A new week, a new resolve
Monday, June 28, 2010
Any difficult achievement always takes great effort; and most of the time it is not accomplished on the first attempt. The average smoker doesn't quit for good until the 7th attempt; for me it was probably like the 700th. But I did eventually quit and I'm far healthier and happier (and richer) for it.
I will not abandon my goal to achieve a healthy weight. My efforts will never end until my goal is accomplished. Permanent weight loss is a complex problem that takes effort on a multitude of fronts.
As long as we don't give up we have an opportunity to find that exact balance that will work for each of us.
Day 3 Body Media Results:
Calories Burned: 2,563
Calories Consumed: 1,487
Calorie Deficit: 1,076
Physical Activity: 1 hour, 29 minutes, (15 minutes of which was vigorous)
Steps Taken: 11,235
Sleep: 5 hours, 1 minute out of 7 hours 45 minutes lying down.
I think the new gizmo is going to work for me. I enjoy seeing the data and keep track of it throughout the day. It takes weight loss from a highly emotional, frustrating, mysterious process to NUMBERS. As a business person I understand numbers!
Its step counter is much more accurate than any pedometer I've ever used. So far it has kept me motivated to keep moving each day until I get my 10,000 steps in. My cheap pedometers just didn't cut it--I could rack up 300 steps driving on a bumpy road or 50 steps after 3 miles on the dreadmill!!
Of course the armband is just a tool, and only good if I use it. But I am cautiously optimistic. I've spent the past year running in circles, not moving forward, so I absolutely needed a new approach.
I am cautiously optimistic.