|Christmas Eve 2015|
Today is Day 32
Weight goal - 147.8 or lower
Actual weight - 146.6
Blood glucose goal - 89 or lower
Actual blood glucose - 86
Today is a Feast Day!
For me, that means a ketogenic diet - high fat, moderate protein and very low carb. Each day, I will weigh in, check my fasting blood glucose, find out if I will feast or fast that day, update my chart and post it here on the big blog. I'm posting it to motivate myself not to give up, and if I think that anyone is looking at this, it will help to keep me accountable.
Well, I pulled it off! I went to a birthday party yesterday afternoon and did not gain weight and did not raise my blood glucose above 90! I'm so excited!
For breakfast, I had had a small hamburger patty with butter and mayo and a cup of BPC. When I first got to the party, I looked around at the spread and realized that I would not be eating most of it. So I ended up with a nice serving of pulled pork with no bun (but I was nervous about the BBQ sauce) and about 5 little chunks of fruit. I busied myself making a few new friends, and then decided to get a few more bites of pork, but saw that some pizza had just been delivered. Jackpot! I can eat that! I took two small squares and ate just the toppings.
A little while later, cake was served and I took a piece to be polite, but told the friend next to me that I should not eat it. I told her I was watching my blood sugar, and she just picked up the plate in front of me and put it out of my reach! I thought that was so awesome! Most of the time people will try to peer pressure you into eating sweets even if you tell them that you are diabetic. I had already decided that I was not going to eat it, but who knows? If it sat there much longer, I might have caved in.
When I got home last night around 6 pm, I was hungry, so I had a roasted chicken leg and part of a thigh and a little butter. I actually started feeling a little sick to my stomach, and took some Pepto Bismol, which I was sure would raise my blood sugar.
This morning, with my weight unchanged, I nervously checked my blood glucose. What I relief! I did NOT want to fast today, which would have made it three times in five days!
31 DAYS DOWN AND 60 DAYS TO GO
25 FEAST DAYS AND 7 FAST DAYS - FASTING 22% OF THE DAYS
7.4 POUNDS GONE AND 10.6 POUNDS TO GO
41% OF THE WAY TO MY GOAL AFTER 35% OF THE DAYS
AVERAGE WEIGHT SO FAR - 148.6 AVERAGE BLOOD GLUCOSE SO FAR - 88
I made a few charts to track my progress. The orange lines are my goals. The blue lines are my actual results. The last chart is a little heat map to show at a glance how often I have actually had to fast to achieve the results I am after.
To find out more about this challenge - the rules and how it started - click here.