Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Still wondering what happened with my friend. We hadn't talked much the last few months. Guess her health issues just reduced communication. My health progress has also made me a little less communicative with people. Makes me think of my Tia who passed a week after my 5.0 A1C reading. I had chosen to keep quiet about my progress until I had that test done. Don't know if this helps or would help anyone else. I have friends who have started intermittent fasting, or started going to the gym because of my progress. Or at least it has inspired and encouraged some. I know I caught my friend Judy's attention but don't know if I'll ever know exactly what she was interested in.
Here's what I lifted today:
Incline Bench Press - 105 pounds, 3 sets of 5, one set of 10.
Assisted Pull-Ups with -45 pounds, 4 sets of 5.
Overhead Press with 20 pound dumbbells, 5 sets of 5.
Curls with 20 pound dumbbells, 5 sets of 5.
Deadlifts for 165pounds, 4 sets of 5.
Squats for 135 pounds, 4 sets of 5.
So Thursday my attempt will be:
Incline Bench Press - 105 pounds
Assisted Pull-Ups with -45 pounds
Overhead Press with 20 pound dumbbells
Curls with 20 pound dumbbells
Deadlifts for 165 pounds
Squats for 135 pounds
ABOUT THE BLOG: This blog started years ago to talk about self-care and weightlifting. It stopped for a few years. It was been restarted when I was told that I was diabetic. I had an A1C of 9.3. A1C is an estimate of your blood sugar level over the last 3 months and 6.5 is pre-diabetic, and usually over 7 is considered diabetic. In March I was re-tested and my A1C was 5.0! That's below pre-diabetic (so, essentially non-diabetic). It was nice to have my doctor say, "you used to be diabetic." I'm still working on improving my insulin sensitivity and not thinking I'm out of the woods yet. My September retest came back with and A1C of 4.9. It is exciting
The results were from diet and exercise. Here is a quick summary of how I responded to being diagnosed as diabetic. I'm going to post this review every so often. Mostly when I post the blog to Twitter or Facebook.
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I've been thinking of "bucket lists" and whether they should be public. One thing I think of possibly doing is to enter a powerlifting competition at some point. There are other things I might go for yet not ready to make public.