Weight Loss Journey - Ki's Progress
October is over! YAY!!! That's the highlight of my week.
I completely failed the Killer Cardio Challenge. For a few various reasons. I'm not much caring about it right now. I have a doctor's appointment on November 14th and will resume exercises after that appointment.
I figured out that the back pain I was having last week was due to the weather change, not so much the old injury or the RA. That makes a big difference because arthritis is what gets bothered by weather changes. Arthritis is also helped by being active. Therefore, I can be active. What I can't do is anything beyond low impact activities.
I have an injured spine. So I need to ensure that I'm doing exercises that do not significantly impact my spine. Walking I can do, running I can't, for example.
That said, I am going to go ahead and try to repeat October's challenge now that I know what was causing the most pain.
Last Week's Stats - 11/05/2018
My numbers are all up this week! I took 3,508 more steps than last week with my 32,354 steps. I travelled a mile and a half more than last week. I was 21 minutes more active this week with 133 active minutes. Like last week, I exercised 3 times. I lost 1.3 pounds since last week also. It would've been more had I not had a bad pizza day Saturday.
Goal #1 - Diet Log - My diet goal for this week was to continue tracking and to keep sodium below 2,700. That will align with the goals set forth by MyFitnessPal. I did a great job of tracking this week! Super proud of that. I mostly did well with my diet goals this week. There is one day that I absolutely blew the entire week and that was Saturday. I ordered pizza, which doubled my normal sodium intake and blew my calorie count out of the water. Shame on me!
I didn't keep my goal of no more candy or no more eating out and I'm going to take that goal back out because everything is okay in moderation. I had one bad day this week which is pretty good. I'm going to change the goal to keeping my calories and sodium below the recommendations from MyFitnessPal. So roughly 1,700 calories and 2,300 mg of sodium. I'm also going to set a goal of only one mountain dew per day, I think that will help me start controlling the sugar cravings.
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 did much better this week with tracking my water consumption as expected. Now I need to start working on increasing my water consumption while still tracking it. My daily average for water intake last week was 41 ounces. So, my new goal for water consumption is to increase my daily average to at least 50 ounces. New habits are hard so we're going to do a slow roll here.
Goal #4 - 6 hours of sleep per night - My sleep goal was to get 6 hours or more of sleep each night. I did okay on this goal. I had two nights where my Fitbit battery went dead without me realizing it so those nights weren't logged. I didn't meet my goal this week so we'll just tray again next week.
Overall, my week was pretty good. I was pretty much on track most of the week as far as sleep and diet were concerned. I even started getting active again.
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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