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Thread: I Figured Out How to NOT Feel Guilty About Online Time

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    I Figured Out How to NOT Feel Guilty About Online Time

    Somedays I spend more time browsing and adding projects and generally getting distracted than I do actually accomplishing anything.

    So I rigged this up. I got the treadmill at a yard sale, and it's so nice to read email/Quilting Board/browse online, etc.

    It's also a benefit to my back and neck which get sore sitting around whether online or sewing.

    This morning I was just going to post a comment to my hubby and ten minutes just flew by! I did that twice and have already walked almost two miles today. I don't know if you can tell but that is my laptop.

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    Whatever works!

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    What a great idea. I spend too much time online too. I have just seen some reports about people arranging their offices so that most of their time is spent standing up. I guess I better learn how to go garage saleing.

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    What a great idea! I will have to talk to DH about rigging my treadmill for me too! Thanks for sharing this
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    great idea. thanks for sharing...
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    Brilliant!
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    I can't type and walk at the same time.I guess you read a little type then?

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    Well aren't you clever! I'll need to try that after I get my new knee.
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    Good for you! Now if I could only find a space for a treadmill.

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    I can type if I slow down the speed. I notice my treadmill is not as sturdy as I like, so I often have to stand on the foot-pads to close a window -- hitting the little x with my cursor is hard.


    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    I can't type and walk at the same time.I guess you read a little type then?
    :-)
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    great idea!!!!
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    What a wonderful idea

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    Wonderful plan- love it!

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    Clever woman!!! Wish I had a tread mill to hook my lap top up to!!

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    Thanks for the encouragement everyone. You should try it if you have the stuff. It's not complicated to set it up. I just cut a board wide enough to rest on the bars. and thought I would hold it on with bungee cords wrapped around the bars so I had him drill four holes in the corners, but I glued cushiony (it's a word now, lol) shelf liner around the board and found it doesn't move.

    I walked four miles the first day between the treadmill and paper-piecing -- I make sure I have to walk to the ironing board to press each seam.
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    I never sit while online. I stand up.
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    Thanks for posting. I was recently wondering if that would work with my IPad. I will need to give it a try as I definitely need the exercise. I do have to get up and walk around my work area when I need to iron after sewing so I figure I get in a lot of steps. It just doesn't get my heart rate up. I also try to walk quickly up my stair steps if I'm not carrying anything.

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    Love it! One of these days I'd love to have that set up. When we purchased the house, there were a stationary bike and what the owner told me was a Nordic Track. Since she was selling some things before she moved out, I told her I was interested in them. Well ... yes, it was sort of a Nordic Track ... but it's made of WOOD!!!!
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