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LINDAJOYWK's Photo LINDAJOYWK Posts: 5,433
3/28/11 6:12 A

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I will try. I had been sick for a while then my Rheum told me to take it easy-time to get back I
think,

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of sand in your shoe"-unknown


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CAROLINATREKKIE's Photo CAROLINATREKKIE SparkPoints: (13,953)
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3/27/11 2:43 P

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OK... I'm in too!!!

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3/27/11 2:35 P

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I received an email indicating you need some more people for this challenge. I am already in two challenges but going through a stress/food bout and thought I need to do more walking. My pedometer has been a problem so the link that can help determine steps without using a pedometer talked me in to it. I will start logging steps.

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1/1/11 5:14 P

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I'm in, need to get the walking badk into my routine

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1/1/11 2:24 P

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Walking is a big part of my fitness program and I'm tracking steps on SP so I think it would be fun to do this virtual walk. Guess we better get going so we get out of this cold place. brrrrr

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1/1/11 12:33 P

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That is how I kept track of my pedometer for a few months. Just wrote the number down at the end of the day on my calendar on my bathroom door. then you just add them up by the week or month :D

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12/30/10 11:09 P

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Count me in!



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12/30/10 9:25 P

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I will give this a try! This sounds like a fun idea add I will definitely take your advice and add it to my calendar!!

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There's a little bit of confusion about pedometers so I thought I would clear it up.

As to wearing a pedometer all the time, you actually don't have to. I wear my pedometer all the time EXCEPT when I'm doing my exercise videos and for my videos, I use this website to calculate my steps:

walking.about.com/od/measure/a/stepe
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So, for example, if I do kickboxing in the morning for half an hour, it is calculated by 30 (minutes) x 242 (steps per minute) which equals 7260 steps and then I put my pedometer on after my exercise and wear it for the rest of the day and at the end of the day, I add the two numbers together and that's my total for the day!

It's especially good if your exercise is swimming or water aerobics or bicycling because you really couldn't wear a pedometer for those, right?

I hope that helps clear things up for everyone.

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12/29/10 1:55 P

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I'm in

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12/26/10 2:57 P

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I'd like to join, too.

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12/23/10 8:16 P

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Okay - sounds like a plan. emoticon


Hope it's alright to post steps late late on Saturdays as that is the end of the software weekly cumulation emoticon This way I don't have to do any math. emoticon

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12/23/10 2:55 P

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Mom gave me three pedometers (one kinda damaged by me when it flipped off my undies going to the biffy) and not working well, but hopefully, I can get them to last for this challenge lol.

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12/23/10 8:16 A

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Ok I think I will try this. As it is a year long thing and I won't have to punch in numbers every day, maybe it will motivate me to keep (1 of 4-5) pedometers on me. :D
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MJMAINE's Photo MJMAINE Posts: 35
12/17/10 7:53 A

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I'll dust off the pedometer and start counting.

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12/16/10 4:51 P

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This does sound like fun. Count me in!

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12/16/10 12:44 P

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Okay, sounds like fun, and yes it is a different form of motivation. Way to go thinking of the new idea to get us moving and motivated.

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12/15/10 1:28 P

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Sounds like fun, I'm in!

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12/14/10 4:15 P

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I think I'll join this one. I hope to be walking again by then.

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12/14/10 9:34 A

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Sounds like fun! Count me in!!

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12/14/10 8:58 A

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I'd like to participate.

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This sounds great! I do zumba twice a week (usually) if that translates to Aerobic dance - 197 steps/min.. thats 11,820 per session! holy cow!

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12/14/10 7:11 A

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Sounds like fun, I am in!

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LINDAJOYWK's Photo LINDAJOYWK Posts: 5,433
12/14/10 6:13 A

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It sounds interesting-I normally walk the dog 6 days a wk,
but with neg 6 degrees-we are both not getting the walks in
lately...we'll see what Jan. brings!

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of sand in your shoe"-unknown


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I'm in the mood to do something different next year so it's time to get our collective butts moving again so beginning Saturday, January 1, we will be starting a virtual hike across North America. If you don't have a pedometer, you should definitely ask for one for Christmas!

Each "walker" can choose how they wish to ring up the mileage (walk, run, cycle, kickboxing, dancing, skate, roller-blade - any form of exercise is good). Here's a website that shows you how many steps per minute different activities are:

walking.about.com/od/measure/a/stepe
qu
ivalents.htm


Please go to your personal Spark appointment book and enter a reminder to submit your total weekly steps on the next Saturday of each week throughout the coming year.

Once I get the total steps from everyone, I'll convert them to miles and post an update of where we are in North America with information about that location (if we happen to land somewhere one of you live, perhaps you could post some information about it, too).

If you miss a week, don't fret but remember that the more walkers we have the faster we will complete the tour. Goodies will be given for various reasons, not just to the person who goes the farthest. Get your shoes shined, your passports in hand (for crossing borders between Canada, the US, Mexico, etc. and be ready for our first destination - I promise this will be fun!

To get an idea of how many people might participate, post here.

Thank you.

Edited by: BKWERM at: 12/14/2010 (18:35)
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