Returning to Center on my Type II Diabetes Blog

evaluationI 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

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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20 Responses to Returning to Center on my Type II Diabetes Blog

  1. Hi. We are both survivors of diabetes 2. For me, it’s a day to day thing. Just make the best of what the day brings and no to project too much in the future. I do not let my condition define me but make the best of the day by getting in shape with walking, low carbs, and minimized snacking.

    • Awesome! For each of us it is all about figuring our what works best. I am happy that you found that balance in your life. There are too many that are totally lost out there and modern medicine seems to be only profiting from the condition. You are Awesome! 🙂

      • Life only becomes more meaningful when we are about to lose it. Insulin is a “lifesaver” and so, I can make an ally of modern medicine. Our worst enemy is actually ourselves when we have a conspiracy mindset. Be congenial and regard everything as a “friend” and you’ll live healthier and again, fall in love with life.

  2. New Journey says:

    Good post Billy….but I have to disagree, I think you are an expert in DM – the MD may have the knowledge of the medicine side of the disease, but unless they have walked the in the shoes of it, they really don’t know. They can give you advice they have been taught or learned through patients, but to actually have to live with the disease day in and day out, they really can’t be an expert in it.. and you my friend are doing just that!!!! ….I love this community of people, such adversity, and everyone cares, at least I haven’t run into anyone that is nasty…I love how everyone shares what works for them, and offer advice, help and show compassion for there fellow man or women….No my friend, you are not only an expert in diabetes, but many other areas…..you are a good man Charlie Brown…!!! Thanks for all the informative posts on multiple subjects, but especially for always having a kind, caring word to say…you say it how you think and feel it and I am always appreciative of that….I am so happy that your feeling better…kudos to probiotics….I couldn’t believe the difference in my dogs gut in just 12 hours…not that I am comparing you to my little Chika, just comparing the effects of the medicine…lol be good xxkat

  3. I think you are right when you say there is a lack of information that relates to tracking and tweaking one’s lifestyle when that life involves T2D. That you share these things as they relate to you is what brings me back to your blog again and again. Thanks!

  4. well your blood sugar range is definitely down in the enviable category so you must be doing something right! i agree it is important to listen to what your body is telling you. i listen but don’t always follow suggestion!

  5. Carlee Myers says:

    I really love your posts! Anytime I need a little inspiration, I know exactly what url to enter. And because of this I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find more information on my blog: http://www.apopfitness.com 🙂

  6. bindmoggled says:

    A recent annual physical scare pushed my wonderful wife to force me to change my eating habits and lifestyle a few years ago, and I will be forever indebted to her for my weight loss and vastly improved nutritional intake. Great post, great blog.

  7. Edgar says:

    Hi. I like your blog. I was thinking about starting a blog on the same lines as you. So I appreciate your efforts to inspire others. I too battle for balance, between the healthy eating habits, exercising, and stress. I’ve found strength in my faithful in Christ Jesus. Our faithful is a component that is so often left out. I believe that if your mind can conceive it. It can be done. Yes, it takes work. I believe that one day, I will be completely healed. Until then, I going to fight to be discipline about all the things I know I should be doing. I would also encourage others to find a good doctors that will support your efforts.

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