|Viburnum carlesii in bloom. Best scented plant on our planet.|
The weight, though. Man, oh man. It is not in my self-image to be anything other than fit and healthy. I've reached the age where good health is no longer a happy accident, and over the past couple of years, I've been rather horrified to watch my metabolism noticeably slow down. I used to be able to have a certain percentage of my diet in treats without any consequence, and that is now no longer the case: sugar or fried food of any kind cause instant water retention while they're being inefficiently processed into fat.
I've decided to track my food a bit better than in the past, so that I can pinpoint exactly what is going on here. I joined Lose It! to do online/mobile food recording; it's the old food diary gone digital so that my sad math skills can be bypassed with a slick interface that calculates how I'm doing. I need to look further in the food choices, but in the past, I've been disappointed with these programs because I make it a point to NOT eat processed foods, and these databanks seem to have mainly culled their information from the backs of boxes and bags. How does one log a complex recipe with several dozen ingredients, all freshly chopped and sprinkled with a healthy bit of this and that? It's my hope that the program doesn't make this sort of healthy eating frustrating.
Anyway, all of this is to say that I am still here. I don't like the pinky-cutie design of this blog, so I will be exploring some other styles that are more visually pleasing for me -- this will look a bit different soon.
We're on Spring Break here, busy-busy, but I will make some time to get back into the introspective swing of things. It's important. Thanks for reading.