10-31-14 – Friday – I Just Saved 55 Dollars a Month on Medical Insurance

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I discovered another great benefit to quitting smoking yesterday. Our medical insurance is now 55.00 per month cheaper because I have been a non-smoker for over 6 months now. Wow! This is 55.00 each month that can be added to the amount to pay down debt. Add that in with the 450.00 per month I am saving on not purchasing cigarettes plus all of the health benefits of lowering my risk of any major medical problems and I win!

I have figured out that I am losing too many benefits by not including lower body exercises in my workout routine. So to solve this problem I have thrown two additional exercises into my weekly routine. Squats and Calf raises.

So yesterday again I did everything correctly and yet my blood sugar is still high today. The only thing I can come up with is that maybe I am eating dinner too close to bed time. This is a problem I know. I get home too late from work each day and by the time I settle in for dinner it is already 7:00 PM. I am falling asleep at around 8:30 PM each night. I would love to reduce dinner down to just a healthy snack, but it is the only meal that my wife and I have the opportunity to sit down and have a meal together. At any rate, I am leaving too much sugar in my blood stream before I go to bed. I suppose one solution is to get on the treadmill for 15 minutes after the meal. Hmmm. Let me think about that.

4:00 AM – Blood Sugar – 124, Weight – 170.4
Bowflex – LEGS
Squats – 100/100- 15, 15, 15
Calf Raises – 100/100- 15, 15, 15
Situps – 40, 40, 40, 40, 40 = 200

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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2 Responses to 10-31-14 – Friday – I Just Saved 55 Dollars a Month on Medical Insurance

  1. That’s wonderful isn’t it. I liked it as well. Not just do we save money because we don’t buy cigarettes anymore. No…we save even more because we live healthier. Well done

  2. Tony says:

    Reblogged this on One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Longer and commented:
    As regular readers know I am a vehement anti-smoker. Smoking kills so many people in so many ways, I can’t believe it. Please check out my page for more.

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