Chilly nights and mornings have officially begun to seep into the northeast with daylight savings time getting dark by 4:30 p.m.! My journey towards being pro-active about my health and well-being (which you can read about here) has now reached a point of adjustment to account for the inconveniences of fall and winter. One is to find creative ways to incorporate my cardio indoors – since I’m not equipped to power walk/run on the main road in the dark! The other is to review my food journal over the past few months to see if I can spot any repetitive patterns that, if adhered to, might put me into a plateau. This led me to some extensive research about ‘flexible dieting’ or ‘macro tracking’ which is not just about the number of calories you consume, but where they are derived from. The macronutrients.
On June 1st, 2016 – the day before my 54th birthday – I made the same decision which I had pretty much been making every year around this time. And that was to lose the extra 15-20 pounds I had been carrying around on my frame. And with diabetes being the hereditary culprit that sunk it’s claws into my grandparents, parents, sister and brother (almost), I didn’t want to begin the count-down as to when I was going to be it’s next victim.
No…..not going to happen.