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!