Weight Loss Journey - Ki's Progress
This week was alright I guess. I wasn't eating clean most of the week. Way too many carbs and sugar were consumed this week. I did start eating right again Friday and Saturday, though.
I didn't really binge, but I definitely wasn't eating the way I should've been. My blood sugar went up too much.
I did a great job of tracking everything I ate and my blood sugar each day. My routine is working out great with those. I just need to stick to it at this point.
I didn't get as active as I wanted to during the week either, but I did attempt some activity. So at least there was progress on the active front.
I figured out this morning that I made an error when prepping my meds for the week last week. I didn't prep enough of my B12 which impacted my energy levels. Charlie Horses in my calves started Saturday night and last night was a bad one. But that's how I figured out the B12 issue. So I've corrected that now and should see better energy levels this week.
What's the Plan?
I had planned at least 100 active minutes for four days this week. My goals didn't even include the gym this week, I knew it wouldn't happen. I need to get active at home again first.
I'm slowly starting to get my motivation back for activity. So I'm hoping to see better progress this week.
Last Week's Stats - 09/06/2021
I started the week 3.4 pounds lighter than last week. So happy with that progress!
My step goal wasn't met this week, but I increased by steps by 2,929! I achieved 17.53 miles the entire week, which was 1.25 miles more than last week. My average calorie burn was up 116 calories at an average daily burn of 2,488 calories. I accomplished 165 active minutes which was up 93 minutes since last week. I exercised only 2 out of 5 days, which was only a slight improvement from last week. So, activity wise, this week was only a little bit better than last week.
Goal #1 - Diet - Glucose Logs - My diet goal was to get back into ketosis this week. I still have some work to do to get my blood sugar levels down and that only happens when I'm in ketosis.
I did eat clean Friday and Saturday, but I did not get into ketosis. Unfortunately, some meat that I used for a few meals this week had been processed and had chemicals in it that prevented my body from reaching ketosis. The good news is, I have identified which food it was and now know not to purchase it again.
Though I failed on the ketosis goal, I did check my blood sugar each day. It obviously reflects the fact that I wasn't eating clean throughout the week. I was off track and it went up a lot. That's not good, I need to stop doing that.
Goal #2 - Exercise - 100 Active Minutes / 4 days - My exercise goal was to accomplish at least 100 active minutes for at least 3 days this week.
Since I did attempt to get active this week, I'm counting that as progress even though I didn't reach my goal. Progress is good. We'll do better this week.
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 worse this week. We want to see green across the board. Red is bad. But I started getting back on track on the 3rd which shows green across the board. I know what I need to do. I just need to get determined and stick with it.
This week was still not a good week for goals. But I have identified my shortcomings this week and have taken corrective action.
My goal this week is to stay 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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