|January 11, 2016|
Today is Day 74
Weight goal - 139.4 or lower
Actual weight - 140.4
Blood glucose goal - 80 or lower
Actual blood glucose - 87
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 figured I would be fasting again today, as far away as I was with my goals yesterday morning. Looking at my charts, though, I see a trend that I don't like. I am seeing higher FBG numbers even after full days of fasting. Yesterday, I had coffee with 4 drops of Stevia, a cup of chicken broth and a few glasses of water. I should have met my goal for FBG this morning.
I was listening to a few podcasts about blood sugar yesterday evening. They were saying that food is not the only factor that triggers high blood sugar. You can fast, like I did yesterday, and still show a higher level if you
a. did not sleep well
b. were under stress
c. are sick
d. have not been active
e. have been listening to podcasts about blood sugar
Okay, that last one was made up by my husband. But seriously, did I sleep well last night? No. Am I under stress? Yes. Have I been active? That's a big no, but I have not been active since starting this challenge, and it didn't hurt my levels before, so it may just be the sleep and stress things.
Needless to say, I am fasting today, and coming into the home stretch.
73 DAYS DOWN AND 18 DAYS TO GO
48 FEAST DAYS AND 26 FAST DAYS - FASTING 35% OF THE DAYS
13.6 POUNDS GONE AND 4.4 POUNDS TO GO
76% OF THE WAY TO MY GOAL AFTER 81% OF THE DAYS
7-DAY AVERAGE WEIGHT - 140.7
7-DAY AVERAGE FASTING BLOOD GLUCOSE - 84
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. Click on any chart or photo to enlarge it.
To find out more about this challenge - the rules and how it started - click here.