to the team! I'm so glad you've joined us! You've already gotten some good advice on how to reach your goal but I'll explain how I've done it - I tracked my ordinary number of steps for a few days to get an idea of how many steps I take without any extra effort - then I increased the number by 500-1,000 steps per day until that felt comfortable, at which point I increased it again. It actually didn't take very long to get to 7,000 steps but I found it harder to increase at that point so just stayed at 7k for awhile until it seemed easier, then I increased it again.
I'm afraid to increase too fast because I have foot problems and putting too much pressure on them too quickly can cause problems. Once I got adjusted to 7k, it wasn't very hard to increase further to 10k. Now I often get 15k-20k and occasionally more than 20k without needing to dial 9-1-1
It's like the rest of the aspects of a successful weight-loss program - making a few little changes and staying at that level until it feels 'normal' before adding any more little changes. I always used to be in a BIG HURRY and wanted to 'change everything' so I'd reach my goal faster. Well, surprise, surprise - all that would happen was one huge burst of energy for awhile, then it would fade and I'd fall back into old [bad] habits! Going slow is actually faster than going fast, as it turns out! So give it a try.....
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
God Grant me Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, Courage to Change the things I can and Wisdom to Know the difference!
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. -- John Wooden
"Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit."
| Pounds lost: 15.5