Activity points frustration rant *L*
From the beginning of my weight loss journey (the day I joined WW, January 26, 2011), I have always been a walker. Mind you, my walking has increased dramatically since I started WW.
I started off doing 30 minutes of brisk walking 3-4 times a week. I bought a WW pedometer and I was earning about 3-4 points a day with that (I weighed 203 pounds then.) I gradually increased my walking time until, at this point, I'm doing 90 minutes of brisk walking, 5-6 days a week.
I'm down to 155 pounds at this point, and what I'm noticing is that my AP value is going down as my weight goes down, even though my activity has increased. I know that's how it's supposed to be, but it kinda ticks me off. *L* I'm not sure why. I guess it's just because I'm still working so hard but not seeing as much result from it? Ugh.
I'm still losing, so it's obviously not affecting me physically. I guess it's just getting more noticeable to me now because my weight loss is getting more noticeable. You know? I'm about to hit the 50-pound mark, and obviously the activity I've been doing so far is working.
Maybe I'm just too focused on numbers, you know? I've been toying with the idea of just not wearing the pedometer for awhile, and not tracking my APs just to see if that makes a difference. Because it's almost like it's getting to be a bit of an obsession with me. I'll go out for a walk, and I'll check my pedometer every so often...and even if I'm getting really tired, if I see the number of APs on the pedometer isn't "high enough", I'll think to myself, "Well, I can't stop now, not until I get to [X] number of points." I don't think that's a good sign, not if I'm driving myself beyond my endurance level.
Has anyone else experienced this?