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5/12/11 8:34 P

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Of course all walking counts. That is why I wear a pedometer all the time. People that say they haven't done any exercising all day are wrong. We are exercising all the time. Walking, dancing, yard work, cleaning. That is just a few things. We are always burning calories.

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5/5/11 9:06 P

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Of course walking counts whether you do it on the street, in the forest, in the hospital or where ever. Good idea to get a pedometer. I have gone a step further and bought a Bodymedia Fit monitor which not only monitors how many steps I take, but how many calories I burn, how well I sleep and how many minutes of moderate and vigorous activity I do every day. I bought the accessory readout and watch band so I can wear it on my wrist. Looks like a watch but I can check how many calories I am burning on a minute by minute basis.
Lastly I want to say, that you are changing your life. This is not some test that you pass or fail. This week wasn't a bust, you just did other exercises. Be kind to yourself. Beating yourself up hasn't worked in the past and it won't work now.

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5/5/11 3:27 P

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Sometimes life gets in the way. How about wearing a pedometer when you have your business trips?

Yes, treadmill miles count.


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5/5/11 11:05 A

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So, I began my walking program on Sunday, but then I went out of town on business on Monday, and of course was not able to get my 1 mile walk in. However I did do a lot of walking around the medical complex I was visiting and I did it in 3 inch hills. Does that count???? I'm sure I walked more than a mile on Tuesday bc by the time I caught my last connecting flight my legs were burning from the exertion and yesterday I felt like I had walked for miles.

Gonna pick up today where I left off, and get the 1 mile walk in and then maybe the 1.5 miler in tomorrow. I desperately need to get on track bc I only have one more week left home before I begin my 3 week business travel marathon. Do the miles count if I get them in on a treadmill, bc that may be my only option to completing the program.

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