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Just disgusted...

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...
ALL DAY
6223 steps.
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. :-(
Sorry guys.
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.
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CDGOLDILOCKS 3/6/2010 11:56AM

    Ok seriously. With Plantar Fascitis and a torn ACL, you want to beat yourself up because you didn't immediately hit 10k steps? REALLY? This isn't the thinking of a woman hell bent on success. This sounds like a masochist. That isn't who you are, is it?

My point is this: be who you are to yourself. If your family or your kids don't meet an extraordinary goal they set for themselves, do you tell them they let you down? I highly doubt it.

Treat yourself the way you treat others. So, you did 6223 steps yesterday. How about 7000 today?

Your mindset is important for getting through the tough times, and though I sound a bit drama queen, changing your thinking is important.

Congrats on that scale moving and getting results. emoticon emoticon

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