B: multi-grain hot cereal with flax and cinnamon
2 cups of herbal tea
S: herbal tea
L: mixed veggies with corn and salsa
D: 3 small baked potatoes and mixed veggies with salsa
E: 54 mins walking - my route is 5905 steps. Total steps for the day is 10290!
M: 10 mins
Well I used my new pedometer to measure how many steps I walk in a day and I'm amazed really. I measured at work, when I went to the grocery store and my exercise walk and it was over 10,000 steps
I was really surprised at that. I'm not as sedentary as I originally thought. I was also suprised that my exercise walk route is almost 6000 steps itself and for the day I walked almost 5 miles. So 10,000 steps is not such a good goal afterall since I already meet it
I think I'll change that goal to 10,000 steps of exercise walking instead, which means I need to expand my route
BTW, the pedometer I got is great! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00631 ... 01_s00_i00
Only $11.99 (free shipping). Its one of those fancy new tri-axial digital pedometers. It will work whether being held horizontally, vertically or even flat. It doesn't have a movement in it so there's no mechanical clicking noise like cheap pedometers.
And it appears to be very accurate. I measured several times after a 100 or 200 steps and it was 100% accurate 3 times and was about 3 steps low on a 200 step walk. That's to be expected as it takes up to 10 steps for it to set itself up initially to your walking pattern. I'll measure again my walking route tomorrow to see how accurate it is on longer walks.
It measures steps, mileage, kcals burned, time and keeps a 7 day memory of your steps. It automatically resets itself after midnight so you start with a fresh count each day. You have to set it up for your stride length and weight initially so it can make its calculations properly. You also set it up for your goal steps and once you reach it it will automatically beep at you for a few seconds.
Its very small and light weight. The buttons are easy to use even for fat fingers like mine and don't appear to be effected while in your pocket as they are somewhat recessed. There is no on/off button as the screen turns off automatically after a few mins of non-use and turns back on once it detects movement. So it saves batteries. It uses a cheap CR2032 button battery that's easy to replace. And it will indicate when the battery is getting low.
The only thing missing from it would be a back-light for when its dark, but I don't walk in the dark so its not an issue. Overall I'm very happy with it considering anything else available with the same features costs at least 3 times as much. Now I wonder how robust it will be...and no I do not know whether it will work well for jogging or running.