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  1. 9 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Speaking of Fiare, we just had another grand adventure. We climbed Mauna Loa. The paved road ends at 3,353M (11,000 feet). The big challenge is to start at sea level and go all the way up. My friends at the bike store advised against that for a first go since I have never ridden at altitude. They recommended I start at the road that turns off the main highway. The start altitude is about 2,000M (~6,500 feet). The road is 30 km long (a little less than 15 miles) one way and the climb is 1,353M (~3,500 feet). The average grade is about 4.5%. While not the longest ride I have done, it was easily the most physically and mentally demanding. It is all uphill and there are some 8% grades in the last part of the ride to make this even more fun. I was riding at altitude so breathing was tough. It was cold. I had long sleeves and full finger gloves. I actually stayed pretty warm going up since you work bloody hard. This was a group ride. We started with 4 and ended with 2 (don't worry, the other turned around). It took me a little under 3 hours to make the ascent. Whether that is good or bad, I don't know, but I am satisfied that I made it. Having the other rider pushed me to make it. I really believe I would have turned around at several points had I gone solo. The top was interesting. No plants, no birds, no noise except the wind and whatever noise you make. The slopes of these volcanoes have been used for astronaut training for the lunar landings. The also simulate what a biosphere on Mars or the Moon might be like. While the utter barrenness offers a unique beauty, I am glad to live among the plants and animals of our biosphere. Going down was fun! Like an hour long rollercoaster ride. At the bottom the other rider was done but I had a little more in me. I rode on the highway to another park and back to make for a 75km ride in total. Dawn - There was just the smallest sliver of a nearly new Moon which can be seen if you zoom on the photo... This was the starting point. The kipuka. A kipuka is an island of land that was surrounded by lava. These can be interesting because sometimes evolution takes some interesting turns in these isolated spots. The kipuka will be used as a reference to show progress of the ride. Various rest stops. Way, way, off in the distance is Hilo, my hometown... Couple more rest stops. The elevation is painted onto the road pavement. The top of the road. Made it! After the descent, I found this line of cumulus clouds interesting...
  2. 8 points
    Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    First reading 153! Washed hands 133. I think that we pay days later from what we eat. Monday I had leftovers from the Super Bowl party and I think that the carbs take a time to work trough your bowels. On a humorous topic. The last two days it has been up in the sixties and tonight we are getting an ice storm, yesterday there were many people that I saw that were walking around without jackets on and that brought to mind this meme that was circulating on Facebook.
  3. 8 points
    Ahnanimus

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    87. Happy weekend guys. @adiantum I hope your get up and go gets up and returns soon💖
  4. 8 points
    Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    123 Monday morning should be interesting to see who stuck to their diet during "The Game." I all ready declared a "for the heck of it night" I'm not a big fan of football but I have been invited to a Super Bowl party. I don't like the Roman numerals after Super Bowl because I remember the first, I think the numerals just rubs in how old I am.
  5. 8 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    88 this morning.
  6. 8 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    90 this morning and a brisk 68° F(20°C) here. It is so cold, we have to wear socks with our "flip-flops"
  7. 8 points
    Hammer

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    A 101 (5.61) today. Tonight, it's supposed to drop down to 0°F (-18°C), with winds blowing at 24 mph (38.6 kph). That results in a wind chill of -23.7°F (-30.9°C). Now that's my kind of weather! Heck, I might even go outside and sit on my porch and just listen to the wind blowing, although at those temperatures, I'll probably need to put on a long sleeve shirt over my tee shirt, and put the hood up on my zippered hoodie.☺️ While a lot of people would have a hard time being outside in weather like that, I'd have a hard time being outside in the weather that Lee is experiencing. If it was that hot here in the summer, it would probably kill me.
  8. 7 points
    Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    139 was my reading this morning.
  9. 7 points
    TX_Clint

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    106 today.
  10. 7 points
    FunDad62

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    153 I'm my own worst enemy. I figured out why my readings were "off" the last few days. I decided a month ago to start drinking my coffee black. To save calories, money, for convenience, etc. After four weeks I still don't like it. So Sunday night when I was about to set up the coffee maker for in the morning I thought why, you don't like it. So I didn't have any coffee at home the past two mornings. I always take my morning pills with my last sip of coffee. So Monday and Tuesday I had some heartburn and I couldn't figure out why. Then it hit me. I had not taken my oral meds for two days because I hadn't had coffee and just walked right out the door and forgot. Including a Prilosec for reflux. Doh!!!!! I swear if I do one little thing different than my normal routine, I forget something. Like getting to work and realizing I don't have my wallet a couple times a year. My mind isn't want it used to be. Age is a thief.
  11. 7 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    90 this morning. I work out of my home so no calling on for me lol...
  12. 7 points
    Fraser

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Not sure what brand of sesame sticks you had, but quick check online. First ingredient: wheat flour carbs per 1 oz 15. And they looked so innocent. I just believe things that make you want to munch are full of carbs. 😩
  13. 7 points
    Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    On the morning after the Super Bowl my reading was 119.
  14. 7 points
    TX_Clint

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    112 today.
  15. 7 points
    TX_Clint

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    121 today
  16. 7 points
    FunDad62

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    134 Happy Saturday all. At my church this morning they will have a large group pack 50,000 meals for the hungry. I'm going to try and get there to help.
  17. 7 points
    FunDad62

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    158 And mosquito's hopefully.
  18. 7 points
    Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    102 this morning. 😀 I woke to the rumble of snow plows this morning we had a dusting of about 2" (5cm) of light fluffy snow over night
  19. 7 points
    TX_Clint

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    86 this morning. Our lowest this week has been 42°F and forecast warming to the high 60's by mid next week.
  20. 7 points
    steel

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    99
  21. 7 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    89 this morning.
  22. 7 points
    Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    This morning's reading was 104.
  23. 7 points
    Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    My reading this morning was 121 Saturday we had an ice storm here in Connecticut and around 10 PM I stuck my head out of the door and took this picture of the moon shinning through the ice covered trees.
  24. 7 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    88 today. I think I will go up to Pepeekeo today and see if I can say hi to Pickles at the coffee shop. The last time I went there he was out for the day... @Diana_CT - We are having a trifecta of sorts here. Low was 65, high forecast for 80. Partly sunny. Light winds to keep things comfortable
  25. 7 points
    meyery2k

    Daily Chat

    Today was an interesting day. Went on a big ride and had it all planned out. As I did my warm up, I saw a beautiful triathlon racing bike so I stopped to take a closer look. The owner was waiting for other riders and they were doing a group ride. We talked a bit and I was invited. I initially declined because I was afraid I would be the guy that ended up 5 miles behind everyone else. These guys looked like pros and they had professional equipment. It was intimidating to me. I rode a little and realized I would never know what I can do unless I pushed myself and rode with other riders. I caught up with the pack and joined them. We rode about 70km together over varied topography and I did learn much about myself. I am not as amazing as I think I am lol... There were some stretches in the middle where I fell back some and was last in line but not as much as I feared. Towards the end of the ride I noticed I was fresher than most of the group. On the last leg I easily kept up with the lead of the group. I am a much stronger rider than I thought. Particularly when the distance racks up. I can't ride fast but I can ride all day. I was invited to join them again so the respect was mutual. They have some interesting rides planned. Couple cool things... I saw my odometer swing past 1000 km this month. I looked down randomly at some point and saw it was 1111 km. I rode 100 km in under 5 hours I actually did it in 4 hours. Until today, I have never managed 100km in under 5 hours. This was because I pushed myself to be part of the group. After we parted ways, I rode a little more and finished with 135km under my belt.🚴‍♀️


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