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You can't out-train a lousy diet


Friday, June 28, 2013

I am fortunate to be able to work out with a personal trainer. She is a gem and we meet about twice a week. This is one of her favorite quotes:

"You can't out-train a lousy diet." - Nicole M., Trainer

This hit home with me yesterday in a big way.

I fell prey to excess ice cream and it wasn't even that good! I also broke one of my goals because it was my son's unfinished serving, but I dug right in anyway! (My goal is to stop eating kid leftovers.)

So, being a Type 2 Diabetic, my blood sugar went up and I felt lousy. However, it was a rare free evening for me and I was able to get to the pool and swim laps. It took 1 hr 50 min, but I managed 2500 yards of breaststroke. According to the SparkPeople fitness calculator, this burned over 2000 calories (which I highly doubt because I am slooooowwww at swimming). My fasting blood sugar this morning was 126 - I consider this a gift based on the ice cream incident.

I'm big on the take-away message and the learning from my blogged experiences:

You can't out-swim a giant bowl of gross ice cream.

If I'd had a normal tasty dinner, my fbg would have been in the 90s which is my daily goal. So, as always, Nicole is right. May I remember this quote the next time.

Giant bowl of ice cream: emoticon chasing me at the pool: emoticon EEEEKKK!
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HZGLORY 7/2/2013 1:04PM

    There you Go Spunky, learning learning learning! Yep, ben there done that and that was without eating left overs, lol. I do not eat or drink from anyones elses plates anymore because of illnesses. I seemed to be sick all the time my children were little with one bug or another, so one day I said no more. I stopped kissing the little ones on the mouth, eating from their plates or letting them drink off my cups or bottles or cans. Sure enough I started getting healthier and healthier. So I realized I was sharing their school bugs that they were amune to, by their personal contact. I have not done it since because it is not worth it. Maybe next time you think about doing that remember my illnesses and that will help you resist. Hugs

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RACEWELLWON 6/28/2013 10:41AM

    At least your doing something to correct a mistake that all of us make . You'll be back on track. I try not to analyze the numbers any more on the fitness tracker and just do it and hope for the best outcome . Of Coarse your blood sugar is the important number to track . emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 6/28/2013 7:20AM

  You are correct! Are you tracking your food. I have a Body Media and it has a great tracking system including the physical activity part.

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MLH148 6/28/2013 7:19AM

    This is something I know -- exercise is so much easier for me than healthy diet-- crazy- I can find 30 min to walk but not 10 to pack lunch?
Thanks for reminding me

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BIGPAWSUP 6/28/2013 7:11AM

    I know where you are coming from. Hope you are feeling better. Good luck.

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EVIE4NOW 6/28/2013 6:55AM

  The way to get around eating kids leftovers without guilt is serve them a smaller portion, do not take any for yourself. Then you can eat what's left. Might not be much sometimes but all the better for you.

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