The view outside my bedroom window as leaves begin to change.
Here in Minnesota, fall is in the air.
I know for many of you who reside South of the Mason Dixon line, thinking 'fall' in September is a bit of cruel tease. Normally, fall takes a little more time in getting to my neck of the woods as well, but this year it showed up the day after Labor Day and has shown little if any signs that it's giving up its hold.
I can't complain.
Running and biking in the fall is like heaven. Other than trying to second guess if you really do need that extra layer when you set out, it feels like you're almost doing different sports altogether. A run at 45 degrees is a whole different ballgame than a run at 80 with 75% humidity.
I get ansty for fall. Around about mid-August, I'm done with summer. I realize that's almost sacreligious to some Minnesotans who struggle with our extended winters, but the way I look at it, you can always add a sweater.
Part of being antsy is wanting to shake up my eating plan a bit. I've been doing Weight Watchers online pretty religiously since January 7th, and for some reason, I have decided to try a different online program which simply trades the idea of points for good old fashioned calories.
Six of one, half dozen of the other, right?
But this new plan only costs $9.99 a month as opposed to the Weight Watchers monthly fee of $17.95.
MyFoodDiary.com is a lot like Weight Watchers online, but the part I am really liking? Their food database seems way more extensive. They have the same recipe builder tools as Weight Watchers, and forums for those who like to get more involved.
But the bottom line? I get the same tools for less money, and so I made the switch.
Because I'm nearing my goal weight and will be moving into maintenance, I figured why not still track food from a caloric standpoint, but save a little coin.
This is my second full week using their plan. At first, I freaked out a bit. My points! What about my points? But then I realized, points is points, calories is calories. It's still boils down to one thing: move more, eat less.
If I can do this using other methods, then so be it.
I will say that taking charge of my diet and exercise has been the single best decision I've made in years.
Is it weird that I just wore this around the house to do laundry? I'm just sayin', I haven't felt this cute in years. Here's to moving more and eating less.
Are any of you already using MyFoodDiary.com? If so, I'd love to hear your opinions!