12-29-14 – Monday – Getting it Together

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Blood Sugar – 118, Weight – 172.8

Treadmill
Distance- 2.53,
Time- 40:30,
Calories- 280.1

Bowflex – LEGS
Squats – 50/50 – 20
Calf Raises – 50/50 – 15
Situp Twists – 80/80 – 12
*I added leg exercises to my routine and am starting off with little weight. I also added situp twists that I will do every other day alternating with regular situps.

Breakfast- 1 Egg, 2 Sausage
Lunch- Sausage, Peppers and Onions
Dinner- Flounder, Green Beans

This morning I am looking at some bad decisions I made over the weekend. Saturday I ate Mexican for lunch and drank beer after dinner. Sunday I ate Spaghetti for dinner and chased it down with beer. Both days I ate dark chocolate after dinner. The results are in with my blood sugar at 118 and weight increasing to 172.8. It is these decisions that slowly lead to deteriorating health problems. At the time it doesn’t seem like it would be such a problem, but deep down inside I know that I am not being mindful when making these decisions and small things can add up to big problems. Being mindful is so easy to say, yet so difficult to practice. I will have to mindful of that.

I’m finding that my biggest problems still exist and I have to find a way to nip them in the bud.
Problem #1 – I have to monitor myself when I get home from work during the week. It is getting too darn easy to crack open a beer and follow it up with another.
Problem #2 – No more snacks after dinner. Period.
Problem #3 – Maintain a balanced eating schedule on the weekends. This is an old one and I still haven’t put it in perspective on a consistent basis.

It is still all a big puzzle to me and I still haven’t found all of the pieces to get it all together. But I am slowly getting there.

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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