I mixed up a little last night by eating a little pasta with my eggplant parm, meatballs and sausage. I know that pasta is on my “Do not eat” list, but I am learning that once or twice a week it is OK to mix it up a little. It is important to feed the gut bacteria and a little bit every now and then will not hurt.
So I am still striving to drop below 170 lbs on a consistent basis, but as I continue to build muscle I am finding it difficult to reach this goal. In the grand scheme of things this goal really doesn’t matter too much because as I strive for it I am seeing other things happen. My waist is getting down close to 30 inches and I see my arms and chest getting larger and my stomach is getting better well defined. So I am slowly and methodically burning fat and building muscle. I can still see some love handles, but even those are going away.
Even though I am keeping my sugars at zero and carbs low, my early morning glucose reading is still high. I think that my body is converting protein into energy so I will need to reduce my protein a little and eat more vegetables. I will work on this over the next couple of weeks and see it it solves the problem. The excess protein probably wouldn’t be so bad if I were 20 something and I didn’t have type II diabetes, but at 53 I have to keep things in balance as I have problems producing enough insulin to convert these sugars into energy. It is such a freaking balancing act, but this is what it is all about. By reducing the protein I am also forcing my body to burn stored fat.
3:00 AM – Blood Sugar – 118, Weight – 171.6
Bowflex – SHOULDERS
Shoulder Press – 260 lbs. – 11, 11, 11
Front Raises – 40/40 lbs. – 12, 12, 12
Side Raises – 40/40 lbs. – 12, 12, 12
Shrugs – 310 lbs. – 15, 15, 15
Situps – 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 40, 40, 40 = 300