Weight Loss Journey – Ki’s Progress
I didn’t post last week. It’s October, remember?
October struck again last Monday with the flu. I ended up leaving work shortly after noon and going back to bed for the remainder of the week…which is why I didn’t post Monday.
Since I was sick and in bed, I didn’t eat much so I’m sure MyFitnessPal would’ve been disappointed in me. But, I was sick, Pal. Lemme lone.
I didn’t do any tracking and didn’t even think about my goals last week. I didn’t even do my thing for our fitness challenge. And I’m not ashamed.
I am proud to say that I listened to my body and stayed in bed resting. I spent my energy on trying to heal from the flu and got my rest in between.
So, lets see how I did the week before last.
Last Week’s Stats – 10/15/2018
I took 418 more steps last week than the week prior with the week’s total being an even 42,800. I’m pretty happy with that. I had raised my daily step goal from 5,000 to 6,500. While I didn’t meet the goal most of the days last week, I came real close. So, starting this week, I’ll actually try to start meeting that step goal. My average was 6,114 steps per day.
I worked out 5 of 3 days instead of the 0 of 3 in my baseline and walked the same amount of miles as the previous week at 17.70 total miles. I slept 33 minutes less than the last week, but met and maintained the 6 hours of sleep goal. My weight stayed the same though. I’m pretty sure that has something to do with Halloween candy, don’t judge.
As far as the October Killer Cardio challenge goes, I missed Sunday but I got back on the horse that following Monday and kicked ass the rest of the week. Proud of myself for that.
This Week’s Stats – 10/22/2018
So, yeah…not much to say about my stats for this week. I didn’t care so much about fitness as much as fighting off being sick. I felt awful all week and fought fevers all week. The rest was moot.
As far as the October Killer Cardio challenge goes, I achieved Sunday but missed the entire rest of the week. I was not going to try to workout or be active while fighting the flu. I was in bed pretty much all week, and I’m okay with that.
Goal #1 – Diet Log – My diet goal for this week was to keep tracking everything I consume and to keep my sodium down below 3,000. I have high blood pressure so salt intake needs to be as low as possible because it contributes to high blood pressure. Keep in mind, these stats are from the week before last. I didn’t post last week (or track) because I was in bed sick with the flu.
I did very well with both goals. I successfully tracked everything I consumed and my sodium intake was below 3,000 on all but 1 day. I went over 3,000 on Monday. Oops! I’m going to change up this goal just a little this week. The goal is to continue tracking and to keep sodium below 2,700. That will align with the goals set forth by MyFitnessPal.
Goal #2 – 30 Min. Cardio / 7 days – My exercise goal was to get at least 30 minutes of cardio in every single day. I did not meet this goal. Therefore, I will keep this goal the same going forward until that becomes a habit.
Goal #3 – 64 ounces of water per day tracked – I haven’t done well with tracking water intake so far. I created a new way for me to track it going forward so I expect this to get better in the coming weeks. So, this goal also will stay the same this week. I need to make this a habit and stick to it.
Goal #4 – 6 hours of sleep per night – My sleep goal was to get 6 hours or more of sleep each night. I achieved that all but 2 days. I missed it by about half an hour both days. I’m not going to call this a successful week for sleep because I went to bed an hour late both days which is why I didn’t get the sleep I wanted. I’m going to keep this goal the same at 6 hours of sleep each night.
Overall, my week was pretty good. I was pretty much on track all week.
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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