Salmon with Kidney Bean Salsa

Salmon with Kidney Bean Salsa | ContraryCook.com

I meet with my doctor tomorrow morning to learn how to measure my blood glucose levels…thought I should have a healthy meal the night before, just so my blood pressure and heart rate looked good, you know? This one was pretty simple…baked salmon, steamed broccoli, and a kidney bean salsa made with corn, red onion, roasted red pepper, a bit of chopped cilantro, and then tossed in olive oil.

I’ve lost 10 pounds since I was first diagnosed with diabetes three weeks ago, losing an average of 3 pounds a week just by eating better and hitting the gym occasionally. I’m going every other day for an hour of cardio, alternately walking 3 miles on the treadmill or stationary biking 15 miles. Starting weight training next week, so I presume my weight loss will taper off as I gain muscle mass. I cut about 600 calories from my usual diet (not hard to do since I used to eat out every night) and I burn about 400 calories on average at the gym.

Turns out that my buddy, Bob, goes to the same gym as I do and so we’re going to learn how to play racquetball. At this rate, I’ll be in pretty good shape for my trip to St. Maarten and Haiti at the end of March.

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