Weight Loss Journey – Ki’s Progress
This week, my healthy habits completely derailed. It was a rollercoaster of a week, as I explained in my Sunday Stats post.
As a result, my focus shifted to getting through the week and everything else was out the window. I did not focus on diet, I did not focus on being active, and I did not focus on tracking anything. My focus was just gone.
I’m not going to beat myself up about it. These things happen. When they happen, I roll with the punches. I’m cutting myself some slack due to the stress I endured this week.
Life happens sometimes. And when it does, we need to be able to step back and take a breather. We need to be able to forgive ourselves for not being perfect all the time. I have no regrets this week. I did the best I could with what was going on.
I’m sure I will do better after I recover. I think it will take another day or two for me to recover from this food poisoning. My rib cage feels like it was trampled on by a stampede of vicious bulls. But that is the worst of it at this point. My stomach seems to be settling more and more each day.
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 four days is still a possibility. The gym will not be happening this week. I am still recovering from being violently ill, I’m going to take the week to continue healing and resting. No regrets.
I will, however, try to get in my active minutes for at least four days of the week. We’ll see how it goes. It may happen the last four days of the week.
Last Week’s Stats – 07/12/2021
I started the week only 1.5 pounds lighter than last week. But I didn’t stay true to my diet at all, completely derailed. It was not a good week for my diet… at all. Hell, it wasn’t a good week for anything else either health wise.
I did not meet my step goal a single day this week. I achieved only 13.26 miles the entire week, 78 miles less than last week. My average calorie burn was down 2,009 calories at an average daily burn of 2,506 calories. I only accomplished 78 active minutes which was down 1,297 since last week. I exercised 1 out of 5 days instead of all 7. The only thing I did accomplish was 7 hours and 40 minutes of restful sleep, up 11 minutes from last week. Yeah, not really a good week for healthy choices.
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 and after each meal, every day. This will help me keep track of where my pre-diabetes stands. My fasting glucose reading was 200 which is way too high, I need to see progress each week.
This week, I didn’t do well at all with this goal. I didn’t track at all, not once. And I have no idea where my blood glucose stands right now, I’m sure it’s not good.
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 was not active and I did not go to the gym this week. In fact, I was active 1 day… but not even enough to reach my daily step goal. I just didn’t do it.
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 very well with tracking my macros and staying within my limits… the first day. The rest of the week was a complete loss. I blew it on the second day.
The good news is… there’s not much room to do worse next week. It can only get better from here. I need to take the first couple of days this week to rest and get over this food poisoning. But once I’ve recovered from that, I need to get back on track and step up the self discipline.
No more excuses, just get ‘er done.
I’ll be back this time next week to let you know that I met these goals of mine.
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