I've been thinking a great deal about numbers lately (and no, not just because I'm addicted to Soduko). I've accepted some numbers, while others I have learned to let go. I have recently thrown away my bathroom scale (mostly because it no longer worked) and have finally admitted that I am no good at counting either calories or carbs.
That's not to say I've given up on numbers completely (Hi, my name is Ann, and I am addicted to Soduko). I've just decided to pick the numbers over which I will obsess (and clothing size isn't one of them- they number they attach to women's clothing is basically meaningless considering the staggering variation in sizing among manufacturers).
My two current favorite numbers to obsess over are 1) steps taken that day, and 2) number of words in my current WIP. These are numbers that have meaning, to me at least. Numbers that I can control, for the most part. My goal, for now is 10,000 steps a day. I read somewhere that 10k steps a day helps keep the heart healthy. The goal for the WIP is less modest. Right now I just want the number to increase, by how much is not as important as the fact that it does. The Dayjob is entering its busy time (crazy, insanely busy, thank you for asking, and how are you?) and there will be days then just getting out to walk will be a challenge, so forward motion, any motion, will be enough.
Have I lost weight? I don't know. I do know that I can now wear pants that I couldn't when I started walking. I also know that my mall walking partner and I can now do three laps around the mall in under 30 minutes while still talking up a storm.
And with summer coming, I can add two new numbers to obsess over (no not temp or humidity- those would only end in tears- and not necessarily mine): the number of books I'd read for the summer reading program, and number of days til my vacation.
Have a good evening, I must go. I have a Samurai Soduko to finish *g*.
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