I bow to your awesome exercise schedule. I really
need to unbury my treadmill soon.
The exercise will really work with SBD to get things stabilized.
I have found that blood sugar stabilization is the real plus of SBD. Mine dropped dramatically within 7-10 days and tend to stay more stable in general.
The longer you stay on SBD, the easier it is. My own weight loss has been agonizingly slow at times, but the bg numbers keep me from being too unhappy about that. As of this morning, I've lost 12-1/2 lbs (up from 13-1/2 -- oooops
), but that's okay -- I know why.
Ramadan is a hard time to diet. Most people don't lose weight with the fasting because you get a huge breakfast before sunrise and then pig out in the evening. Because of the diabetes, I'm excused from fasting. Ramadan, however, is a very social time of year, and there are invites all over the place. In this area of the world (California), there are a lot of Middle Eastern and South Asian Muslims and that means rice, rice, and more rice.
At least it's basmati!
My goal in the next month or so, is to get back into a walking program. Walking seems to be a "best exercise" for diabetes control. I found in the beginning that a 15-30 minute brisk walk would lower the blood sugar by 50-100 pts. Any kind of muscle building exercise (like strength training) will also help bring the numbers down because muscle tissue utilizes glucose more efficiently.
You didn't mention you're height. My first goal was to lose 15 lbs by the end of Ramadan (I'll probably succeed in that) and my secondary interim goal is to get below 200 lbs. Then I'll decide where to go from there (or rather how far).
Linda and I tend to be the most prolific posters on this thread. I know I look forward to submissions on this particular thread, as no one understands what a diabetic goes through better than other diabetics!
Anyway, keep up the good work, post when you can, and welcome to our little family.
242.5/230/? (ultimate goal)