Back in the Groove with Low Blood Sugar

blood-sugar-chartI feel as though I am finally back to where I am supposed to be at with a glucose reading of 78 this morning. As I did extremely well with my diet yesterday and simply walked 30 minutes in the morning I believe that I have been able to bring it down with the avoidance of inflammation, and it may be that inflammation might of been the key to higher numbers. Body building will always bring about inflammation as too will eating grains and as I find it easy to avoid grains it is not so easy for me to avoid body building. As we grow older it is so important to maintain strong muscles and bones to reduce the onset of osteoporosis and I want to remain as strong as I can be for as long as I can be. With this in mind I will have to understand that my morning glucose may always be a little higher while I am bodybuilding but I truly believe that it does my body little harm.

I have decided to reduce my sets each bodybuilding day from 3 down to 2. I will slow down each exercise and do super concentration sets maintain muscle mass and also build just a little bit more. This may be the key to reducing the amount of inflammation that my body takes on and still be able to get a decent workout.

As I am making such a strong emphasis on my workout routines it is even more important that I keep my diet in balance with a ratio of at least 80% fresh vegetables, 10% lean meats and 10% healthy carbs. After each workout I will also provide my body with a protein shake as to feed those hungry muscles and thus reduce the effects of inflammation.

Blood Sugar- 78, Weight- 180.8

Bowflex- LEGS & ABS
Squats- 310 lbs- 15, 15
Calf Raises= 310 lbs- 21, 22
Situps- 30, 28

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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15 Responses to Back in the Groove with Low Blood Sugar

  1. Are you controlling your blood sugar through diet and exercise alone? Just wondering…

  2. New Journey says:

    First, How is Sharon, broken or not??? I had a broken arm when I was young, I couldn’t imagine now!! I sent healing thoughts out to her all day yesterday… Slow down the beast??? Good idea in my opinion!! Your body’s numbers were trying to tell you that before, but sorry, some men, most men, all men are pretty bull headed..!! Rod-n-Ram is what men are good at…then deal with the outcome….glad your thinking through some of this “push our body to the limits” yes it is good to stay healthy and be the best you can at any age, but push until you have all your joints inflamed and crying out by reacting in your numbers going up…..sorry for the rant….but in my opinion I think your were hurting your body more than helping it in beast mode…and again sorry – after all we are not in our 20’s anymore….LOL hope you having a great day and the sun in shining up north….

    • Xrays came back- No fracture. Woo Hoo. She got her flowers and all is good in the world. It would be so hard to give up “Beast Mode” as I love pushing myself to the limits, but I have to admit that you are probably right. I am certainly not in the need of any additional muscle mass, but would love to stay toned. I will work on calming the beast in my workouts and only bring him out on special occasions. (wink wink). I have already decided to reduce my sets from 3 down to 2 and I will keep a close eye on my blood sugars to see if I note any significant differences.

      • New Journey says:

        So glad no break…maybe she should up her calcium and vit D for a couple months just to help the bone heal the area she bruised inside…again just my opinion…but couldn’t hurt….the beast can come out late at night….As it lays dormant waiting to pounce…LOL BElieve you me, I think you are doing exactly what you should be doing, and more for the age bracket your in, nothing like trying to stay at the top of you game…..I am trying to get back it the game..LOL have a great day…sun is out and my balls are waiting…LOL

      • As an NP she does take the vitamins and minerals she needs each day while also eating lots of fresh vegetables. Thank you for your compliments and enjoy your day in the sun.

      • New Journey says:

        Sometimes it the NP’s and Nurses and Doctors that need the reminding to care for themselves the most…LOL glad to hear she’s on top of it…kathy

  3. hippyish says:

    So cool you are controlling this with diet and exercise. I think it’s an awesome example of how miraculous the human body AND will power are–all on it’s on, with a little bit of effort.

  4. hsampson says:

    Wow thanks for the chart! I´ll keep it at hand. And thank you for always sharing great info with all of us!

  5. A.B Mood says:

    Hey there! I have one question. For the past 5 months I have a blood sugar level of 106 average. Sometimes it falls down to the 90s. What I’m asking is that am I on high-risk for diabetes? My Mom worries a lot 😦
    I’m 23 btw.

    • I don’t believe that you are unless these are your fasting numbers or numbers when you first wake up. You don’t appear to be dealing with weight issues and are probably pretty active. At age 23 usually the only people who have problems with blood sugar are those who are sedentary and a little over weight. However I am not a doctor and always suggest to anyone to get your blood sugar tested at least once a year at your primary physicians office. But on a personal level I feel that you are just fine. 🙂

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