I Will Walk the Walk

walk-talkYesterday started out with a bang as I pushed almost 3 miles on the treadmill, fasted in the morning and stayed strong with a positive attitude. When lunch came around I found myself in a restaurant after driving to a winery to check out the venue for my stepsons wedding. I woofed down a large cheeseburger and it was all over. That was at around 2:30 in the afternoon and was so much food that it was also the last meal of the day. This erratic behavior was cause for my body weight to increase along with my blood sugar.

The only good news is that today is a brand new day and I understand the mistake I made yesterday. I am angry and determined to make this day a positive one. If I can talk the talk, I can certainly walk the walk. It is far too easy to just sit here and write down the things I am going to do, but when it comes to action, I have to be continuesly mindful during the day to carry them out. It is this call to action today, just like other days that keeps me vigilant in my cause to increase my health status and what pushes me throughout my day to stay on course. All I have to do is remember it during the course of the day.

I have fat to burn off of my body and I can put in all of the effort I want through cardio and strength training, but if I continue to feed my body foods that cause it to store fat I will continue to stay off course. I need protein to build muscle like eggs and meats and vegetables to control every other function in my body. I do not not ever need to put grains and manufactured sugars and carbs in my body as my carbs should only be coming from natural sources like boilded sweet potato’s. I need to get this into my head and keep it there.

Paleo Hiker MD is currently doing the Whole 30 Diet and there have been so many other hints in the last 6 months like seeing the book lying in my doctor office that should have been an indication to me to jump on board. I have been experiencing so many difficulties with my eating habits that I do believe that it is time to make this move. I am going to order the book today and may be the next person you see on Word Press doing the Whole 30.

Blood Sugar- 112, Weight- 176.6

Bowflex- ARMS
Curls- 170 lbs – 23, 22
Hammer Curls- 130 lbs – 20, 19
Tricep Pulldown- 140 lbs – 22, 23
Dips- 310 lbs – 38, 35

Meals
Breakfast- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Lunch- Salad
Dinner- Steak, Spinach

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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24 Responses to I Will Walk the Walk

  1. For myself, I find that skipping meals (fasting) ends up backfiring. I’ll eat something excessive because I let myself get too hungry. -Valerie

  2. facetfully says:

    Perfect! That is perfect post…I try, but I am sure I don’t always succeed! Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Because of the weight training you do, is it better to track your body fat percentage versus your weight? All that I’ve read and researched talks of muscle (which you tend to build with any type of weight training) weighs more than fat.

  4. You did well by not allowing catastrophic thinking to take hold and saying today is a new day and wiping the slate clean. It is the best way, that way we fall and pick ourselves up again.
    Keep up the good work…!

  5. Noddfacrafts says:

    Perhaps you should not weigh yourself everyday but watch a weekly trend, hopefully downwards!

  6. Tessa says:

    I keep saying I am going to do this and that for my diabetes and I am half talk and half doing. I might manage one meal as a good one and then blow with my cravings for sweets. For me half the talk is an improvement because a few months ago I didn’t care period.

  7. countryminimalist says:

    Oh my gosh! I never eat before my morning runs, but I ALWAYS have breakfast after. I would binge for sure on my next meal. I can relate. If you are looking for something small, ‘they’ say an 8 ounce glass of milk after a workout has the right balance of protein and carbs. Nice job forgiving yourself and moving on. That is an essential tool to making progress.

  8. Don t concentrate to much on your weight but on an actual healthy lifestyle, in the moment you accept a healthy lifestyle your body will follow and you won t see it anymore as a dieting but as lifestyle and it s definitely easier getting back in shape like that. 🙂

  9. anravi says:

    I just started on a 6 meals a day and it works amazingly and helps my morning blood sugar

  10. CrazyKat1963 says:

    It sounds like the Whole30 is a modification of what you are already doing. I learned a lot about really checking labels on anything I eat with a label (which I try to eliminate for the most part). I thought I had that down until I realized many times I was looking at the wrong things on the label. I am interested to read about your experience with the program. I have modified it as I find it impossible to stay on something for even a prescribed 14 days or 30 days that I would not be willing to do for the rest of my life. We’re all a work in progress for sure.

  11. Reetika says:

    This happens I guess. Sometimes even I need a bad day and subsequent guilt to push me towards routine changes and a healthier lifestyle.

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