I started the day as I always by mowing four greens. On average each green is about 7,500 square feet. It takes around an hour and half and often times causes my blood sugar to be around 70 when I finish. This morning I was at 103 when I started which I was a little worried about, I thought for sure I would be low by the time I got to my third green. I brought along two juice boxes and a granola bar to help if I got low at any point. When I finished around 9am the food and juice was gone and my blood sugar was at 120, I was off to a good start I won the mowing greens battle. I was very surprised to see that I had walked close to four miles however, I would have never guessed I walked over two miles.
The rest of the day I would be walking the golf course with my favorite mower, I could listen to my music and enjoy a nice peaceful walk on a beautiful fall day. I only took .6 units to cover my break time snack knowing that I would be walking the rest of the day. I should have taken a bit more because an hour in to my walk I was up to 201, not bad but not what I had planned. I quickly took another half unit of insulin and continued walking. When I stopped for lunch I was down to 79, I took 1.6 units at lunch and went back out to mow. When I finished my blood sugar was at 59, I quickly grabbed some juice and crackers and kept the mechanic company. (That really means that the mechanic made sure I was ok before going back to work)
My stat line, almost eleven miles walked and I had burned almost 1,400 calories. That means at 3pm that I was at -200 calories for the day, after learning that I decided that an hour bike ride would have to wait until tomorrow. If I had ridden I would have been at -900 calories when I went to bed. I now know why my body was so beat up all summer long. I need to learn how to eat close to 4,000 health calories from April until November.