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Doing the numbers...

Sunday, July 08, 2012

First, what's on my mind is my TOE! I broke it two weeks ago and have been working on healing it with herbs, vitamins, acupuncture, etc. I thought it was getting better and then I made the mistake of mowing the lawn wearing a pair of muck boots. Well, those boots were not a good idea. I am worried that I may have jammed it out of place. Ugh. I'm working on getting the swelling down so I can see...

The broken toe is putting a BIG damper on my exercise routine. Walking on the hills right outside my door is my normal routine, and I haven't been able to do that, since you're supposed to stay off of it. I'm walking around (i.e., not on crutches) and that's already not so good.

So: Even though Spark is giving me congratultions for my fitness routine, frankly, it's at a low level: crawling around weeding the garden, playing music (yes, apparently it counts), plus -- I've done a bit of bike riding. But since I live on dirt roads and hills (and I'm not so fit as to be able to tackle them on a bike) I throw my bike in the car and go to the old railroad bed. It's fine...but it takes TIME. Likewise for swimming -- takes time to get in the car and go somewhere.

Okay: Nothing for it but to do SOMETHING. Today, it's going to be a lot of housecleaning...and maybe a bike ride later in the day.

In the meantime: My weight wasn't budging and now it has. I think I was doing a bit of de=toxing with my high fruits and veggie diet and it finally showed up.

I ran some numbers today, just for fun, because I am so close to my healthy BMI.

BMI: 25. That's overweight, but I need to lose only one pound to be in healthy BMI.

Body fat ratio: 25.1, which is "acceptable." However, fitness is from 21-24.

Hip-Waist ratio -- .71, which is healthy.

And finally -- interestingly -- this page also calculates my BMR and they say it is 1443 calories per day. Spark says it is in the 1700 range.

If you want to do your own calculations, here's the page: Once you fill in your height and weight and get a BMI, you'll see the options for the other calculations.

Be well.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FRANCESCANAZ 7/10/2012 8:26PM

    Thanks, that site was very valuable.

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TRESSWANN 7/9/2012 8:22PM

    Hang in there

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BILLB000 7/8/2012 10:04PM

    Happy to see you having success and being able to recognize it. What a boost!

Even if you feel the fitness routines are lower level... it is something. Give your self credit for the energy expenditure and movement. When the toe gets better, you will do more. It is all about the process. And you are truly working the plan.

I know about the time factor with trying to work exercise in to a busy life. I shared that same sense of time urgency for many years. At times I was successful in making room for exercise. Other times, I allowed 'life" to control me and my time budgeting. Now at 62, semi retired, I have given up a good part of my busy crazy work life , and I am making time to bike, hike etc 5-6 days a week. But it is because I feel I have the gift of time now.

But , as I look back I realize I never resolved the time urgency issue. Just worked it out with aging. This probably doesn't help, but at least I appreciate what you are going through.

Keep the faith.

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FRANCESCANAZ 7/8/2012 8:02PM

    Yhanks kathleen. I'll chck that out. Congrat on your weight loss. Take care of that toe. emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 7/8/2012 7:51PM

    Be careful...........we don't want to to re-injure your toe. Glad to hear that your weight is "budging"!

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