I can't believe it's been months since I wrote on this thing. I seem to go through phases, sometimes writing nearly every day for weeks on end, other times not at all.
For various reasons, mostly because I've seen a steady incline on my weight from a January low of 75kg (itself up from 72kg after Nepal) to a Monday high of 81kg, I'm paying more attention to what I eat, and what exercise I do. I'd like to get down to around 70kg (or higher, but as long as boyfat % is less than 15%)
Following some suggestions from a fellow geek who's being doing this for a while, I signed up for MyFitnessPal to keep a food, exercise and calorie diary, and Endomondo for an ad-hoc exercise/calorie calculator. This'll go someway towards keeping me on the straight and narrow calorific intake/expenditure wise.
I realised a number of weeks ago that I still haven't started cycling again this year. I think the wet weather and general cold has put me off; by this time last year I'd clocked many hundreds of miles. Now that Rae has a road bike too (happy birthday!), we'll go out regularly and I'll record those calories burned (calculated using HR and cadence monitors along with GPS data) into the MyFitnessPal diary. Yesterday, I ordered a couple of Garmin Forerunner 410 GPS watches with HR monitors; easier to carry around when going running. Another gadget to help with the recording of data.
Now, if only there was a way to automatically get it from all the devices into a central data store…