Friday, February 22, 2008

congratulations, Heather!

Heather is the winner of the giveaway and I dropped off her package at the post office around 5:30 tonight. Supposedly it will arrive in three post-office days, so probably around Tuesday she will be listening to "Skinny Jeans."

I am not in my skinny jeans right now. More like pajama bottoms. I definitely need to find the wagon and then get on it... have just not been having much luck with the food lately. I made myself a great barley/tomato/basil/olive oil lunch today, but was hungry about an hour after eating it and ended up having a grilled cheese sandwich, some tortilla chips, and two Girl Scout cookies -- apparently the barley was an appetizer.

I'm doing better with the exercise. I went to the gym first thing today and did my strength training routine. I plan to go swimming tomorrow, and I am also planning to sign up for a group cycling (generic name for Spinning) class beginning in March.

I am still looking for a really good, free food tracking tool with mobile web logging support. I got an email today encouraging me to try out the newly-remodeled diettv.com website. It's such a cute, slick site that I really wanted to love it, but their food tracking is not ready for prime time. I tried entering my breakfast today and the database is skimpy and a little quirky. When I searched for blackberry preserves, I got blackberries and blackberry juice, but no jam or preserves. I did a search for jam and got apricot and whortleberry but no other kindst . Odd. They don't seem to have mobile web support, so I couldn't enter my food logs from my BlackBerry (see, just like with the jam, they don't seem to support blackberries...) but I could sign up to be a guinea pig for their test of a phone-in food log system. I didn't try it (you have to give them their phone number) but it sounds like a really error-prone way to do on-the-go logging. So many people have smartphones now that I'm not sure why diet sites haven't caught on to mobile logging yet. All they'd really have to do is make a mobile-friendly version of their site. It looks like they have a lot of great features on this site (if they work), but if the basic stuff doesn't work, I'm not really interested in playing around with the extras.

Until someone points me to a site with the features I want, I'll stick to a notepad and pen.

2 comments:

  1. Nothing wrong with using paper and pen; it's "classic technology" that's also portable :)

    You're writing in your pajamas and I'm in my robe. I do like Saturday morning.

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  2. Blogging in pajamas is the only way to go. I say that about working also, but so far my boss doesn't agree.

    I'm currently in the process of begging Daily Plate to consider doing some sort of mobile application, since they seem to be expanding like crazy. I can't see how it could be that hard, especially if there's a way to somehow sync it through Windows Mobile. (I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about, by the way. I could just as easily say it's easy to split an atom in my kitchen)

    I'll let you know if there are any developments.

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