|January 11, 2016|
Today is Day 67
Weight goal - 140.8 or lower
Actual weight - 143.4
Blood glucose goal - 82 or lower
Actual blood glucose - 92
Today is a Fast Day.
For me, that means that all I will have today is water, coffee, tea, or broth, all without caloric sweeteners or fat. 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.
I had a full day of eating yesterday, but I guess I overate, and I ate lunch at a restaurant, and even though I chose low carb options, I gained too much weight, setting me back 8 days, and my FBG is higher than it's been in 17 days.
I am going in the wrong direction. I am starting to see higher highs and higher lows on both weight and FBG. If I don't want this whole challenge to fail, I'm going to have to fast more often than every other day when I don't reach my goals. I thought I could get away with only fasting every other day, even when my numbers were over my goal, but that is not working. I will have to pay special attention to nutrition on the days I feast.
I am fasting today. And unless I somehow manage to lose 2.8 pounds and lower my FBG by 10 points by tomorrow morning, I will be fasting tomorrow as well.
On a happier note, yesterday I started wearing my size 8 jeans again. When this challenge started, I was wearing size 12, and could not even get the size 8 up past my thighs, much less zip and button them and feel comfortable all day!
66 DAYS DOWN AND 25 DAYS TO GO
45 FEAST DAYS AND 22 FAST DAYS - FASTING 33% OF THE DAYS
10.6 POUNDS GONE AND 7.4 POUNDS TO GO
59% OF THE WAY TO MY GOAL AFTER 74% OF THE DAYS
7-DAY AVERAGE WEIGHT - 142.1
7-DAY AVERAGE FASTING BLOOD GLUCOSE - 80
I made a few charts to track my progress. The grey lines are my long term goals. The blue lines are my actual results. The red lines are my 7-day averages. 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.