A Wonderful Little Tool

By HappySkinnyGirl

pedometer.jpgThe weight loss process is going so darn slow, but I’m trying to change my habits without thinking too much about my weight. I’ve started good this week with high energy so hopefully this will continue throughout the week. I still eat late at evening, so that’s a thumb down. I went and bought a new pedometer (the picture on the left) because my old one got lost during the move to my new place. I bought a simple one that counts only steps for $18 and it works very well. I’ve realized why the pedometer is a good tool to use for walking. I don’t have to count how many minutes or miles I walk, because counting time is equal to stress. It’s not really important how many steps I take today, but the total progress of each week. I’ll challenge myself to move more by beating the last week steps. How do you challenge yourself to keep fit?

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6 Comments on A Wonderful Little Tool

  1. footiam
    January 24, 2008 at 10:05 pm (10 years ago)

    it looks like a watch. They should incorporate it in a watch!

  2. Aayush
    January 26, 2008 at 5:20 am (10 years ago)

    😀 The pedometer is a useful device…keeps one honest in their weight loss regime.

  3. Carol
    February 18, 2008 at 9:34 pm (10 years ago)

    I just got my pedometer a couple weeks ago and I’ve been walking a little over a mile. (about 2233 steps) But my ankles KILL me! I have to wear an ace bandage sometimes and I have trouble walking the rest of the day. I weigh 273 and that’s a lot of weight to be carrying. Hopefully it will get easier.

    I love to walk and I wish I could do it longer but I fear I’m damaging my ankles. I bought good walking shoes too. So now, I’m thinking of decreasing my distance down to just 1 mile just so my ankles won’t kill me – not sure if I should do that. Any suggestions?

  4. HappySkinnyGirl
    February 19, 2008 at 1:03 am (10 years ago)

    Carol Don’t hurt yourself! Listen your to your body. Don’t take too many steps at first or walk too fast. I start my program slowly without hurting my body. Then I increase the steps with 10% per week, but still walking slowly. The key is to build up your energy and strength first, and soon you’ll be able to increase your steps and intensity.

  5. Carol
    February 19, 2008 at 1:15 am (10 years ago)

    Thank you. I think I will cut down a little today. 🙂