Another great day yesterday with both diet and exercise. 8:00 AM Breakfast with a can of tuna, Lunch at noon with a big ass salad and a can of sardines and dinner was Chicken Pot Pie. The workout was awesome and I felt wonderful and slept like a baby. It appears that I dropped another pound and my blood sugar also dropped since yesterday morning.
I am surprised that question hasn’t arose yet as to why I am eating a can of tuna for breakfast follow by a can of sardines for lunch. The answer is an easy one as these are my sources of protein early in the day. I could simply do a protein shake but after reading the ingredients on these drinks I am not impressed. The can of tuna with is a better quality than most major brands has 11 grams of protein and is in salt water. The sardines also a better quality is in extra virgin olive oil and contains 10 grams of protein. I don’t follow the body builders guides of double your body weight in protein as like carbohydrates protein is also stored as fat. Just enough, but not too much from natural sources seems to be working well for me.
Since I have been working a little more heavier with strength training I am finding that my 18 hours fast is starting to disappear. Although I am still maintaining a 14 hour fast each day I really want to fit in at least one 18 hour fast each week. I am thinking that one day on the weekend would be perfect for this.
Just because I am 55 years old doesn’t mean I have to conform to the Western ways of life. I don’t need to be living on a dozen different medications or carrying a belly that drops below my waistline. I know in my heart what is good for me although sometime I don’t always listen to my own advice. I try to shoot for at least 90% of the time to do the right thing. Not one of us is perfect which certainly includes myself. I will give into cravings at times and I may need to skip a workout, but overall 90% is far better than 0%. By the end of this 365 day experiment I will prove to myself that I don’t need to suffer from Type II Diabetes and I don’t need to search out the refuge of a couch after a hard days work. I am 55, I am alive and will push on to be the best I can possibly be.
Blood Sugar- 116, Weight- 184.0
Bowflex- ARMS and ABS
Curls- 85/85- 15, 13,
Hammer Curls- 70/70- 13, 12
Tricep Pulldown- 75/75- 17, 12
Dips- 150/150- 25, 20
Situps- 100/100- 20, 22
Distance- 2.51 miles
Time- 35:03 minutes
Calories- 306.4 burnt
(Reached 2 miles at 27:24 minutes) Woo Hoo