I ran 3 9 minute miles, walked 36 minutes on the highest incline at 4.0, and lifted back, biceps, and then finished with a little bit of abs. It was a killer day! I’m getting back into lifting and I LOVE it. I have missed it, makes going to the gym much more enjoyable! But now my whole body is going to hate me, I’m still pretty sore from yesterday’s chest and tri workout. Eek! :) I also am thinking about joining my roommate on another 2-3 mile run.. Gonna be a rough one, but hey, how can I turn down extra cardio? But first, gotta get through some Pediatric ICU readings.
First day back to school today! It was just an orientation for our community health clinicals this semester, really easy day. SO! I hit the gym. I’m back on lifting and cardio combos. I ran 2 miles, walked 20 min and lifted triceps and chest 20 min. Although the antibiotics I’ve been on for my strep have torn up my stomach, I’m feeling better today, so I’m aiming for eating at least 1200 calories. My metabolism is probably so jacked up lately from not eating :(
BOOM. I think I weighed in at 139.4 or something last week. Didn’t weigh myself until today, because yesterday I had a final and didn’t want whatever my weight was to affect how I did on my final. So I did it today.. and I wasn’t expecting a lot. I’ve worked out SOME, but not nearly enough to lose much weight. Plus, I haven’t been watching super close what I’ve been eating. I’ve kept it around 1200-1500 calories a day, but still.. I weigh in at 137.0 pounds! Woo!
It’s 1 pm, I got up at 9, ate breakfast, lounged for a bit, then 10:45 hit the gym. Ran 3 miles then did 45 min of walking on a high incline. I’m eating some soup now for lunch, later I plan to eat 2 chicken breasts with rice for dinner. I really need to get more protein in my diet. I’d like to try some protein powders, but usually when I do, I don’t like them.. haven’t found the right one yet I guess..
Anyways.. Soup, then shower, then kicking myself into beast study mode for the rest of the day. Gotta do well on my Peds/OB exam Monday.. Eek! I feel bad though, my dad really wanted me to come home tonight to help with his work party at our house, but I need all the time I can get to study for this exam, so I had to turn him down :( He’ll be fine, my whole family will be helping out, but I know he really wanted me to be there. Oh well. Gotta get through Thursday, then home for a bit at last!
Seriously, with all the running I’ve done lately, and probably walking too, I can see some changes in my legs. My calves are starting to look KILLER! Goal: run 5 miles straight by Christmas. I’m at 3 right now
I’m sorry to put everyone through this, but I just need to rant. With my insulin pump, I’ve been able to live a fairly normal life.. I usually almost forget I even have diabetes until I have to push a button for insulin or check my blood sugar. Lately, I’ve been battling crazy blood sugars. I don’t know how much this means to any of you, but I upload my insulin pump into the computer weekly so my doctor can see my blood sugars and how much insulin (the hormone that LOWERS blood sugars) I’m giving myself with meals and to correct blood sugars. I guess that’s a good backround..
I’m a nursing student, taking 3-4 hour long classes at a time, doing 8-12 hour clinical shifts, and working 8-12 hour shifts on my hospital unit. I’m also trying my hardest to work out and lose weight. Lately, my blood sugars have been dropping a ton with class, during work, and when I work out. I’ve lowered my insulin levels during my workouts so I can get through them, but after I workout, for hours, the exercise has a lowering effect on my blood sugar, causing me to consume more sugar to raise it to a normal level, then eat a snack to keep it from dropping again. Basically when I work out, I eat back all the calories I burnt off because my blood sugars are lower for a day after I run or exercise. It’s frustrating because I feel like, why even work out if I’m just going to have to eat back everything and more that I burnt off at the gym? With class, I can deal with it, because it’s only a few hours, and I am not too bummed about having to eat a granola bar through it to get me through the day, although I’d rather only eat when I want to, not when my diabetes wants me to. Thirdly, with work. Ok, I did a 12 hour shift on Friday. My blood sugar was low at 10, so I ate glucose tabs (sugar to raise my blood sugar up), then a Kashi granola bar.. healthy enough.. Then at lunch, my blood sugar was low again, so I ate lunch and grabbed a candy bar (it was a bad day at work, and my sugar was low again, so I treated myself to M & Ms). 3-4ish, AGAIN my blood sugar was low.. ate more glucose tabs, another granola bar. 6pm, again (and by this point, I had a splitting headache from it being so low all day). I ate PB crackers. At this point, I’m not even counting calories, because I’m sure I ate all my day’s worth and I hadn’t even eaten dinner yet. I was starving. Basically my point with work is.. I always overeat because I have to.
I’m just so upset and frustrated. I am sitting at a solid 140 pounds. I eat SO healthy. I RARELY eat out.. last Thursday was the first time in probably a month. I work out, and hard. Yet I can’t seem to lose, and lately it’s because of my diabetes. My doc is trying to set my insulin settings on my pump, but with my crazy lifestyle lately, it’s difficult, because when I’m doing all these things, my blood sugars run low, but if I happen to not work out or go to work, they go high. I’m sorry, if I’m gonna weigh 140 pounds, I at least want to enjoy it. I wanna eat out or eat more or not work out as hard, because in my mind.. I should weigh 130 at least. One of my friends never works out, eats out every other day and weighs 10 pounds more than me… that’s it! I should be losing weight.. I count calories and don’t even have junk food in my apartment. I eat nothing but healthy foods, yet with my diabetes, I can’t lose anything. I only gain. It’s so.. defeating.
If you’ve actually read through all of this, I apologize for putting you through it.. I just needed to rant, to talk about it, because lately I’ve been really upset/sad about it. I’ve worked hard and have gotten nowhere because of my diabetes.. I just needed to talk.
Don’t even know how this is possible! I ate really well, 1200-1500 calories a day, no cheat day, worked out and went all out at the gym 5 days, and then gained a pound today weighing in. Ughhh. I’m reeeeeeally hoping it’s water weight. It can’t be that I’m eating too much, right? Is it because I’m doing too much at the gym? Ughhh damper on my day. But I’m still gonna fight this and keep going. I have a goal in mind and I’m gonna get there. I just need to figure out how!
Side note… I’m gonna start drinking a TON of water.. that way this week my body will flush out all the extra sodium I might be holding onto.. We’ll see if that yields any results.
Actually, I’m eager to see my weight and what my workouts and eating this week has done to it. I didn’t eat bad at all this week! The most damage I’ve done is last night when I made my roommates this Reese’s no bake brownie bar thing. I had 2 little squares, but I didn’t really go over my calories for the day, I’m pretty sure I was fairly close to maintenance. I took 2 days off from the gym this week, due to work and the fact that my body needed the break the day before work. But of course, I was back at the gym today, hitting it hard. Lifting, walking, and running 3 miles (in 26:45!). It’s gonna be a goooood month. :)
I can feel that my body needs a day off of exercise. It has to be today. I felt it yesterday but I did my workout anyway. I only got one mile, but I walked an hour uphill and fast. I did 2 ab moves. I know if I go to the gym today my workout will be even worse. But why does it have to happen today? I can’t go tomorrow because I’m working then grocery shopping then going out with my roommates. I won’t have time to work out at all. I wish I could just make my day off then.. but I know I can’t. My body wont tolerate that. So looks like 2 days off of the gym for me. Boo.