|Christmas Eve 2015|
Today is Day 44
Weight goal - 145.4 or lower
Actual weight - 144.2
Blood glucose goal - 89 or lower
Actual blood glucose - 88
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.
There are studies that show that artificial sweeteners can raise blood glucose in some diabetics. Even though I fasted yesterday, I had more artificial sweetener than I usually do on a fast day. My blood glucose is only one point below my goal, which is very unusual. I will be sure to watch the artificial sweetener the next time I fast.
43 DAYS DOWN AND 48 DAYS TO GO
33 FEAST DAYS AND 11 FAST DAYS - FASTING 25% OF THE DAYS
9.8 POUNDS GONE AND 8.2 POUNDS TO GO
54% OF THE WAY TO MY GOAL AFTER 48% OF THE DAYS
AVERAGE WEIGHT SO FAR - 147.7 AVERAGE BLOOD GLUCOSE SO FAR - 87
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.