Monday Motivation – Post Pandemic – Week 8

Weight Loss Journey - Ki's Progress


Get Moving

This week went really well.  I stayed on top of most of my goals.  My goal to be active was not met this week as I decided to take a break since I wasn't feeling well.

But I did eat well the entire week.  I kept to my meal plan and ate clean.  My blood sugar is steadily coming down and I'm loving the progress there.

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.

It only took me 8 weeks but hey... let's not beat ourselves up.  We made great progress this week and that's what really matters.

I was pretty motivated this week as my progress is coming along nicely.  I've lost some weight and I've lost some inches and that keeps me pretty motivated to keep going.  I got this.

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 this week.  I will have to do better on this pretty soon.

Get Yours Now!

 

Last Week's Stats - 08/16/2021


I started the week 9.8 pounds lighter than last week.  YAY!  That's fantastic progress on the scale.  I'm good with that.

2021-08-16 - Fitbit Stats

My step goal was only met one day this week with a decrease in steps by 154,445, yikes!  I achieved 18.54 miles the entire week, 68.22 miles less than last week.  My average calorie burn was down 1,867 calories at an average daily burn of 2,448 calories.  I accomplished 960 active minutes which was down 960 minutes since last week.  I exercised only 1 out of 5 days instead of all 7, which was much lazier than last week.  So, activity wise, this week was worse than last week.

 

New Goals


Blood Glucose Log - Week 8

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, I did get back into ketosis toward the end of the week.  I also did a better job of tracking my blood glucose levels.

I missed four days of blood glucose readings this week.  So this goal was still a failure this week.  But I will do better.

 

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 1 day.  So I failed this goal too.  I actually did worse than last 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.  At the beginning of the week, I wasn't eating clean.  But I still tracked what I ate for the week, so that's good improvement from last week.  Thursday, I started eating clean and kept it clean for the rest of the week... all 3 days.

2021-08-16 - Week 8 - Macro Tracker

 

 

Lets Go!


This week was not a great week for my goals but there was progress.  It was a little hard to get motivated at the beginning of the week but the important thing is that I did eventually get there.

My goal this week is to stay on track with tracking the things that I need to pay attention to.  I also need to continue eating clean and step it up with my laziness.

I'll be back this time next week to let you know that I met these goals of mine.

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How was your week? Did you meet your goals? What are you currently working on? Let us know in the comments below!

Remember, forget skinny...train to be a fit badass!

~Ki

a.k.a. Roadrunner

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