And now I continue in Australia Jim's Trek III. My exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Day 199 – (AD 629) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.7 Miles – Still in Western Australia on My Schwinn Fitness Cycle

Good Day,

Today’s pedaling – 21.7 miles on my Schwinn 170. And it is humid in Tampa. The thunder boomers are on their way.

It works out that I pedal about 0.08% of my overall goal on the days that I pedal. This means that .08% translates to 21.7 miles or 34.9 kilometers. I think that this country should change to the metric system. I like the bigger numbers.


No change in the scenery on my virtual route at my location on the National Highway 1 in Western Australia.

I’ve just wondered how many gas stations exist on this route that I have chosen. One would think that the odds are somewhat astronomical that for every 20-plus miles that I travel on my Trek I would from time-to-time chance upon some sort of filling station. I’m sure that it would get somehow lonely if one would run out of gas.

My blood sugar held at 90 again this morning. It must have been the added walking through Busch Gardens yesterday afternoon.

The Meerkats’ exhibit and home is back in place; I counted six residents. The Pack is enough without having to worry about some Meerkats.

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Just waiting for the skies to explode and open up.

I definitely welcome any comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact me at Jim’s Trek.

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Day 198 – (AD 628) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.5 Miles – Pardoo Station, Western Australia – My Schwinn Fitness Cycles

Good Day,

This morning I continued my exercise journey and completed another 21.5 miles on my Schwinn 170.
My total miles to date are now 12,875.78; 20,721.5 kilometers. I have accomplished 51.71% of my overall Trek goal. Scholastically maybe not a great grade, but mentally and physically... I think I pass.


On Jim’s Trek Part III, I have now completed 4,258.6 miles or 40.58% of the near total miles I hope to pedal as a part of my virtual Trek in Australia. Today I pedaled and I am now east past Pardoo Station in Western Australia

And there is no snow or red dirt today in Tampa it is a beautiful day…and one of the orchids is blooming.

Yes I was able to record a drop of 14 points to my blood sugar. This morning I recorded in at 90 mg/dL.  Per WebMD "A normal sugar level is currently considered to be less than 100 mg/dL when fasting and less than 140 mg/dL two hours after eating."

I guess I may be doing something right. I stumbled across this article/response in Berkeley Wellness by Dr. John Swartzberg – Leeway in Healthy Weight – dated January 1, 2011  “Make sure your waist is less than 40 inches (35 inches for women). Keep exercising and watching what you eat. And enjoy the fly fishing.

Our Sleep Jezebel is at the penultimate point of being completed.  Thought you may like a preview.  Stay tuned for our updates at Quilts SB.


And we are looking for a name for our just about finished Afghan #6.  Any ideas would be appreciated. We've added something completely different... a fringe of tassels.  Check for updates at Afghans SB.


Jim’s Trek realized 50,444 pageviews.

I definitely welcome any comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact me at Jim’s Trek.

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Day 197 – (AD 627) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.4 Miles – 658th Post – My Schwinn Fitness Cycles

Good Day,

This morning I chose to crank up a manual program on my Schwinn 170; 12 resistance and 70 minutes. I cycled 21.4 miles and burned 611 calories. My total miles pedaled now equal 12,854.2; 20,686.9 kilometers in 627 days. I have completed 51.62% of my intended and overall goal since I began on December 2, 2012. And I’m still going.


Today I crossed over the De Grey River in northern Western Australia. I am still located on the Great Northern Highway and just about 323 miles from my next destination and goal point. And the road image from Google Maps is different…but it is still bloody boring. Just a lot of red dirt and empty space.

My blood sugar was up to 104 because of what I ate yesterday at Red Lobster. Once in a blue moon when they have the shrimp special I get a craving. And of course I have to eat a number of biscuits.   But there is some mental justification going on in my head as I'm sitting at a table that is in a main passage way of the incoming and out-going patrons. My justification: I felt thin.

I think I had four and 1/2 biscuits... And then I consumed one and a half baked potatoes, Shrimp Sriracha, Shrimp scampi, Shrimp scampi, Coconut shrimp, Shrimp Parmesan, and Shrimp scampi... and Coconut shrimp. And then I had the Chocolate Wave cake with vanilla ice cream and I had a Caesar salad. But I was good. I had it without croutons.



I just knew that after pigging out on Thursday, and all the shrimp and chocolate cake and biscuits, I would see a spike in my blood sugar. I just knew. Guess I need to take it easy concerning what I eat for the next couple of days in order to offset the increase.

My three month average is 95.1 mg/dL which translates to an A1c of less than 5.11. I’m still keeping my diabetes in check and I have gone 1 year and 2 months without any diabetes medication.

Jim’s Trek realized 50,360 pageviews as of total.
Afghan status: Afghan #5 - all strips created; Afghan #6 - Completed. Stay tuned for an update to Afghans SB; Afghan #7 - started.  We are now connecting and attaching the binding to our new Sleep Jezebel.

It is now averaging just over, according to Blogger, 76.5 pageviews daily. Not bad for this crazy Trek.

I definitely welcome any comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact me at Jim’s Trek.

Be healthy and enjoy your day. Jim

Friday, September 19, 2014

Day 196 – (AD 626) – Jim's Trek Part III – 21.0 Miles – More Red Dirt on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today my program of choice on my Schwinn 170 was Summit Pass. Not wanting to exceed any expectations I programmed 71 minutes and completed 21.0 miles and burned 577 calories.  My total miles today are now 12,832.8; 20,652.4 kilometers.  Only 48.46% more to go.

Four programs completed –

1. Pike’s Pike – 19.0 miles, 457 calories. (Then added 6 min. = 2.2 miles, 72 cal.: Total 21.2 miles; 529 cal.) 70 minutes
2. Mt. Hood – 19.1 miles, 470 calories. (Then added 8 ½ min. = 2.7 miles, 81 cal.: Total 21.8 miles; 551 cal.) 70 minutes
3. Pyramids – 25.2 miles, 600 calories, 91 minutes
4. Summit Pass – 21.0 miles, 577 calories, 71 minutes


I am now located on my virtual Trek in Western Australia and it appears that I am headed in an easterly direction on the Great Northern Highway. According to Google Maps I am on the Highway in an area (or place) called De Grey. It is now just 344 more miles to my next destination and goal point.

I had a question and found the following response at the Live Strong website – “Is an Exercise Bike Good for Cardio?” by Susan Lundman, Aug. 2013. Follow up question – Should I start thinking…some more?

Per James Altucher’s September 17 opinion in the New York Observer there are “4 Things You Can Learn in Ten Minutes That Will Make Your Life Better.”  $2.00 bills, doctor’s coat, waiter’s pads, and stand-up comedians. I like his thought process.

Does one expect a hearse to pull up when Funeral Potatoes are served?

And I think there is a duppy in my house.  I keep turning the door light off on my wine refrigerator  and the duppy keeps turning it back.  No, I am not a lush...but the wine refrigerator is just under the counter next to my PC desk.

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I definitely welcome any comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact me at Jim’s Trek.

Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Day 195 – (AD 625) – Jim's Trek Part III – 25.2 Miles – 12,811.8 Miles on My Schwinn Fitness Cycles

Good Day,

This morning I chose the Pyramids program on my Schwinn 170. I set the calories to be burned at 600. Well I ended up pedaling 91 minutes, 21 more than my norm...but I ended up cycling 25.2 miles.

Three programs completed –

1. Pike’s Pike – 19.0 miles, 457 calories. (Then added 6 min. = 2.2 miles, 72 cal.: Total 21.2 miles; 529 cal.)
2. Mt. Hood – 19.1 miles, 470 calories. (Then added 8 ½ min. = 2.7 miles, 81 cal.: Total 21.8 miles; 551 cal.)
3. Pyramids – 25.2 miles, 600 calories.


Virtually my Trek in Western Australia has now reached Pippingarra.  I have cycled a total, as of today, 12,811.8 miles; 20.618.6 kilometers.  I have also pedaled a total of 4,194.7 miles in Australia.

Last night's supper - Green Beans with Peanut Sauce and my version of Kung Pao Chicken.  Blood sugar count down another point to 88.

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I definitely welcome any comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact me at Jim’s Trek.


Be healthy and enjoy your day.

Jim