02-11-15 – Wednesday – When One Door Closes, Another One Opens

Life changes so quickly sometimes that it catches you by surprise. A position I have been working for some time now was just a temporary position and will come to an end this Friday. I still have another position to fall back on and although less desirable it is in my best interest right now to step in that direction. Just like any relationship that comes to an end moving from one career to another leaves so many memories of people who we worked with, goals we set and accomplished and all of the changes we go through in that career. I remember all of the changes I went through after retiring from law enforcement, and here I am once again feeling the same way. It’s hard to say goodbye, but I have to keep faith that when one door closes another door opens. So I will stand up tall, dust myself off and move on to whatever lies ahead.

In the mean time I must remember to keep pushing forward on my mission to finding the key to living a healthy life with Type II Diabetes. So right now I am looking at my blood sugar under 100 again, but I feel that it should be a lot lower based on my current diet. I believe that due to all of the resistance exercises my body is staying in a state of small inflammation. This is not bad inflammation, simple the inflammation involved in the muscle recovery process. I am on day #6 of taking creatine and yes, it has made some incredible changes in the way I am lifting. I am not getting the joint pain I used to get when I lifted heavy and I have the ability to lift heavier and longer which will help to build muscle fibers. So far it’s a win, win.

Blood Sugar – 96, Weight – 164.8

Creatine Day #6

Shoulder Press- 110/110- 13, 10, 11
Front Raises- 30/30- 15, 14, 12
Side Raises- 30/30- 16, 14, 12
Shrugs- 155/155- 18, 18, 15

Breakfast- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Lunch- Steak, Peppers
Dinner- Pork Chops, Broccoli

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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6 Responses to 02-11-15 – Wednesday – When One Door Closes, Another One Opens

  1. Hi there. I noticed you have Type II diabetes and was curious what food plan you were following to improve it. I want to warn you that what I’m about to say will dispute your diet, so stop here if necessary. 🙂 I’m fearful when I read today’s meal plan. Eggs are linked to increased rates of diabetes, and bacon, steak, and pork chops are strongly linked to increased rates of heart disease and cancer. I want to encourage you to use those foods only as flavorings (no more than about 2oz./day) and greatly increase the high-nutrient foods–the broccoli, peppers, leafy greens, fruits (yes, even for diabetics), nuts and seeds. All of those foods are linked to lower weight, longer life, and decreased disease rates. The food plan I’m advocating would disappear your type II diabetes very quickly, especially since you appear to be maintaining a low weight. Please let me know if you want more info on the benefits of nutrient-rich eating. take care, caroline

    • Yes, I agree. The wholefood vegetables are incredible. I was complete vegan for two years until I was diagnosed with type II diabetes. I am currently working Paleo and it has done wonders. I have dropped body weight by 36 lbs in just 11 months while increasing my muscle mass significantly, my waist size has gone from 36 down to 31, and most importantly my A1C has gone from 7.8 down to 5.1. I have another blood test in March and I am expecting to see numbers under 5.0. My vision has gotten better according to the eye doctor. I think with clarity each day, I am never hungry and I am full of energy. So for now, it seems to be working for me.

      • Hi again. That’s wonderful about your weight loss and A1C! I’m curious, when you were vegan, were you eating grains, flours, sweeteners, oils, fake meat products?

      • No, just farm fresh vegetables, some raw and some sauteed in olive oil. And I ate a lot of them as I was always hungry. It would have been a great diet if I would have only added some grass fed beef and cage free eggs.

      • Just veggies? No beans, nuts, seeds, fruit?

      • I avoided the beans, but did eat plenty of nuts and seeds as snacks. I followed Dr. John McDougals recommendations very closely. It was a wonderful diet and I felt great, I just needed a little meat. I was convinced through sources like VegSource that I could live a healthy life without meat, but I was wrong. Other’s have found great success in a vegan diet, but it didn’t work for me. I still love my vege’s and eat them often, locally and in season, but I just deny my ancestral roots. We were not just gatherers, we were hunter gatherers. It is a part of our DNA as much as producing children is for our survival.j As far as fruits are concerned I did eat my share during my vegan years, but with T2D I have to limit the sugar.

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