I took a couple of days off from writing in my blog, but I still kept track of my steps on the ticker. I am now over 17,000 steps ahead and have only a little over 10,000 to go before I hit my goal! That just seems so unreal to me! I would dare say I didn't take a total of 1,000 steps in the twelve years I was in that chair!
It will be eight weeks tomorrow that I have been without my wheels, and I can hardly believe how far I've come in such a short span of time. Eight weeks seems like a lot to some, but for me eight weeks is a blink. Considering I spent twelve years in that stupid chair, eight weeks is nothing.
I still have to stop and think about all the changes I am going through just to make sure I am improving. I know that I am, but with such a long journey one can forget how hard things used to be versus how they are now. The biggest change I have noticed is my thought processes. I don't think so much about things, I just do them. It used to be that I would think about doing a task, then I would think about the steps I would need to take to do it and how hard it would be, and I would subsequently talk myself out of it -- confident I would be too inadequate physically. Now I just start something without thinking, and maybe realize halfway through I might have gotten myself in over my head. By that point who cares! The fact that I'm doing things on a more normal level mentally is just another huge step in the healing. Yay!
I am still planning and working hard toward my move to Minnesota next summer. I am shooting for July 1, 2011. That seems so far away, but really it isn't, especially considering what a huge job - and expsense - moving cross-country will be. I just hope I am ready and all goes smoothly.
Step count today: 822
Steps I'm ahead: 18,245