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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sat 7/31

238.0 #
1030 first meds of day
1153 98 mg/dl
1250 109 mg/dl
1345 one berry muffin
1600 two pb&j, second meds of day
1630 194 mg/dl

1710 stood up, climbed stairs, dizzy and collapsed off 2nd step.
landed hard on butt and head, ended up sprawled on floor.
1720 158 mg/dl. lay down to rest after falling.


1750 BP 70/49 pulse 83
79/48 pulse 84
84/46 pulse 78
1755 82/48 pulse 77 ?? postural (orthostatic) hypotension ??


1830 BP 88/54 pulse73
87/52 p73


1900 BP 88/50 pulse72
84/51 p79
1905 87/51 p73
1910 152 mg/dl


1930 BP 90/60 pulse 74
86/53 p72
90/52 p72
90/53 p72

2045 BP 98/61 pulse 70
97/63 p72
123 mg/dl

2145 BP 93/60 pulse 72
99/62 pulse72
119 mg/dl

2200 sunway hoagie

2300 141 mg/dl
BP 93/62 pulse 81
94/60 pulse 81


note. I have over the last few weeks had instances of dizziness
after sitting, then standing up and walking. I have at times needed
to grab onto something to maintain balance. This was the first event
where I fell.

I had a prior event where I almost fell (June30). I was riding bike, had stopped and
sat down to rest at the top of a hill, when I stood to get back on bike I was
dizzy and staggered like a drunk. Sat down again, waiting ten minutes, rose
slowly and was ok.

Theory: I took my morning meds very late today. I rushed the second round of meds which includes BP meds. That lowered my BP too much, and standing pushed me over the edge.

Question: Is my BP medication maybe overdoing it?

MILEAGE: 55 miles this week, 679 miles this year

Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday 7/30

240.4
0730 banana, pear
1330 apple
1444 126
1700 spaghetti and meatballs
1721 122
1805 142
1817 142
1900 rode 11 miles. Home-Monaca Hill - Walmart Hill -home Best ride on this route to date.
2140 127
2330 109

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thur 7/29

242#
0730 bowl bran buds
0900 banana
1000 canteloupe
1230 apple
1430 small serving sausage
1432 97
1645 Rode 22 miles, montour trail groveton-boggs r/t
2010 88
2030 small serving, sausage and pasta
2120 121
2230 99

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wed 7/28

242 #
two yogurts
1025 115
1400 one yogurt
1500 feta cheese on italian bread hors dourves
1713 94
2000 spaghetti and country sausage
2150 124
2230 114
2300 107

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tues 7/27/2010

242
0619 129
breakfast burrito
pear
1000 112
apple
pudding
ham&swiss on pumpernickel
steak, spinach, sting beans
2200 112
2315 110
0100 124

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mon 7.26

242#
0700 breakfast burrito
0746 117 mg/dl
1130 apple
1540 124
1545 two cheeseburger patties, no bread
1630 small serving, chicken salad
1900 rode: 5 miles w/daughter, cup of soft serve
2100 dinner: ?????
2200 161

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sun 7/25

244#
1020 103 mg/dl
1215 92 mg/dl
1426 98 mg/dl
1430 breakfast: two bowls bran buds
1509 142 mg/dl
1600 rode 15 miles, road, Monaca-Aliquippa r/t.
1917 125 mg/dl
1930 dinner: one piece chicken, cantelope, broccoli/cauliflower
2019 117 mg/dl
2150 109 mg/dl
2210 110 mg/dl

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sat 7/24

243 #
0930 two bowls Bran Buds
1000 393 bad reading
1000 151 retest
1230 mexican lunch: one enchilada, refried beans, rice
1800 127
1900 dinner: one piece chicken, rice, tomatoes, yellow watermelon, strawberries
2000 mg/dl
Sat 7/24 MILEAGE: 28 miles this week, 624 miles this year

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fri 7/23

242.6#
1000 breakfast: western omelette, english muffin
1430 147
1700 half hoagie
1730 174
2030 chicken

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thur 7/22

242#
0630 119 mg/dl
0820 97 mg/dl
0900 big breakfast: western omelette, english muffin
1000 194 mg/dl
1045 149 mg/dl
1215 128 mg/dl
1345 100 mg/dl
1500 108 mg/dl
1600 104 mg/dl
1600 small bowl, egg drop soup
1715 whopper w/cheese, onion rings (bad meal)
1742 234 mg/dl
1920 115 mg/dl
2000 shrimp scallops chicken
0840 173

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

WEd 7/21

241#
0830 117 mg/dl
0930 117 mg/dl breakfast: two bowls bran buds
1030 141 mg/dl
1145 110 mg/dl
1230 two peanut butter sandwiches
1238 135 mg/dl
1343 130 mg/dl. started bike ride
1444 207 mg/dl. ended bike ride at 7.5 miles (short), didn't feel well.
1600 114 mg/dl
1730 121 mg/dl
1800 Chinese food: Gen. Tso's chicken, shrimp and scallops, fried rice
1820 170 mg/dl
1930 162 mg/dl
2115 101 mg/dl
2245 106 mg/dl

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tues 7/20

242.6 #
0844 125
0845 yogurt
1315 103
1330 two pb&J, whole wheat bread
1400 135
1445 175
1542 144
1600 bike ride, 21 miles. three packs of honey, one pack of Snackwells
1842 134
2000 dinner out: shrimp cocktail, three street tacos
2225 120

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday 7/19

244 #
0730 yogurt
0900 nuts
1230 apple
1300 cheeseburger patty no bread
1700 taco chips
1800 dinner steak salad, pumpernickel bread
1845 200 mg/dl
1945 169 mg/dl
2050 143 mg/dl
2250 127 mg/dl

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday 7/18

243#
1020 102 mg/dl
1030 two bowls BranBuds, blueberries
1300 apple, banana
1600 one cheeseburger patty no bread
1715 135
1900 dinner: marinated steak, corn, 2 slices bread
2015 160 mg/dl
2045 147 mg/dl
2145 133 mg/dl
2246 106 mg/dl

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sat 7/17

242#
1028 124 mg/dl
1030 breakfast: one bowl Bran Buds
1300 bike ride: 4 miles, cup of ice cream
1500 2x2" brownie, banana
1700 three slices pumpernickel bread
1800 rode 23 miles. ate two Rice Krispy treats, 4 snackwell cookies, 2 packets honey
total mileage: 27 miles
2130 two sandwiches, ham and swiss on pumpernickel
2209 128 mg/dl
2330 115 mg/dl
0050 121 mg/dl
End of week: 58 miles/week, 596 miles/year

Friday, July 16, 2010

Fri 7/16

244 #
0700 one bowl Bran Buds, blueberries
1314 101 mg/dl
1430 two PB sandwiches, pumpernickel
1530 159 mg/dl
1915 114 mg/dl
2000 three fried eggs, 1 biscuit, bacon
2116 108 mg/dl

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thur 7/15

242
0630 one bowl bran buds
0637 110
0900 peanuts
1100 apple
1143 106 mg/dl
1230 one cheeseburger patty no bread
1512 110 mg/dl general tso's chicken, shrimp
1842 92 mg/dl
1845 general tso's chicken, shrimp, 1 small slice pizza
1940 100 mg/dl

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wed 7/14

244#
1120 111 mg/dl
1150 breakfast: two eggs, four slices pumpernickel
1315 172 mg/dl (post-meal)
1400 164 mg/dl
1445 started ride, rode 10 miles, ate two honey packets. Beaver-Midland-Beaver
1543 121 mg/dl mid-ride:
1600 lunch: rice krispies treat, 4 fig newtowns
1721 finished ride; 18.6 miles, 147 mg/dl (post-meal). ride was good.
1900 dinner: Gen. Tso's chicken, shrimp and scallops
2010 113 mg/dl
2045: 100 mg/dl
2230 94 mg/dl
comment: surprisingly good numbers for Chinese food.
What was different? No combo fried rice.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wed 7/13

245.6#
0700 two bowls Bran Buds, blueberries peach
1200 apple, peanuts
1620 104 mg/dl
1630 one cheeseburger patty, no bread
1830 dinner: meatballs and rice, watermelon
2200 99
2300 90 mg/dl

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday July 12

244.8 #
0629 106 mg/dl
0800 apple, peanuts
1200 greek salad
1433 123 mg/dl
1530 104 mg/dl
1600 watermelon
1730 109 mg/dl
1800 dinner: details lost
2130 110 mg/dl
2230 125 mg/dl
Discussion: I don't think that greek salad is a healthy as it appears

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday July 11

1030 247#
1030 97 mg/dl
1030 breakfast: two bowls Bran Buds
1230 peanuts
1250 181 mg/dl
1345 144 mg/dl
1345 started bike ride
1408 102 (3 miles into bike ride)
1430 one honey packet
1442 176 mg/dl (11 miles into bike ride)
1530 115 mg/dl (after bike ride, 16 miles, Montour Run-Enlow-Groveton-Montour Run
1730 101 mg/dl; one yogurt
1845 120 mg/dl
1930 dinner: beef and asparagus leftovers, salad
2130 125 mg/dl
2330 103 mg/dl

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sat 7/10

247.2
0730 94 mg/dl
1030 breakfast: western omelette, hash browns, english muffins
1130 166 mg/dl
1300 116 mg/dl
1400 118 mg/dl
1500 ice cream cone
1545 92 mg/dl
1745 two bowls gazpacho
1815 164 mg/dl
1930 97 mg/dl
2030 dinner: two ham-cheese pockets, beef and asparagus leftovers
2100 173 mg/dl
2200 131 mg/dl
2300 103 mg/dl

END OF WEEK: 0 miles/week, 538 miles/year note: heat wave

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fri July 9

246.6 #
0835 106
0835 two bowls Bran Buds
1200 apple
1230 134
1230 bowl gazpacho, 3 slices pumpernickel
1830 100
1900 dinner. grilled steak vegetables rice
2100 114
2200 118
2245 99

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thur July 8

244.8
0730 two bowls bran buds
0800 117 mg/dl
peanuts
1130 115 mg/dl
1200 greek salad
1433 121 mg/dl
1554 130 mg/dl (four hours after eating)
1627 115 mg/dl
1805 88 mg/dl
1830 dinner: taco lasagna, 1 bowl gazpacho
1835 89 mg/dl
1905 98 mg/dl
2020 105 mg/dl
2100 113
2140 143 (peak 3 hours after dinner)
2210 123
2245 107 mg/dl



Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wed 7/07

248.6 #
0700 two bowls bran buds blueberries
1045 apple
1400 dried berries
1500 one cheeseburger patty no bread
1900 dinner: chicken, butter beans, one slice pumpernickel
2000 210 mg/dl
2100 121 mg/dl
2200 109 mg/dl
2300 103 mg/dl

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday July 6

250.6 #
0700 120 mg/dl
0730 two fried eggs, 1 piece toast, blueberries
1230 Greek salad
1630 half a small taco
1800 118mg/dl
1900 102 mg/dl
1945 5 oz filet mignon; 4 tiny shrimp. Veggies. Spinach. lots of water.
2130 99 mg/dl
2330 93 mg/dl

plan for the week:
  • No food after 8pm
  • No carbs in evening
  • eat one portion at dinner, then done
  • drink lots of water
  • plan rides, ride longer
  • Testing diabetes consistently

Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday July 5

0245 136 mg/dl
1030 120 mg/dl
1100 two bowls Bran Buds
1200 bacon
1315 strawberries
1324 147 mg/dl
1600 two hot dogs, no bread
1830 six buffalo wings, three small slices pizza
2230 144 mg/dl

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sun July4

251#
1130 two bowls All-Bran Buds
1400 127 mg/dl
1430 lunch: chicken, beans, one muffin
1700 121 mg/dl
2130 124 mg/dl
2200 hot dogs & beans
2230 225 mg/dl
2305 142 mg/dl
2335 140 mg/dl
0245 136

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sat July 3

#251
1030 breakfast: western omelette, english muffin, sausage links
1700 two pb&j; one plum
2030 yogurt; three cheeseburger patties; baked beans

END OF WEEK. 50 miles/week, 538 miles/year

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday 7/02

#250
0700 Bran Buds cereal, blueberries
0900 banana
1100 apple
1200 granola bar
1330 tuna casserole, seconds
1900 spaghetti
2200 3 small slice pizza

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thur 7/01

#248
0730 Post Bran Buds cereal
1200 Greek Salad
2000 tuna casserole
no exercise today
2330 popcorn