You may look at this and ask your self what is this?
It is my pedometer. I have a few of these around the house. I haven't worn one of these for a year or more.
To me it is more than that.
This is my tool to beat heart disease.
I have had heart disease for about 7 yrs (that I know of).
It all started with me feeling tired, and a bit out of breath when I came up the stairs.
Well I was getting older (37years old...really, lol). I wasn't in as good a shape as I was when I was younger. Yup, I just made excuses.
Went for a yearly check up. Doctor asks me if anyone had ever told me I had a heart murmur?
I asked him, is that why it feels like I have butterflies in my chest sometimes.
He was a bit concerned...and made me go to a specialist.
Here is where my story starts...I went for every test you can think of.
That year I lost all control. I found out I had other medical problems.
Plus a cyst was growing on my left ovary. By the time I got it removed I looked 6 months pregnant. They took out 1.5 liters of liquid and the mass. Thankfully it was non-cancerous.
There was a resident in the room during surgery and she said once they took the mass out...my tummy shrunk. I do have before and after pics....I take pictures of EVERYTHING, lol.
Like I said I like to be in control. My sister reminded me of this ;)
So I needed to take control of my life.
So I got some journals from (where else but) Michael's and started on my mission.
On the top of each page I wrote this statement.
Now these numbers were in my peek of activity....plus it was summer :)
I would write down the day, How many steps I took, and how many miles this equaled (my one pedometer had this on it). The calories were also on a certain pedometer, guess it wasn't this one, lol.
Again this was in my peak of activity.
Now don't be shocked with these numbers, I am a tiny person and I am not even 5' tall.
I would write down my weight, my fat and my water content. This was all programed on our scale to my height, age and sex.
I was 110 lbs when I first started.
But doing this got me off my heart medication.
I was full of energy and felt awesome.
But sadly, I have let things slip.
OK they slid off a cliff is what happened.
So I am starting again. I hope I didn't let it go to long.
You may be wondering why I am posting this as it doesn't have anything to do with being creative.
But it does, I am creating a new me. A healthier, happier and more active me.
I did my 1/2 hour brisk walk again this morning.
I walked over 10400 steps so far today, and the day isn't done yet.
Made a healthy meal for supper.
Worked on my mini today :)
Someone made my Window Envelope Pocket and showed me their video :)
Decided to stop farting around and take control again
So what have you done today to make you feel proud?