Daily Habit Checkin

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  • callsitlikeiseeit
    callsitlikeiseeit Posts: 8,633 Member
    PAV8888 wrote: »
    16k..... and more than 1000Cal above maintenance till bed. left home 8pm. got to revelstoke at 3am with a couple of shake my head awake plus junk food breaks. this trip is just transport. sightseeing will be during the rest of septemberdepending on parental and my "foreign" guest (and whether she does manage to arrive!)

    US distances are mind-boggling. Here in the UK a 200 mile trip is considered really long, and often takes hours (or days) of planning. I’m meeting my sisters for lunch in a few weeks (160 miles away) and when I said I was travelling home the same day they were astonished and aghast, as if I were contemplating something extremely risky and insane.

    200 miles is nothing LMAO
  • Bella_Figura
    Bella_Figura Posts: 3,259 Member
    edited September 2021
    200 miles is nothing LMAO

    Ah, but everything's relative! On our tiny island, 200 miles feels like a long way! Most people live within an easy half hour's drive of family, friends, work, shops, hospitals, urban centres etc. It's less than 300 miles from the most easterly part of England to the most westerly part of Wales, and even Land's End at the extreme SW of England to John o' Groats in the extreme NE of Scotland is only 814 miles by road. It's still relatively common to find people who rarely travel beyond a 50 mile radius of home.

  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 3,171 Member
    I like that idea - not having to travel so far. I bet your driving hamsters needed those 1,000 extra calories to keep going!
  • callsitlikeiseeit
    callsitlikeiseeit Posts: 8,633 Member
    200 miles is nothing LMAO
    . It's still relatively common to find people who rarely travel beyond a 50 mile radius of home.

    but the world is so BIG! why limit yourself?

    Granted, I've traveled my entire life (well, minus the 20 years of hell with my ex, which was most of my adult life). But even then, I've traveled far more than most people around HERE. Many of them have barely ever left the county.

    Canada (obviously), Mexico, all over the US. Lived in 8 states, including alaska. the virgin islands, carribean. And hubby (bless him) says as long as we can afford it ... go. sometimes he comes, sometimes he doesn't. Alabama is next month. Friend of mine is hosting a 5K and i dont run (ew running. blech) but Holly is the mascot and cant drive (shes smart but not that smart LMAO) and id go anyway to hang out and have fun its a whole weekend thing. bestie is coming with me for that. we'll be going up to canada if the arseholes in Quebec could ever get it together and renew pauls passport and send it back. next august is mexico (with bestie, last time i went with my sister. i had fun but wont go with my sister again LMAO)

    So many more places i want to go but are considerably more expensive.
  • Bella_Figura
    Bella_Figura Posts: 3,259 Member
    Most British people travel overseas on holiday - to all four corners of the globe - but still consider a 200 mile domestic drive a long trip. Folks are weird. I love to travel and I’ve driven or cycled around most European & Scandinavian countries (and lived in Rome for a few years) but due to my husband’s health issues going beyond Europe is more difficult. Maybe one day we’ll finally get to see the Canadian rockies.
  • callsitlikeiseeit
    callsitlikeiseeit Posts: 8,633 Member
    Most British people travel overseas on holiday - to all four corners of the globe - but still consider a 200 mile domestic drive a long trip. Folks are weird. I love to travel and I’ve driven or cycled around most European & Scandinavian countries (and lived in Rome for a few years) but due to my husband’s health issues going beyond Europe is more difficult. Maybe one day we’ll finally get to see the Canadian rockies.

    In canada I've only seen the greater toronto area (hubby lived about an hour southwest). lived there his whole life and hasnt been outside ontario LOL but he had been to the states and mexico before meeting me
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 11,138 Member
    edited September 2021
    Garfield you're killing me!

    Insert political joke: I know that Alberta where I'm heading to is like Trump country anti-vax Central so almost the same as the whole of the US as perceived by Left coast socialists (not sure how that would work of course since the Left coast includes parts of the US)....end political jokes... But really Garfield? Canada! Canadian Rockies!

    Not US :)

    It's still just a couple of kilometers shy of a thousand miles 😂

    And it still takes me 2 days in spite of some people claiming they can do it in one!!!!!
  • amart4224
    amart4224 Posts: 345 Member
    I did a 750 mile drive in one day, with a U-Haul truck and two young, active, medium-sized dogs. Never again!
  • Bella_Figura
    Bella_Figura Posts: 3,259 Member
    Yep, Canadian Rockies is my dream destination, for which you can thank Jenny Tough's videos.

    As a Guardian-reading-socialist-liberal-leftie-pro-choice-feminist-atheist-gun-hating-diversity-loving-cosmopolitan I'm not sure they'd welcome me with open arms in the US Rockies. Then again, I'm not sure I'd be too welcome in the Canadian Rockies either!

    I hope your trip's going to plan....
  • callsitlikeiseeit
    callsitlikeiseeit Posts: 8,633 Member
    PAV8888 wrote: »
    Garfield you're killing me!

    Insert political joke: I know that Alberta where I'm heading to is like Trump country anti-vax Central so almost the same as the whole of the US as perceived by Left coast socialists (not sure how that would work of course since the Left coast includes parts of the US)....end political jokes... But really Garfield? Canada! Canadian Rockies!

    Not US :)

    It's still just a couple of kilometers shy of a thousand miles 😂

    And it still takes me 2 days in spite of some people claiming they can do it in one!!!!!


    amart4224 wrote: »
    I did a 750 mile drive in one day, with a U-Haul truck and two young, active, medium-sized dogs. Never again!

    It was 750 miles from pauls front door to mine when we were dating. he did it every 3 weeks. would leave early from work (around noon) on thursday and get here around 1-2 am (if he was super tired hed pull over somewhere and sleep a couple of hours overnight in a parking lot lol, then continue on, but he was up at 4 or 5 am every day and then worked a physical job on top of it). he would say it was a 12 hour drive but it was closer to 13-14 if he didnt stop. he counted from when he crossed the border but it took him 1-2 hours (usually) to get to, and then time at the border (so depending on how busy that was). now when we go up it is a pretty consistent 14-15 (sometimes a bit more), because me and bathroom stops, holly is with us, he drives a bit slower, me and the 'oh! i want to stop there!', etc ....
  • lauriekallis
    lauriekallis Posts: 3,171 Member
    Sept 8

    ✅ 15,000 steps - 23,310 Going to try to break my record this month. September/October seem the best months of the year for walking - not too hot - no ice/snow - rain is reasonable. My highest count so far for one calendar month was July with 538.677 step, but I didn't start tracking until last November. Sometime before the end of this year I'm going to meet my new goal. I'll walk as much as I can to meet it halfway maybe :) (I know you lose weight in the kitchen, but the more I walk the less time I spend in the kitchen!)

    ✅ calorie deficit - 1,650

    ✅ 7 hours sleep - 10:01 to 6:16 - 8hr 15m (fitbit counted 7hr 29)

  • callsitlikeiseeit
    callsitlikeiseeit Posts: 8,633 Member
    (I know you lose weight in the kitchen, but the more I walk the less time I spend in the kitchen!)

    That is definitely one way to look at it LOLOL

  • conniewilkins56
    conniewilkins56 Posts: 3,344 Member
    When we moved from Key West to Las Vegas it was the worst trip we ever had….you won’t even believe this….But it is true!….5 dogs,my mother,our pregnant daughter and her husband and his cousin,a friend of ours and my husband and I….3 U Haul trucks,one towing 2 cars and 3 of us driving cars….a five day trip took ten days with numerous breakdowns of U Hauls, switching trucks, and finally hiring a mover to rescue us somewhere in N. Mississippi….you would not have believed the problems we had!….
  • callsitlikeiseeit
    callsitlikeiseeit Posts: 8,633 Member
    When we moved from Key West to Las Vegas it was the worst trip we ever had….you won’t even believe this….But it is true!….5 dogs,my mother,our pregnant daughter and her husband and his cousin,a friend of ours and my husband and I….3 U Haul trucks,one towing 2 cars and 3 of us driving cars….a five day trip took ten days with numerous breakdowns of U Hauls, switching trucks, and finally hiring a mover to rescue us somewhere in N. Mississippi….you would not have believed the problems we had!….

    that sounds dreadful!
  • conniewilkins56
    conniewilkins56 Posts: 3,344 Member
    We thought it would be cheaper!….lmao……U haul never charged us a dime!….most horrible move ever!
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 11,138 Member
    Canadian Rockies is still quite left coast granola I would say since Banff/Jasper also have lots of foreign exchange/work experience students in the labor force. Canmore is less international more local loaded as a personal impression, non authoritative

    Southern Alberta is right wing. Edmonton has some union activity

    General strokes for sure

    But my Communist views on vaccines and mask wearing are respected in BC and won't get me punched. But very frowned upon in Alberta. might get away with my dad is over 80 and I have to be careful, sorry😹

    of course now Alberta is buying vaccine buy in: paying $100 for playing plus a lottery I believe!💩🤯

    Bella Rocky mountaineer is running some specials, you coming? 😇
  • Bella_Figura
    Bella_Figura Posts: 3,259 Member
    Oh, I forgot 'mask-wearing-vaccine-supporting' among the list of my attributes that might get me punched or otherwise endangered in more conservative areas. You see fewer people every day in masks in public places here, but we mask-wearers are still in the majority at the moment.
  • callsitlikeiseeit
    callsitlikeiseeit Posts: 8,633 Member
    Oh, I forgot 'mask-wearing-vaccine-supporting' among the list of my attributes that might get me punched or otherwise endangered in more conservative areas. You see fewer people every day in masks in public places here, but we mask-wearers are still in the majority at the moment.

    try being a southern liberal beach bum married to a canadian (mostly but not totally NDP hippy) living in rural trumpland virginia on a farm where we cant kill anything and dont even own a gun (I wont allow one in the house)

    soooooo yeah.

    LOL
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 11,138 Member
    It's your farm, so why are you not allowed to shoot first and ask questions later? ***question based on South Virginia's ultra liberal reputation, individuals that are not part of the local heard may vary 😹😇
  • PAV8888
    PAV8888 Posts: 11,138 Member
    PS: bad PAV --- apologies about the distraction above.

    The vaccine and mask thing is very much on my mind as I'm simultaneously fairly careful (KN95 masks, change sidewalks when I spot people, avoid people where possible) and at the same time engaging in essentially high risk activities such as travel, dealing with construction trades people, bringing Greek girl over from Greece for a visit, driving and/or air travel between Alberta and BC even before the vaccines were out.

    There is a marked difference in how people treat masks, masked mandates, vaccination between towns and provinces and based on their various professions too.

    Obviously I know that political affiliations are not based on one issue only!

    Even if I'm being a meanie and poking bears right left and center!!!!😹