Thursday, 4th October 2018

TimeSugar ReadingInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast5.88
Lunch6.69
Tea6.111
Bed5.430 (gl)

I was at work today and it was a day off from the gym although I feel fine following yesterday’s session. I expected real soreness and stiffness but there is (currently) nothing. Hopefully this is a sign the body is getting used to the exertion.

I took what I thought was the right amount of insulin at tea but my adjustment was off. My method is calculating is usually guess the carbs, divide by 10 and add 2 or 3 units. It sounds a bit random but it works. At night I’m going to reverse and minus 2 or 3 depending on where my tea reading is sitting. Lately I’ve been decent at getting to around 7.0 before bed.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018

TimeSugar ReadingInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast6.76
Lunch5.45
Tea6.016
Bed8.334 (gl)

I did a good gym session today of 90 minutes consisting of 30 minutes of cardio and 60 minutes of weight training. I feel I am already getting a little stronger and enjoyed the session. I prefer it when it is quieter so going through the day helps.

My levels were good today and I give myself a 7/10 for food. I didn’t make many errors. I’m getting Protein powder delivered tomorrow which I will have immediately after weight training and will see how that goes. I selected a very low carb 24g per scoop protein with chocolate caramel flavour. It’s 2.5kg so I’m stuck with it so I hope I like it or learn to like it!

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

TimeSugar ReadingInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast5.35
Lunch5.316
Tea6.09
Bed6.830 (gl)

Porridge for breakfast and I measured how much milk to use, 180ml, and then another 20ml to cool it down after it’s 2 minutes in the microwave. This avoids using the bag to fill the milk which is a right carry on. Small steps to progress! No gym today as I did loads yesterday.

I watched Consett FC win 4-2 vs Ryhope and had a chip butty instead of my normal tea. I am up early in the morning to cook lunch and have my porridge. It will be a tight day tomorrow with gym in the afternoon followed by a roast in the evening.

Monday, 1st October 2018

TimeSugar ReadingInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast4.84
Lunch4.812
Tea7.212
Bed8.332 (gl)

Four months in and I am still doing well. I am very proud of what I’ve achieved so far. Today I began working in the gym. I did plenty of muscle work and some cardio. It was my induction so I was shown the weight machines and learned how to use them. It can feel a bit foolish to feel like the big guy getting shown how to use the machines but it’s essential to know these things. I am back there on Wednesday.

I am down to two days per week at the community centre so hopefully I hear back from the funders soon.

Sunday, 30th September 2018

TimeSugar ReadingInsulin Units Taken
BreakfastN/A6
LunchN/A5
Tea6.410
Bed8.734 (gl)

I visited the gym today and did about an hour of weights. I did not do any cardio as I am having my induction session tomorrow at 9am and will go from there. Today I ate a bacon sandwich for breakfast, my sunday roast for lunch, a chicken breast rolls, scrambled egg and a banana for tea.

Thurs, 27th September 2018

TimeSugar ReadingInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast6.95
Lunch7.311
Tea5.58
BedN/A36 (gl)

I visited a friend in Edinburgh today so that meant selecting food on the move. I’ve decided to take out the food column from the table but you will see from the amount of insulin taken and readings afterwards how many carbs I’m eating and how well managed my levels are.

I ate scrambled eggs and a roll for breakfast followed by 2 slices of brown toast and beans for lunch. We had Wetherspoons burger and chips (hardly any chips!) for tea and I was home by 10pm. A long but fun day.

Wed, 26th September 2018

TimeSugar ReadingInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast7.67
Lunch6.49
Tea9.418
BedN/A36 (gl)

Today I was up at 6.00am and headed straight to Consett Leisure Centre and joined the gym. I will try and do a session at 6.30am from now on as often as I can as it was quiet in there at that time.

My diary was against me today as I met former work colleagues for breakfast at 9.00am and went to work 10am to 3pm then headed home for tea before leaving for football at 5.45pm. It kept the day moving though. I want to fit a game of bowls in soon too.

Tues, 25th September 2018

TimeSugar ReadingFood EatenInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast5.4Banana3
Lunch6.0Roast Chicken Salad Sandwich and Walker Crisps6
SnackN/ANumerous Errors0
Tea14.7Pasta, Mince, Peas, Roll20
Bed5.5Roll28 (gl)

Today was a great example of how to start well then go wrong. I did my shopping today and have introduced Oatmeal into my breakfast instead of Weetabix and will look at some protein powder but may wait for more weight loss before I begin to introduce that into my regime.

I messed up after lunch eating some Ice Cream, a roll and even a piece of fudge someone gave me. I felt bad about it afterwards and at 14.7 that was the highest I’ve been for ages. Idiot. I over-corrected and had to have a piece of bread roll before heading to bed. Upset with myself.

Monday, 24th September 2018

TimeSugar ReadingFood EatenInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast8.7Weetabix8
Lunch5.3Tuna Sandwiches and Banana10
Tea8.2Roast Chicken Dinner and Roll14
Bed8.5None32 (gl)

Joining the gym was put on hold today after I had arranged to drop in to visit my Dad straight after work, then my Nan. First though I had headed home to put some stuff in the freezer then passed by Just Meat to buy some chicken. That was all freezer bagged up before I then went to help my Nan get her bus pass sorted.

Sunday, 23rd September 2018

TimeSugar ReadingFood EatenInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast4.3Weetabix5
Lunch4.2Roast Chicken Dinner with 2 x Roll12
Tea7.5Burger, Bacon Roll9
Bed8.5None32 (gl)

I was a bit low at lunch which meant I had a roll whilst preparing the meal. I enjoyed it. I had a friend around in the evening to play FIFA and we enjoyed a burger. I refrained from chips though! I’m joining the gym tomorrow and starting a month of kicking ass. I’ve stagnated this month but it’s time to get to work again with tight readings and execution. My tough times are behind me and every day will be better from now on.

Thurs, 20th September 2018

TimeSugar ReadingFood EatenInsulin Units Taken
Breakfast5.4Weetabix5
LunchN/AScrambled Egg, Beans, Bacon8
SnacksN/ACrisps, Kit Kat0
Tea5.4Chicken Sandwich with Banana9
Bed9.8Roll38 (gl)

Today I represented Durham County Council at the North East Combined Authority (NECA) Overview and Scrutiny Management Board and arrived at the Gateshead Civic Centre at 10am. The meeting lasted until 12pm then I drove back to work. I arrived at 1pm and had lunch at that point so it was a little late. I snacked on crisps and a kit kat to keep me going.

Tea was chicken in a baguette. I admit I treated myself today because a relationship ended and I felt (and feel) very depressed. This is a challenge from a food perspective as this was when I turned to food in the past as a ‘pick-me-up’.