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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Joys of Cycling and Tortilla Chips

Last week I ran a mile again...I wanted to see if I could get the same time, or if it was a fluke.
It was all good...I went exactly as fast as I did the time before.
Since it only takes me about 12 minutes now, I still needed to work out for an additional 15+ minutes to get the minimum of 30 that I set for myself.  So, I got on a bike.
I really liked it.  I actually continued to sweat, but there was no joint rattling and pain.
I did about 3 miles in 15 minutes.  It worked so well, that I did it again today.
When I was younger I never liked the bikes.  I felt that if I wasn't feeling the burn, or not standing, that I wasn't doing anything worthwhile.  I was so wrong.  I won't be using it everyday, but a few times a week most likely.

I also have some sad news...
I love chips and salsa.
I mean it...
That is what I've been subsisting on for weeks now...
Little did I know, that tortilla chips are probably the worst thing I could eat.  Ever.
I guess they have a high gylcemic index.
The glycemic index sounds complicated, but it's just a way of getting an idea of how a food is likely to affect blood sugar.  For me, a diabetic, this is crucial.
So, in essence the tortilla chips are killing me.
Glycemic Index ExplainedThe glycemic index is a measurement of the type or quality of carbs in a particular food, and how fast 50 grams of this carbohydrate raises blood glucose levels, (and consequent insulin secretion and effects produced by the pancreas) as it is digested.
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So now, I have to stop eating them.  boohoo...
I've never been very good at not eating stuff.  I guess that's why I'm in a "Food War".  Another battle is now being undertaken.
Victory is far off, but an attainable goal.
Thanks for going on this ride with me.