As I have been telling you, I have gone for a little over 6 weeks now without doing any Extended Fasting. I have various reasons for that, the chief among them being that due to some business and personal reasons, I did not want to lose any more weight until after Christmas. I am Santa Claus at a number of malls and other businesses and have contractual commitments to be at a proper weight where I make a plausible Santa Claus. So, I stopped fasting for the time being.
Overall, things have been going well.
I told you all earlier this year that I had beaten diabetes and had blood sugar under very good control. I was able to keep my blood sugar really good through a combination of eating foods that do not present a glycemic load on my body and through fasting.
A week or two ago, we had some company in town. A close friend who was a co-worker of Feyma‘s in Alaska earlier this year, and she brought a couple of friends with her.
Davao City, where I live, is known for its abundance of great tropical fruits.
When our friends came to visit, I decided to not go wild, but also not be overly worried about the food that I was going to eat. Our friends, of course, wanted to go out and eat a lot of fruits. I have avoided most fruit over the past year, but I decided to give it a try and see what happened.
I did not go wild, but I did eat 3 or 4 different types of fruits:
I ate only a very small amount of each of these.
After our “fruit trip” we went out for dinner. We had plans to eat at a Vietnamese Restaurant where I knew I could get some really healthy food. Unfortunately, when we got there we found they were closed for a company Christmas Party. When we got to our alternate restaurant, I found the choices for “healthy” food were pretty limited. I had fish, but it was lightly breaded. I did not eat much, but I knew that the breading, especially in combination with the fruit I had eaten earlier, would raise my blood sugar.
When I got home, I checked my blood sugar.
In the past year, the highest blood sugar I had seen was 119, prior to that 195 reading. My blood sugar, while fasting, is usually in the 50s to the 70s. While eating, and even shortly after meals, my sugar level is in the 100 to 115 range on average. I almost fell out of my chair when I was 195.
That is bad, but for post-meal, it is not too far outside the “normal” level.
The good news was that the next morning, my blood sugar was back in the normal range… 115.
So, while the previous night I was pretty bummed out, when I saw 115 the next morning (with no use of diabetes medications or insulin) was reassuring to me.
So, as I say, there is good and bad. I feel it is mostly good, though. And, really no appreciable weight gain, so that is really good news!
You know what… I was just thinking. I am really looking forward to the next time I hit 195. But, not a blood sugar of 195… 195 lb! Coming up next year! 🙂