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7 miles

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Several days ago I found my pedometer, the battery was dead. Who has those kind of batteries around the house anyway? So I had to put it on my shopping list then wait until I needed to go the store. (I don't make unnecessary trips anymore and am saving money by doing that) My pedometer has been clipped on my pants for the past week and my average is 7 + miles per day.

Now I don't know what a norm is. Is 7 miles typical or not? My 2 dogs walks and some treadmill time; that and hubby says I never sit down.

So I'm doing my 7 miles and a video and strength training. Fatloser tells me that exercise will make you look good but diet is where it is at. There are no diets that don't work, only people who don't follow them. I'm paying attention to diet.

I feel strong and my endurance is good. Today as I was leaving a "retirement community" a lady cried out for help, a man had fallen and she couldn't help him up. After asking him if he hurt anywhere and him assuring me he was okay, I put my arms under his arms, around his chest and lifted him so he could get his feet under him. He was elderly and had slipped on the ice. It could happen to anyone, very icy. I told him we needed to report it but he did not want to do that. I could see the fear in his face. He doesn't want anyone to know he fell. Family will make it more than it is and push for assisted living. I'm hearing this a lot from my clients and others who live here. It's strange, such a reversal; these adults are hiding things from their kids like we use to hide things from our parents. Full circle.

So I'm strong, healthy and eating for vitality. I'm actually enjoying the process. Celebrating the day and appreciating my mobility.
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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 1/21/2012 6:32PM

    Isn't it wonderful to be strong enough to help? I don't know much, but it seems like 7 miles/day is pretty good. I should try that sometime. I don't think I go that far, even with my AT LEAST ONE MILE PER DAY FOR THE NEXT 100 DAYS goal I set for myself. I think I could do better! SEVEN miles is GOOD!

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NANCY- 1/20/2012 6:02AM

    That's one of my motivating factors to be fit, vibrant and strong. Sounds like you are there. WTG.

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NEW_PARADIGM 1/18/2012 11:36PM

    As someone else said 10,000 steps is typically 5 miles. I've read that 12,000 steps is an ideal for weight loss. Sounds like you're right there! Plus DH comment about never sitting -- you've seen the recent media blips about sitting as the new smoking?

I have a few friends who have opted to move their elderly parents into their homes for elder care. In their stories I hear reflections of the same -- reversal of many 'parenting' roles. How each choose to take those changes is fascinating and educational as my parents approach those likely ages.

You're doing so Amazing, and with Grace.
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MOTIVATED@LAST 1/18/2012 11:11PM

    7 miles? Nice!

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FREELADY 1/18/2012 10:05PM

    You are doing FANTASTIC!

Your strength and confidence comes through your words. Makes me feel motivated too!

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TOTALFOCUS 1/18/2012 9:32PM

    Great job on the 7 miles!
I remember reading something a while back that said...
If you have a pedometer try to aim for 10,000 steps a day.
10,000 steps a day is equaled to approximately 5 miles.
Keep up the great work!
Of course if a person is not used to walking the much, its important to do what you can and increase steps a little each day.



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