Why Do I Care about the numbers?
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Thank you to all who responded to my previous blog. I don't know whether or not I care about the numbers. I know that I should NOT care about Spark Points but my life and my progress revolves around numbers: my blood sugar reading 3 or 4 times a day, my weight, the number of reps I can do in the strength training circuit; the number of pounds I can life; the number of calories in and the number of calories out. My BMI. My blood pressure. My cholesterol and my triglycerides.
The bottom line is that I still do not trust my instinctive or intuitive feelings about how I am doing; I need all of these measurements.
I'm really a person who loves words and an abstract imagination but by training myself to pay attention to the numbers and the concrete, I have helped myself in my crawl towards fitness. It has not come naturally to me so I work harder to see if I can find the poetry in points and numbers.