This blog was written October 5, 2009.
Ugh, today was not a good day. I went a bit out of control and had nine (count them) nine glazed donuts over the course of nine hours. I paid for it at the end of the day; slightly dizzy, mild headache, and fatigued. I downed a sugar-free Red Bull to compensate, and was fueled enough to get through the day. Unfortunately, I felt my heart racing as though it would burst out of my chest. For a second, I was really worried.
Luckily, after walking home, my blood sugar is only 137. I got lucky.
I can’t run anymore; pounding the pavement takes a terrible toll on your knees. As much as I hate to admit it…I just can’t take the damage as well as I used to. My right knee has been acting up, so, following the advice of some people I trust, I’ve given up running for very brisk walking.
My morning routine consists of getting up, busting about one hundred and fifty jumping jacks to music, hitting the free weights, and then pushups and situps (mostly situps).
I’ve discovered this great way to wear yourself out, get your heart rate up, and improve your punch speed; train with the freeweights! I hold the weights and go through my routine; stationary punching, shadowboxing (which will really take it out of you), and basic blocking.
Combine this with a single cup of black coffee, and one serving of oatmeal with lowfat milk, sweetener, and blueberries, and my sugar in the morning is usually about 97 by the time I get to work. I feel ready for the day, I’m full till lunch, and I’m losing weight.
If I can avoid days like today, I’ll be great.
I’m still on metformin, but I need to get my blood work evaluated again within a month. That’ll be a test. I’ve managed to avoid going on insulin this long…here’s hoping I can keep the streak alive.
Next week, I’m going to start keeping more accurate records on my blood sugar, thanks to this great little app I found for the Ipod. Thanks for following!
(c) Avery K. Tingle for Akting Out LLC
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