This morning I got up and went to the gym. I lifted some weights and walked on the treadmill. I didn’t do anything too strenuous. I only did enough to stimulate the muscles I wanted to work. These days, it seems that exercising is just practice for normal movement.

I usually have a bit of trouble walking on the treadmill because of the weakness of my back. Today, it felt the same as it always does, but, I didn’t have much trouble. Toward the end of the walk though, I was kind of wobbley. 😝

It felt good to workout. My goal is to be a little more consistent about it this year. I’m not trying to build a lot of muscle; just want to keep moving and stay stronger than the old man I seem to be becoming.

I am, of course, still intermittent fasting. I think that is mostly because it is easy. All I really have to do is stay on schedule. It’s easy because now I know when I am going to eat and when I am going to close my window of eating. I still watch the kind of things I eat. I stay away from high carbs, added sugar, and processed foods. It’s that easy.

Every now and then I do splurge. Sometimes, I’m splurging when I don’t want to be. Sugar addiction is a real thing. Sometimes it is a struggle. However, for the most part, I don’t have much of a problem staying true to my desired eating style.

My back is feeling better every day. Over the holidays my pain went into overdrive. I was on the verge of having to use a cane when I walked (actually, I did for about a day). I really don’t know what set it off but I am glad it is back to normal.

As for the Christmas holidays, and my new eating style, it worked like a charm! I actually lost 4 pounds. Today I weigh 233 lbs. That is 17 pounds down since August when I started intermittent fasting. Overall, since I first began my weight loss journey in 2015, I have lost 34 pounds. It had been up to a 40 pound loss, but, I gained some back before I started fasting.

My blood glucose is normal 95% of the time. Every now and then, I will eat something that I shouldn’t be eating and cause it to Spike. This is the best part, I don’t need medication in order to keep it in check. The little bit of research I have done on the medications for typeII Diabetes leads me to believe that they exacerbate the disease more than they help. I truly believe that if my mom had had a doctor who knew about the benefits of fasting, she would still be here today.

Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for today. I am happy with what I am doing now. Actually, I am very excited about what I’m doing. And the benefits seem to be sooo so good.