Yesterday was a good day as I stayed true. Despite several small cravings during the day I was able to fight them off with protein foods like cottage cheese. My back is starting to feel better as it heals and I have noticed that both my morning glucose reading has come down slightly this morning along with my body weight.
I had given some thought into my workout routine and am currently thinking about the possibility of committing to just 1 good set for each exercise on the bowflex vs. 3 complete sets. I have been working out as an athlete in training and pretty much following the guidelines of most physical trainers, but I do wonder if this is right for a 54 year old with Type II Diabetes. Last week I made the decision of taking a day off every other day, but it didn’t seem to workout for me. The harder I work, the hungrier I get and it increases the chances of falling into a situation where I am eating the wrong thing.
I ate a big bowl of salad twice yesterday with virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I know that the nutrient density of of eating fresh, dark greens along with colorful vegetables is extremely important and I must learn to make these the staple of my diet. With this I have got to find the balance of healthy fats and proteins. Protein is such a controversial topic, especially when it comes to meat. But truth be said, the older a man gets, the less he is able to produce enough testosterone, which is a key in staying fit and trim. But even with the benefits of meats I have to be mindful to know when enough is enough. Too much protein can be converted to sugar when the cells in the body are in demand.
It would be so much easier If I only had access to those foods that I can eat and not have the temptation of foods I couldn’t. Maybe if I could change my mindset to being stranded on an island where my only options would be vegetable, fish, meat and fresh water. I could imagine that the daily exercise I would get just to get access to these foods would be tremendous. Maybe a small community of people all living together and working just for food and shelter. Interesting… The Deserted Diabetic.
Blood Sugar- 130, Weight- 171.0
NO WORKOUT TODAY
Breakfast- 2 Eggs
Lunch- Burger, Salad
Dinner- Lobster, Broccoli