After several months of setbacks, including a fall on the ice which horked my knee and a ribcage issue, I'm finally ready to get back on the weight loss wagon. I need to do it; my clothes are tight, my joints are suffering and my blood pressure is slowly creeping up.
I signed up on SparkPeople.com to track incoming and outgoing calories. Didn't really want to switch from FitDay, but FitDay doesn't have iPhone support, so there you go. The calorie math is a bit different; I'm trying not to overthink it, and just do what SP tells me to do.
There's a sports complex with a couple of walking trails near the studio. I've been going up there when the weather isn't terrible. Hilly but paved trail is good for cardio.
I also bought a wristwatch that monitors heart rate and calorie burn. Now I just gotta remember to wear it when I get on the trail.
I wore it the other day; my resting was 77, my regular (level ground) walking heart rate was 128 and my uphill walking heart rate was 155. Perfect!
(Of course, I decide to do this the week that I have to go to California, and two weeks before hell-deadlines. There really is no GOOD time, is there.)