Diabesity Challenge Day #48 – A Garden and Elements

FullSizeRenderHere we are at day #48 of this 365 day mission to challenge this thing we call diabesity. Thus, after a start that included cardio and light strength training has turned around to where I am doing heavy lifting and little cardio. Basically I have come to a point where I am body building. As I continue to make changes I have decided to include cardio three times per week after work and will start this practice tomorrow. The body building part of this routine has become fun as I can actually see the progress that I am making in muscle growth. The more I drive glucose out of the cells the more glucose is needed to replenish those same cells that have become depleted. The harder I work the better this process becomes. But then there is the other side…

Diet. Although I know exactly the foods I should be eating each day and when I should be eating them I find it difficult to stay on track. Yesterday was a rest day and should have consisted of very little food other than those that are nutrient dense. Again I ate my favorite BLT sandwich for lunch the followed it up a few hours later with liverwurst on a roll. Dinner was the only sensible meal as I ate a lobster tail with spinach. It is so easy to look back and know that I could have eaten the fresh lettuce (that I picked out of the garden) with some tomatoes and a few slices of bacon on the side and leave the bread out of the picture. The same goes for that roll I ate later on. It is obvious to me that my body is craving carbs but by eating carbs that rapidly break down like those in flour products I am just starting that roller coaster effect where soon after eating them my sugar goes low and I am once again searching for something to fill the void. Eventually I will learn to be more mindful about my eating habits and learn to simply tell myself “NO”.


I worked outside in the yard most of the morning and put together a small shed to keep my garden tools in. I cut the lawn and tended to the plants and took in some needed sunshine. I took a few photos and got creative with them on the Mac using Adobe Elements. Photography is one of my favorite hobbies yet it seems I never have the time to really spend doing it.
Blood Sugar- 117, Body Weight- 185.3

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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2 Responses to Diabesity Challenge Day #48 – A Garden and Elements

  1. I understand what you mean about the whole eating thing… we know what we should eat, but then we crave those things we shouldn’t eat… I’ve been dealing with that myself this past week. I was doing so good, and then down the slippery slope I went and the scale this morning showed me the error of my ways! {{{sigh}}} But today is a new day and I’m committed to this for the long how! By the way, both you and your garden look great! Keep up the good work! ~ Sheri

    • It is simply amazing the excuses the mind can conjure up to get to those darn foods. LOL. I believe that it would be so much easier if we were limited to just specific foods without access to other’s.

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