Monday Motivation – Post Pandemic – Week Five

Weight Loss Journey – Ki’s Progress

Get Moving

This week, I did so much better!  Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a perfect week by any means.  But I did a whole lot better than the past few weeks.

I managed to get myself focused pretty early on in the week.  Once I focused, it was pretty smooth sailing.

I ate clean, I tracked my macros, I tracked my blood sugar for the most part, I generally did very well.  I’m very happy with myself this week.

I am actually starting to see and feel the results as well.  So far, I’ve lost 26 pounds on my overall journey.  It isn’t much, compared to what I have left to lose.  But it is definitely a great start!

I’m also losing some inches here and there.  I purchased a new tool this week to measure myself with so I don’t really have accurate results yet.  But I am feeling the difference in how my clothes are fitting, which is super motivating.

Yesterday was my last day of my 2 day keto flu.  Today I’m feeling great, fairly energetic and more productive than I have been lately.  This is definitely worth sticking to it.

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.

The gym did not happen.  I did start getting active again but I know I didn’t meet my four day goal.  I will give myself credit for getting started.

Get Yours Now!


Last Week’s Stats – 07/12/2021

I started the week 8.8 pounds lighter than last week.  Once I started eating clean, I stayed true to my diet throughout the week.  I think I started Monday or Tuesday.

2021-07-27 - Fitbit Stats
Getting better!

My step goal was met three days this week with an increase in steps by 69,620.  I achieved 43.59 miles the entire week, 29 and a half more miles than last week.  My average calorie burn was up 409 calories at an average daily burn of 3,176 calories.  I only accomplished 573 active minutes which was up 407 minutes since last week.  I exercised 5 out of 5 days instead of all 7, which was an improvement of 3 days.  The accomplishment of 7 hours and 34 minutes of restful sleep was up 9 minutes from last week.  It was a pretty good improvement over last week, for sure.


New Goals

Getting better…

Goal #1 – Diet – Glucose Logs – My diet goal was to keep myself in ketosis and to develop the habit of checking my blood glucose levels before breakfast each dat.  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 myself into ketosis toward the beginning of the week.  Keto flu hit on Friday and I’m feeling better today.  Unfortunately, I didn’t start tracking my blood glucose until late in the week.  So I still didn’t achieve this goal.  But I did improve it!  That counts for something

Also, I noticed that my numbers are still getting lower.  While we still have several readings in the red, we’re starting to see more green.  My fasting blood glucose needs to be under 126 consistently to no longer be pre-diabetic.  I’m almost there!


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.  But I still improved it from last week.  No beating myself up here, continued improvement is the goal.


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.  Not only did I track the majority of the days this week, I managed to stay out of the red as well!

The chart shows that, overall, I ate very well this week and made clean, healthy choices.  This is what it should look like every week in order to continue losing weight for me.

Much improved!



Lets Go!

This week was a pretty darn good week for my healthy goals.  No regrets!  I didn’t track or eat healthy the first couple of days.  But once I got back on track, I stayed on track and did very well for the rest of the week.

My goal this week is to simply stay on track.

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

Womens Fitness Challenge
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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!

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