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Sunday, May 05, 2013

I have been struggling with activity level. We have had a lot of cold, cloudy, wet days recently (and snow on May 1st) and I am not motivated to go out in that kind of weather. The up side was that I got called in to work on Friday, which put my step count at 16,180 for that day. Today, I was pumped to go find my sister on the Lincoln Half Marathon route, and did a lot of parking and walking to to course, which puts my step count at 4763 at 11:19 am. It is a grey day today as well, but I was motivated by all those people (10,000) who were out there doing the Lincoln Marathon (full or half)

Anyway, haven't posted weight because it has gone up, and am not particularly happy with myself. I am in a funk, and I need to get out of it. I didn't realize how much not having a regular schedule would affect my mood, and unfortunately not in a positive way.
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GAYLLYNNE 5/6/2013 6:59AM

    Hang on. That was a very impressive step count! My highest step count has been about 8500 and that's with the treadmill!!!! You can do this, I'm rooting for you to win!

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MOBYCARP 5/5/2013 8:12PM

    Part of being active is paying attention. This is where the pedometer helps me. I notice that even though I make my 10K steps per day, I'm more likely to have 11K or 12K routinely now than I was when we had winter weather. Walking is just a more natural activity that happens without thought when the weather is nice. in the winter, I have to make an effort to go out and have an intentional walk. In nice weather, extra steps happen from activity that I don't think about while I'm doing it.

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WALLINMW 5/5/2013 12:25PM

  Me too. Hard to stay motivated.

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