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Sunday, September 19, 2010

I love/hate my new SP pedometer! My husband had to show me how to use it, how embarrassing is that. And then I kept resetting it back to zero, now that was frustrating, but even with all the lost counted steps I did 858 steps on saturday and many of those were up and down a step ladder, a little one, to rearrange my kitchen cabinets.

So those muscles were a little angry with me Sunday morning until I remembered to stretch them out before I even left the bedroom. What a difference!, I love all these things I'm learning on SP.com. I mean I knew somewhere deep in my dark cavernous brain that stretching was good for me but now whenever I even think about going online I remember beforehand all the things I want to accomplish before I even log in to SP. Like being in school and wanting all that homework done and perfect before getting to class!

Well, okay, not perfect but Sundays steps are up to 1048 and I've been sitting down for the last hour. So now its time to pick up the days mess and tuck everyone in and go do my end of day stretches so that tomorrow I can reach 1500???!!!! Thank you all of you that share your trials and triumphs because it is inspiring and gives me hope! emoticon

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LINOVER 9/19/2010 9:53PM

    I try to remember to wear my pedometer each day. I don't always reach the goal I set for myself but I am trying to walk more each day. I am sure you will be doing the same. Good luck with your pedometer!!

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TRY2KEEPGOING 9/19/2010 9:10PM

    I am glad you are using your pedometer. It is really motivating and you end up trying to do a little more and a little more. Good start!!! Keep it going! emoticon

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TURTLERAE55 9/19/2010 9:03PM

    Yes it is. When I joined SP I purchased a pedometer to keep me motivated into walking and tracking my steps.

I love walking.

Keep up the good work and let's get this weight off. emoticon emoticon

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I walked further today than I have in years!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Without a shopping cart to lean on or my power chair to do the work for me I finally got somewhere under my own steam! I live on a little country road in a teeny tiny town with three stores and two of those close at 6pm and my 'errand runners' weren't going to be home in time and the other shop is too expensive for tp and lightbulbs so it was do or 'die'. My youngest rode along on her bike and I just chanted 1-12 to myself while i concentrated on keeping upright (I've been riding that chair for two and a half years) and walked as well as I could while watching out for things to trip over. I got there! No charlie horses so the elliptical work has been helping! and then I made it once around the store for my items. I was going to ask the cashier to call the owner to see if I could borrow a cart for the walk home (its a very tiny town) but I decided if the pain etc. got really bad I could ask my daughter to bring my chair to me. So, I balanced my bags and started my chant again, partly because my brand new pedometer doesn't work and partly because it reminds me to breathe properly. I lost track of the 12s I counted to but it was at least 600 feet not counting the interior of the store. So that is what I used for a measurement and well its something I couldn't do yesterday but learned today that I could! So I am going to keep climbing onto that elliptical machine if it means I can walk further next week and maybe I'll stop charging that power chair (tho I've barely broken in my new 'leg' but that's another story...) Thank you SparkPeople for giving me the information and the inspiration to get up and move! emoticon

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DOWNEASTLASS 9/19/2010 8:32PM

    Keep up the great work!! It takes time, but if you keep working slowly, you'll continue to see results!

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CTTAGENT 9/18/2010 12:58AM

    Congratulations, that is great to hear. It is wonderful to hear about a success.

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TRY2KEEPGOING 9/17/2010 10:33PM

    What an achievement!!!! You did it!!!!
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DNO3300 9/17/2010 10:16PM

    Thank you for the support bknock!! emoticon

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BKNOCK 9/17/2010 9:30PM

    Congratulations! emoticon emoticon

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