02-23-15 – Monday – No Spaghetti, Please!

Well dinner last night didn’t go exactly as planned. I planned on just having a burger and salad at Edgefield, which is one of our favorite restaurants when we leave the Gorge, but they seemed have changed their menu. We used to go there for the early bird special which was basically small plate appetizers. Of course with the new menu I could have still gotten the burger, but Sharon really does love the appetizers. Just to set the record straight, when I say burger I mean a hamburger on a plate without the roll.

So anyway, we just headed home and made eggplant parmigiana with spaghetti. I don’t eat spaghetti and that is why my sugar is back up to 90 this morning, which is not so bad, but is a sign that I should not eat spaghetti.

No Spaghetti! What do you mean, No Spaghetti? The problem is that growing up in an Italian neighborhood meant that I ate a lot of Italian food. I love the stuff, and we enjoy making it. But the bottom line is what I carry around on my bottom. Do I want to beat Type II Diabetes and become lean and healthy, or do I want to look like “Joey Bag of Donuts”? Pasta is made from wheat, wheat is a grain, you don’t eat grains. Billy, One more time. “NO SPAGHETTI”.

Alright, now that all that is out of my system, let’s talk about the hiking journey we took yesterday. If you take a look at my previous post you will see some pretty nice pictures of some shots I took up the Gorge in Oregon. I usually don’t like to post just photo’s but I was pretty tired and wanted to get them posted last night. Being that it was a beautiful day yesterday it seemed that everyone and their uncle Harry decided to go to the Gorge. It was very crowded and to me it takes away from the quietness of being in nature. But we did find a few spots to sit back and meditate awhile and feel both the power and timidness of nature. Being that it is still the end of winter here in the Pacific Northwest there wasn’t much vivid greens in the forest, but we did see Cherry Blossoms starting to begin the blooming process. I think we may see an early spring this year, and I am all in favor of it. This may be the last season we will experience the incredible beauty of the region here in Oregon for a while as we are planning to move to Florida at the end of the year.

Blood Sugar – 90, Weight – 166.0

Creatine Day #18

Bowflex- BACK
Pulldown Bar- 130/130- 12, 10, 9
Rows- 130/130- 12, 10, 8
Reverse Fly’s- 35/35- 12, 10, 8
Situps- 100/100- 3×12, 3×10, 3×8
Leg Raises- 12, 10, 8

Breakfast- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Lunch- Eggplant Parm
Dinner- Beef Stew

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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2 Responses to 02-23-15 – Monday – No Spaghetti, Please!

  1. Jim Brennan says:

    I’m a pasta junkie, but that picture is enough to get me to abstain, other than when I carb load for an endurance race. I see your weight going down. That is the key to fitness, along with healthy eating. You are what you eat, or as my organic gardening vegetarian daughter-in-law puts it, You are what you eat eats.”

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