|January 11, 2016|
Today is Day 84
Weight goal - 137.4 or lower
Actual weight - 138 - NEW LOW
Blood glucose goal - 77 or lower
Actual blood glucose - 65
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'm not sure what I will do yet when this is over next week, but I know that I am really ready for a change. In the past seven days, I have only feasted twice. I'm sure that that must not be the only way for me to maintain a healthy weight and FBG. That does not seem like enough food for me to get the nutrition I need.
The thought is occurring to me that I might have to start tracking my food again, and that is not a good thought! One of the main reasons I did this challenge was so that I would not have to weigh and measure everything and keep a spreadsheet of what I am eating.
Is is possible that I am just eating too much on my feast days? If that is true, is there a way that I can just "eyeball" food to keep from having to track? Maybe if I just limit my protein to 4 oz. per meal, and limit my veggies to 1/2 cup or 1 cup or whatever is reasonable, and limit my fat to whatever, I could eat three meals a day and not have to track. Maybe then I could eat more than twice a week! I have been fasting so much that the idea of getting to eat every other day seems like a luxury!
83 DAYS DOWN AND 8 DAYS TO GO
52 FEAST DAYS AND 32 FAST DAYS - FASTING 38% OF THE DAYS
16 POUNDS GONE AND 2 POUNDS TO GO
89% OF THE WAY TO MY GOAL AFTER 92% OF THE DAYS
7-DAY AVERAGE WEIGHT - 139.5
7-DAY AVERAGE FASTING BLOOD GLUCOSE - 75
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.