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    STRONG_SARAH   28,908
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10,000 steps

Sunday, November 03, 2013

For the last week I've been hitting 10,000 steps or using the stationary bike every day. I had to start breaking up the monotony of the bike so I made a deal with myself that days I get my steps in I am excused from the bike. This is subject to revision of course, I'm forever making deals with myself. Remember that show 'Let's Make a Deal'? I should have been on that.

I haven't been tracking here because I've started using the "my fitness tracker" app on my smartphone. I know, sounds disloyal to SP, right? Truth is that the foods I eat and european brands are not in the SP tracker and since I haven't had a lot of luck with tracking so far, I thought I'd try this. The problem is that I don't get my points or trophies that I used to.

It seems to be worth it though because I have noticed a difference; I've lost two pounds this week. I'm not going to celebrate that yet because I tend to fluctuate within 4 pounds on an almost weekly basis. If I'm still at this weight next week (or lower), I'll shout it out to everyone! emoticon

So, what have I done last week? On Wednesday I walked 14,000 steps along the beach through 3 towns. I thought it was pretty cool to see the boats and beach barriers.

On Thursday I walked past some lovely olive groves up a path leading to a castle.

Yesterday I took the dog walking in the morning and in the afternoon went to the aquarium where we found Nemo!

And I want to leave you with this photo. Halloween isn't an Italian holiday. In recent years some businesses and amusement parks have been celebrating with decorations, but it's hit or miss. Here is a photo I took on my walk showing that someone is a little confused: emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CLAIREINPARIS 11/11/2013 12:57PM

    What a lovely way to reach such an awesome number of steps! I especially loved the olive grove!
Way to go!

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GETSTRONGRRR 11/4/2013 5:50PM

    Very cool! and 10K steps a day is a great goal!

Do you have a good pedometer or a Bodymedia Fit armband to measure?

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TAICHIDANCER 11/3/2013 5:41PM

    Keep stepping!

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TERRI289 11/3/2013 3:26PM

    Hee hee...too funny! Loved all your pictures.

Keep up the good work, I will send you goodies!!!

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    Haha, love that last picture. Actually, I love them all. You have such interesting places to explore!

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    I seem to find that calorie/sodium counts/some brands are different from the US to Canada, so I input a lot of food items myself when I put together my recipes or track foods. It may take a smidge more time but then it is in my favourites and I can access it all the time.

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SNS1968 11/3/2013 1:13PM

    emoticon emoticon

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GYPSYGOTH 11/3/2013 1:03PM

    Does your step tracker give you miles? Perhaps you could estimate your MPH and put in a corresponding entry on Spark so you get your points!

Fascinating scenery! Wish I had somewhere cool to explore!

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