Monday Motivation – Post Pandemic – Week 9

Weight Loss Journey - Ki's Progress


Get Moving

This week went pretty well.  I stayed on top of most of my goals.  My goal to be active was not met again this week as I was fighting insomnia and was tired all week.  My body is not handling my stress levels well.

But I did eat well the entire week.  I kept to my meal plan and ate clean.  My blood sugar was pretty low compared to previous numbers so there's great progress in that area.

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.

We made good progress this week on the diet, not so much on the activity.

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, right?

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.  Soon... very soon.

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Last Week's Stats - 08/23/2021


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.

2021-08-23 - Fitbit Stats

My step goal wasn't met this week with a decrease in steps by 4,184!  I achieved 16.67 miles the entire week, 1.87 miles less than last week.  My average calorie burn was down 70 calories at an average daily burn of 2,378 calories.  I accomplished only 108 active minutes which was down 108 minutes since last week.  I exercised only 0 out of 5 days, which was even lazier than last week.  So, activity wise, this week was worse than last week.

 

New Goals


Blood Glucose Log - Week 9

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 stay in ketosis.  I was very good about eating clean this week.

But I did check my blood sugar each day.  It's getting lower!  I'm loving seeing some green mixed in there, that definitely means I'm on the right track.

 

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 not active.  I was very lazy.

 

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.  I did real well with eating clean this week and tracked my macros perfectly.  Unfortunately, my weight is at a plateau so the scale hasn't moved much.

2021-08-23 - Week 9 - Macro Tracker

 

 

Lets Go!


This week was a pretty good week for my goals.  I stayed pretty motivated throughout the week but I noticed it was getting tough at the end of the week due to the weight plateau and the insomnia.

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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