Another Curve Ball

For the last 3 days I have had a sore throat. This kind of set me back and I may not make my goal of 180 lbs. by Christmas Day. This morning was the first day in 3 days that I actually got on the treadmill, but limited my efforts to save needed energy to fight off whatever it is that is causing my sour throat.

The funny thing is that I actually made it down to 180 lbs. last week, but as I am also lifting weights that 180 soon turned back into 183. I have to remember not to fool myself into believing that weight of my body really matters. The mission is all about burning fat while building muscle and it should not be extreme.

I think that maybe, just maybe I put in a little bit of too much effort over the past three weeks and it may have effected the reliability of my immune system. Another reason to take it slow is that I don’t want to end up with saggy skin as losing weight too quickly sometimes causes due to not allowing the skin to keep up and adapt with the weight loss.

While I had a few days away from the gym I managed to take a selfie to visualize just where I am. It appears that I am getting there. Another good thing that is going on is as I have been tracking my blood sugar with an app on my iPhone called “Glucose”, I have been averaging 126 and my predicted A1c over a period of 90 days is down to 6.14.

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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6 Responses to Another Curve Ball

  1. Thanks for sharing your progress. I think your body is telling you to slow it down a bit (that cold isnt just a coincidence you know!) So, hang in there and keep smiling!

  2. pgraysurvival says:

    Happy Christmas.

  3. carolwb1814 says:

    Kudos to you for continuing good habits to maintain good health in the long run. Hope the cold has gone away.

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