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OTTD update

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Well, my FitBit showed only one active minute for all of yesterday, though I can't understand why. I walked briskly to my car, I did some marching at home last night and I spent 30+ minutes mowing the lawn. Huh.

So, that means I start this three-day streak again today: 15 min walking and 5 active minutes. Doesn't seem like much, but as yesterday showed, even this little bit sometimes is hard to do.

I will start in a few minutes with walks to two different places on campus. It's beginning to feel a lot like fall with bright sun and cool early morning temperatures, and that really helps with mental encouragement to be outside.

  
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SHOYER 7/30/2014 5:43PM

    Noreen, I have the fitbit one and wear it clipped inside my shirt. Usually it's pretty accurate on the steps, but I know my mowing used more "action" than the fitbit showed. That's okay. I am sometimes pleasantly surprised to see flights of stairs adding up when I don't always use stairs. I figure that it must somehow measure or account for the force of my steps as I walk up a slope or hill.

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WIFE48 7/30/2014 12:08PM

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NHES220 7/30/2014 11:29AM

    I will tell you that marching in place does not always show as active minutes on my Fitbit. Mowing the lawn you are not moving your arm, so if you have a Fitbit Flex that you wear on your wrist it may not have even measured those steps. Know that you moved - you did what you set up to do! Just FYI - you can put the Fitbit Flex in your pocket when you are mowing the lawn and it should measure your steps, but again you are not moving fast so they will not be active.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 7/30/2014 10:02AM

    It does sometimes seem like me walk more than those thing tell us, but a mile is a good distance when you look at it.

"Don't wait until you've reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal." Unknown.

emoticon Keep walking. Linda

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BIGPAWSUP 7/30/2014 9:00AM

    You got this

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OTTD -- (4) and (5) accomplished!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I wasn't able to blog much of the last several days due to travel and family obligations for an out of state wedding, but I thought about this often. I definitely got my 15 minutes of walking in for two 3-day streaks in a row. Lots of walking while helping set up and clean up at the wedding, plus airport "travel" to kill three hours.

Today is a new streak-starting day, so I say let's do 15 min walking and 5 active minutes, according to my FitBit. Still some to do on that, so I'm hoping I find a good stopping place in my first day back to work schedule soon. emoticon

  
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NHES220 7/29/2014 3:47PM

    Good for you for keeping it up!

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BIGPAWSUP 7/29/2014 2:41PM

    Awesome

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OTTD (3)+++

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Whew! I did it. Three of the "One Thing, Three Days" streaks accomplished. Again yesterday (heat, humditity outdoors and lots of desk work indoors) I had to work at getting the final "active" minutes to show on my FitBit so I could close out that streak.

Today I'm choosing to start a slightly different streak because of some air travel, etc. coming up. I'm going back to the regular minutes, but will increase it to 15. It should be very "doable" but I don't want to mess up this soon. So, 15 regular minutes of walking a day this streak.

And away I go! emoticon

  
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AMYBUTLER10 7/23/2014 12:43PM

    You can do it!!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 7/23/2014 12:21PM

    You got this.

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OTTD(3)++

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Got my 10+ active minutes in yesterday, but it sure did take some silent talking to myself last night. Had 4 when I got home, and had almost decided that missing one day would not be that big of a deal.

And then I thought, what am I doing to myself? There's more than an hour before bedtime, I'm done with supper and all that's left on the to-do list is watch a little TV and read more in a book I started.

So, up I got and marched in place while I folded some clothes, continued the marching while I walked to the closets and dressers to put them away, and back and forth from the bedroom to the living room. Felt kind of silly at first, then realized DH hadn't a clue what I was doing. And, understood -- finally -- that I would feel much better about myself after getting my active minutes (rather than starting my streak over tomorrow) regardless of whether DH knew what I was doing.

I ended up with more than 10 minutes, and I felt so much better. Today is the last in this three-day streak, rather than day 1 of a start-over. emoticon
DId someone just open a shade?

  
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BIGPAWSUP 7/22/2014 8:50PM

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OTTD+++(1) and +(2)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Didn't get here yesterday to say that, yes, I've now done two of my "One Thing, Three Days" series of 10 minutes of walking a day. A 5K fitness walk on Saturday helped me complete the second one.

With some travel and a family wedding coming up, this doesn't seem like the right time to change anything here, but I am going to -- slightly. Instead of 10 minutes of walking a day for three days, my current OTTD goal is 10 active minutes, as measured by my FitBit One pedometer. I suppose there's some way to trick it into counting active minutes when I'm not actually moving, but I have no desire to find out.

So, today is actually the second day of my third OTTD. Got 19 active minutes in yesterday, mostly walking along while DH played 9 holes of golf.

Have just 3 so far today, but it's only 9:30 a.m. Lots of active minutes out there just waiting for me!

  
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NHES220 7/21/2014 2:26PM

    Good for you for sticking with it!

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BIGPAWSUP 7/21/2014 11:00AM

    You are doing great. Keep moving and grooving.

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