Diabesity Challenge Day #23 – Good Enough may be Good Enough

good_enough_unitive1This morning I am back into the swing of things after a few days off. I have started my split daily sessions with one day being cardio and next being strength training. I have slowed down my pace significantly on the treadmill this morning and plan to start reducing weight in my strength training exercises tomorrow. These changes are directly tied to the amount of inflammation my body is producing to heal muscles after workouts. The only other choice I would have is to do a complete workout every other day and this may be a future option if I don’t start seeing the results I am looking for.

May allergies seem to be under control with taking a 24 hour time release Allegra each morning and yesterday was the first day in the last three where I felt good energy all day.

Yesterday was also a day full of carbohydrates where I ate a bowl of oatmeal in the morning, a Boars Head turkey sandwich on 12 grain bread for lunch, and for dinner we went out to a local restaurant for pizza, clams and beer. I know, I know. You don’t have to say it.

Sometimes it’s easy to push ourselves beyond our limits, but trying to maintain this state day in and day out is just not sustainable. The bottom line is that I feel good. Things will not always be perfect, but as long as I am maintaining a workout each day and eating the best I can most of the time, good enough may just be good enough.
Blood Sugar- 112, Body Weight- 186.0

Distance- 1.83 miles
Time- 30:01 minutes
Calories- 199.8 burnt

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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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8 Responses to Diabesity Challenge Day #23 – Good Enough may be Good Enough

  1. geekkat says:

    Glad to hear you are better!! Step by step…day by day. I guess we have to be turtles to reach the goal not rabbits…lol!!

  2. Is it really good enough? I would pose the question where is the level at which elevated blood sugar poses significant health risk? Below that might be good enough but not above.

    Having said that you’re right not to beat yourself up every time you eat some processed carbs. Have you considered measuring blood sugar on a running average 7 or 30 day basis? That way you’d get a clearer picture of the trend

  3. Jess says:

    You’re right, trying to maintain the perfect (whatever it is we choose to do) is impossible, and better to aim for “most of the time” over a longer period, than 100% but give up quickly. But I’m wondering, was there anything you could have foreseen about this particular day? Such as if you knew that you were going out for pizza, and knew you were buying lunch, could you have avoided buying a sandwich for lunch? Or was it just one of those days where things came up and didn’t go according to plan. Reflecting on these decisions might help the next time you’re in a predicament when plans change unexpectedly.

  4. bindmoggled says:

    Oh my heavens- Pizza, clams and beer. You’ve made me drool. I have days where I could kill for something like that. Fortunately for me, my wife keeps these thoughts only that- thoughts. Sounds damn good, though. Keep it up, and good luck.

  5. New Journey says:

    Ah….now I know why your BS numbers were so high in the post I just read….good ole carbs!! kat

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