HeuristicFireFlower's Journey to Health; Seeking Positive Experiences
This is a good day. I strongly believe I've become fat-adapted. For 8 days I've kept carbs below 90gm and on average to less than 60g a day. Today my 1st meal was at 5pm. Not really hungry, the heat keeps appetite at bay, too. First meal carb total- 9g, protein - 26g and fat - 28g. To me it seemd like a small portion, but, it was enough.
Their are some local neighborhood stairs I use on and off to bring up my endurance. Haven't climbed then for about 3-4 months....no energy and pre-occupied with personal stuff. Today, walking about 30 min with my mom I suddenly felt I could do a few rounds. This after a 9g carb meal. Climbed slowly as I wasn't sure if I'd get light-headed. Leg muscles needed to warm up, but, after one round they were ready.
Now, I haven't been exercising regularly (or even at all) for about year. So, I'm back at square one in terms of bringing up my endurance and training level. I don't have impressive sprint or lifting results at aaaaaall. Just a regular fat, insulin resistant gal working to change the program. So, climbing the stairs today, paying close attention to how I felt, I realized that I'm probably using fat for fuel!!! I didn't feel any dip in energy, legs didn't suddenly feel heavy and tired, even though, I hadn't climbed them in over 3 months. Lo and behold, 2 hours after this one meal today, I was able to do 5 non-stop rounds on the stairs, about 100 steps one way. I was moderately out of breath, but, by no means, huffy.
Am really stoked at where I am physically today. This is a big deal for me, as I'm not athletic by any means.
FBS before 1st meal - 105. :/
BS 2 hours after meal 1 - 135 That's TOOO HIGH for a lo-carb meal...but then protein also raises BS....
BS 3 hours after meal and after the stairs - 95. Well, better, but, still not good. At least not a scary high, still have room to work with. And just started on this program. The exercise part is the slow one to be implemented. Looking to find that reason to do it. By that I mean find the particular pleasure in climbing stairs or walking or lifting. In progress.
Last edited by HeuristicFireFlower; 09-03-2014 at 02:50 AM.
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