For the last couple of weeks I have been focusing on tracking my calories, in and out. Much of it has been with the help of a great app my wife found called Calorie Counter on the Android. Calorie counter links to fatsecret.com which has a database of foods and exercise that you can enter in to keep track of your progress. A great feature of the app on my G1 is that I can scan a barcode and more likely than not, the food is in the database already. This makes it very easy to keep track of during the day. Although I have been trying to eat balanced with not too much of anything, I am not trying a low carb diet at this point. Just trying to keep the calories I am eating less than the calories my body is comsuming. You can see my progress at the fatsecret site.
Yesterday after walking my three miles in the morning (at about 3 mph). I was feeling pretty good and decided that today I would try to move up to jogging. Although I was able to run/jog down the street, I felt a lot impact on my legs and on my body in general. I decided that I would just try to increase the speed I was walking until I could lose more wieght and try to run again. So I completed 2 miles this morning in just over 30 minutes and could definately feel some muscle pain/soreness in my calves shins. So I will try to work on that speed for the next while until I feel pretty comfortable doing that for one hour or more.