Sunday, January 25, 2009

A world of a 10,000 steps!

This is for you Jo! I finally bought my new pedometer! Actualy it is my old new pedometer. I had it before but lost it. His name is Omron, and Omron is my new best friend! I am a bit under the weather today, but do not worry I havent lost it completely. Omron is a true friend, because he keeps me in check, he never lies or tells me what I want to hear. He is a Ferrari of all the pedometers out of there, even though he only cost me $30 dollars. Small price to pay for a good buddy! He not only counts every step I take, but also comes with a USB cable so you can transfer all the data onto your computer. He keeps track of steps, distance walked, calories burnt and even translates it into how many fat grams you burn by walking. Then you can set up a neat graph on line and the free software it comes with will entertain and motivate you to even walk more! As far as nutrition goes, it was a decent day too. I managed to behave, even though I havent kept my calories count. I am implementing a new strategy starting today. I finally realized that I must first get to the promised land first, then worry about not having unhealthy or relatively unhealthy snacks. Sustainability is the key to my success and so is planning and counting! I do much better by having lots of choices, therefore freedom in my food selection. And that includes sweets that I still crave. Its much easier to fight my evil addiction being 175 pounds than doing so at 235. So I bought lots of stuff both good and so great. As time passes and I post my menus you will be the judge of my choices. And I am sure you will let me know. I will be very transparent. And I also welocme all commments both good , flatteirng and not so heart warming. I am a big boy in every sense of the word. I am very open minded and open to discussion. I love La Tsu and Daoism. La Tsu called our materialistic world a WORLD OF 10, 000 THINGS. He is still considered a wises man that ever lived, and up to this day noone still knows hwy he called it a world of 10 ooo things! And how coincidental is it that every pedometer recommends to walk 10, 000 steps every day to maintain a healthy life! Go figure! So I will keep walking 10, 000 steps every day from now. Hopefully my diet follows suit, lol, not so sure about that!


STEPS= 18, 789 CALORIES BURNT= 840 FAT BURNT WHILE WALKING= 60.9 GRAMS LOL THATS WHAT MY PEDOMETER SAIS, HE HAS NO REASON TO LIE TO ME!



TODAY I ATE: 1 OZ OF PISTACHIOUS, 2 OZ MIXED NUTS; 5 OZ OF VARIOUS CHEESES; 3 OZ SALAMI; 4 OZ GRILLED CHICKEN;



WEIGHT= 234 POUNDS

9 comments:

Harry said...

Great job with the steppin', V. :)

Good menu choices as well.

The journey of 10,000 steps begins with one pedometer. I think that's how the old saying goes.

Lynn said...

Hi Vadim,
The pedometer sounds kind a fun! Also your menu did look very good.

NewVision said...

ok, Vadim

I have my lil walmart $5.00 pedometer. I'm wearing it, but I'm sure I won't make it to that many steps today.
I didn't go to work today as my 2 yr old niece is here today because her sitter is in the hospital. So it's Aunt Jo to the rescue.. LOL
So far today we have put together a gingerbread house and decorated it.(I know, out of season but it was fun!) Then of course we had to take a bath..LOL
I'll post my steps later today.
Have a great day!

Vadim said...

Thanks Lynn, and pedometer is a great way of keeping walking. Jo, I used to have cheap pedometers but they werent accurate at all. The one I have now made by Omron is so accurate its scary. I did check it by walking 100 steps few times and each time it was within 1 step, one time it was 99 and one 101, but few times it was exactly 100. It takes me 2000 steps steps to walk a mile. Last night I did walk a lot. I know today with work it wont be that much, but my goal is to always have it at 10000 . Have fun with your neice! Harry thank you for your input, as always!

bayoubabe said...

wow, 18,000 steps, where did ya go ?

you are 'steppin out' now huh :)

Have a great day !

Sadekat said...

Wow, your pedometer is fancy. I got mine free from the nurse at work. It's just a plain Jane, but I love her anyway. Maybe I'll go dig her out of the box she's in and hook her to my sock.

Vadim said...

Yeah, 18000 steps was good. It takes approximately 2000 ateps per mile so it would make it approx 9 miles. I usually walk aroung a huge golf park here in NYC. Its 2.5 miles and I usually do 2 laps. I started walking with my dog too which is even more work because he likes to pull!

NewVision said...

STEPS= 18, 789 !!!
WOW, you got me beat. I didn't fair as well. 2998 steps. I had planned on a walk but I ended up keeping my niece over night. I go back to work today.

What kind of dog do you have?
pictures please ?????? I love dogs and never in my life have I NOT had one. Even growing up we always had a dog or two.

Erika said...

Hi Vadim,

Great work with the pedometer. You'll find those steps pass in no time :)

Fabulous menu too!