My measurements were good today, with small dips,and some no change. I can be very pleased with that since my workouts missed one full day, about 15,000 steps short of my goal for those 5 days. What is frustrating me is my blood sugars. I think I have seen a small dip below 100 but everything else I take is showing well over 100, usually 105 to 109. Today after my 3 hours workout, I took my blood sugar and it was 120. What? I have not been eating breakfast before my workouts so I'm typically only getting late snack/lunch and dinner. I take my metformin at night, it is only 500 mg, so I may need more. This week I'm going to switch to taking it during the day like I used to years ago and see if that stabilized my daytime sugars, and see what happens with my morning fasting sugar. I suppose if I think I need it I can use what Nedra is using though my copay on the metformin is low. I will have to think about it, and see what happens. My fasting sugars have always been good so I don't know if this a change over the past year, or if it is the strips I just bought or if my meter is old. I know I should try to compare it with someone elses meter sometime and see how accurate it is.
Today I knew I wasn't up to doing Tortoise or the Hare so I tried a tape that I used to do fairly often on the cardio end, and paired it with super sculpting way back when. It is The Firm Tough Cardio. I forgot how nice of an aerobic workout it is. The first half or so, is all step aerobics. I did it with my 4 inch but should get it up to my 6 inch because I flipped the smaller one up and hit my shin. It took me a couple of minutes to get back into the workout. The 2nd half is regular aerobics but only one set throws me off an is a bit fast for what I do. I just walk through what I can't do at this stage. I'm pretty sure I was able to get to do it ages ago, so eventually as I learn it I should be able to do it. The routines are taken from Fat blaster, Firm Strength and Firm cardio. I logged over 3461 steps and that will get higher as I remember the routines and don't flip that darn box. It also has several routines that use 4 limb movement with weights. Not a bad workout at all, and a nice one to mix up with my walking when bored.
The reason I have done so many steps and focusing on it is partly because I remember Noelie loosing weight with walking so many years ago, but a similar study as theAmish one but the Japaneese version, finding that people that are thin tend to walk 10,000 steps a day. They also have the pedometer, and I used on years ago and loved it. I know I have to do more than that 10,000 to loose, but I think it is a great goal to get to to maintain weight. I know it worked for me when pregnant, because I concentrated on that 10,000 steps a day. That is a bit on how my weekend went.
I am increasing or focusing on taking supplements, vit D (10,000 a day), super B complex, extra Niacin for Isonitol, chromium picolinate, a regular vit, and magnesium and calcium. I also bought some creatine for my weight workout days. Not sure if I will use it often though as one of the side effects is water retention and I'm not sure I want that either. I'm also getting my adult kids and husband to take Vit D because I believe we all need it. Right now I'm telling them to take 2,ooo u, Michael I might bump up more than that. I'm convinced we are all so low on Vitamin D, that taking even that amount will do some good.
One other concern I have is my hormones are just wonky and have been getting worse over the past 6 months or so. I keep hoping to see an improvement. Endometrial Hyperplasia is rearing its ugly head, and I really, really don't want to do anything to treat it. I keep hoping that somewhere in the exercising and the low carbing, and trying to get my IR under control, that this will get better. This is a condition that really concerns me. I know I need to see a dr. soon, I was hoping to do that after Collin leaves on his mission, partly because I just don't want to deal with scheduling tests right now, but I want to give time for my weight and diet to start to work and heal my body.