Launch - The jb100 Is Away!
On the very first day I had a brush with failure... fortunately things turned out OK. On Tuesday evening I went to a Geek meeting and had dinner complete with iced tea. The dinner was great, white chicken chili and an great salad garnished with russian and bleu cheese chunk dressing. The tea, however, must of had a triple dose of caffeine as I could not get to sleep later that evening. Actually I think it was a combination of miscalculating the meal's carb value and the caffeine. I was 245 when I got home, promptly bolused and ended at 72 right before bed. Normally a 72 is not a sleep destroyer but it combined with the caffeine evidently turned into a stimulant elixer. To cut to the chase, I got four hours sleep. About 6pm I started getting really tired, but managed to push through it. Got on the bike about 8pm and had a really good ride. I pushed the resistance up another level for a couple of minutes before backing it down. Day 1 successful.
The good news is I'm beginning to see results. This is, however, the fourth week of exercise, it's just gotten intense for the last two weeks. My TDD is averaging ~37 even with a few 4.5 unit correction boluses thrown in. My bGs are pretty much in the 80-150 range (notice I said pretty much) and I think my clothes may be fitting a little better. Possibly the best news is my sweetie wants to start exercising too. I'll keep you posted on the results as they develop.