Diabesity War Day #12 – The Weight goes Up, The Weight goes Down

When working a two fold routine (cardio + strength training) I notice that my body weight can go up one day then down the next. This because white I am burning fat I am also building muscle. And this is also a reason not to worry too much about what the scale reads each day. Overall my body weight will continue to drop at an average of around 1 pound per week.

I am slowing down my routine today because I feel a cold coming on. I am hoping that it is just allergies, but if it is a cold burning up too much needed energy is not good when I might need it later to help fight off the cold. I will cut my treadmill time in half and not take the weights to the limit of my power.

Yesterday was a breakfast eating day so I have a banana, berries and a little granola at 8:00 AM, lunch was a hotdog, beans and sauerkraut followed by a salad and for dinner I ate a small pork chop, 1/2 baked potato and broccoli.

I am really looking forward to getting away next week as I am slowly packing all of the things I will need for a weeks vacation in Florida. The nice this is that I am packing little clothing as the weather will call for mostly shorts and sandals. As I will not have my equipment to work my routine each day as scheduled while I am away I have decided to stop the “Diabetes War” until I return. But during vacation time I will find ways to work out each day like running the beach in the morning and continuing to eat healthy and simply write about those things each day. Of course when I return I will certainly pick up where I left of as I will still have an additional 50 weeks to monitor. While my time has been limited each morning to working out and writing about it I really miss writing posts about other things that interest me like life, minimalism and many of the other subjects I tend to write about. The weeks vacation will give me a little more freedom to both write different types of posts and also read others posts.
Blood Sugar- 110, Weight- 184.4

Distance- 1.24 miles
Time- 20:00 minutes
Calories- 137.2

Shoulder Press- 180- 30
Front Raises- 30/30- 18
Side Raises- 30/30- 17
Shrugs- 200- 15

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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10 Responses to Diabesity War Day #12 – The Weight goes Up, The Weight goes Down

  1. geekkat says:

    I hope you are not catching a cold. It probably is allergies but sometimes it sure can feel like it. Enjoy you trip to Florida!!

  2. I feel like allergies wipe most people out around this time of year. I’m new to your blog, and loved this post! Yes, do ignore the scale once you’ve added strength training to your routine. It’s good to check in every once in a while, but if you weigh everyday? Your emotions will be a mess, lol. Enjoy Florida! Safe travels.

    • Yes, I do believe it to be allergies at this time of year. Everything seems to be coming up in the garden. I do weigh myself each day but I also know not to pay too much attention to it. I pay more attention to my waist size as a guide more than anything else. Thanks for reading. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. camcoogan says:

    Congrats on your dedication and the steadfast progress. If you don’t mind sharing, do you take any medications for diabetes? What is your goal as far as your fasting blood sugar and A1C? Thanks.

  4. Jenn Prime says:

    Iโ€™m pleased as punch that you are taking a little vacation. I admire your tenacity and determination, but personally, (rubbing my hands together in glee) I love it when you take a side road. Those inner thoughts are gold. Have a great time! By the way, kiddo, youโ€™re looking good.

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