For three days straight my morning glucose has stayed in a healthy range. Yesterday I made the decision to cut back on metformin from 2000 mg per day down to 1000 mg per day. So now I am taking 500 mg twice a day. In making this decision I have to remain mindful of everything that I eat keeping close tabs on keeping my carbohydrate intake to a minimum. It also means more walking and less lifting, but when I do lift weights I am to lift hard. I believe that this may be the perfect balance for me.
I remember that when I started this mission it was the walking that not only burned fat and caused me to lose weight, but also brought my morning glucose readings down to normal range. The heavy lifting certainly has helped and I believe that since I started this plan I have lost 45 lbs of fat and gained 15 lbs of muscle.
I started working out on the treadmill on February 22nd 2014 and I am looking forward to reporting my total progress on the same date next year. My hopes are that I am totally off of all medication, A1C is below 5.0, my fat ratio is below 13%, my waist size is a 31 and weight is below 160.
I do love to set goals. The awesome thing about goal setting is that even if you don’t totally reach your goal in a set time, it still brings you so much closer than you are right now.
4:00 AM – Blood Sugar – 75, Weight – 170.6
Treadmill – Distance- 3.50 miles, Time- 52:17, Calories- 407.0