lot of fun for me. Hope to be able to finish it in 2 months.

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Good suggestions. I pace while I'm on the phone, walk the dog, and I have a lot of stairs.
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Omg, what is with the allergies! I take Claritin and still wake up with a stuffed nose and burning, itchy, crying eyes....bleck!
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5310 steps after about an hour on the treadmill. Another rainy day here.... I discovered that my Fitbit doesn't record some of my steps on the treadmill, especially on cool-down when I drop below 1.6 mph.
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I got the Fitbit today

I wonder why it doesn't count them? I am a slow walker. So far it is counting them.

I've never had allergy problems. Sounds terrible
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I got the Fitbit today

I wonder why it doesn't count them? I am a slow walker. So far it is counting them.

I've never had allergy problems. Sounds terrible
It probably has to do with how I move on the treadmill at a very slow pace. My treadmill has a special deck to make it more cushion~y to not overload the knees, and it probably absorbs too much of the vibration at very low speeds. Or maybe because I have it hanging on the front of my tank top which is too slack to move when I move? It still counts consistently, so I'm not worried. When I walk on the ground at slow pace, it records everything.
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Paula, hope you and your kiddos are feeling better!
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My weekly step counts:
07/09 - 6,273
07/10 - 10,294
07/11 - 10,114
07/12 - 8,136
07/13 - 5,732
07/14 - 10,269
07/15 - 5,417
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I will join in (Thanks for invite CJMO). Only I count my horseback and motorcycles as steps. Girls are supposed to get new battery in pedometer. Later, ladies.
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Yea Karen is here ! I wonder if bouncing on a horse- at least I bounce when I ride will make the pedometer register?

Eliza looks like you have been doing pretty good.

Paula how's it going with the kids?

I have my 10000 steps in
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Cheryl,

I'm at 10,399 .....I should've taken one more step before I synced the FitBit so I can have a round number

Done for tonight.

Interesting (but long) lecture on the benefits of movement not just for WL, but in all areas of life and health by Dr. Ratey, MD, a Harvard professor. This is part 1.

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