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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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    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
    1665 days ago
    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
    1669 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/28/2013 10:41:42 AM
    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.
    1669 days ago
  • MLH148
    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
    1669 days ago
    I know where you are coming from. Hope you are feeling better. Good luck.
    1669 days ago
    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.
    1669 days ago
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