I have been very busy lately working to bring my blood sugar back into a healthy range. I am back in training and doing pretty good so far.
Back in October my doctor let me know that my A1c was up to 8.14, which I find totally unacceptable. I spent over six months concentrating on other things, like my job and financial preparations for retirement. This is all good, but I forgot one important element – Staying healthy.
I found a way to balance things as I now hit the treadmill each and every morning, and spending just 20 minutes during lunchtime at the gym lifting weights. The fitbit is back on my wrist and I am finding more and more opportunities during the course of the day to walk. The world is my gym.
Since that day back in October I have lost over 13 pounds of body fat and will keep pushing until I reach the goal of 165 lbs. At 5′ 9″ this puts my BMI at under 25%.
The latest discoveries in the science of cellular biology point in the direction of reducing the micro fat which exists inside the cell walls. This fat is responsible for blocking or clogging up the receptors that allow sugar into the cell for energy.
By reducing the intake of fat, and working hard to burn the fat already accumulated in my body I can realize that my blood sugar will come back into a normal range. It is already working as my daily, three tests have shown an average of slightly over 100. I know that I can get this average down under 90, where it should be for a 58 year old with Type II Diabetes.
While burning fat is important, it’s just as important to build muscle. Ripping and tearing muscle tissue has shown a greater demand for glucose, which pulls it out of the blood stream and into the cell walls of the muscle tissue.
The key is to BURN FAT and BUILD MUSCLE.
This is not an easy mission, but I will push hard, day after day until one day I can weigh in at 165 lbs. On a visual basis, I want to see my belly button which is an innie become an outie.
I am at 183 lbs right now and hoping for a Christmas present of finding 180 lbs by Christmas Day.
Congratulations on having a plan in place and goals to reach. It’s hard to hear about high numbers regarding your health but you put them in perspective with mini-goals to accomplish. And you are telling the world of your plans. Good for you!
Thanks Marge, Our health is important and we never know what tomorrow may bring, but whatever lies ahead I intend on meeting it head on with all the strength I can muster.
You got this! I’ve been following you for a few years now and I’ve seen your determination. You are also a huge source of inspiration for a lot of us. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
WOW! Thank you so much.