So, I had a beer on my birthday. That's not really all that unusual except that I had a non-light version because I felt the need to support a Michigan brewery. These dark beers normally aren't my favorite, but, it seemed fitting.
I turned 56 on Monday, the 18th.
Now I am starting to experience first hand what happens to many of us females over the age of 50 - my middle is fighting back. I'm getting that middle-aged middle and am not liking it at all.
Using my yoga ball, walking, tracking food, and all the other stuff just isn't working so well at the moment. After reading an article (or two) about calcium it's highly possible that I'm doing this to myself by not getting enough. One study suggested that calcium is a key to keeping that mid section under control. So, I'm taking the challenge - get that milk in daily. I'm not a big fan but I will give it a try.
Change #2 - more protein. It seems that I often get the majority of my protein from nuts. Yes, I will get some non-nut protein. Egg substitute sandwiches are rather tasty so I'm replacing one PB/Honey sandwich.
It's been frustrating and with all the studies, articles, suggestions, recommendations out there something has to work.
Frustration #2 - my pedometer has gone mad. No, really, it needed a new battery so, after it sat for a few days waiting for me to get one, I put one in. That was around 4:00 p.m. or so one afternoon when I came home from work.
What did that do? Made the auto reset time around 4:00 every afternoon BEFORE daylight savings time changed. So, for the past two weeks the silly thing has been resetting just before I leave work each day so when I get home to write down my at-work mileage I get a reading of around 300 steps - the distance from my desk to my truck after it auto-resets.
I now have the owners manual on my tablet and will get this figured out. In the meantime, it does still keep a running tally of steps which is lower than average since it sat idle for a few days. I used a substitute, though, since I'm just about as obsessed with pedometers as I am with skechers.
Back to my knitting!