Diabesity War Day #3 – Changes in Daily Posts

sunrise -early risersFor reason’s of accountability I have decided rather than post what I will eat today I will instead post what I ate yesterday. Yesterday morning I posted that I fasted until 12:00 noon, but when I arrived at work I felt the need for some fruit and nuts at as early as 7:30 AM and did eat at that time.

So anyway, yesterday started with a Banana, a Berry mix, pistachio’s at 7:30 AM. Lunch was Roast Beef, Potato, Peas (left over’s from the night before), And dinner was Chicken Parm with Spaghetti and a large salad.

I feel like I am making progress despite the fact that my morning glucose number are creeping up. I am watching this closely and if I don’t see a drop I may need to make a few adjustment to the diet.

The switch from beer to red wine after work seems to be working out well. I have learned to have just two glasses and it seems to allow me to wind down.

The workout is coming along well also. I am making progress on the treadmill each day with burning a little more calories in 40 minutes than I did the day before. The weights are getting a little more heavy as I am trying to keep that one set I do at around 20 reps. As you can see with each workout I am getting stronger as the reps are going higher instead of lower which means that I will have to raise them again next workout. One recent change I have made is adding abdominal work every other day. The core is so important to keep strong that it will be the number one muscle group that I stay very consistent with.
Blood Sugar- 147, Weight- 186.4

Distance- 2.64
Time- 40:01
Calories- 302.4

Bowflex – ARMS & ABS
Curls- 50/50- 28
Hammer Curls- 50/50- 20
Tricep Pulldown- 50/50- 27
Dips- 110/110- 29
Sit Ups- 80/80- 12×3

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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6 Responses to Diabesity War Day #3 – Changes in Daily Posts

  1. banana, potatoes, and spaghetti might be worth thinking about, as all have a relatively high glycemic load. just speaking for myself, i used to wolf down a whole plate of spaghetti, and then promptly go to sleep — the glucose rush knocked me out. i’ve found with hamburgers, not only do i need to cut out the bun, but the french fries too — and now i no longer feel sleepy or queasy after eating the burger. i eat bananas, which have some fiber and moisture, but they are not a go-to snack, and i have cut out raisins, dates, and figs as too sugary. you might want to check that the berry mix doesn’t contain cranberries which are sweetened. that’s just me, i don’t have diabetes, but i am sensitive to the glycemic load which is why i have cut out these kinds of foods.

    • Thanks Ken, you are right.

      • donutsplace says:

        Sounds like you had a bit more of starch.
        Potatoes ( which has starch, but can be fixed in okay ways. ) And the spagetti. Starch.
        I don’t know if you have ever tried spagetti squash or not.
        You can bake it in the oven till done. And scoop out the insides. And just put your sauce over it. It tastes a little bit different, but is better for you.
        I haven’t tried pressure cooking that squash yet. It probably would be okay.
        I make my own spaghetti sauce so I know what is in it. Very simple to do.
        And if you read the ingredient list, it seems like most have fructose in it. I hate that. Sugars are in many things now.
        But still your B.S. is at a good level…;)

      • We make our own sauce also. We call it Sunday Gravy. I do not like spaghetti squash but for now I can do without spaghetti.

  2. Jess says:

    I’ve noticed you mentioning the alcohol and trialling different things with it… I might have missed something, but I’m just wondering why that is. Personally I have found that alcohol has a big impact on my joint pain so I’ve decided to cut it completely; albeit it was a very difficult decision and I constantly have “just this one”s as it’s something I very much enjoy to wind down. I don’t know the science around alcohol and diabetes – is it something that could have a significant impact if you decided to cut it out altogether?

    • To cut it out completely would certainly be a good thing for type II diabetes but I am finding that red wine also has it’s benefits. Just a little bit each day statistically increases your life span. Of course anything that done not in moderation leads to problems. I enjoy how it allows me to wind down after a hectic day of work. Many times I have a difficult time turning off the traffic in my brain. I have tried other methods like meditation but I find it difficult to turn off many of the thoughts that keep playing monkey games in my brain.

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