Not at all! You would think that the visits, page writings and proof readings (yes I do proof read but see Q 18) etc that I do would quickly rack up the numbers, and you would be right except...
I have cable broadband that's connected 24/7/365 (except for outages, I'll come to that) and, as such, the IP address I have is static. It doesn't change. I set the counter to ignore any visits from my IP address (this includes Denises' and Lauras' visits too). When I have either a power failure or cable outage I always check, once things are back to normal, if the IP address has changed and if it has I alter the setting in the counter set-up to reflect the change.
In short: None of my visits are counted. If they were the counter would probably read in the millions by now!
Also I should note here, in the main a site visitor only gets counted once in 24 hours no matter how many time/pages they visit. There are some circumstances where a visitor will not be counted and also where they get counted for every page but these circumstances are rare and tend to average out, so the figures are a true enough reflection.