I am pleased to report that this is the second week in a row where I have walked more miles than my goal. Unfortunately for me, I have a lot of those weeks ahead of me to meet my 2009 goal. I am getting there though. I may have a little snag with the exercise program though. My gout is acting up a little tonight. Fortunately, it is very little; I think I caught it early enough to stop it. Only time will tell though. If it is acting up in the morning, I will not walk or any other exercise for that matter. Fingers Crossed.
Today has been a very busy day. After church, I spent a pretty good deal of time working in the garden. Things are looking good, and it won’t be long until the radishes are ready to pick. Tomorrow we are planning on having burgers for supper. If so, it will be with our home grown lettuce. Mmm! I still have some concerns about some of the tomatoes and peppers, but overall things are looking great.
I did okay on food all day until the end. From the afternoon forward I was really craving food. Nothing in particular, just food. I fought it off for most of the afternoon and evening, then just a few minutes ago I gave in, which you will see below. Now that I am typing this, I am not sure I believe it. As you will see below, my mid-afternoon snack was over the edge too. My South Beach Diet meal journal for the day is as follows:
- Breakfast – Two scrambled eggs, two turkey sausages, and 1/4 cup of wild blueberries. This was fantastic!
- Mid-morning snack – Nothing.
- Lunch – One cup of homemade chicken salad with several sticks of fresh celery.
- Mid-afternoon snack – Two sf popsicles.
- Supper – A salad with a slice of ham and Ranch Dressing.
- Mid-evening snack – A large bowl of Grape Nuts with skim milk. Grrr! I hate this cereal!
Last of all, I have a Blackberry application to report in on – GPSed. While I am using this on a Blackberry Curve, other smart phones support it as well. Anyhow, this is a terrific little app that allows you to track your walks/jogs/runs or any other activity you do. I used it on my walk this morning and found it to be very accurate. It tracked my speed, my maximum speed, my average speed, my distance, my altitude, and so on. It maintained a visual track of the walk, and it allows you to put in way-points. Once you are done with your activity, you can upload your track to share with others. My only complaint is usability. It is not really super user friendly. However, it doesn’t take too long to get the hang of it. The one thing I really struggled with was finding my track once I uploaded it. I chose to keep my track private, which meant that it was not displayed where I thought it would be. Nonetheless, I figured it out and it works great now – it does exactly what I wanted. If you have a need for such an application, you should check this one out.