01-12-15 – Monday

I believe that it is right around the time that I should be taking vitamin D. Yes, folks even a person like me who has such a positive attitude about life can fall into arena of those who suffer from lack of sunshine. And yet it is no surprise to me that living here in the Rainy Pacific Northwest should feel this way. It has been a little too cold to anything outdoors and the rain can just be relentless. It doesn’t rain too hard, it just rains and rains and rains…

In my current work out plan I can see that about 10 – 14 will pass between resistance muscle group exercises. This means that I am only working each muscle group twice per month. This doesn’t seem like much, but according to many sources that I have found I have learned that it takes up to 14 days for a muscle to fully recover from a good hard workout. This means that I am right on track.

It looks like my blood sugar is back up and my body weight went back up over 170 once again. So lets examine what happened over the weekend. I tried a 24 hour fast and I really didn’t like the results too much. I seem to do a lot better with an intermittent fast by simply skipping breakfast on the weekends. And last night I ate a little bit of rice. Carbs are converted into sugars and the morning glucose test is scientific evidence that this is true. If I am to eat any type of carbs that are not in the form of fresh vegetables it must be right before a hard resistance workout so the muscles can pull that sugar from the blood stream and use it for energy. Other than that I must not eat carbs. The good news is that I am working that blood sugar out of my system this morning with a chest workout, but I don’t like that fact that the sugar was moving about my system all night as I slept. Even if I weren’t working out, if I were to eat carbs it would be early in the day when my body is active and I have mobility to burn them off.

Blood Sugar – 101, Weight – 170.4

Bowflex – CHEST
Bench Press – 150/150- 18, 18, 14
Incline Press – 150/150- 12, 12, 7
Decline Press – 150/150- 20, 18, 12
Flys – 70/70- 15, 12, 12

Breakfast – 2 Eggs, 2 Sausage, 2 Bacon
Lunch – Stuffed Cabbage, Asparagus
Dinner – Scallops, Mixed Vegetables

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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One Response to 01-12-15 – Monday

  1. Man, what a difference a little rice makes. Have you tried brown rice? Do you get the same reaction from a hardier carb? When we lived in Colorado it was sunny almost all of the time. So when we moved to Maryland in the middle of the winter and almost never saw the sun again I was pretty low. No energy, a little low on the happy scale too. Vitamin D didn’t even help. I still miss all that Colorado sun.

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