02-14-15 – Saturday – Type II Diabetes Mission – One Year Anniversary

It has been 1 whole year since I started this mission. February 13th, 2014 was the day that I discovered that my blood sugar was 542. Technically I should have been rushed to the hospital as I was pretty darn close to a medical emergency. Instead I visited my doctor, and through the miracle of modern drugs I was able to get that high number down to a normal range in a little over a week. But as we all know, the drugs are just a band aid and I knew that it was time to get to the route of the problem. My body weight was 197 sitting on a 5′ 10″ frame. My waist size was a tight 36″, I had tingling sensations in little toe and pinky finger, my head was cloudy most of the time and I was falling asleep after lunch.

If I continued at the rate I was going I would be soon on my way to the wonderful world of amputations. I made the decision to start reading and learning things that the medical establishment just doesn’t teach their patients. Although you hear it all the time on those drug advertisements and commercials, “Along with diet and exercise….”, but it is never explained in detail. This is because the real solution to the problem is diet and exercise. And so my mission started to get on track to practicing a healthy lifestyle.

Fast forward 1 year and I can proudly say that the results have been amazing as I am not taking any medication for Type II Diabetes, My total body weight has dropped down 33 lbs, my waist size is down from a tight 36 to a loose 31 and I am bench pressing 310 lbs at least 15 times. I never felt healthier in my life since I was is athletic form in my younger years. And, my A1C is down to a 5.1 which by the way is below the national standard. Along with this I finally quit smoking after so many years of being trapped in that unhealthy lifestyle.

The human body is programmed to heal itself given all of the tools it needs like proper nutrition, exercise and sleep. Of course this is never a quick fix and it does take time to heal. I will continue on this mission for the rest of my life as I continue to become the healthiest human being I can become. Stay with me on my mission and you too may discover the keys to the universe.

Blood Sugar – 96, Weight – 164.6

Creatine Day #9

Bowflex – CHEST
Bench Press- 155/155- 15, 15, 13
Incline Press- 155/155- 15, 12, 10
Decline Press- 155/155- 15, 15, 12
Fly’s- 80/80- 15, 13, 10
Situps- 120/120- 15, 15, 15
Leg Lifts- 16, 14, 12

Breakfast – FAST
Lunch – 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon, 2 Sausage
Dinner – Steak, Green Beans

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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3 Responses to 02-14-15 – Saturday – Type II Diabetes Mission – One Year Anniversary

  1. CrazyKat1963 says:

    Congratulations! You are a pretty stunning example of taking your health back. I cannot wait to get off this medication. Interestingly enough, even though most things on my blog are anonymous due to my husband’s battle with his recently diagnosed addiction, you and I live in the same city. I may email you for advice if that’s okay?

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