Sunday, November 25, 2012
after years and years of trying to get the 43 years old hubby to eat better, stop eating so much sugar, workout a little more, reduce portion sizes of carbs it has caught up with him. He had a physical and blood drawn for fasting blood sugar and it came back "mildy elevated and is a sign of prediabetes. Diet modification and exercise can help this".
He finally showed me this last night and as much as I wanted to say I told you so, that's it, a diet change will happen now, I did not, but I really really wanted to. He said that he was starting to do something about it so we will see but did not elaborate. All I asked is if that means that he will think twice about getting a king size candy bar everytime he gets gas in the vehicles, no response.
So this definitly means no more buying sweets or boxed noodles. I will try to stear him to eat more like I do, no sugar, no processed carbs but we will see. At least he pretty much eats everything I make, it's just the extra processed carbs that he makes to go with what I make. It took a doctor telling him that what he was eating was not good for him, heaven forbid his wife should know anything about healthy eating and exercise.
Tonight we are having fresh green beans almondine with beef roast. I might make him a smaller baked potato since I don't think that white potatoes all totally evil as long that they are in moderation but none for me right now.
The other thing that has happened was that my heart rate while walking/running has dramatically dropped since dropping another 40 and getting the hormones straightened out. I am very happy and surprised about this drop.
What does this mean for me, if I want to walk for an hour, I can and not worry about eating enough to support that activity, which was a huge issue for me for years. I can try to push myself further without worrying about the HR getting up to 190. I will try to do more longer walks and do HIIT 2-3 X a week for shorter minutes.
Have a great day.