|Christmas Eve 2015|
Today is Day 72
Weight goal - 139.8 or lower
Actual weight - 140.4
Blood glucose goal - 80 or lower
Actual blood glucose - 83
Today is a Special 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.
Yesterday I fasted and my body did not respond in the customary way. My blood glucose and weight were above my goals. All I ingested yesterday was a cup of chicken broth, a few cups of water, 2 cups of coffee and some seltzer water with lime juice and some liquid sucralose, which I figured would not raise my BG. Evidently, it did, so I will not be using it anymore.
Even though I did not meet my goals this morning, I will be feasting. Today is my granddaughter's 9th birthday party, so I will have a nice big BPC for breakfast, whatever the party provides for lunch (but no dessert) and meat and coleslaw for dinner. I am 100% positive that I will be fasting the next two days to try to get back within my goals. I hope it doesn't happen, but I am willing to fast for three days if that's what it takes. With less than three weeks to go, it's getting down to the wire and I am bound and determined to finish my challenge successfully!
71 DAYS DOWN AND 20 DAYS TO GO
48 FEAST DAYS AND 24 FAST DAYS - FASTING 33% OF THE DAYS
13.6 POUNDS GONE AND 4.4 POUNDS TO GO
76% OF THE WAY TO MY GOAL AFTER 78% OF THE DAYS
7-DAY AVERAGE WEIGHT - 141.2
7-DAY AVERAGE FASTING BLOOD GLUCOSE - 81
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.