Monday, September 28, 2009
The first time I got on the scale, at the start of this healthier eating adventure in October '08, I was shocked. I'd never weighed myself and didn't own a scale. I was a person who never gained weight. But during these past few years, things changed and I knew I had to take hold and get the pounds off. When I got on that scale the first time, I nearly had a heart attack from shock. Nothing like a number to hit you over the head to truly wake up!
Same thing happened yesterday, but in a good way. A couple of months ago, I bought a pedometer. Never got around to opening it. Yesterday I said what the hay, might as well give it a shot. Took my regular walk and couldn't believe my eyes. In fact, I still think something was wrong with the thing. How can a short (2.30 mile) walk have 4800 steps??? In fact, more than that because I restarted it after a few minutes into the walk. Wow! I would never have guessed, and am eager to see how many steps are in my longer routes. I can see how measuring makes a difference in knowing where you're at, as opposed to just ambling around and not setting goals. Yet another time that a number has hit me over the head to wake me up! I think I'm fully awake now. (smiling)
Have a great day, sparkfriends.