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The Law of Averaging

Wednesday, December 08, 2010



Back when I was in my twenties I took a class in finances, where the instructor said to make regular personal financial investments over time consistently even when the market is high or low and your investment will average out over time. I have used this idea when exercising hoping that it will pay off at the end of the month, doing what I can do each and every day adding up my steps and hoping that the average at the end of the week will be a respectable total. Last month is was just under 10,000 steps. My weight loss per month has averaged about 4 pounds per month.

That means it would take me 11 more months at this rate to get down to 125 pounds. That is a long time. Way longer than what spark projected. YIKES !!! What's Up with that ??? I am totally staying within the calorie range on the lower side of it without feeling hungry at the slightest.

Planning to win, but having a plan that has some flexibility to allow for some adjustment in my energy levels allows me make adjustments day to day as my needs arise without me feeling guilty. It's a win-win situation. When set a step goal 30,000 steps per month which equals 10,000 steps a day often I shoot for going over 10,000 steps a day. It's kind of a just in case scenario. Just in case I miss a day or want to take a day off, or feel under the weather. However, I do make the choice to go under my goal.

Tomorrow I start a new notebook. I went out and found a lovely dark purple one. I filled three so far with my weightloss journey !!! Three notebooks filled with notes of what workouts I have done, foods eaten, calories burned, measurements, steps taken, a wealth of priceless information that can't be replaced.

My workout yesterday was: 100 Crunches with the legs in the air to work the muffin top, and alternating crunches, three sets of 30 kettlebell swings, (I am getting better !!!) 2 sets of 20 pushups, and Petra's Cardio for Beginners. Petra was a delight to workout with. She has such a pleasant, cheerful personality that I really enjoyed that make working out a pleasure. I will have to invest in more of her workouts.

Total steps 10264.
101 moderate activity.
45 vig.
2491 Cal. burned.

My MS had me sitting a bit more yesterday with increased fatigue. My face, head, neck, chest, shoulders, arms, and back, have increased numbness that is rather worry some. Its a new intensity of numbness that I haven't experiences before. I did have to get help up out of the chair today and up off the floor after doing crunches and pushups. So I did my floor work in the living room knowing I would need help.

Overall, even with the minor challenges that I faced today the exercise has done me a world of good. My walking and balance has improved, my gait is better. It is not normal, there is still a ways to improve, but it is far superior to how it was before I started to working out at home. Back when physical therapist had given up hope on me. There are times I can get up out of the chair much easier than ever before. I notice that I can roll over easier on the floor, something I used to struggle with before. There are times when I don't have to hold on to my husband to walk. When my minds clouds up with the MS cog fog, I have noticed if I get up and march in place it helps to clear it up. My posture is improving. My mental attitude is improving, I am more positive than before.

I am comitted to the process.


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JIBBIE49 12/23/2010 5:48PM

    emoticon Love that you are doing ALL you can to deal with your MS. I read an article some time ago about a man who was diagnosed in the last '70s with MS and he began a serious study of YOGA emoticon and he was still teaching YOGA at that time. The doctors were amazed that he was LIVING with his MS and doing so well after so long.

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JILL313 12/9/2010 12:54AM

    You are such an inspiration to me and many others!! I am so proud of you. Keep up the good work and exercise as it seems to be helping you! Way to Go! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/8/2010 11:25AM

    You are right....it's the consistent effort that counts.

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PROPMAN1 12/8/2010 10:24AM

  Keep up the good work. Most inportant when fighting MS to stay as active as possible. Every bit helps. Hopefully you'll keep up with what you're doing and the fighting spirit you have will overcome the odds. Anything we can do to rid ourselves of the fatigue and other symptoms is a blessing. Peace. emoticon

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ZANNACHAN 12/8/2010 9:24AM

    Whoo hoo! Keep up the good work!

I like the analogy of steady investments paying off... That works for me! Like you, I'm losing weight a lot slower than sparks anticipated--I'm doing well to average a pound lost per month--but I'm still losing, and that's the important thing!

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NUTRON3 12/8/2010 9:12AM

    Keep up the good work!

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APIRLRAIN888 12/8/2010 6:25AM

    u can do it

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DEDICATED2HIM 12/8/2010 5:02AM

    Brava!
And 10,000 steps a day, = 300,000 steps a month...even better, right?

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SUSIEPH1 12/8/2010 4:57AM

    I love that you are fighting MS all the way!!.
Who knows ....may be exercise can be the the start of the fight back .. I hope it is ..
MS is still a mystery .. and no one has found the cure as yet.
I really hope and pray what you are doing, is helping you live a better and more active life .. God Bless you my friend ... Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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