FedEx came through (I paid for expedited delivery) and delivered both boxes today. It took a bit of finagling to get everything set up, but it's working and stats are being generated.
I guess I'm just enough of a geek that I like data. Data means a clear picture of where I am. And once I know where I am, I can choose to change what I am doing in order to get myself closer to my goals. I have done this over and over again in terms of my weaving. It is now time I do this in relation to my over all health.
Actually, I am about as healthy as I can be right now. What I'm actually looking to do is to become more comfortable in my body.
As I mentioned in a previous post, health and aging issues have seen an increase in my body weight. I knew I weighed too much but seemed powerless to peel some of it off again. Since my weight has been stable for the last four years (including all through chemo - the clinic staff were so proud of me, not losing any weight while I was disappointed, hoping for at least a 10 pound reduction!) I figured the only thing left was to take a much more analytical look at caloric intake/output.
The Fitbit will hopefully give me the information I need to increase my output while decreasing my intake.
Truth to be told, I don't even have a 'hard' goal in mind. I just want to lose some weight. Take some of the load off of my feet, knees and hips. I want to feel comfortable in my body again, like I did 40 pounds ago - although I will quite literally be happy with 10 pounds off. I'm not looking to crash the weight off. I also know that increased muscle may mean no decrease in actual weight - which is why I bought the Fitbit scale - it tracks % of body fat.
The bad news is that while I knew my body fat ratio was poor, I didn't realize just how poor. :( So my goal is to work on improving that, even if it means no actual change in the number of pounds I weigh.
I do have a goal in terms of when I would like to have lost 'some' weight - for the next Big Project in May. If the project doesn't materialize that's okay. There is many a slip betwixt cup and lip after all. But feeling more in tune with my body? Priceless.