When I joined this team, a number of years ago, my goal was often 8,000 - 10,000 steps per day.
Since then, my multiple sclerosis affects my stamina much more than it used to. I can't walk for more than 20 minutes at a time without being absolutely exhausted. And, even at that, it's a slow walk. Most days, although I wear a pedomoter, I don't choose to walk for exercise, and only attain 1000 - 3000 steps.
I haven't really set new goals. I don't enjoy exercising. And, although at times, I haven't hated walking for exercise, it seems that I dislike any exercise now, including walking.
I know that I should set an attainable goal for myself, regarding how long, or, how far, to walk daily. But, I just can't seem to motivate myself to do that.
I re-committed myself to SparkPeople in July, and, in spite of a round of steroids in September (during which, in 3 weeks, I gained back all the weight I'd lost in the previous 5 weeks), I stayed on track and have been losing weight, even with no or minimal exercise.
Doing It With Multiple Sclerosis;
2005-2009: 185 lbs. Some minor yo-yo-ing.
2010/Sept: 180 lbs; Waist 46"
2011/Jan 1: 160 lbs; May 22: 133 lbs for DD's wedding
2012/Jan 1: 119.8 lbs; May 1 117.2 lbs
2013/Jan 1 - 121.2 lbs
Monthly wt is in my SP intro
Reached 118 lbs for about 6 months; working hard to maintain weight, w peri-menopuase now;
Goal range: 107-118 lbs/W31.5. Under 123 OK
| current weight: 121.6