Diabesity Challenge Day #27 – Thoughts on Progress

Today is another mark set in stone in the first month of this program I call “Diabesity Challenge”. I moved my committed “2 miles or 30 minutes” on the treadmill to “3 miles or 45 minutes”. This decision is based on the fact that I am walking every other day now rather than every day. Not only do I feel that I have more energy to meet the challenge, I also feel that my body is calling out for it.

I threw obliques into my mix of abdominal exercises today also. I started doing three way sit ups on the bowflex set at 200 lbs. My intensions are to alternate these with crunches every other day on cardio days. Performing abdominal exercises on cardio days for me makes perfect sense as all other strength training exercises I don’t seem to need a warmup, while doing abs after cardio feels more natural and comfortable.

My food choices were varied yesterday as I chose to drink a protein shake for breakfast after a pretty intense strength training period. Lunch was a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich on thin slices of bread. For dinner I ate a liverwurst sandwich, potato salad and a few bottles of beer. Not exactly the perfect food for what I am doing to fight type II diabetes, but it was another one of those days filled with running around and many hours spent at the hospital with our granddaughter. Today will be a better eating day as I plan to keep my fast going until noon today and opt for the salad with bacon while I make Sharon a BLT.

Habit-Quotes-Our-lives-are-a-work-in-progressMoving one’s mind from eating SAD (Standard American Diet) to eating healthy should be a slow progression. There are times where I am eating all of the right balances of food and there are other times where I simply am not. But, I am getting better at making those write choices and as I am getting fitter each day I create my own inspiration to make those correct choices.

I said this many times before that I don’t give much attention to stressing out over the scale, but I have to admit that there are times when I see my body weight drop and I feel a sense of triumph. This usually gives way to positive thoughts about pushing forward as I have that sense of progress. It is when I notice that my waistline is shrinking while putting on my pants that I should really feel this triumph, but I am usually in “get ready for work mode” and hardly give too much thought to it. The truth is that the scale will go up and down as we sometimes retain water and there isn’t much we can do about that. Any type of natural progress is slow and can only be noticed over periods of time up to 21 days. So rather than making judgements about progress each day it is probably better to just simply stay on course the best I can and figure out where I was 21 days ago compared to today.
Blood Sugar- 108, Body Weight- 185.4

Distance- 3.01 miles
Time- 45:08
Calories- 346.6 burned

Situps– 100/100- 3×12, 3×10

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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10 Responses to Diabesity Challenge Day #27 – Thoughts on Progress

  1. I’ve never heard of ‘SAD’ but I guess it’s how I think of many food choices all over the world. We call it a ‘beige’ meal. Is it the same thing?

  2. loubelcher says:

    I just recently started following you. What a great thing to get this all down for others and for yourself… to see where you’re going and where you’ve been. How many days are you projecting to do this?

  3. New Journey says:

    looks like you in charge….good for you….today is day 3 no eating after 69…yesterday I stopped at 5p an fasted for 11 hours…still wasn’t hungry but ate lunch anyway…..I keep waiting for my body to signal its hungry….crazy I can go for hours and hours until my tummy gives off a little growl….LOL good job!!!

  4. RFR says:

    You may want to replace the bacon with fresh meat or fish. Bacon is full of salt and saturated fat. It is not a good choice for your diabesity challenge. And reduce the amount of beer please. Add in some fruits into your diet if possible. Berries are great.

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