I've had the treadmill now for 8 weeks! Here's the log so far:
Week Minutes Calories Miles Steps--------- ------- -------- ----- ------May 5-11 485:28 1217 10.06 32799May 12-18 1004:06 2537 21.13 68486May 19-25 524:11 1275 10.17 34933May 26- 1 1103:23 2917 24.00 77807Jun 2- 8 1504:27 4307 40.28 118487Jun 9-15 1872:47 5600 53.20 152293Jun 16-22 1675:23 5114 50.02 138645Jun 23-29 2172:08 6176 57.77 170616
The first 2 weeks (May 5-18) saw low usage as I didn't get the monitor arms until the 15th, so walking during the workday didn't start until the 16th.
The next 2 weeks (May 19-Jun 1) also didn't see much usage as I'd taken an extra long Memorial Day Weekend to go to Colorado Springs to attend a family wedding. Had a great time!
When I got back from the wedding I was a little over 177. As of this morning, I'm down to 169! Before getting the treadmill I was fairly strict about my carb intake. I've loosened that up a lot and am still dropping weight. I suspect if I was as strict about the carbs as before I'd loose weight faster, but I don't see this as a race
When I started working at the treadmill desk I started off slow and gradually increased the speed as I got used to walking all day. For some reason the difference between 1.5 and 1.6 was a doozy, so I've stayed at 1.6 MPH for the past couple of weeks. At that speed I've had no problems at all with typing or using the mouse. On weekends I increase the MPH by 1, but only if I'm going to be on the computer for a brief period of time. Days like yesterday, when I worked on Collect, I left it at the weekday speed. I'm still able to use the computer at 2.6, though mouse accuracy does take a hit.
I'm now OK with 1.6, so will be bumping it up to 1.7 MPH tomorrow (and 2.7 for the low-computer-use weekend days).
The treadmill itself is working quite well, though I did have to make a minor adjustment as the walking belt drifted to the right. It was a very easy adjustment to make.
One thing I do wish is the treadmill would remember the speed you were last using. Everytime you pause it, it starts back at 0.4 MPH so I have to hit the "increase" button 12 times to get back to 1.6 MPH.
My old desk has been repurposed in another room for classic systems. There's a ColecoVision, VIC 20, C= 128 and Sega NOMAD connected via a switchbox to a 1084 monitor.
I got tired of going back and forth to get items stored in the filing drawers of the old desk, so I picked up a couple ALEX drawer units(like this one, but article # 002.911.22) and a TORNLIDEN table top from Ikea to use for storage and a place to put things like the scanner and my MacBook Pro. My 2 most used work computers are also situated there:
And I've stashed the other 4 work computers (a laptop and 3 towers) in the closet.