So after a long time of using the Weight Watchers PointsPlus system of eating while staying at relatively the same weight (gaining one week, losing the next, gaining back the following, etc.), I’ve decided to go back to using the old Points system for a bit. There are several good reasons to switch Points plans — even back and forth every so often over a long period — and in my case, I know it’s time to do that again.
My children. My husband. Noodles.
(Probably in that order.)
So I really wanted to make up for those lost steps from Day 5 as much as possible on Day 6 to avoid having some ridiculous number waiting for me on Day 7 to meet the 100kSteps Challenge in time. I pretty much danced in place as I did *everything* yesterday, from morning ’till night. I noticed in the evening that my four-year-old, Ollie, was following me around doing a little jig everywhere I went. It was cracking me up. Eventually, he wanted to watch “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” on TV, so we stood side-by-side and walked/danced in place throughout almost the entire movie! I had so much fun I forgot to look down and see how I was doing periodically. Imagine my surprise when this is what I saw on my pedometer after the movie ended at bedtime…
So, it never occurred to me that clipping my pedometer to my jeans pocket instead of my belt would make that much of a difference on what it picked up on during the day. I was SO wrong.
I clipped it to the top of my pocket thinking it would be safer (I never trust the clip and I’ve been paranoid about losing my pedometer wearing it on my belt loop) and went along about my happy day. It wasn’t until early evening that I looked down and pressed the button to see my count that I noticed what a terrible mistake I’d made.
Friday was a hot one. Nonetheless, I managed to find some new ways to up the step count — which is good, because that stupid half-pound came RIGHT back when I weighed in Friday morning.