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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Yesterday I ended up with more than 15,000 steps for the day. After my almost 5k, I was at more than 7000 before my second breakfast. Plus I did some balcony gardening around lunchtime, so I ended up around 10,000 at lunch. Then, after dinner, the kids asked to go out for a walk, so we did. When we came back inside I was at just over 13,000.

Obviously I was wearing a step tracker or I wouldn't have known any of this. Since I was at 13,000 I had to see what I would get on my other websites for 15,000 steps. I have a fitbit, so I am registered to that account. For 5,000, 10,000 and any increment of 5,000 steps you get a virtual badge. (Btw, you can find me there under the same username and picture.) I got my first 15,000 badge yesterday! Pacing the kitchen got me there at the end of the day.

I also am working toward a shirt and water bottle through this website called You get points for any steps over 5000 for the day and can log in activities for points from climbing stairs to regular housework to taking walks to any standard exercises. After so many points, you can earn prizes. Have a friend group and you can earn points for them too! For 15,000 steps I got 50 points!

For 15,000 steps I was active enough for an extra 400 calories for the day, and that's just for walking instead of sitting around. Imagine if I had done harder work, how many calories would that have been? I didn't include the lifting I did for my gardening, so I probably burned more calories for that too!

Every step counts! What are you making yours count toward?
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Today's holidays: National Tell a Story Day, World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, Morse Code Day, Babe Ruth Day and Prime Rib Day. Perhaps you could tell a story in Morse Code about Babe Ruth after doing some Tai Chi to get your blood flowing? Top it off with a good dinner of Prime Rib and you've got all the day's holiday's set!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NINJA_SMOO 4/29/2013 4:21PM

  Wow, that's great! Keep it up!

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CC3833 4/29/2013 9:41AM

    Great job!!! Getting those steps in are important go you!

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SUNNYWBL 4/28/2013 11:00PM

    My steps count toward lining healthier and longer!

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FRAN0426 4/28/2013 9:40PM

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FRAN0426 4/28/2013 9:39PM

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TANYA602 4/28/2013 8:24PM

    Wahooo! You will soon be hooked in on getting at least 10K steps a day! I find myself walking circles around the house sometimes just to get in those last few hundred points. Congratulations!

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MPLSKEN 4/28/2013 10:37AM

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This weather really helps, doesn't it?
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FLEURGARDEN 4/28/2013 10:01AM

    Wow - that's a lot of steps! I need to check that web site out too.

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1MANKNEY 4/27/2013 11:40PM

    I choose Prime Rib Day! Yummy. One of my favorite things. I love beef! We went out to dinner tonight and I had a large spinach salad with a steak and pilaf. I ate the large spinach salad and about an inch of the steak which was delicious. The rest came home for two more meals with the addition of lots of vegetables. I used to eat it all and that is how I gained the 20 pounds. Learning to eat less is helping to get me down to the weight I want to be. I just wish it were as easy to lose as it is to gain! emoticon

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MISSG180 4/27/2013 10:32PM

    That's a lot of steps! Great job!

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    You are doing fabulous!! And looking great in your profile pic! That site sounds really cool too. Will have to check it out and try to earn some points. Keep up the awesome work!

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SCARLETCURLZ 4/27/2013 6:49PM

    emoticon That's awesome!

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TRUCKERWIFE2 4/27/2013 5:29PM

    Great job! Keep up the good work!

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HOLLYM48 4/27/2013 12:12PM

    Great job! I love my fitbit too as it keeps me very motivated to do at least 10,000 every day and I push for more after that goal! Keep on pushing, you are doing so wonderful! emoticon emoticon

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