Diabetes War Day #7 – Maintaining

25_IS_3917331_icefront_2x1Yesterday was breakfast day and I started out with a few strawberries, a handful of blueberries and some pistachio nuts. I ate at 8:00 AM which gave me a 14 hour fast. I know that this doesn’t sound like a lot of food, but I find that it is more than enough to carry me to lunch. Speaking of lunch, I indulged in a large salad and two pieces of dover sole at 12:15 PM. Dinner came around a little after 6:00 PM with another large salad, two Hebrew National Hotdogs cut up and mixed with beans. I know that hotdogs and beans aren’t the healthiest choices I could have made for dinner as I am sure I at nitrates and hidden sugars, but it is what I ate in moderation.

I am finding a rapid need and demand for heavier weights during strength training. As I continue to raise the weight 20 – 40 pounds my body is still pushing out high reps. But I refuse to go crazy just yet and will continue on the same path for at least the first 30 days of this program. At that point I might make a decision to go much heavier with the one set or just add a second set to the routine.

This morning was the first day that I didn’t see my body weight drop as it stayed the same as yesterday. This doesn’t concern me at all as there are all kind of things that contribute to body weight other than fat like water retention. My major concern is just doing all of the things I need to do each day to continue to burn body fat and reduce insulin spikes. Just this one hour each day dedicated to exercise, 14 – 18 hours per day dedicated to fasting, 7 – 8 hours each night dedicated to sound sleep and reducing total sugar intake throughout the day while eating more foods of a natural, nutritional value. The good thing is that it appears that my blood sugar readings in the morning have gone down considerably since I started this program.

I know that there will definitely be times where it will seem like progress will seem like it is on hold for a while. During those times I will have to be mindful to keep doing the same things that have brought me to that point. This means not looking to make changes to try to speed up the process. Just stick with the plan and keep pushing forward. It’s all about daily maintenance and doing those things faithfully day in and day out. This program is more about building a habit that will stay with me my whole life. If I know that I can follow it for a whole year then there will be no reason not to follow it each day of my life.
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Blood Sugar- 103, Body Weight- 185.0

Treadmill
Distance- 2.68 miles
Time- 40:04 minutes
Calories- 311.4

Bowflex SHOULDERS
Shoulder Press- 160- 30
Front Raises- 30/30- 20
Side Raises- 30/30- 20
Shrugs- 200- 20
Situps- 160- 3×10, 20 straight

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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3 Responses to Diabetes War Day #7 – Maintaining

  1. donutsplace says:

    I noticed people do not eat nuts much anymore.
    But they are really good for you! They pack a lot of good nutrients we need.
    ( I wish I could grow Brazil nuts, but I can’t replicate that here. 😉
    And also cinnamon is excellent for diabetes. Ceylon is supposed to be the best. I love it.
    Flax seed is also supposed to be good for diabetes.
    Your blood sugar is in a very good range!
    I wish I could get my daughter to eat some of the things I tell her about. She has the type 1 diabetes. And she spikes too much and sometimes too high.
    It just yo-yo’s back and forth. Which is not good for you and your internal organs.

    • Maybe she will find the inspiration to get a hold on T1D from Mom. It seems that you are pretty on top of things. 🙂

      • donutsplace says:

        I really hope so…
        If she doesn’t it will kill her.
        When she was younger and first found out she had this her b.s. was around 700….( I lived In another state and she never told me she had this for years.)
        Now it bounces…from anywhere to good to 350. Still not good. And, when she gets ill, it has jumped to 600. The doctor did not have a meter that read that high, but she did.
        She cheats on several things and has a boyfriend who loves sugar. Not good.
        I have been around a person with type 1. And also when they pass out. And all the hostipal trips. That woman lived to be 83. I was surprised.

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