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  •  Two diaries on WHEE in the same day... (8+ / 0-)

      I was getting withdrawal symptoms like trying to stay away from sugar in my coffee.

      Julie, many of the fitness sites like to encourage people to take 10,00 steps per day. You put them all to shame. I looked thoroughly at the chart before reading the diary and noted that you only had 4-5 days with steps below 20,000. It was hard the tell from the chart whether the first week in October had 2 or 3 days less. I guess it was 2. Awesome chart and work.

      I know from your last diary that the time involved for you to take this many steps is considerable. Do you find that the pain begins to lessen after you have moved for an extended period or does it just get worse? I often find that once I start a walk, I'm thinking "please Lord, just get me throught eh first 2 miles"...but often after the first mile these old joints loosen up considerably and I can go much longer. Last Sunday, my wife fussed at me because I was gone almost 1.5 hours but I walked about 6 miles.

      I really enjoy your music. I'm vote on my favorite after I listen to all of them.

      No peanut butter for me for two months. The problem I have is that I enjoy it on salty cracker like wheat saltines. I also make a tuna salad that I really like so I reserve the extra crackers for my tuna salad. The problem is that once I get started I can consume 1500 calories in a day in just the salad and crackers. The salad is higher in fat than I normally eat but it is awesome.

    "Training is simply a stimulus being applied to the body with the purpose of getting a specific adaptation." Craig Ballantyne

    by NC Dem on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 03:58:22 PM PDT

    •  I find the pain moves in a pattern... (9+ / 0-)

      ...about 20 minutes into a walk on the treadmill I stop noticing it.  After a bit, however, it will return-- I think the 20-60 minute mark is the lowest in terms of pain.  After 60 minutes, I start to notice it again, but if I get in a good groove, I can start to ignore it again.

      This applies specifically to walking on a very even surface-- a road or the treadmill.  Hikes in wilderness are never pain free.

      The graph, by the way, has lines at the 5,000 step mark-- what you're seeing is not a small number of days under 20k, but a small number of days under 15k.

      "The first rule of pillow fight club is that you do not talk about pillow fight club" -- Keith Olbermann

      by juliewolf on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 04:04:16 PM PDT

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