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  • Raynn1Raynn1 Posts: 1,172Member Member Posts: 1,172Member Member
    Mary Ann, dont be afraid to get a second opinion if you are not happy with your doctors answers. if YOU know something isnt right and isnt normal, Fight for it and find the doctor who will help you.

    Love the barette!

    Kelly
    Team EM2WL
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 256Member Member Posts: 256Member Member
    Didn't do any measuring this week. I'm trying out an app on my phone that counts steps. So far it seems pretty accurate (when I remember to pick up my phone and take it with me). Yesterday was a rather sedentary day 547 steps. Not counting the steps I took when I forgot to take my phone with me. LOL Maybe I won't forget my phone so often now. But at least I will get an idea of how many steps I take when we go shopping and other places. So far today I haven't picked up my phone at all. I guess that's the down side of using an app on the phone. But when you're cheap like me (LOL) you like the price tag of free. :smiley:
  • heybalesheybales Posts: 17,067Member Member Posts: 17,067Member Member
    And all you really need is one good average day where you remember to take the phone with you at all times to get a general idea.

    4K is considered the top of MFP's sedentary level, tad less for the general TDEE calc. Just as a goal.

    I like cheap too. I mean..... thrifty!
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 256Member Member Posts: 256Member Member
    Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) = 1944
    Daily calories to maintain weight (TDEE) = 2729
    Average calories = 1850
    Last weeks Average = ?
    This weeks steps = 5069
    Step count is only outside the house and is the entire week, not one day. I'm still playing with the app on my phone and never remember to pick it up when in the house. Even when I do think to pick it up, it doesn't want to count steps inside the house for some reason. Oh well, it gives me a rough estimate.

    Weight - Starting weight-305 pounds August 2014/ April 2nd 297.6
    Calf- April 2016-20.5 inches/ Last week 18.5 / Today 18.5 inches
    Thigh- April 2016-29.25 inches / Last week 25 / Today 25.25 inches
    Hips - August 2013-59 inches / Last week 55 / Today 55.25 inches
    Abdomen - June 2016-49.25 inches / Last week 43/ Today 42.5 inches
    Waist - August, 2013-50.5 inches / Last week 45 / Today 45.25
    Forearm - April 2016-13 inches / Last week 11.5 inches/Today 11.75 inches

    Macros
    Goals / Avg
    Carbs 60% / 51%
    Fat 30% / 36%
    Protein 10% / 13%

    I got in two good days of beading this week! I got five necklace and earring sets done and a heart and rose.

    Peace Sign Necklace and Earring set Metallic Teal/Black. Just waiting on the chain to come in so I can finish it. Also did a set in metallic purple/black, a set in metallic pink/black, a set in metallic Fuchsia/black, and a set in hot pink/black
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    And two views of the heart and rose sun catcher. I hang these in a window on a suction cup.
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  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 256Member Member Posts: 256Member Member
    Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) = 1961
    Daily calories to maintain weight (TDEE) = 2451
    Average calories = 2436
    Last weeks Average = 1850

    This weeks steps = 7904
    Last weeks steps = 5069

    Step count is only outside the house and is the entire week, not one day. I'm still playing with the app on my phone and never remember to pick it up when in the house. Even when I do think to pick it up, it doesn't want to count steps inside the house for some reason. Oh well, it gives me a rough estimate. (I've been thinking about this and I wonder if it because when inside I take smaller, less confident steps because I don't have my walking crutch and my phone is in my hand instead of in a pouch hanging from my belt loop)

    Weight - Starting weight-305 pounds August 2014/ May 7, 2017 300.4
    Calf- April 2016-20.5 inches/ Last week 18.5 / Today 19 inches
    Thigh- April 2016-29.25 inches / Last week 25.25 / Today 25.5 inches
    Hips - August 2013-59 inches / Last week 55.25 / Today 56.25 inches
    Abdomen - June 2016-49.25 inches / Last week 42.25/ Today 42 inches
    Waist - August, 2013-50.5 inches / Last week 45.25 / Today 45.25
    Forearm - April 2016-13 inches / Last week 11.75 inches/Today 11.75 inches

    Macros
    Goals / Avg
    Carbs 60% / 46%
    Fat 30% / 40%
    Protein 10% / 14%

    Busy this past week. I didn't do any beading. My whole body hurts from going to the U-pull it (Auto Salvage yard in case you are wondering what that is.) While it was a very clean and nicely kept one, the ground was large gravel, so my knees and ankles turned with each and every one of those 2000+ steps I took while there. My legs are still swollen as you can see from my measurements. Still not positive that my phone is picking up all of my steps even outside the house as I can walk the same distance and it will measure different steps each time. But I figure it gives me a rough idea just how many steps I do take when we are out and about.

    Hope you all have a great week!
  • heybalesheybales Posts: 17,067Member Member Posts: 17,067Member Member
    Sorry to hear about the difficult week and activity.

    The phones & activity trackers use impact as indicator of a step.

    Your height is used to calculate a default average stride length, your weight to calculate what the expected impact would be for that length.

    Then actual impact is measured and the difference says what the new length is. Distance and time is pace. Pace and weight is calorie burn.
    That's how they do it.

    But true, in hand your body is compensating for the walking already, so seeing impacts could be totally or partially masked that way.
  • zanyzanazanyzana Posts: 248Member Member Posts: 248Member Member
    It looks like your abdomen has continued to reduce throughout the time you've been following this approach. It's dropped substantially in size! It does look like you've had some fluid retention, but you have a good attitude about it. And it will leave soon. I hope your legs fell better soon.
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 256Member Member Posts: 256Member Member
    Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) = 1967
    Daily calories to maintain weight (TDEE) = 2459
    Average calories = 2046
    Last weeks Average = 2436

    Week 3 steps = 5366
    Week 2 steps = 7904
    Week 1 steps = 5069

    Step count is only outside the house and is the entire week, not one day. I'm still playing with the app on my phone and never remember to pick it up when in the house.

    Weight - Starting weight-305 pounds August 2014/ May 14, 2017 301.8
    Calf- April 2016-20.5 inches/ Last week 19 / Today 19 inches
    Thigh- April 2016-29.25 inches / Last week 25.5 / Today 25 inches
    Hips - August 2013-59 inches / Last week 56.25 / Today 55.25 inches
    Abdomen - June 2016-49.25 inches / Last week 42/ Today 42 inches
    Waist - August, 2013-50.5 inches / Last week 45.25 / Today 45.25
    Forearm - April 2016-13 inches / Last week 11.75 inches/Today 11.75 inches

    Macros
    Goals / Avg
    Carbs 60% / 48%
    Fat 30% / 38%
    Protein 10% / 13%

    Just for the fun of it, I carried my phone with me this morning. I counted 30 steps from my living room to my bathroom. I counted 30 steps and my phone counted 2. LOL I'd love to see me take that hallway in one step :smiley: Not to mention I would have to go around two corners in that one step each direction. But at least I am getting a fair idea outside the house. Yesterday was trigger point injections, so it was a rest day... of 1346 steps outside the house.

    Butterfly necklace
    This is the only one I am doing of this pattern. LOL It's going in my cousin's stocking for Christmas this year.
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    Legend of Zelda Shield
    I don't think I'll be doing this one again either, it got quite boring by the time I finished it on the third day of working on it. Each and every bead is individually sewn to the bead next to it.
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  • heybalesheybales Posts: 17,067Member Member Posts: 17,067Member Member
    Cool beading.

    Have you confirmed the steps outside too?
    Just thinking if it's that wrong inside, it could be missing a fair amount outside.
  • empressichelempressichel Posts: 733Member Member Posts: 733Member Member
    Bead work is coming along beautifully.
    Ichel
    Team EM2WL
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 256Member Member Posts: 256Member Member
    ASP Geobash this weekend! Lots of hiking (and pain) and little keeping track of food eaten, but I'm gonna try. LOL
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 256Member Member Posts: 256Member Member
    Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) = 1968
    Daily calories to maintain weight (TDEE) = 2460
    Average calories = 2269
    Last weeks Average = 2046

    Week 4 steps = 12661
    Week 3 steps = 5366
    Week 2 steps = 7904
    Week 1 steps = 5069

    Step count is only outside the house and is the entire week, not one day.

    Weight - Starting weight-305 pounds August 2014/ May 21, 2017 = 302
    Calf- April 2016-20.5 inches/ Last week 19 / Today 19 inches
    Thigh- April 2016-29.25 inches / Last week 25.5 / Today 26.5 inches
    Hips - August 2013-59 inches / Last week 55.25 / Today 56.5 inches
    Abdomen - June 2016-49.25 inches / Last week 42/ Today 42 inches
    Waist - August, 2013-50.5 inches / Last week 45.25 / Today 46
    Forearm - April 2016-13 inches / Last week 11.75 inches/Today 11.5 inches

    Macros
    Goals / Avg
    Carbs 60% / 45%
    Fat 30% / 40%
    Protein 10% / 15%

    This weekend was the ASP (Allegany State Park) Geobash! Lots of hiking, but not nearly as much as we used to do on this weekend. Not in nearly as much pain either. So less pain really made it worth less steps. At some point I am going to compare the mileage in the app to the mileage on my handheld GPS. But I'm not feeling quite up to making my way out to the Jeep to get my handheld so that I can download the tracks. LOL Yesterday alone was 4526 steps taken outside the house. Have a great week!
  • empressichelempressichel Posts: 733Member Member Posts: 733Member Member
    Yay on less pain! Isn't that wonderful?

    Ichel
    Team EM2WL
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 256Member Member Posts: 256Member Member
    This is what I did today! I am absolutly LOVING them! It's only my second time soldering too. :smiley:
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  • empressichelempressichel Posts: 733Member Member Posts: 733Member Member
    Wow. They're really neat Mary Ann! Nice work!
    Ichel
    Team EM2WL
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 256Member Member Posts: 256Member Member
    Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) = 1968
    Daily calories to maintain weight (TDEE) = 2460
    Average calories = 2269
    Last weeks Average = 2101

    Week 5 steps = 8018
    Week 4 steps = 12661
    Week 3 steps = 5366
    Week 2 steps = 7904
    Week 1 steps = 5069

    Step count is only outside the house and is the entire week, not one day.

    Weight - Starting weight-305 pounds August 2014/ May 28, 2017 = 301
    Calf- April 2016-20.5 inches/ Last week 19 / Today 19 inches
    Thigh- April 2016-29.25 inches / Last week 26.5 / Today 26 inches
    Hips - August 2013-59 inches / Last week 56.5 / Today 56 inches
    Abdomen - June 2016-49.25 inches / Last week 42/ Today 42 inches
    Waist - August, 2013-50.5 inches / Last week 46 / Today 45.5
    Forearm - April 2016-13 inches / Last week 11.75 inches/Today 11.5 inches

    Macros
    Goals / Avg
    Carbs 60% / 52%
    Fat 30% / 35%
    Protein 10% / 13%

    This week I learned how to solder! I now have a nice set of copper ring splints. Some day I'll have the money to buy some sterling silver wire and make some that I won't have to clean twice a week. But at $7 a foot that will be a while. LOL But learning how to solder has opened a whole new world for my beading and jewelry making. I can't wait to see what my brain can come up with. I already plan to solder the stems on my roses making them even more sturdy and hopefully less sharp and pointy. Have a great week everyone!
  • zanyzanazanyzana Posts: 248Member Member Posts: 248Member Member
    Wow. Great skill to have. And look at your measurements - the scale is inching up, but the measurements are not. That's pretty cool... you're building muscle!
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 256Member Member Posts: 256Member Member
    Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) = 1968
    Daily calories to maintain weight (TDEE) = 2460
    Average calories = 2146
    Last weeks Average = 2269

    Week 6 steps = 5151
    Week 5 steps = 8018
    Week 4 steps = 12661
    Week 3 steps = 5366
    Week 2 steps = 7904
    Week 1 steps = 5069

    Step count is only outside the house and is the entire week, not one day.

    Weight - Starting weight-305 pounds August 2014/ May 28, 2017 = 300.8
    Calf- April 2016-20.5 inches/ Last week 19 / Today 19 inches
    Thigh- April 2016-29.25 inches / Last week 26 / Today 25.75 inches
    Hips - August 2013-59 inches / Last week 56 / Today 56 inches
    Abdomen - June 2016-49.25 inches / Last week 42/ Today 42 inches
    Waist - August, 2013-50.5 inches / Last week 45.5 / Today 45.5
    Forearm - April 2016-13 inches / Last week 11.5 inches/Today 11.5 inches

    Macros
    Goals / Avg
    Carbs 60% / 45%
    Fat 30% / 40%
    Protein 10% / 15%

    Not much else going on right now.

    [edited by MFP Moderators]
    edited June 2017
  • heybalesheybales Posts: 17,067Member Member Posts: 17,067Member Member
    And what in the world would NY want for registration and certification if it even sounded like a medical device!

    Feel recovered from the geocaching fun weeks ago?

    shoulders felt like doing the workouts anymore?
  • scaryann1scaryann1 Posts: 256Member Member Posts: 256Member Member
    Medical devices are taxed in NY now. :cry: Not to mention the fact if I make $2 they take $1 in SNAP and $1 in SSI away from me. In most towns it's around $25-50 per day to "peddle" wares in that town. Then you have to collect taxes, 4% state + 4-4.5% county. If you sell online you pay tax according to where it's shipped. It's a confusing mess. And from what I have looked at so far they want their "share" before you deduct costs from your earnings. Businesses are fleeing NY as fast as they can. Just in the last three years alone more than ten factories have left WNY and several talking about leaving. My eldest brother has worked at one factory 29 years and it's changed hands three times.

    I have been feeling much better, not even sure why I haven't picked up my weights, maybe when we get back from all the ramming my other half wants to do I'll do some lifting. Guess I have to go get dressed now so we can leave. Thanks for the little push, I needed it. :smile:
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