FFF 2.0, 6-28 & The Incredibly Terrible Name for a Business

Reporting in once again. Halfway through the second year of FFF and I am actually about 14 or 15 pounds below what my highest weight has been, weighing in today at 164. Not great, but not terrible. At least I’m not continuing the previous trend of just continually gaining, so there’s that.

Step count this week averaged about 5,000, with a low of 2,600 and a high of 11,000. My high was on Sunday, my low was on Monday, when I barely left my computer. The last couple of days I’ve been a a workshop which also involves not much walking.

I ran across these guidelines – or labels for activity levels, based on step count.

  • Sedentary is less than 5,000 steps per day.
  • Low active is 5,000 to 7,499 steps per day.
  • Somewhat active is 7,500 to 9,999 steps per day.
  • Active is more than 10,000 steps per day.
  • Highly active is more than 12,500.

I think I’d like to aim for not falling into the sedentary level, or no more than one day below 5,000, and hitting over 12,500 at least once a week. I was close to that this week, so it’s not unattainable. And it seems like a reasonable way to approach it. That’s going to be my intention anyhow. The fact of the matter is that I do live a fairly sedentary lifestyle and just shifting it to low active is a decent goal.

I’m doing a lot more mindful eating these days, not because I’ve become a more mindful person in general, but because I’m having more dental problems. The mindful eating is definitely an (unwanted) silver lining to a big ole thunderstorm cloud. If you are neglecting your teeth right now, stop it. Please. Take my word for it, it’s not your best move. Avoid now, pay more later is a real thing. Just go to the damn dentist.

Ok, it’s not nice to make fun of people’s names, and as someone who has an unusual name IRL, I am reluctant to do that. But when I got this card in the mail yesterday, I giggled like I was still in middle school.

It’s a furniture store. Pictured, along with a living room and dining room, are three bedrooms. The name of the store is Badcock & More.

Badcock. Get it Snicker… I know, it’s probably their last name. It’s not actually funny.

And it still makes me giggle. How do their kids survive middle school? “No, it’s “bad” in a good way!! Like Bad to the Bone!”

Ok, enough of that nonsense. David has challenged me to: “Once a week I will post 2 quotes on a topic, pick 3 bloggers to post on a topic of my choosing and choose a topic of their own.” The topic he picked was Hope. I was going to start that on Wednesday, but I had the workshop and got too busy. I’m planning to do it next week, mid week sometime.

On that note, I’m going back to bed for a little bit, since I’ve been awake since about 4 am, which is actually too early. ‘Night!

14 thoughts on “FFF 2.0, 6-28 & The Incredibly Terrible Name for a Business

  1. Hi Olivia,

    Great job on the steps and yay on the pounds:) I don’t have a fitbit or other step counter. It would be interesting to see what it would show, but I’m sure I’m in the sedentary camp l

    So sorry to hear about your teeth woes, that really sucks, I feel for you. LoL on Badcovvk & More ” it’s all in the pronunciation lol


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    • Thanks, Roz! It is kind of fun to track steps. And thanks for the smpathy on my teeth. It did get resolved better than I had feared, so that was good.

      So, um, how to pronounce Badcock so it doesn’t sound like – well, like Bad Cock? I mean, Hancock, Peacock, Badcock. Yeah, it’s bad.



  2. OK i was giggling at the name too. I know, like you said, one really shouldn’t make fun of someone’s name. But still! The good thing is, it’s hard to forget a name like that – so in the advertising world I suppose it’s a plus.

    Great to hear about the overall weight loss. Sometimes maintaining a weight is already a huge plus for me, so losing 14-15 pounds is pretty awesome. Keeping weight off is something to be proud of too!

    and i’m sorry about your teeth woes. I really do need to get to a dentist soon too. thanks for the reminder.

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    • Oh, I’m glad you giggled too! And you’re right, for sure it’s hard to forget the name! Not sure i want to buy furniture from them, but maybe…
      Thanks for those supportive words about my weight maintenance! I appreciate that!
      And yeah. If you need to go to a dentist, just do it. Your mouth will thank you later…


    • Omg, it took me forever to respond to this – because I thought I already had! And you made me laugh, Amy! I was so glad that someone had this reaction, ’cause I had the same thought! With Badcock, you wouldn’t want more!! Lol, lol… Thanks for commenting!!


  3. You’d have to learn to love that name, or change it!

    I really appreciated the guidelines for steps per day – being over the 5,000 mark is a good one for me to start at! I’ve been so lax lately, I am trying to restart myself!


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