Saturday, March 06, 2010
Yesterday was my first day attempting 10,000 steps.
I still have my pedometer from England that Tracey gave me 7 or 8 years ago (and I only used it about 3 times in those years.)
So a couple of weeks ago I got a new battery and yesterday I was READY. I wore it all morning in the house, went for a fairly long walk with the dog, and all the rest of the day really LOOKED for opportunities to take those extra steps.
I didn't look.
I wanted to be surprised.
Oh, I was surprised alright...
That means to make 10,000, I have to be at least 1/3 more active than yesterday! With Plantar Fasciitis in my left foot and a torn left ACL. Great.
So this morning, determined to do better, I was ready to go out, the dog was ready, my husband was even coming to watch the dog bounding around on the snow drifts and I COULD NOT FIND MY PEDOMETER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay, well, I did find it...
Right after I came BACK from my 1.6 mile walk!!! How many steps did I miss out on????
So, I'm letting my NJ group down today. :-(
I'll do better tomorrow...
On a brighter, SPARK-lier note: Very encouraged by the numbers on the scale!Not that I expect (or even want!) this speed of weight loss to continue - but to already have that middle number on the scale change to one I haven't seen in about three years is PLENTY of motivation.