Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Bye Hydrochlorothiazide!

Weighed in at 175 lbs and had a blood pressure of 110/74 at the doctor's office.

Had a good talk with my doc. She was super supportive and impressed with my changes. We talked about what I've been doing, no sugar, no white bread, and trying out different things as far as eating and exercise. She was good with my fasting and I get my A1c rechecked on March 1. I shared with her a few things I've been reading about and she gave me feedback that made sense.

I showed her this video on HIIT and mentioned this talk about exercise and public health. Physically I am still hoping for a big increase in energy. It is slowly improving and I know it will take a while to get there. It took years to get me here and hopefully I'll get back to my "100%" self soon enough.

Thanks for those who have been supportive. I know this week has given me a positive start on the year. After the 16th I'll assume weight is less important than waist as I'll start to lift a little heavier. Don't know if I'll ever get back to power lifting, or to any kind of running. I'll be happy with being off of my meds and reducing or eliminating any of my diabetes symptoms.

I also am starting to look through a friend's blog that includes information on diabetes and more.

Keep Lifting, Keep HIITing!

Good job on getting the glucose level below 100! One of your many recent accomplishments I'm sure. Hopefully keeping it at that level won't take too much more effort than you've been putting in.

I like that you recently noted weight becoming less important than waist. A trainer made that point to me when I got back on track with my fitness a few years ago. Ever since then I measure my chest, stomach, waist, thighs and biceps and document the progress. I got lazy and wasn't consistent with it for a while, which I kinda regret, but have been back at it for a few months now.

I'm curious to know how weighing yourself daily is affecting your motivation to stay with your program. I have a tendency to be obsessive (I'm sure you know), was weighing myself daily, and let the scale determine how well i thought I was progressing, causing me to have some bad days, and even question my ability to achieve my goals.

I thought of you today when I noticed bodybuilding.com is having a "Transformation Challenge." http://www.bodybuilding.com/lpimages/pdfs/2017_250K_ChallengeOverview+%281%29.pdf I'm not sure I am going to enter, but am taking more seriously the idea of registering for a "Bodyspace" account. A fitness social network. Thought you might be interested in it. Check it out.
The daily weight has been useful since it lets me check against what I ate before. Weight is not that helpful if I start gaining muscle. That is a little harder to measure on a day to day basis.

I'll look at the transformation challenge.
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