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Monkeys on my back

Saturday, March 15, 2014

For a while (from about June 2013 to Feb 2014) I was the number one "stepper" on FitBit for New Hampshire and also at or near the top for the NH Spark Group in both points and fitness minutes. I also had some pretty impressive Spark streaks going.

That was then, this was now.

A couple of monkey wrenches came my way. Or maybe some monkeys on my back would be a better image. The first was that I got sucked into caring about whether I was number one in steps or not. I got a lot of positive feedback for turning in those numbers. Earlier this year I was averaging about 30,000-35,000 steps a day. People frequently told me how much I was inspiring them.

I really liked that what I was doing was helping others by inspiring them. I believe that we are community here on Spark and I certainly have drawn lots of inspiration from all of you. I seriously mean that, and so I was glad to be able to return the favor in some small way.

However, I was losing sight of the fact that I came here to make permanent healthy changes in my eating, in my exercise, in the way I deal with stress and other areas. I didn't come here to be an inspiration. And at some point, through nobody's fault except my own (I want to be clear about that point) I let getting the step numbers become an end in itself.

It is basically an all-day-everyday-task for me to post around 35,000 steps a day. That burns a lot of calories but I know that fitness is more than burning lots of calories. I knew that I was in trouble when I starting having internal conversations with myself like the following:

Me 1: I haven't done strength training in a while. I should go to the gym and lift some weights.

Me 2: But if you lift weights for an hour you won't hit your step goal.

Me 1 (reluctantly): oh yeah. I guess your right.

There are all kinds of things that I do that are important healthy practices that don't give me a lot of steps. Things such as Tai Chi (it's in my name for goodness sake!), yoga, and lifting weights. When I felt reluctant to do those, I knew things were getting out of control.

I also began to feel that I was spending way too much time on SparkPeople. There is a paradox here: I know from past bitter experience that if I leave SparkPeople for a while, then sooner or later I will slip back into my old evil ways. I've even seen it happen to people who were "official Spark success stories." So I'm committed to being a "lifer" on this site. I need the reminders to keep on keeping on, and the mutual support.

However, that being said, I found that I was doing something similar here that I was doing with my step count. Each day, I did all the things that you can do here: reading, checking, commenting, clicking, and so on. And each day I got the maximum points that I could get for that day (subject to whims of the spins). But I was also spending more than an hour a day - sometimes much more than an hour a day - to do so and that was simply too much time on the computer. I have a wife, a job, friends, and other obligations ... not to mention all those steps.

Things that started out to be really good for me had turned into monkeys on my back.

My escape began a few weeks ago when my wife and I went to NYC to see our niece in a gymnastics competition. Because of travel and other reasons, I was away from both SparkPeople and what I'll call mega-stepping.

When I got back, I was no longer #1 in NH in steps. And I was happy about it. And I learned that I have made permanent changes in my activity and I'll never go back to the way I was: when I got my first pedometer I was shocked that I was doing only 3-4,000 steps a day. But I'm fine with anything over 10,000 and I think a daily goal for me is 20,000. That's what I aim for now, but I'm okay about days when I don't make that.

And I'm still here too. I can't stay away completely, 'cause I care about some of you a lot and because this site also helps me stay on course. But I'm less visible now, because I only come in for a few minutes each day. I still want to maintain the friendships I've started here (and some of us have walks/hikes/cups of coffee) planned for our futures. So I'm not going anywhere.

But all things in moderation is my motto these days. Steps, diet, weights, yoga, tai chi, dance and just staring at my wife wondering how I got to be so lucky.

That's how I got the monkeys off my back.

~ Tai Chi Dancer

P.S. Some of you saw my earlier update. My wife's aunt - who raised her from the time she was 8 until her teens - is dying. So my wife is hopping on a plane to Russia soon for a couple of weeks. Because of my teaching and the difficulty of getting a visa to Russia, I will be staying here. Some of you have sent little notes expressing your sympathy and my wife wanted to let you know that we are grateful.

  
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IMEMINE1 7/2/2014 4:05PM

    Great blog. I agree wit all you wrote. We have to get out and enjoy and live our life.
Sometimes we get too involved and this should be an aid for us and not a job.
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Have a great time!!

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MYAKAYAH 4/9/2014 4:29AM

    I feel like I could have written this entry and I have pulled back some myself to keep the focus on why I am here in the first place. You inspire me still to keep on walking. If I get back to round 20,000 steps in a day that will be something but I want to do my walking and have time to do other exercise like my yoga, elliptical and strength training. Its about the balance like you are alluding to.

You are right its nice to be an inspiration but taking the pressure off ourselves is stress reduction in my view~

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SUSIEGKORN 4/8/2014 10:42AM

    Happy for you ~ you've discovered many things about yourself on your way to becoming a healthier person. Glad you've found a way to keep your priorities in a balanced check! Sorry to hear about your wife's aunt. Give her a hug for me and let her know I just sent up a prayer for her strength and happiness in her memories of their time together as she misses her aunt.

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FRANCESCANAZ 3/27/2014 10:44AM

    Great blog! It is really difficult to accomplish all we want to and really easy to focus on one solitary goal...like getting in steps. I love my fitbit but hae never made it over 12,000 steps in a day. Lately I am around 4,000. I guess that is better than the 2,000 I was doing before I began counting. Kudos to you for seeking a balance. Never give up...especially the YOGA & Tai Chi and thanks for remaining a Spark friend!

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BATCHICK 3/17/2014 10:49AM

    Wow, what an interesting blog! It just goes to show you that SP is a tool to help you focus on making positive changes, but like any tool it can be used improperly. I love how thoughtful your blogs are!

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HGSGUY 3/16/2014 1:29PM

    And you continue to be an inspiration!
You showed what was possible with the steps. You were top of the charts, others admired that and wanted to copy that. Now, you have stepped back top allow them to take the lead, allow them to see what #1 feels like, allow them to enjoy the benefits. When they decide to back off and let someone else have that spot, they will be inspired by how you went from an extreme, to a more balanced approach to your well being. Mind, body and spirit, all equally important, not cardio over strength, or fit body over sound mind.

You haven't slacked off, you have found the next step on this journey! Congrats!

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KAYOTIC 3/16/2014 12:35PM

    I can relate to this blog and the feeling of getting too caught up in those numbers, for me I sometimes let the scale weight get to me, so I'll take a break on that. It's so easy to focus on one thing to the detriment of all else...so it's nice that you can see that, and take a step (or 10,000 steps) back and find a new balance.

For what it's worth you have inspired me to aim for 10,000 steps a day, and I have been hitting that most day for the past couple of weeks, so thanks for that!

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NOMIS1 3/16/2014 8:58AM

    This is a wonderful blog and also an inspiration.

Very sorry to hear about your wife's aunt.

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BRENJET 3/16/2014 7:59AM

    Oh my friend, You just can't escape inspiring people...here you go again!!! I am so grateful that you wrote this blog because I have been worried, worried, worried! Thrilled that you have made changes that work for you and so glad to know that you are still on that healthy journey! Spring is coming! Looking forward to a good hike in the Whites w/you and your gorgeous wife!
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GRAMMYEAC 3/16/2014 7:28AM

    We all go through cycles -- pushing ourselves to reach our immediate goals. Too often, this gives us a blurred vision of our long-term objective. You've given us all a powerful message to help us refocus outside the "here and now."

Thanks for a wonderful blog.


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JSTETSER 3/16/2014 5:58AM

    Tai-Chi,
You are an amazing person! I also make the leader board occasionally, and love the feeling. I will watch out for those monkeys. They also ride my back occasionally.
Jackie

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68ANNE 3/15/2014 10:15PM

    All things considered you are smart and figured it out so that it works for you.
Sorry about your wife's aunt

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DYNAMICDEB53 3/15/2014 9:02PM

    Yes balance in all things is important. I have been and am dealing with some of those same things and need to cut back in some things. It is not easy and it is also so easy to get all caught up in things too.
I am so sorry to hear about your wifes aunt. Hope she has a safe trip,

Take care and keep being an inspiration to YOURSELF and then others.

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Deb

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JANESLOSS 3/15/2014 8:18PM

    Good for you my Spark friend! I have done the same thing a couple of weeks ago and now that I'm spending less time checking in with Spark and running teams I've started to lose weight again. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of the process. You are still inspiring and I applaud you for doing what is best for you!

Regards,
Jane

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 3/15/2014 6:52PM

    I get those same types of comment from walking 20,000 daily steps. Yes, it is uplifting that I can inspire people just based on the amount of walking but - yes again, that means you have to keep it up. Some days it gets tiring and when I don't get 20,000 I feel like I've let people down. You hit the nail on the head, thank you.

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KABMPH 3/15/2014 5:33PM

    Good, deep insights, my friend. Remembering the deeper why of all of this is so incredibly important.

I look forward to our coffee! I went for a walk in the park today (I have a normal course that takes me through that park) and I imagined taking you and your wife on the course some day. :)

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BEATLETOT 3/15/2014 5:07PM

    I love this blog! I hope the Friend Feed changes help you with your Spark Time like they've helped me (there are less updates to read because they took off commenting on blogs--so I'm so grateful to be your friend now before they did that, because how else would I find you? But I digress)...

You are even more of an inspiration for being able to look introspectively and at your motivations and see they aren't working for you any more. And 20,000 steps a day is still way inspiring, man. I like the image of you coming back from NY and looking with relief at your Fitbit numbers.

And hey, in a few months, I'm going to start looking for jobs back in the DC Metro Area and hopefully going home, so next time you're in town, we CAN meet for a walk, or a beer (I don't do coffee-but I love beer!). Have I invited you to trivia yet? You and your bride and family should TOTALLY join our team when you're in town and I'm home!

I'm sorry about your wife's aunt and happy your wife can go be with her during this time.

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SLENDERELLA61 3/15/2014 4:25PM

    Brilliant blog. Brave and good moves to put life and goals and activity -- even Sparking here on great ole SP - in proper perspective. Thanks. I needed that! So, ironically, you are still inspiring people, namely me!! -Marsha

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CHRISTINEBWD 3/15/2014 4:12PM

    emoticon Some people ask me how I cannot watch TV - My answer to that is I don't want to watch other people living their life - I want to live mine. Glad you figured it all out because you sound like a stellar guy!
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A reminder that warmer days are coming

Thursday, March 06, 2014


Mrs. TaiChiDancer is a strawberry picking machine!

  
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PAPAMIKIE 3/13/2014 9:00AM

    How come you guys are picking berries and I am blowing snow out of my driveway at 7:00 a.m.?

Take care and enjoy the berries

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DYNAMICDEB53 3/10/2014 6:39PM

    Looks yummy, love spring and strawberries.
You are a lucky man

Deb

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GARDENQE2 3/9/2014 4:59PM

    Typical man...always falling in love with some gadget..... emoticon

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JUSTDOINGIT101 3/8/2014 7:42PM

    Sweet! Are you going to make anything special with them?

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PINKNFITCARLA 3/8/2014 5:26PM

    Yum!

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68ANNE 3/8/2014 9:17AM

    I think we needed that reminder

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MYAKAYAH 3/8/2014 6:17AM

    I love strawberries so much & the Mrs. is very pretty~

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TXPATRIOT 3/8/2014 12:15AM

    Yummmm!

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BATCHICK 3/7/2014 12:22PM

    I can feel the weather changing in my broken ankle... emoticon


Despite the pain I am excited for SPRING!!!

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KAYOTIC 3/7/2014 9:49AM

    Those look fantastic! We've really been enjoying the strawberries lately too. emoticon

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BRENJET 3/6/2014 9:39PM

    Yum-strawberries! That's an awesome pic of the Mrs.!! Can't wait for SPRING!!!!
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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 3/6/2014 9:19PM

    There is nothing like fresh-picked strawberries. You are one lucky fellow. They are starting to appear in the grocery stores here in Michigan and I am grateful for them. Make a nice breakfast.

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FRANCESCANAZ 3/6/2014 8:28PM

    emoticon That brings happy memories of picking strawberries with our granddaughter last spring. Can hardly wait for the picking and eating! emoticon we are up at the Canandian border and our crops are excellent!
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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 3/6/2014 6:55PM

    Just lovely!

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TERI-RIFIC 3/6/2014 6:42PM

    Can't wait! Those are really early strawberries! Very cute picture of Mrs. TaiChiCDancer.

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KABMPH 3/6/2014 5:29PM

    The time change this weekend will also help!

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JSTETSER 3/6/2014 3:22PM

    It feels a bit like Spring today!

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RWETHAIRYET 3/6/2014 3:02PM

    I must be a little short sighted, ha ha. i'm only looking as far ahead as watching them pull the Bobhouses out of Meredith Bay.

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GINNABOOTS 3/6/2014 1:30PM

    Yummy! They look wonderful!

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BEATLETOT 3/6/2014 1:16PM

    Wow! So far north?

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This marriage

Sunday, February 16, 2014

This marriage by Rumi

May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
May it be sweet milk,
this marriage, like wine and halvah.
May this marriage offer fruit and shade
like the date palm.
May this marriage be full of laughter,
our every day a day in paradise.
May this marriage be a sign of compassion,
a seal of happiness here and hereafter.
May this marriage have a fair face and a good name,
an omen as welcomes the moon in a clear blue sky.
I am out of words to describe
how spirit mingles in this marriage.


(Rumi 1207-1273)

  
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IMEMINE1 2/23/2014 8:07AM

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BATCHICK 2/18/2014 1:49PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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EABHA70 2/17/2014 2:40PM

    So lovely! Also, funny that it comes right after the blog about your wedding ring falling off!

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PINKNFITCARLA 2/16/2014 9:46PM

    emoticon Love it!

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BRENJET 2/16/2014 7:14PM

    Beautiful!!
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68ANNE 2/16/2014 4:25PM

    I have not seen this before, it is great!

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TERI-RIFIC 2/16/2014 3:57PM

    You are too cute. The honeymoon isn't over. emoticon

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TKADEEPBREATH 2/16/2014 3:32PM

    Very nice. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem.

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MADEIT3 2/16/2014 2:42PM

    Beautiful poem. Wine and halvah - haven't even SEEN the word halvah in years...



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SLIMMERJESSE 2/16/2014 2:11PM

    Lovely!

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MYAKAYAH 2/16/2014 2:09PM

    This is a great summation on what marriage in its natural state would be like~

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My wedding ring fell off!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

... and I wasn't even in a singles bar!

Okay, that last bit was a joke. Don't get the wrong idea: TaiChiDancer is VERY HAPPILY MARRIED. But it is true that my ring just fell (flew actually) off when I shook my hand.

It wasn't totally unexpected: it has been getting looser and and looser as I've lost weight. But today was the first time it came off on its own.

Yes, I know I can get it sized or I can get a ring guard (and I think I'll do the latter for now) but it is just amazing to me and a reminder of how far I've come on this Spark Journey.

  
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HGSGUY 3/7/2014 9:30AM

    Amazing all the great and little changes that happen on this journey. Glad you didn't lose it!

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DYNAMICDEB53 2/18/2014 7:13PM

    LOL has happened to me too, got a ring guard for one and the other is just getting too loose so tis time for me to get them both sized down, Think now this will be the last time, since its the knuckle that counts now.
But yes it is a great reminder of your progress.

Hugs and smiles
Deb

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/17/2014 7:15PM

    Congratulations! I'm having the same challenge especially when it's a little colder or I'm a little less hydrated. I know I should get my re-sized but for some reason I like the reminder...I guess a little daily NSV.

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VWMOMMY 2/17/2014 4:33PM

    Mine has been getting a lot looser too. Hubby actually just had it resized for me a year or so ago because it hadn't fit my finger ever since I got pregnant with my son. Now I'm gonna have to resize it again??? I might look into a ring guard too.

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MYAKAYAH 2/16/2014 2:08PM

    Talk about a Non-Scale Victory! (NSV) good for getting the ring guards so it'll stay on~

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JUSTDOINGIT101 2/15/2014 10:43AM

    Yahoo! What a testament to all your hard work, and a great non scale victory!
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KUTLIKS 2/15/2014 9:40AM

    Can't stop laughing! That's fantastic! emoticon

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IMEMINE1 2/14/2014 4:43PM

    That's amazing, I have been waiting for mine to get over my knuckle and it still hasn't made it. emoticon

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68ANNE 2/13/2014 9:03PM

    oops and congratulations

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JEN_ORR 2/13/2014 9:18AM

  Me too - it flew right off my hand when I threw abiscuit out for my dog. I cried and then ran to go find the metal detector because I couldn't find it in the snow.

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KAYOTIC 2/13/2014 8:49AM

    Progress! What a funny sign of how far you've come, hope no one was injured by the flying ring!

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GREENGENES 2/13/2014 12:28AM

    That's a good sign. When I first reached my goal weight I almost lost my ring playing basketball. I got it resized and now if the ring gets a little tight I know I need to get back on track..

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KABMPH 2/12/2014 10:57PM

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2013SWEETJANE 2/12/2014 7:44PM

    Get it re-sized, unless your finger is likely to shrink a lot more. 'Cause you won't ever need to take that ring guard OFF again, y'know?! ;)

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BRENJET 2/12/2014 7:40PM

    Hooray!!! I love when you share those NSV's!! Congratulations! emoticon

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 2/12/2014 6:46PM

    Fantastic NSV! emoticon

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MJ7DM33 2/12/2014 6:30PM

  WTG!

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RWETHAIRYET 2/12/2014 5:51PM

    That happened to me when I had come close to my goal weight. I was trying to shoo the dog out of the kitchen and ended up sending it sailing across the living room and right into the husband's lap. The look he gave me was priceless. And then he went out and bought me a ring guard until I was ready to have it resized, ha ha.
Congratulations. That's one of those "little" achievements that you don't necessarily think about until they happen.

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DETERMINEDJANET 2/12/2014 4:46PM

    I have mine in the jewelry box until I finish losing so I only have to resize once. I hadn't thought about a ring guard though...

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JSTETSER 2/12/2014 4:29PM

    I had to do the same thing. Isn't it wonderful?
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BATCHICK 2/12/2014 3:47PM

    Yay for losing weight, but careful not to lose that ring!

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AZ_CAT_PERSON 2/12/2014 2:54PM

    emoticon Glad you didn't actually lose your ring when it fell off.

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TERI-RIFIC 2/12/2014 2:14PM

    emoticon Thank goodness you weren't where you could lose it!! emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 2/12/2014 2:11PM

    Gotta love those NSV's!

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VJH-W65 2/12/2014 1:39PM

    BRAVO
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75,000 steps in one day

Sunday, February 02, 2014



On the 1st of February, I decided to try and set a new personal best on my fitbit. My previous pesonal best was a little over 50,000. As you can see, I just kept moving the whole day except for a few breaks in the evening.

Obviously, this was just a one day thing to see what I could do. My real goal is consistency: trying to get 20,000 to 30,000 steps a day. I think 75,000 is the most I can do without special preparation: getting up early, preparing meals in advance, etc.

I do think my body has 100,000 in it, but I'm going to wait for longer days and warmer weather before I try.

From this experience, I have learned that many of our limitations are ones that we set up in our minds. If we refuse to listen to those negative "voices in our heads" we may surprise ourselves.

The other thing I learned is about the power of a supportive community. Yesterday, I posted on my status that I was going for a personal record. Many of you expressed your support and that really gave me extra motivation. I appreciate you all so much and draw on your strength even when the goal is one pound a week lost, rather than some sort of record. Thank you all.

Spark on friends.

  
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CANNIE50 3/12/2014 8:17PM

    Oh my stars! SO impressive. I felt great about getting 15,000 average until I read an article in Sports Illustrated about a former NBA coach (Don Nelson, maybe?) who retired to Hawaii and gets 20,000 steps per day nearly 365 days per year. So, I thought I needed to bump up my steps to that....until I read your blog! emoticon Well, my dogs will be thrilled with this new goal. I am subscribing to your blog because now I have to read about the 100,000 day, which is certainly coming soon emoticon

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HGSGUY 3/7/2014 9:34AM

    wow! I am catching up and was reading your blogs. That is an incredible number of steps! You are going to wear that thing out if you aren't careful! Love the Fitbit, I wore it on the cruise and am sad to say, one of the sea days I got less than 3,000 steps! It wasn't easy to get that low, but I did it!

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IMSMILEY88 2/26/2014 9:27AM

    That's terrific! And, isn't the support on SP wonderful? emoticon

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HOLLYM48 2/16/2014 7:18PM

    Wow!!!! Awesome job!

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MJ7DM33 2/12/2014 6:46PM

  WOOT! WOOT! That is AWESOME SAUCE!!!!!!!

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XXJDXX 2/10/2014 5:35AM

    This is incredible on so many levels! Walking almost 40 miles is definitely a feat. Great work, and congratulations!

It makes me wonder what more I can do to push myself.

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SPEEDYDOG 2/9/2014 10:13AM

    Hmm , than is very interesting. I was thinking of getting the Spark Activity Tracker. But I was afraid that if I did 20,000 steps, I would want to shoot for 40,000. Not is not bad.

Congratulations on your activity level.

Bruce

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PROT358 2/8/2014 7:34PM

    My goodness! This boggles my mind. And your accomplishment makes the 10,000 advice seem paltry by comparison. Very impressive!

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2013SWEETJANE 2/7/2014 7:40AM

    You have got to be in VERY good shape to do so many steps in one day! I, too, am looking forward to warmer weather to increase my outdoor walking, which is currently at zero. There is a LOT of snow and ice here, and no sidewalks in my area. So...it's indoor action only, and I find walking to nowhere on a treadmill just plain boring.

I also wanted to say THANK YOU for your faithful support for my every tiny "step" here on SparkPeople. There have been many days where "TaiChiDancer Liked This" was the only "up" in a "down" day. You're helping me just with your presence.

Have a wonderful day,

Jane

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/6/2014 2:08PM

    WOW, WOW,WOW. Simply Amazing. I battle MS, so I admire all your fancy footwork. I try as hard as I can to do 1000 steps per hour. It adds up over the day. I wish my legs could do more. Keep on stepping. emoticon

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TKADEEPBREATH 2/5/2014 8:12PM

    That is truly amazing. You should be very proud of yourself. I know all the rest of us are.

WAY TO GO! !!

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GARDENQE2 2/5/2014 1:52PM

    Absolutely AMAZING!!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 2/5/2014 1:54AM

    Holy cow, Batman! Well done!

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TEENY_BIKINI 2/3/2014 11:04PM

    Shut the front door!!!! That is amaze balls!

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HGSGUY 2/3/2014 9:21AM

    Wow! That is a great goal come true! I am not all surprised though. You have shown over time that when you set a goal, you work very hard to achieve it. Great job!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 2/3/2014 9:14AM

    Wow! Best I did was some 60,000 or so, and I had to run a marathon to get to that.
You rock!

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GRAMMYEAC 2/2/2014 10:59PM

    Awesome!!!

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JANESLOSS 2/2/2014 9:57PM

    Wow! awesome job! Very excited for you!

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68ANNE 2/2/2014 9:38PM

    Woohoo
You are rocking!

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MADEIT3 2/2/2014 7:35PM

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That's about 30 miles? A lot depends on your stride, but what a lot of steps. Congrats on meeting your stretch goal!!

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 2/2/2014 7:01PM

    Holy Toledo! 75,000. I am in awe. You, sir, are a FitBit god. I bow to you. emoticon I know how hard I have to work to get 20,000 each day so 75,000 is incredible! emoticon

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STARTINGINLIMBO 2/2/2014 5:02PM

    Wow, that's really good!

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MOTHEPRO 2/2/2014 1:45PM

    Wow! Very impressive! Congratulations on reaching your goal!
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BRENJET 2/2/2014 1:37PM

    I'm interested in how you achieved this too! Treadmill? Long hike? Just on your feet all day? Combination? I am also interested in how you feel today. Such an impressive accomplishment!! Congrats!
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KAYOTIC 2/2/2014 1:16PM

    Great job! You are so active and it shows....I'm sure your daily step count helped you achieve this milestone. emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 2/2/2014 11:58AM

    Go for it!

Personally, my mind chooses to achieve more than my body allows it. Pushed for 7,500 steps one day and my arthritic-ridden body SCREAMED at me more than usual for days. So, my lesson learned loud and clear is that moderate, consistent physical activity is for me with intention of increasing the duration gradually.

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THINFITFEMINIST 2/2/2014 11:20AM

    I tried this myself one time and did detriment to my health overall.

To me it is what I can do consistently while operating my healthy life style in total.

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PAPACAT 2/2/2014 11:11AM

  Amazing...what an accomplishment. Cant wait to see what you do next.

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Deb

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BEATLETOT 2/2/2014 10:06AM

    I clicked "I Liked This!" because I did. =)

You are so cool. This is awesome.

You will OWN June 22nd, the longest day of the year!

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KABMPH 2/2/2014 9:45AM

    Nice work!!
Did you learn anything from achieving this one-time goal?

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INGMARIE 2/2/2014 9:20AM

    emoticon WOW emoticon

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MYAKAYAH 2/2/2014 8:56AM

    75,000 excellent work, your FitBit's battery is going to run down faster like this lol! I'm trying for over 20,000 today which will be interesting with the Super Bowl going on but I'm going to give it my best~

Did you go for a long walk outside your neighborhood or mostly round the house? That is a lot of walking, when I get close to 30,000 I get tired~

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SCHECK5 2/2/2014 8:18AM

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SLIMMERJESSE 2/2/2014 7:55AM

    WOW!

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