One of the biggest battles I, we, face is losing weight and then keeping it off. I thought I had it wired. Did you notice the past tense of that sentence? Yeah…thought. Don’t you just hate it when you have to re-learn lessons you thought you understood?
As you know I trained for and participated in a 10K. That was great, even though I am a bit sore here and there. But, you know what I did during the training? I started eating a bit more figuring I was working it off.
Have you ever fallen into that trap? It’s an easy one to get caught in. I thought I would burn off more calories, so I allowed myself to eat a bit more. WRONG thought. My diet and exercise are in a certain balance…and I was not walking that much more than normal, so eating a bit more was not a great idea.
So, here I am just after the event and I weighed myself. I managed to gain a little weight, even though my glucose readings were all in the normal range – 82 to 98. I foolishly thought my weight was okay. Then I stepped on a scale this morning. Truth time. Up a few pounds.
A few pounds doesn’t sound like a lot, does it? All of us gain a few pounds during the course of the day. But, when you are starting the day a bit higher it’s not a good thing. I figure that a few pounds can easily lead to a few more pounds, etc., etc. So, it makes sense for me to nip it in the bud. Look, it’s a lot easier to lose three or four pounds than it is to lose 10 or 20, right?
I put it on so easily. Kind of like peanut butter on bread…it just spreads right on! It just doesn’t come off that easily – at least for me.
So, what I am going to do? First, back to what I should be eating; back to my diet. It’s really Back To The Future for me because my future lies in following my diet. That’s been reinforced this last couple of weeks. My diet? Meals of about 50 carbs and snacks of about 15 carbs.
I will change my exercise routine a bit and use more resistance training since it’s getting dark earlier.
You see, it’s all about controlling my Diabetes and winning my War. Going back to the diet I know works and a slight change in exercise should do the trick.
What do I have to lose? Just about five pounds. Doesn’t sound like much, does it. But, I found it was easier to lose the first fifty or sixty pounds than the last ten. I know what I need to do…just have to do it.
What do you have to do to lose a bit of weight? What do you have to do to control Diabetes? For me, it’s Back To The Future!
As always, thank you for reading.