I am not happy with my blood sugar today, nor have I been happy with it for the past week or so. It is time to reflect on my daily routine and figure out what it is that is going wrong. My body weight has gone up an average of about 5 lbs and at first I figured that it was just muscle weight because I have been lifting to heavy, but this would not be the cause for my belt feeling tighter. So what is it?
Over the past several weeks I have found reason to drink beer. This is a problem and I have to give it up altogether. I have also found reason to munch on things like pretzels and crackers after lunch and after dinner. This also has to stop. Why am I craving these things? I believe that it is the intense exercise that creates the demand for carbohydrates, which is OK because it pulls the sugar from the blood stream. I have to get past these craving and allow the muscles to start pulling the energy from stored fat in the liver and the body. I have to get back into ketosis.
So I figure that I have two choices here. I could slow down on the exercise or make the decision that I will not give into the cravings when they come. Anyone out there that is trying to lose weight understands these cravings and they certainly are real. Drinking a few bottles of beer before dinner seems to calm the beast inside, but is reaping havoc on my health as do those simple little snacks.
Today I declare a day of rest and quiet meditation. I need time to pull away from the world around me and find ground zero in my mind and soul. A day of quiet contemplation as it is. I need to reach out to my maker and ask for the energy to get back on the path that I started on as I obviously have headed in a wrong direction. And I need the strength and will to endure fighting those cravings once again. It won’t be easy, but nothing that is really worth it ever is.
Blood Sugar- 136, Weight- 170.6
NO WORKOUT TODAY
Lunch- 1 Egg, 1 Bacon
Dinner- Steak, Salad