Weight Loss Journey – Ki’s Progress
This week didn’t go so well either. I had every intention of staying on top of my goals. But Tuesday was a killer day at work and I literally went straight to bed immediately after work.
I didn’t eat well, I didn’t track well. No getting up and getting active. It just didn’t happen. The entire work week was chaotic for me and really fried my brain. So, in a sense, I gave up completely for the entire week.
I really need to stop doing that to myself, it just makes me feel worse. But it happened and there’s nothing I can do about it now but move on.
Quit giving up. Keep motivated to get on the right track and implement healthy goals. That’s what I really need to do. And that’s what I’m really going to focus on in the coming weeks.
The failure was unintentional last week but instead of taking it on the chin and pressing forward, I let it completely derail my progress. That is another unhealthy habit. I need to fix that.
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.
Neither the gym, nor the active goals happened. At the beginning of the week, I just allowed the bad meals take over and start undoing my progress.
Last Week’s Stats – 08/09/2021
I started the week 6.8 pounds heavier than last week. There was just too much cheating since I had given up on clean eating.
My step goal was met three days this week with an increase in steps by 92,005, which is pretty good. I achieved 86.76 miles the entire week, 41.82 more miles than last week. My average calorie burn was up 1,201 calories at an average daily burn of 4,315 calories. I accomplished 1,097 active minutes which was up 521 minutes since last week. I exercised 4 out of 5 days instead of all 7, which was the same as last week. So, activity wise, this week was better than last week.
Goal #1 – Diet – Glucose Logs – My diet goal was to get myself back in ketosis and to develop 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.
This week, my diet was a failure but I tried to still monitor my blood glucose throughout the week. I was doing good up until Thursday morning.
I missed three days of blood glucose readings this week. So this goal was still a failure this week. I have to do better, and I will.
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.
But I did not go to the gym this week. Also, I was active only 3 days. So I failed this goal too. I didn’t do as bad as I had done last week. But I need to do better.
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 not keep track of my macros this week. Not for a single day. The good news, it won’t take much to improve this one.
This week was not a good week for my goals. While it wasn’t my fault that I got out of ketosis initially, I didn’t handle it in healthy ways either. I used it as an excuse instead of coming up with a healthy game plan. These are behaviors that I will be working on for the foreseeable future.
My goal this week is to get back into ketosis and to back on track with tracking the things that I need to pay attention to.
I’ll be back this time next week to let you know that I met these goals of mine.
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