Total Weight Loss

Friday, May 27, 2016

Could this be Personal Growth?

Last night as I was getting ready for bed, I noticed that I only had 4879 steps, and I went to bed anyway.  It was only 121 steps to my average goal.  I could have walked around the house and gotten them.  There was a time I would have done that without a second thought.  And, I would have estimated the number of steps the nocturnal potty breaks took, or worn the pedometer all night!! Particularly, when I was doing the 1000 mile challenge.  Not yesterday.  Which is better?

Is it a good thing to accept that I just didn't feel up to it yesterday?

Is it a cop out not to push through and get the measly steps?

I really don't know.  I find myself more and more accepting my limitations; working within them to expand them.  This is particularly true with my hips.  I had no choice there.

Still, I'd like to think that letting go of the all or nothing mindset; that perfect or fail approach is a sign of growth.  Maybe just maybe progress will still be made.  It will be slower and harder to measure.  (And I like to measure!)  I think, however, that the changes will be permanent.  Only time will tell.



  1. I think in a way it's a good thing! You were not anally fixated on the number! That's a good thing! The only way it's a bad thing is if the 'not quite making it and throwing up your hands in defeat start happening everyday!!!

  2. It is certainly important to listen to your body. Slow progress is still progress.