Weekly Activity Report 11/23/2014

Another week of cold weather made for very little activity for us.  The dogs, on the other hand, are really enjoying the cold weather.  Here is a picture of Lou running in the snow.

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Weekly Activity Report ending 11/23/2014:

Emily –
53,439 steps (daily average 7,634)

Nick –
48,697 steps (daily average 6,957)

Crocheting – An Afghan

I’ve been working on this crocheting project for over a month now.  After learning a few stitches and crocheting in the round, I wanted to try my hand at making an afghan.  I searched for a pattern that incorporated the stitches I was familiar with and didn’t seem too difficult.  I finally settled on the Crocheted Afghan with Striped Texture pattern from Jo-Ann.  The yarn was  purchased from Hobby Lobby.  I used 100% Acrylic, medium weight yarn by I Love This Yarn, the color Antique Teal.

I started the afghan right after we moved into the hotel as something to keep me occupied during the day.  Part of the reason it has taken me so long to complete is because I didn’t check my gauge prior to starting the project.  I didn’t realize how important this step was, until now.  That little mishap resulted in me going through more skeins of yarn than the pattern suggests and more than doubled the number of rows needed.  Also, I mis-measured the length of the blanket, therefore I had to add several rows to the border to increase the length and width of the afghan.  I figured a pattern is like a recipe, use it as a guide and modify when necessary.

Overall, I am very satisfied with the finished product.   The afghan color compliments my sunroom furniture, which is the perfect spot to cuddle up and drink coffee or get lost in a good book.

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Weekly Activity Report 11/16/2014

This week was a cold one.  The pups got to experience their first snow.  With temperatures below freezing, we’ve been staying inside more than we would like to.  Our basement should be finished before Thanksgiving, so we will have our house back and our exercise room fully functioning.

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Weekly Activity Report ending 11/16/2014:

Emily –
44,851 steps (daily average 6,407)

Nick –
59,144 steps (daily average 8,449)

Weekly Activity Report 11/09/2014

Emily’s steps went down while Nick’s steps slightly increased.  I’m currently creating a workout schedule, so we will be more active in the coming weeks.  Also, I have a few posts in draft right now about a some projects that I’ve been working on and Nick will be doing a Garmin Vivofit review soon.  (Updated with link to Nick’s review)

Weekly Activity Report ending 11/09/2014:

Emily –
56,595 steps (daily average 8,085)

Nick –
69,664 steps (daily average 9,952)

Weekly Activity Report 11/02/2014

No additional exercise this week, just trying to keep warm and stay active.

Weekly Activity Report ending 11/02/2014:

Emily –
57,975 steps (daily average 8,282)

Nick –
66,830 steps (daily average 9,547)

Weekly Activity Report 10/26/2014

We are increasing our total steps.  This week we both averaged over 9k steps daily.  Even though Nick was out of town, we both made an effort to run this week.

Weekly Activity Report ending 10/26/2014:

Emily –
66,601 steps (daily average 9,514)
Ran 1 mile

Nick –
63,676 steps (daily average 9,097)
Ran 3 miles