Mashed Potato’s and Gravy

mashedpot-2My blood sugar is up this morning and I know why.I will be working legs this morning and this always brings it down as there is great demand for energy in doing squats alone. My body weight is down to 175 so I am halfway there to my goal of hitting 170 by September 20th.

I ate another BLT for lunch yesterday and of course I ate the bread. In the afternoon I ate a handful of potato chips and dinner was a roasted chicken, mashed potato’s with gravy and peas. So my high blood sugar was a result of eating just 2 slices of bread, a few potato chips and mashed potato’s with gravy at dinner. It doesn’t sound like it should be a problem but eating potato’s late without any course of burning it off means that the sugar that was formed just sat there in my blood stream. This is not good and I have to learn to reduce the amount of carbs I take in at dinner time, or start finding a way to burn it off after dinner.

We rented the movie “Wild” yesterday with stars Reese Witherspoon. It was interesting to me because I knew so much about the territory that she was hiking in and hiked a few of the same trails here in Oregon. It made me think about the indigenous people who moved from area to area when the weather changed and all of the challenges they must have faced. As far as her character was concerned I don’t want to give up too much information as whoever is reading this post might not of seen it yet. I do recommend this movie to anyone who love an adventure.

Blood Sugar- 128, Weight- 175.0

Bowflex- LEGS + ABS
Squats- 310- 16, 15
Calf Raises- 18, 20
Ab Crunch- 20, 25

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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4 Responses to Mashed Potato’s and Gravy

  1. I look forward to your posts everyday! You inspire so many to take a healthy, and active lead in their own life journeys. I enjoyed “Wild” as well. Sincerely, G-uno

  2. Jade Olive Sage says:

    I was an insulin dependent Type II diabetic for a few years. When diagnosed I was told by my physician that If I lose the excess weight that I was carrying that I would recover. I lost close to half my body weight and my sugar levels did return to normal. I still visit the physician every six months for an A1c test. The test results are even below the pre diabetic level and have remained so for at least three years now. I exercise and maintain a healthy balanced diet. All of the above did not happen overnight but I am glad that I perservered. I remember how eating particular foods could cause me to wake up testing out of range. Be encouraged as you are going in the right direction. You are aware, motivated and have incorporated changes. That is absolutely wonderful. Journey on and you will reach your goal. Wellness is within reach.

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