I remember when I was a young man it was often said to me that I can learn great things by talking with people who are older than me. Between the experience and knowledge from older folk I could attain information that would help me find answers to the questions I seek. I did this most of my younger life and tried using each lesson I learned to steer my way through life.
Now that I am an older person myself and have gained great knowledge and experience in life I find myself talking with younger people. I thought that my knowledge and experience could help them in their journey through life. What I am finding out is that I am learning a great deal from them also.
As humans we all seek out to learn about the things that interest us the most and it doesn’t matter what age we are, we all have something to share and something to learn from either the young or the old. Never put off the opportunity to have a conversation with someone just because you think that they have nothing to offer, or because you believe they may be outdated. Life is always changing for all of us and which each new challenge we learn.
And yet almost another successful day of intermittent fasting has passed by me. As I look at my body weight I see that once again it has dropped which means that in just 10 days I have dropped a total of 6 lbs. I did screw up once again with a couple of cookies yesterday afternoon and I have to learn to get my head wrapped around the fact that eating sugar drives up the level of glucose in my blood and reverses all of the efforts I am putting into this and changing the results that I am looking for.
At the rate I am going and with a little extra effort placed on my eating habits I believe that I can lose an additional 10 lbs in the next 20 days. This will bring me down to 165 lbs and put into my dress pants comfortably just in time for Joey’s wedding.
I am feeling strong and sharp this morning and that is a good thing because it is Bowflex Day! I will be doing shoulders and back and will be working at max weight and take just one set to it’s limit. I know that I said I would be doing just 10 reps per set, but this just isn’t working for me. I feel that if I really want to control my blood sugar that I have to create a demand for my muscles to pull that sugar from my blood.
Blood Sugar- 118, Weight- 175.6
Bowflex BACK + SHOULDERS
Shoulder Press- 310- 17
Front Raises- 90- 13
Side Raises- 90- 10
Shrugs- 310- 20
Pulldowns- 310- 20
Rows- 310- 20
Reverse Flys- 120- 15