Thursday, January 4, 2018

Walking Challenge..........

Over at Life After Money blog, Ilona has a walking challenge she hosts every year here.  I joined up and my goal is to walk 1200 miles in 2018.  I figured 100 miles per month was manageable.  Of course some months it would be more, some months it would be less.

I will post my month's total on the first of every month on my blog as well as Ilona's.  Feel free to join in here or over at Ilona's.  I also have a weight loss challenge that I have set for myself, which is to lose another 52 lbs by December 31st 2018.  I lost 33 lbs in 2017, and have managed to keep it off.  Losing 1 lb per week, seems like that could be manageable as well?

I am having stomach problems at the moment, which means I will have to change my diet/what I eat.  I will know more when I go and see a specialist at the end of the month,  However my family doctor has told me to try the low FODMAP diet while I am waiting to see the specialist.

Has anyone heard or has tried this diet?  I hate to call it a diet as too my mind diet is a nasty work, it always mean failure to me.  Changing the way I eat I guess is a better way of putting it.

As you know I have a Fitbit and love it.  If anyone wants to be my friend let me know.  When the weather gets a bit better I will set up challenges for us all to join in with.  It's bitter cold here in Southern Ontario at the moment, so even I am doing very little walking at the moment.  I need to jump on the treadmill and get some miles in there.

10 comments:

Dee said...

I was given a fit bit for Christmas. I am on holidays until school goes back on Jan 30 so keep forgetting to put it on.

Stella Jones said...

A friend of mine got a Fitbit watch for Christmas, from her son and she is just now getting used to it. I think the recommended goal for a day's steps is 10,000, which is an awful lot and a bit off putting. I asked her how many she had done on the first day and she replied '500'. However, with slippy pavements and icy roads outside, it is not conducive to walking much, is it! Good luck with your goals. I, like you, could do with some improvements in my fitness. I'm thinking about it!

Karyn said...

Your walking challenge sounds great, Gill...I'm looking forward to watching you reach your goal and cheering you on.
I have a Fitbit and would love to add you as a friend.
I don't know anything about the diet, but hope that they can figure out what is going on, and that you are feeling better soon.
Happy walking and have a great day
Hugs

Jane Karwat said...

Gil, I am in Oshawa and will be joining the walking challenge. I also use a fitbit so I would participate in any challenges you set up. It has been tough walking the last few days.

Unknown said...

I have been using the fodmap plan for a while. I found it really complicated to start with and wondered what I was going to eat. It helped me although I still have flare ups from time to time. Good luck with your walking goals. Jan (UK)

Jackie said...

Great work on the weight loss the past year. I am sure with your determination the 52 lbs you want to lose will come right off.

Love the walking challenge, but I commit to walking that 1200 miles in the year. In the winter it is very hard to get out and walk. We are either thigh deep in snow, or the wind chill makes it dangerous. If I had my treadmill out I would definitely join in.

God bless.

William Kendall said...

I've never heard of that diet.

Connie S said...

Gill, I read your blog early this morning and over the afternoon pondered joining the walking challenge. Well, here it is evening and after having a really sluggish, tired day I've made the decision to join the challenge. Onward we go!!!!!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

My doctor sent me to a dietician and it really helped, have IBS and severs diverticulitis, so have to watch what gas firming foods I eat. I have to eat a lot of soluable fibre and she also recommended a liquid fibre which really helped. Turns out I’m also allergic to shellfish and as soon as I stopped taking glucosamine most of my gas issues vanished.

Frugally challenged said...

I'm disabled and find my Fitbit to be invaluable. There is no way I could do 10.000 steps a day but I have a target of 2.500 which I usually manage by being active around the house and a little bit in the garden. It's a real motivator. Mine is a Fitbit One which I wear clipped to my undies. I would be rather uncomfortable (embarrassed) by the watch style ones.