I am getting close to the point where I will start working out once again which will probably take place next week. I will have gone through a 30 day series of taking probiotics and so far life couldn’t be better since I haven’t had one single incident or problem with IBS. I din’t want to disturb the energy in my body during this initial process and I think that was wise. I will return to doing all routines light and slow and work my way up to a comfortable daily workout plan. As I do this I will continue to take the probiotics for a total of 6 months while continuing to eat on yogurt a day, one salad a day and keeping my carbohydrate at a minimum, but not to low where I lose energy. I have started eating a small bowl of oatmeal each morning and find that it provides enough energy to get me through until lunch time.
I think about just a few months back while I was practicing intermittent fasting each day how quickly I was losing weight, but have quickly learned that for me to do this each day is not sustainable. I will not give up on intermittent fast, but will do it wisely maybe at the most 2 days per week. I do believe that the natural state of the human body is to burn both carbohydrates and body fat for energy and to achieve this the body has to be provided with the opportunity at times to seek out to burn that fat. This can only be achieved by reducing other energy sources like carbs.
So folks the “Me” experiment continues and thus so far I have been very pleased with all of the results with every change I have made in the last several years. I am biohacking the body of a Type II Diabetic and not only has it been challenging and at times frustrating, but it has also been fun.
With so many changes and activity in my life recently with changing over from PC to MAC and weddings and trips I have really not really been paying enough attention to my own blog and I can notice it. Starting next week I am going to start including my workouts and meal schedules once again along with detailed descriptions of how I am feeling. I started this blog for just two reasons, (1) as a tool to find a simpler life, and (2) to monitor my battle with Type II Diabetes. Although I find that both are important it is the second that I really believe that I can reach out and inspire others who are suffering from this disease, and there are a lot out there, so it is here that I will crank up my efforts.
I have visited too many blogs where the author discusses the condition of Type II Diabetes and mentions lifestyle changes but never really goes into too many details about it. I see scientific studies and quotes from health organizations and a whole lot of product advertisements, but very little about the daily life of a Type II Diabetic. It is in this arena that I think is most important because we all live in our own private worlds and deal with small issues like eating habits, laziness and motivation and the daily stresses of our lives. I believe that this is what people want to hear and also discuss in a way that is not like a little talk with the doctor every six months. I want to be the both the voice and the ear of daily life of a Type II Diabetic. I am my no means a medical expert in this field, but I can give light to the fact that there is so much that can be done beyond medicine to find a way of creating balance in our everyday lives that will work in favor of creating a healthier life and keeping Type II Diabetes in check. I seek not only to inspire, but also to be inspired by others who are also in their own personal battles.
Blood Sugar- 103, Weight- 179.4