Weight Loss Journey - Ki's Progress
Real talk... I've straight up been lazy. The coronavirus has given us all a fantastic excuse to sit at home and be lazy, right? In fact, it was March of 2020 when I started going hard again. My son and I were totally motivated to go to the gym three times a week. We had just gotten into that habit when the coronavirus struck and everything got shut down.
I was still doing the whole Keto Diet thing... off and on. When I do it, it works great. But I get to feeling sorry for myself or missing my sweets and I totally jump ship. Again. I pretty much gave up after March of last year and used life as a bunch of little excuses to do nothing. I got to the heaviest I've ever been, just two pounds shy of 300.
However, when 2021 hit, I didn't make New Year's resolutions or anything this year. Instead, I decided to enjoy the holidays and get serious when they were over. I need to take care of myself. That's just the way it has to be. I'm pre-diabetic again after having reversed it once. My left leg is partially numb now 24/7 because I'm so fat that the nerves in my leg are being squished.
I can barely tie my shoes... hell I can barely reach my shoes. Something has to give. I'm too important to my son and my family to continue to self destruct.
What's the Plan?
This time, unlike all of the other times, I've already started the plan before writing about it. But... it's still new. I started Keto again this week. I had stayed in Keto for about 3 weeks last month but then I jumped out of it for 3 days because I hit a plateau... which was a great excuse to cheat and reset it. But I took advantage and cheated too much. I completely undid 3 weeks worth of progress in 3 short days. Go figure. I started Keto again today... Monday, April 5th, 2021. I am going to stay in Keto until I plateau again. Then I will pull myself out of it with one single cheat meal and a nice, cold soft drink. After that cheat meal, it's back to strict Keto and that's that (stern head nod at self).
Last Week's Stats - 04/05/2021
While I started my Keto diet on Monday this week, I actually started being active again last week. My current goal is to accomplish 20,000 steps per day. That's about 9 miles. I got close to that last Monday and then I got lazy. But I stepped it up on Friday and earned it Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
I achieved 42.91 total miles for the week by exercising 5 days for a total of 590 active minutes and an average daily calorie burn of 3,114. Not bad for a fresh start.
Goal #1 - Diet - My diet goal for this week is to keep myself in ketosis and to develop the habit of checking my blood glucose levels before and after each meal, every day. This will help me keep track of where my pre-diabetes stands. When I started Keto this time, my morning blood glucose level was 200 which is way too high. I should start seeing that come down if I stay in ketosis and monitor each day.
Goal #2 - 30 Min. Cardio / 4 days - My exercise goal is to accomplish 30 minutes of cardio at least 5 days this week and to start going back to the gym. I will sit down and develop a beginner's program to get started on at the gym and work to get my son and I re-motivated to go back now that it's safe to do so.
Goal #3 - Macro Tracking - By tracking my macros each day, I can get a better idea of what I need to be doing to stay in ketosis. I have a spreadsheet that uses conditional formatting to show when I did well and when I didn't. The red indicates areas that need improvement. My goal for now is just to get the tracking habit started for this.
Goal #4 - 6 hours of sleep per night - My sleep goal is always to get 6 hours or more of sleep each night.
Here we are. My goals are set for the week and I'm getting back on track. Now today is Monday and it's almost over. I did start my diet today and I'm continuing my exercise today.
I'll be back this time next week to let you know if I met these goals of mine this week.
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