Weight Loss Journey - Ki's Progress
I have made a final decision on what I'm going to do with myself. After a lot of trial and error mixed with a ton of research and discussion, I'm starting myself on the Keto Diet.
With the high blood pressure and the prediabetes on top of some other medical issues popping up that I'm not going to mention here, I've decided that I don't have any time left for trial and error. I need to start losing weight and I need to do it fast.
What's the Plan?
It's time to get with the program, Ki. Create a plan and stick to it. So that's what I'm doing.
That said, I'm still learning about the Keto diet so it'll be a few weeks before I get it completely right, I'm sure. I'll continue posting information as I process and interpret it. And I'll hold myself accountable on my Monday Motivation posts, as always.
But, I also need to stay active because diet is only part of the game. So...going forward, I am going to try again to attain 30 active minutes per day, at least 5 days a week, in addition to whatever other challenge we have going on at the time. Afterall, my goal is to become healthy and fit.
So far, the December Challenge is going quite well. I've done more than I expected I'd be able to and have mixed in some extra leg lifts.
Now let's see how I did with my other goals.
Last Week's Stats - 12/10/2018
So this last week wasn't great. I actually took sort of a down week as I'm transitioning my diet which took a lot of planning. This week, I am starting the Keto Diet to try and reverse the Prediabetes and get my weight down quickly so the medical issues can calm down. I took 18,082 fewer steps than last week with a total of 27,720 steps and only met my step goal once this week. On top of that, I travelled 7.56 miles less than last week for a total of 11.57 miles. My activity level dropped at 216 minutes less active this week with 6 active minutes total. Yikes. And I didn't exercise all week. My weight was 4 pounds up. Overall, the week was a train wreck.
Goal #1 - Diet Log - My diet goal for this week was nonexistent. Since I'm transitioning to the Keto diet this week, I was focusing last week on using up what I have in my pantry and wasting as little as possible. As such, I decided not to track my consumption.
With the new diet, I changed up my diet log a bit. Keto is very low carb and no sugar. Since my blood pressure is under control again, sodium isn't as much of an issue. So I removed sodium from my chart and added fiber because I'll need to know how much fiber intake I have in order to calculate net carbs. My goals for this new week are to consume 25 carbs or less per day, less than 10 grams of sugar, and more than 1,000 calories.
Goal #2 - 30 Min. Cardio / 7 days - My exercise goal was non-existent as well. It was a big ol' bag of it doesn't matter anyway, let's just skip it. Bad choice but it is what it is. Transition is hard and I kept my stress levels as low as I could last week trying to figure all of this out. And yes, exercise helps stress levels... I didn't think of that in the moment.
My goal for exercise this week is to accomplish 30 minutes of cardio at least 5 days per week and to complete the tasks for the 30 Day Guns, Buns, and Abs Challenge.
Goal #3 - 64 ounces of water per day tracked - My daily average for water intake last week was 52 ounces which was 6 ounces more than last week. So I improved quite a bit here. I even met my daily goal once! I have 12 more ounces per day to go! This was a slow rolling goal but we've had good progress each week.
This goal will stay the same, consume 64 ounces of water per day.
Goal #4 - 6 hours of sleep per night - My sleep goal was to get 6 hours or more of sleep each night. I hit this one out of the park again this week. It wasn't quite as good as last week since I only had two days with 7 hours or more. But I've still been feeling pretty good. While I did meet my goal, I'm going to keep the goal the same this week.
Overall, my week was okay. My diet and exercise were completely a bust but that was a conscious decision mixed with outright laziness. Transitioning is hard. Let's see how this new diet goes.
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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