03-03-15 – Tuesday – It’s Not About Becoming Arnold

Another day and another pound up. This has been the third day in a row where my body weight has increased and it has been a total of over 4 lbs in just 3 days. My waist hasn’t increased in size and I can see and feel that my muscles are larger, so now I can say that it is the creatine working as I approach the 30 mark where I will be fully loaded. So there is no need to freak out, but it is a time to work out hard. Now is the time to take advantage of fully maximizing the opportunity for muscle growth and strength.

I am keeping a mindful eye on my blood sugar levels during this period and have notice that they too have increased, but are still staying below 100. If they rise to over 100 I will consider giving up the ccreatine3reatine. But for right now I think that it is all a balancing act and my body is simply making adjustments to the changes. While continuing to do strength exercises I know it will be difficult to give up the creatine as I know for a fact that it has certainly helped out with joint pain that I had. But this mission is all about beating Type II Diabetes and not becoming Arnold. It’s about burning fat while slowly increasing muscle mass to create a healthy balance of reduced glucose in the blood stream, thus reducing the need for the pancreas to release insulin to meet the high demand.

Blood Sugar – 95, Weight – 169.6

Creatine Day #26

Shoulder Press- 120/120- 13, 17, 15
Front Raises- 30/30- 17, 16, 15
Side Raises- 30/30- 14, 13, 12
Shrugs- 155/155- 15, 15, 15
Situps- 140/140- 20, 18, 16
Leg Raises- 15, 13, 11

Breakfast- 2 Eggs, 2 Sausage
Lunch- Burger, Salad
Dinner- Pork Roast, Salad

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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9 Responses to 03-03-15 – Tuesday – It’s Not About Becoming Arnold

  1. Sandy says:

    That’s a lot of meat consumption every day. Is that a diabetes healthier choice or Paleo diet?

  2. Sandy says:

    Not that its a bad thing … I’m just curious as to the choices. First thing I noticed was the deletion of glorious carbs haha. I understand better that it turns to sugar and with diabetes I can’t see that being a good thing. Although … I could be wrong.

    No judgements .. Just curious

  3. It is the processed carbs that are bad. Anything made from any type of grain pretty much spikes sugar, which causes the insulin response and then in a few hours hunger, and the excess is stored as fat on our bodies. We are best served getting our carbs from fresh vegetables. I also had to cut out root vegetables like potatoes because of the type II diabetes. The quantity of protein I take in each day is only around 80 grams on average. We can take a small steak and turn it into 4 meals. This whole lifestyle change is a self experiment to learn exactly what works for me. I have made a lot of changes over the last year and have seen incredible results. I believe that I can get my daily average morning glucose reading down in the 60’s and maintain an A1C of under 5.0 simply by perfecting my diet and exercise routine. I have learned throughout the years to not trust conventional wisdom, especially from the experts of the medical industry, which is more profit driven then health driven. There are quite a few people like me out there and I encourage everyone to to figure out what works best for them. And don’t worry about judgements, I do encourage them. I like to hear about what is working for others and what is not.

  4. James says:

    Have you thought about supplementing your protein intake with protein shakes (don’t know what that would do to your blood sugar levels)? Usually after resistance training, it’s helpful to consume a quickly digestible protein within about an hour after the end of your workout (eggs are good, too). My protein shake (in my case, just protein powder and cold water) is my breakfast. I tend to snack or “graze” throughout the day rather than to only eat at traditional meal times.

    Also, the weight gain and muscle size, in part, can be attributed to water weight, since one of the effects of creatine is to retain water in the muscles making them look larger and more rounded. I used creatine for awhile, but I’m a little leery of consuming it every day forever, especially since there’s not a lot of information out there on the effects of creatine on older weight trainers.

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