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"Busy" does not equal "Active"

Friday, February 15, 2013

That's been my big lesson with the Fitbit. Yes, I am crazy busy..and I fall into bed exhausted every night. For years, I have equated that with being active.

Nope. The Fitbit has shown me that despite all that "busy-ness" - I am typically fairly active about 2 hours a day. I am slightly active about an hour a day. And very active? once or twice a day - typically zumba and walks.

Yesterday was another 10K+ day, and again, it was noteworthy to me that to get over 10K required a "short class" of 20 min of zumba, two 15 min walks, a trip to the grocery store, and getting up and walking around a little every half hour. That doesn't sound like a lot, but piled into my day...it is.

The scale..it's teetering. I think I might have lost a half pound, but I don't have an electronic scale, so I only count what I know is true, and what was true yesterday was 244. Again. I do expect, by the shift in my clothes, there will be a drop soon. Last time I went down 7....up 3 and stayed there for a net loss of 4 pounds. For some reason, that's the way my body works. None of this a pound a week thing. It hangs on for 2 weeks, 3 weeks, maybe a month, then BOOM. 5-7 pound loss, then it wiggles up and down a little for a 2-4 pound "real" loss.

Learning this is helping me to be more patient.

Food? Well....much drama ensues from the south while Jodie's mom declines rapidly. Hospice said she won't make it til Jodie's planned trip end of March, so next week jodie is making a flying trip to Louisiana to say goodbye to her mom. Meanwhile, her sister calls 10x a day with increasing hysteria/drama. Seriously. 10x a day. As i said.....Drama ensues. Oy. So the food? yeah. It's not pretty. So, I'm focusing on movement...that's the best I can do right now.

And the best you can do....is the best you can do. Have a rockin' weekend folks!
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40PUDDLEJUMPER 2/17/2013 3:41AM

    emoticon doing your best is the big thing...that's all we can do so be very proud of that,

Hang in there x

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 2/17/2013 3:35AM

    emoticon doing your best is the big thing...that's all we can do so be very proud of that,

Hang in there x

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TRIXIETEXAS 2/15/2013 10:29AM

    The fitbit is so great for making you see what your patterns are...I am finding also that it is so hard to get to 10K. I'm fitting in extra steps all day and I am still not making it every day.

You are right to know that you just have to do the best you can in trying times. Losing a parent is so awful and tough, and being the partner of someone losing a parent is hard, too. Knowing what to say, allowing them to experience their grief...it's all just hard. Continue to do your best, it is all you can do. emoticon



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