Weight Loss Journey – Ki’s Progress
This week wasn’t so great. I did not eat clean and I was not active. I was fighting insomnia the entire week so I was sleeping odd hours and not enough. This left me tired and unmotivated most of the week.
While I wasn’t eating clean, I wasn’t overdoing it too terribly bad throughout the week. I kept from binging the entire week and limited myself to one cheat meal per day instead of eating out every meal and drinking soda all day.
I did a great job of tracking everything I ate and my blood sugar each day. I think I have a good routine developed now that should be easy to stick to, this is proving successful.
There was absolutely no progress on the activity front either. I simply was not active. Tiredness reigned supreme.
Since my weight wasn’t moving and I was so tired, I totally lost my motivation and derailed myself again.
What’s the Plan?
I had planned at least 100 active minutes for four days this week. I also committed to adding the gym back in this week.
It didn’t happen again this week. I’m taking the gym out of this goal for the time being. I need to get myself active at home first. When my energy levels are back to normal, I worry about the gym at that point.
Last Week’s Stats – 08/30/2021
I started the week 2.5 pounds heavier than last week. I need to stop the rollercoaster ride and get on the weight loss train.
My step goal wasn’t met this week with a decrease in steps by 959! I achieved 16.27 miles the entire week, same miles as last week. My average calorie burn was down 6 calories at an average daily burn of 2,372 calories. I accomplished only 72 active minutes which was up 43 minutes since last week. I exercised only 1 out of 5 days, which was only a slight improvement from last week. So, activity wise, this week was only slightly better than last week.
Goal #1 – Diet – Glucose Logs – My diet goal was to stay in ketosis and to continue the habit of checking my blood glucose levels before breakfast each day. This will help me keep track of where my pre-diabetes stands. My fasting glucose reading was 200 when I started, which is way too high. I need to see progress each week.
I did not stay in ketosis. While I didn’t binge eat, I did cheat most of the week.
But I did check my blood sugar each day. It obviously reflects the fact that I wasn’t eating clean throughout the week. Off track again.
Goal #2 – Exercise – 100 Active Minutes / 4 days – My exercise goal was to accomplish at least 100 active minutes for at least 4 days this week and to continue going to the gym. I had set out on a beginner’s program at the gym and intended to follow it for six weeks.
I was very lazy this week. I did not even attempt to get active. Instead, I went to bed early each night.
Goal #3 – Diet – 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.
I did keep track of my macros this week. It obviously shows that I didn’t do well this week. We want to see green across the board. Red is bad.
This week was not a good week for goals. I was unmotivated and tired all week so I just sort of gave up for the week.
My goal this week is to get back on track with my diet and to continue tracking everything.
I’ll be back this time next week to let you know that I met these goals of mine.
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