Friday, May 03, 2013

Treadmill Desk Update: 1 Year, 4 Months

Well, I said I expected to slow down in April, but I was wrong about the reason, and had no idea by how much. I wasn't sick in the normal sense, but I caught a nasty bacterium that caused me to do unpleasant things routinely for a couple weeks. Being on my feet for more than a few minutes at a time would aggravate this condition, so I was off the treadmill and on the couch for a good long time. I also dropped a lot of weight, as you see in the graph below. That was 13 pounds in about 8 days, and it was so, so fun. I'm not quite back to 100% yet, but feeling much better, able to walk again, and the weight has pretty much returned to normal.

So the good news was setting a new low by a solid margin. The bad news is how I got there. Between illness and being put on a liquid diet, it was a pretty miserable couple of weeks. I'd rather earn my weight loss, thanks.

The latest statistics:

  • Hours: 2137.5
  • Hours/Day: 5.25
  • Steps: 7,529,098
  • Steps/Day: 18,499
  • Calories: 479,671
  • Calories/Day: 1,179
  • Calories/Hr: 224
  • Miles: 2509.7
  • Miles/Day: 6.2

2500 miles.

Not too much else to report. I think I pushed too hard upon returning to the treadmill, and now my feet really hurt. I'm considering getting a bar stool or something that will enable me to remain at the desk even for periods when I don't want to walk. Just standing is uncomfortable, and doesn't address the need to unburden my feet. So, pro tip: after being away from the treadmill for an extended period, don't climb back on like nothing happened. Lower speeds and reduce duration, and slowly ramp back up to normal over a period of days.

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