I've been wearing my ActiveLink activity monitor everyday and it keeps track of exactly how much I really move. My challenge is to earn 1 point of activity each day, which would give me 7 extra points a week that I could potentially use on food. The ActiveLink monitors my movement and records when I hit my baseline (average that a woman my age, weight and height should be moving on a daily basis) and then when I've hit 100% of my movement goal for the day. Most days I hit it easily, but there are some days when I'm just not doing much besides sitting around. On those days the ActiveLink is really helpful because it pushes me to just walk around the house, stretch, put away the dishes or fold the load of laundry: whatever it takes to be just a little more active each day. I think that has probably contributed to my successful week.
I am feeling good, I know I am looking better, and this whole thing feels like magic. I know it's much more self-control than magic, but some days I just don't know how else to explain it. I'm just excited!! :)