Chips and Beer

_3295105What sense does it make to eat totally healthy all day, but then indulge in potato chips and beer at the end of that day? It doesn’t make any sense, and any good that eating healthy is totally reversed with the high carbs. Free range eggs, grass fed beef, lots of green vegetables and plenty of water alone would have made the perfect diet, but as soon as I added those carbs at the end of the day I just blew it.

I am not working yet, the weather has been cold and rainy, I am bored and I think I may be getting depressed. I suppose for this reason it may have been a better idea to have a gym membership rather than building a gym in my home. The gym serves as not only a place to get a workout in, but also a place to communicate with like minded people. A community if you will. While I was working it didn’t make too much sense to join a gym as I didn’t have the time to go there, but being out of work for a while sure gives me reason to join. I will keep this in mind for the day that I finally do retire altogether.

Anyway, today is brand new day and yet another day to try and do the right thing. Although my back is feeling much better I think it would be wise to stay away from working out for one more day. Once inflammation subsides and the pain goes away it doesn’t mean that the injury is completely healed, it just means that the body has been working hard to repair the muscle that was distressed. Once the pain is gone it is always suggested to wait at least another 48 hours to start working it again. While I am not working out I have to stay mindful to avoid those excessive carbohydrates as their is no muscle demand to rid the body of the newly acquired glucose in the blood stream.

The weather is calling for rain again all day with temperatures in just the high 40’s today. It’s going to be another tough one, but I will make it through.

Blood Sugar- 157, Weight- 169.4


Breakfast- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Lunch- Lamb Chops, Green Beans
Dinner- Shrimp, 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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9 Responses to Chips and Beer

  1. You are not alone, I press the self destruct button with regularity.
    A couple of questions
    1) are you type one or type 2
    2) the blood sugar number you give is it fasting ?
    3) do you test before meals

    • I am type II, I always post fasting number and I don’t test before meals. The test trips are too expensive and insurance only covers 1 test per day.
      For almost a year I had my numbers below 100 and recently scored a 5.2 A1C. I was doing great until recently. It is my fault as I practice a paleo style way of eating, but recently I have been eating and drinking things I shouldn’t. My main goal is to keep my numbers under control without the use of medication. I have been off the meds for some time now. I have done some pretty extensive reading and know exactly what I am supposed to do, yet I have times like now where I have been not working and my schedule has been completely been thrown off.

      • I too would love to go off meds but I need to lose about 55lb first .
        My target for fasting is about 80 to 100 in your measurements because I don’t tolerate hyper glycema sp very well and I get mood swings and depression which can lead to crash and burn in my case.

  2. James says:

    The gym is *sometimes* a place to communicate. I’ve got only 1 hour tops to get my workout in during the week, so I have to stay pretty focused. I say “hi” to a few of the guys and occasionally engage in a short conversation, but I’m either headed to my next lifting exercise, or I’m out the door because I have to get ready for work.

    That said, if you have more time than I do, then you wouldn’t be as pressed to “get ‘er done” and get out the door.

    Is there anyone you could use for a workout partner? Even in your own home gym, sometimes it helps to have the support. The same with your eating “indulgences” at the end of the day. If you had someone to talk to and encourage you, maybe you’d end your day as well as you started it.

    • I should be returning to work in a few days so I will be back on track once again. I think this is my biggest problem right now. We are pretty new to the area and I really haven’t met too many people who work out so it’s tough.

  3. Absolutely agree on the communication at the gym bit. I do quite a fair bit of my daily socializing at the gym. I get to meet people from all walks of life and expand my outlook on life.

    I am working on starting my day well and ending it well too. All the best, tomorrow is a brand new day, and another opportunity. xx Rachel

  4. meder3 says:

    We are all human and therefore will fall to temptation occasionally. Your honesty is refreshing. I agree that going to a gym can be more motivating and engaging. Keep up the good work!

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