Jim's Trek V, my exercise journey now on my Schwinn 170 from Tampa to parts unknown...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Day 298 – (AD 1,460) – 21.0 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled my Schwinn 170 21.0 miles. Totals have now reached 31,097.3 miles; 50,046.3 kilometers.


And today I have completed 84.6% of the distance to my next destination.

Jim’s Gotta Eat

At this point there are 3 loaves of bread in the oven – Pumpkin Raisin Spice and Cranberry Cranraisin. The 4th is in process – Harvest Raisin Bread. Yes, this house smells like a bakery.

Last night’s supper, a quick Thai Basil Chicken Eggplant and Bok Choy on Jasmine Rice.


My early morning blood sugar count 6 points to 116 mg/dL.

Quilts SB

Work continues on the creation and piecing of our design for our newest Crane Quilt. The Cranes all represents 25 of 30 of Kimberly Einmo’s newest fabric line Solid-ish.



Question - Does anyone know how to recover an image from an iPhone 7s after I had deleted it?

This is my 1,559th post. Per Blogger Jim’s Trek has recorded, as of this writing, 185,193 Pageviews.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Day 297 – (AD 1,459) – 20.6 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Today I pedaled my Schwinn 170 another 20.6 miles. Totals are now at 31,076.3 miles; 50,012.6 kilometers.


And I have completed 81.4% of the distance to my next goal point and destination on the Red Planet.

My calculated A1c is on a steady downward path. This morning it calculated to 6.11%. The A1C test measures the glucose (blood sugar) in your blood by assessing the amount of what's called glycated hemoglobin. ... An A1C level below 5.7 percent is considered normal. An A1C between 5.7 and 6.4 percent signals prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed when the A1C is over 6.5 percent.

And as a diabetic I’m slowly getting back to where I need to be in the normal range. Still some time to go but I keep trying.


This morning I made 1 ½ gallons of pickles; Cucumber – Fennel; Caraway; and Habanero with Onions. And this time I am trying Grape Leaves instead of Bay Leaves to provide the Tannin containing agent.

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Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim

Monday, November 20, 2017

Day 296 – (AD 1,458) – 20.5 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

This morning I pedaled 20.5 miles. On Saturday morning I cycled 20.1 miles on my Schwinn 170. My two-day total was 40.6 miles. Overall totals now stand at 31,055.7 miles; 49,979.4 kilometers.


And I have now completed 78.2% of the distance to my next goal point and destination. To date I have completed 6,154.1 miles on Mars; Part V of Jim’s Trek.

Soapbox -


Jim’s Gotta Eat

Fermented Pickles – Ingredients: Water; Small Cucumbers; Dill Weed; Black Peppercorns; Garlic Cloves; Sea Salt. And 7-day waiting period.


The one on the right, I included one Habanero Pepper.

Harvest Grape Bread – Recipe from The Italian Dish.



What can I say? Lunch Bread and Pickles.

And this today I am trying a new No-Knead Bread recipe. Pumpkin Artisan Bread. It has almost finished its first proofing.

Quilts SB -

Save the Dates December 7th, 2017 through January 10th, 2018. A small group of fabric artists will be presenting 50-plus works of fabric art in Clearwater. Details to follow. Yes some of Andy’s and my quilts will be included.

Yes, we’ve started a new Cranes Quilt. We’re using 25 of 30 fabric colors from Kimberly Einmo's new fabric Solid-ish.


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Jim

Friday, November 17, 2017

Day 294 – (AD 1,456) – 19.5 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,


Today I reached and surpassed the 31,000-mile mark. 31,015.1 miles!!!

And I am still going, excuse me, pedaling.

This morning I pedaled my Schwinn 170 19.5 miles. Totals stand at 31,015.1 miles; 49,914.1 kilometers.


I have now completed 72.0% of the distance to my next destination and goal point.

And Grandpa must go and babysit this morning.

Today I am trying a completely new, and different sort loaf of bread. Stay-tuned.

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Jim

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Day 293 – (AD 1,455) – 20.0 Miles – Jim’s Trek Part V – Mars on My Schwinn 170

Good Day,

Born in Jamaica, having lived in various places through-out the West Indies, and now in Tampa, Florida, I only accepted Croton for their multi-coloured leaves.

I had to stop, and look at the fragile beauty of one flowering in my garden this morning.

Well it looks like my Schwinn 170 may be back in gear, no pun intended. I was able to pedal 20.0 miles at the 15/25 resistance. It seems that the error was that due to some glitch the 25/25 resistance that I had been pedaling at after power was returned and after the power surges at 12/25 resistance. The correct and increased resistance makes me happy. I will continue to keep pedaling on my Schwinn 170. I now have 7,206.0 more miles to go.

This morning I pedaled 20.0 miles at 15/25 resistance for 1 hour. I also, burned 653 calories.


I have also now completed 69.0% of the distance to my next destination and goal point.

And my efforts to reduce my FBS seems to be working. This morning my early morning blood sugar recorded at 117 mg/dL. My A1c is calculated at 6.12%. The blue line on the chart shows my current and actual tracking.

I couldn't use my calculator, iPhone, or PC or scale to solve this issue.


Peppercorns can remind me of an abacus.



And Max needs his own chef’s seat to watch me cook. He liked the idea, as the counters are so, so very high above the grasp of his vision…or mouth.






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I welcome comments or thoughts or ideas. Please feel free to contact, email me at Jim’s Trek. (This link is my email address - jsmith58@gmail.com.)

Have a healthy day and smile,

Jim