I had a very nice surprise just now as I was getting ready to call it a night ----- I took my pedometer out of my pocket and I had reached an all time HIGH total for steps today!!!! I was 1500 steps over where I usually would be for a Sunday (the day of rest, you know!!) I was totally amazed b/c I really didn't do anything on purpose to increase my number - it just happened! Which means that I'm getting more active w/o even thinking about it --- and that, my dear friends, just MAKES MY DAY!!! So excited about this --- I have suffered with bursitis in both Achilles Tendons for several years now and had pretty much given up on the idea of ever getting more active w/o a huge effort on my part and/or some added pain --- so this was such a nice surprise to see that larger number. It feels so good to see success in areas other than the scale -- although I sure am enjoying seeing those LOWER numbers there! Funny how some numbers are exciting LOWER while other numbers are exciting HIGHER!!!! This weight loss journey is just one interesting trip!