Accepting Change and Being True to Yourself

8573567390_9a513b77a1_zIt is a hot summer morning here in the Pacific Northwest with the temperature reaching 102 degrees yesterday. It almost makes me thankful that I am not working out, yet guilty at the same time. Interesting enough the simple fact that I stopped exercising for more than a week now and I continue to see my morning glucose at low numbers astonishes me. I stopped eating eggs while eating two containers of Greek yogurt during the day and about 3 tablespoons of raw sauerkraut. I am doing things that I believe will restore my good gut bacteria and reduce the bad.

This certainly makes life a little easier and I may even be able to adjust my sleeping pattern so I don’t have to get up so early in the morning. When I do decide that my body is stable I will return to exercise, but will keep it at a moderate pace of just 3 days per week. I will continue to walk, but I believe that I may be giving up the bowflex and replace it with simple warm up exercises. And of course as I mentioned yesterday, some sort of fun activities like baseball, tennis or basketball. I will miss writing posts about “Beast Mode Workouts”, but on the other hand I won’t feel the same discomfort in seeing my morning glucose numbers at levels that can be dangerous. With light exercise and the correct diet I do believe that I should see my body weight start coming down and should expect to see my size 32″ waist pants fitting loose once again.

2013-05-10_1405I will certainly miss the muscle mass that I have attained over the last year and feel good when people notice it, but this is just driven by the ego and as you know the ego can get us in trouble time and time again. It is more about being healthy than looking healthy. If I know in my heart that there are things going wrong inside my body there is no look of admiration that will make me feel any better. I have to go to sleep with myself each night and will always think about what is really going on inside me. I must be true to myself and concentrate on what is truly important when dealing with health issues.

Blood Sugar- 77, Weight- 181.0

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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16 Responses to Accepting Change and Being True to Yourself

  1. hippyish says:

    “It is more about being healthy than looking healthy.” Ego is a helluva drug 🙂

  2. New Journey says:

    really good numbers this morning….Billy you will always be a beast to me, no matter, LOL glad to hear your doing Greek yogurt and good ole sauerkraut….they used that for medicinal purposes before there was medicine…just remember that to much sauerkraut can give you the same side effects the eggs did…so be careful, plus its loaded with sodium..just lookin out for you friend….we had that weather 3 days ago….now its overcast and muggy here, in the low 80’s….I will try to blow the clouds north….have a good day………………Kat

  3. hsampson says:

    Our real job is keeping ourselves in the middle path! Balance! So I am so glad you are working so hard to find your middle road! Congrats Billy and thanks for sharing!

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