|Christmas Eve 2015|
Today is Day 79
Weight goal - 138.4 or lower
Actual weight - 139.2
Blood glucose goal - 79 or lower
Actual blood glucose - 71
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.
My blood glucose went down nicely this morning, so I am happy about that. Lately, it has not been getting as low as I want it to after a fast day or two. Yesterday, I had a total of only 10 drops of Stevia, once in coffe and once in iced tea. Maybe it was the limiting of Stevia that helped. According to my FBG, I should be able to eat today.
My weight, however, is a different story. I am 0.8 pounds over my goal for today, meaning that I should be fasting today. But I found out last night that there is a last-minute family get together for lunch today.
Today, I will have only BPC for breakfast, the family lunch, but I will keep it high fat, moderate protein and very low carb, and then I will not eat dinner. So it will be a half fast and half feast kind of day. I will probably be fasting tomorrow.
78 DAYS DOWN AND 13 DAYS TO GO
51 FEAST DAYS AND 28 FAST DAYS - FASTING 35% OF THE DAYS
14.8 POUNDS GONE AND 3.2 POUNDS TO GO
82% OF THE WAY TO MY GOAL AFTER 87% OF THE DAYS
7-DAY AVERAGE WEIGHT - 140
7-DAY AVERAGE FASTING BLOOD GLUCOSE - 85
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.