Friday, May 28, 2010

why I love the needle

First, I take off all of my clothes.
This is serious business.

Then I step on and step off to make certain that it is dead center.

I lean over and nudge the dial this way or that. 
Get back on and step off to see if it is where I want it to be.

Finally satisfied, I step on and very careful watch to see where it ends up. 
If it is to the right, I'm satisfied.  At times, elated.
If it is to the left, I'm disappointed.  Sometimes exasperated.

What in the world am I talking about?  The needle on the scales!  I was thinking about it this morning, how much I like the needle over digital.  With digital, it isn't subjective.  Oh, I suppose you could lean this way or that and cause it to fluctuate a bit.
I like it when the needle is "hovering" towards that next pound...just a little between one line and the next. 

Last night I went to a university event at a local winery.  For the first time ever, I visited the winery and didn't have an ounce of wine.  Insane!  They had a very healthy spread of fruit, veggies, cheese and chicken.  I ate, hurried home to change and hit the Y.  I did seven miles, six on the elliptical and one on the track.  In the process, I hit the highest reading I've had thus far on my pedometer. 
When the needle is heading in the right direction (that is the left)...I love it!


Lisa said...

You. Amaze. Me.

Kelly said...

7 miles? Wow! Way to go.. I don't think I have ever ran that far :)

I prefer the needle too. Just seems more accurate for some reason.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Wait a minute here! You're a power maven....a super,'re Wonderous Whosyergurl, the fairest and toughest of us all!
I bow to you, queen of the lefty pointed needle......
7 miles? Incredible!!!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Ok Cheryl, You're definitely on a mission . . that's willpower, big time. SEVEN miles . . good for you kiddo . . Have a happy weekend and keep that pedometer going . . Sandy:O)

Chatty Crone said...

I love CorgiDogMama's comment! You are super girl! Way to go. Man I am proud of you.


paperbird said...

seven miles- way to go girl. I like the needle too- too funny!

Cheryl said...

I keep wondering why the screen goes from white to clear when I try to read your posts. I can see the photos just fine but the words blend into the background. Is anyone else having this problem? I miss being able to read your stuff!

Cheryl said...

I can see it! Bravo! And wowzer on the 7 miles.

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