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1/19/08 10:02 A

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Hello again, been away from the boards for awhile. Thought I would stop in this morning, Christmas was a bear, I gained 7 pounds in 1 week. I am within 1 pound of being at my pre-Christmas weight; I am sure glad I can get that behind me..

Since this is the Nerds/Geeks area I thought I would let you'all know that I purchased a new toy. Its the Omron HJ-720ITC Pocket Pedometer its pretty cool it can track your walking, aerobically, time you worked aerobically, calories and even tell you how many steps you took per hour and then export them to your computer.

The software only works on windows but I am managing with it. I am really liking it though, I use to do all this by hand everyday, the only part I dont like it the ability to add another field... how much a weigh but maybe version 2 of the software.

Well Its time to head out for the gym, see you nerds later.

TheZmann

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If you don't own a pedometer I would highly recommend you get one see how many steps you take, my goal per day is 10,000 consistently I do that most days but not every day so I am working on it to be my average even when I don't go to the gym. And then I can increase my goal to 12,000

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How is everyone doing?

CHI_D did you ever get you TV fixed?

JMARCOS how are you doing? Are you back in full swing yet at College?



Edited by: THEZMANN at: 1/19/2008 (10:04)
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1/6/08 10:32 A

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Hello You' all,

I got a book from the library a couple of days ago that talks about pedometer walking; I've only just begun but it seems to extols the virtue of walking with your pedometer. I've found several things in it of interest to me. This is a quote from Dr. Catrine Tudor-Lockeg where she sums up research on walking...

Classification of pedometer-determined physical activity in healthy adults:
1) Under 5000 steps/day may be used as a "sedentary lifestyle index"
2) 5,000-7,499 steps/day is typical of daily activity excluding sports/exercise and might be considered "low active."
3) 7,500-9,999 likely includes some exercise or walking (and/or a job that requires more walking) and might be considered "somewhat active."
4) 10,000 steps/day indicates the point that should be used to classify individuals as "active".
5) Individuals who take more than 12,500 steps/day are likely to be classified as "highly active".

Because of this and my pedometer is no longer displaying the 1st two digits very well I am thinking of getting a new pedometer (Omron HJ-720ITC) it will even download its data via USB cable Anyway all this to say that I need to work on reducing my shape a little more.

JMARCOS how are you doing? since you are in the Geeks and Nerds are I assume you are one of us... do tell us what kind of nerd are you? Computer Person? Extreme Gamer? ???? Inquiring minds want to know...

Hey CHILI_D so sorry to hear about you TV going out... is this the excuse you need to pick up that new HD TV set you've been eying at Costco? I have to wonder sometimes if the old tv set is probably one of the worst things for us these days.. I am so wired already have 10 Meg Internet connection to the house, have an Video Ipod which I download Video/Audio Podcasts each day watch them First at the gym then on the way to work, then home from work. Is this to much media? Just a question?

Hey how is everyone on there exercise routine? Am I the only one who uses a pedometer?

Talk to you' all later

TheZmann

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1/5/08 3:59 P

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In what may be the worst timing in the history of exercise DVDs, our TV has decided to break down, three days after I bought my DVDs. It is just not the same to use the laptop.

I'll check out that website, but I hardly ever have time to actually get out and walk/run these days. Side-effect of working for an election campaign this time of year... But just wait until all the primaries are over!

jmarcos, welcome to the team! Good to have you. Join the fun! :)

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1/4/08 7:47 A

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Your pathologically competitive.. WOW I never new, well that should provide an interesting twist, that should help us reach our goal sooner!

I signed up for a free service that helps track the distance you've walked/ran/cycled accross america (virtually of coarse) exercise.lbl.gov/index.html it pretty neat I started over a month ago and have already gone around 100 miles so far, and that only from walking, If you join up let me know my number is 50007 then we can keep an eye on who went furthest that day/week and so on... check it out and let me know what you think.

By the way those DVD's you picked up sound interesting wonder if you can get a copy for my wife
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Talk to you later

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Edited by: THEZMANN at: 1/4/2008 (07:46)
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1/3/08 11:51 A

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Sorry for the intrusion guys but I identified myself with you. I've been trying to take things seriously but college is draining my life. This year I expect to do whatever is necessary to make the time to take control of myself and lose about 40 pounds. It will be great for you to stick around and share our experiences until we reach the end of the road.

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12/31/07 6:41 P

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Thanks for the encouraging words! I'll be waiting for you at the finish line then? (I'm pathologically competitive, I probably should have mentioned that... ;-))

I did consider joining a gym, however the only one that is within reasonable distance from my home is one that I used to be a member of, but left for good reasons. I will spare you the details, let's just say that I have no desire to set foot in that facility again, and leave it at that.

In an effort to get some cardio anyway, I have bought a few exercise DVDs that I found in the bargain bin at Ross. Apparently, belly dancing as cardio no longer is the latest fad, no one wants to buy those DVDs anymore. Good for me, since they were really, really cheap. Even by Ross' standards. :-)

The way I see it, if the ladies on the covers of those DVDs got those abs just from belly dancing, I'm willing to give it a try. I tried the one labelled "for beginners" afternoon, and it was surprisingly fun, though I felt rather clumsy and awkward compared to the women demonstrating hip shimmies and shoulder rolls on the TV, but at least I was enjoying myself while I was getting a a surprisingly effective workout. I did not expect my upper back, my legs, or my arms, to work as hard as they did, or to be as sore as they are now.

As an extra bonus, I now have motivational help from my charming husband, who walked in looking for a book just as I was trying to figure out how to move my hips in one direction and my shoulders in another, all the while looking graceful (by far the hardest part). Apparently the idea of a belly dancing wife is so appealing that he has promised to nag me as much as is ever needed to help me stick with this new work-out routine.

Go figure. :)

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The best argument ever for why I need to exercise: If I do, I can eat more.


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12/30/07 11:21 A

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Congratulations on your decision to begin to improve your life.

It seems you are where I have been many times, we seem to plug along and just do whatever, coasting along. And then we are shocked with (the Scale) or something that prompts us to begin anew and we decided to take charge of our lives. As I was thinking about this you have encourage me to make some changes this next year as well.

Get into a group that will encourage you and get a membership to a gym, unless your really self motivated for the long hall.

See you at the finish line..
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12/24/07 5:07 P

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After several months of lurking here and slacking off on my exercise, and of completely ignoring everything I know about nutrition, I have been forced to accept that I not so much fell off the wagon as jumped off it. And then I dove in under the wheels, probably in an attempt to eat the KFC jumbo meal I saw under there.

Here's what happened: I can no longer zip up my wedding dress. (And my wedding was less than six months ago!!)

I'm now doing my best to climb back onto the wagon, and in an effort to hold myself slightly more accountable than the last four times I have tried, I am posting my new Christmas resolution here.

This time I will stick with it. This time I will not just try to get back in shape, I will succeed. I will not jump off the wagon again, unless it is to help pulling it. I will actually do cardio several times a week from now on. I predict I will whine and mope a lot, but this time I will not use it as an excuse to quit.

I will also print this resolution and post it somewhere where I can see it ever morning, so I will remember.

Merry Christmas, or whatever you may celebrate this time of year. May the eggnog be gentle with us all.

Edited by: CHILI_D at: 12/24/2007 (17:07)
I''m not a geek. I''m a level 12 paladin!
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The best argument ever for why I need to exercise: If I do, I can eat more.


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