Many of you Old Schoolers might be experiencing the dreaded middle-age spread. I know I am.
I started tracking my calories using the nutrition tool at sparkpeople.com. I was shocked to learn how many calories I consume each day treating lows. These can range from 120-300 calories per day in juice, Coke, or even glucose tablets.
The most egregious and frustrating instances are when I need to get my blood glucose up to a reasonable level before I exercise. So I eat excess in order to burn calories. Kind of defeats the purpose, right? For example, I was heading out to a tennis drill and I was at 80. So I had six glucose tablets (trying to hit 180 or so) and I kept dropping for some reason. So I pounded three more tablets and drank a Coke on-court. I burned about 400 calories with the tennis so I think I came out even.
The D can be sooo infuriating. It’s hard enough to lose weight but the fact I sabotage my efforts because I am trying to stay conscious/alive really pisses me off.