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First Week Back From the Cruise


Saturday, March 19, 2011

This was the first cruise vacation my wife and I have taken. Technically its my 2nd, but I don't count the Disney "Big Red Boat" when I was little.

Since we were roaming Internationally, I wanted to avoid big $$ so I turned off the data on my DroidX. My new Polar Heartrate actually saves data from each workout, so I entered those stats into the log when I returned.

I did manage to keep the eating under control - I kept to regular eating patterns and tried to be as conscious as I could on the quality of food (ie - no junk) while controlling the quantity (my biggest problem is feeling like I have to clean the plate and eat EVERYTHING).

When I weighed myself upon our return, I had gained a pound or two - not a big deal. It came off very easily.

I also downloaded the RunKeeper app for Android, and I tried it out yesterday for the first time. It will run on your Android phone along with any other music you might want to listen to during your workout, and every 5 minutes it chimes in softly to tell you how far you've traveled (via GPS tracking), how long you've exercised, and your mile pace. I ran three miles at a sub-10-minute- mile pace and it was neat to hear my progress as I went. There are some other additional bells/whistles I haven't played with, but I'll get to those options later. For a free app, it's certainly worth the money.
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ABB698 3/21/2011 2:55AM

    Glad you enjoyed the cruise and special time with the wife. And congrats for getting the 2 lbs. off upon return, that wasnt a bad gain for vacay! The app sounds neat, I will check it out tomorrow. Hearing your progress would be cool!
Have a great week!

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PICKIE98 3/19/2011 7:44AM

    I am jealous that you went on a cruise,, didn't take all of us with you.. mine wasin the Caribbean years ago.. I want to go back...

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