Thursday, February 11, 2016

DAY 42 - 2016 WEIGHT LOSS AND BLOOD GLUCOSE CHALLENGE

Christmas Eve 2015

Today is Day 42

Weight goal - 145.8 or lower
Actual weight - 143.8

Blood glucose goal - 89 or lower
Actual blood glucose - 86

Today is a 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.

I did better with my feasting yesterday, with BPC and cheese and salami for breakfast, tuna salad for lunch and lobster (yes, real lobster!) and Brussels sprouts for dinner.  After dinner I whipped up some cream to add to pumpkin and spices for dessert.  Even after eating all this, I somehow managed to lose a pound.

However, I am still sick.  I thought I was getting better, but now I feel worse again with this stupid cold.  And now Bill has it, too.  Sorry, Sweetie!

41 DAYS DOWN AND 50 DAYS TO GO

32 FEAST DAYS AND 10 FAST DAYS - FASTING 24% OF THE DAYS

10.2 POUNDS GONE AND 7.8 POUNDS TO GO

57% OF THE WAY TO MY GOAL AFTER 46% OF THE DAYS

AVERAGE WEIGHT SO FAR - 147.8     AVERAGE BLOOD GLUCOSE SO FAR - 87

I made a few charts to track my progress.  The orange lines are my goals. The blue lines are my actual results.  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.


This is a personal challenge just for me, but if anyone reading would like to join me, please talk to your doctor and make sure that it will not conflict with your current medical condition or medications.  If you are taking the challenge, please be sure to let me know how you are doing!  Thanks for reading!

To find out more about this challenge - the rules and how it started - click here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

DAY 41 - 2016 WEIGHT LOSS AND BLOOD GLUCOSE CHALLENGE

Christmas Eve 2015

Today is Day 41

Weight goal - 146 or lower
Actual weight - 144.8

Blood glucose goal - 89 or lower
Actual blood glucose - 86

Today is a 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.

I still need to concentrate on feasting well.  I had a good breakfast and lunch, but only had a snack for dinner because I still was not feeling well.  I'll try to do better today.

40 DAYS DOWN AND 51 DAYS TO GO

31 FEAST DAYS AND 10 FAST DAYS - FASTING 24% OF THE DAYS

9.2 POUNDS GONE AND 8.8 POUNDS TO GO

51% OF THE WAY TO MY GOAL AFTER 45% OF THE DAYS

AVERAGE WEIGHT SO FAR - 147.9     AVERAGE BLOOD GLUCOSE SO FAR - 87

I made a few charts to track my progress.  The orange lines are my goals. The blue lines are my actual results.  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.




This is a personal challenge just for me, but if anyone reading would like to join me, please talk to your doctor and make sure that it will not conflict with your current medical condition or medications.  If you are taking the challenge, please be sure to let me know how you are doing!  Thanks for reading!

To find out more about this challenge - the rules and how it started - click here.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

DAY 40 - 2016 WEIGHT LOSS AND BLOOD GLUCOSE CHALLENGE

Christmas Eve 2015

Today is Day 40

Weight goal - 146.2 or lower
Actual weight - 143.8 - NEW LOW

Blood glucose goal - 89 or lower
Actual blood glucose - 74

Today is a 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.

I fasted yesterday and somehow managed to lose 4 pounds!  I know I've been retaining water, so I'm sure a lot of that was water weight.  I'm looking forward to eating today.

Oh, and I put aside my size 12 jeans and I'm now wearing my size 10.  I wonder how long it will be before I fit into my size 8?  And there is that one pair of size 6 in my closet...

39 DAYS DOWN AND 52 DAYS TO GO

30 FEAST DAYS AND 10 FAST DAYS - FASTING 25% OF THE DAYS

10.2 POUNDS GONE AND 7.8 POUNDS TO GO

57% OF THE WAY TO MY GOAL AFTER 44% OF THE DAYS

AVERAGE WEIGHT SO FAR - 148     AVERAGE BLOOD GLUCOSE SO FAR - 87

I made a few charts to track my progress.  The orange lines are my goals. The blue lines are my actual results.  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.


This is a personal challenge just for me, but if anyone reading would like to join me, please talk to your doctor and make sure that it will not conflict with your current medical condition or medications.  If you are taking the challenge, please be sure to let me know how you are doing!  Thanks for reading!

To find out more about this challenge - the rules and how it started - click here.

Monday, February 8, 2016

DAY 39 - 2016 WEIGHT LOSS AND BLOOD GLUCOSE CHALLENGE

January 11, 2016

Today is Day 39.

Weight goal - 146.4 or lower
Actual weight - 147.8

Blood glucose goal - 89 or lower
Actual blood glucose - 84

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 am still sick with this cold.  Stuffy nose, chest congestion and now I've added coughing to the mix.

I gained weight, but my blood glucose went down a little.  When I am sick, all I want to do is eat.  Although I still ate ketogenically, I ate too much yesterday.  Plus, I am drinking all my fluids, but not getting rid of it, so I know that this is water weight that I am holding on to. 

38 DAYS DOWN AND  53 DAYS TO GO

29 FEAST DAYS AND 10 FAST DAYS - FASTING 26% OF THE DAYS

6.2 POUNDS GONE AND 11.8 POUNDS TO GO 

34% OF THE WAY TO MY GOAL AFTER 43% OF THE DAYS

AVERAGE WEIGHT SO FAR - 148.1     AVERAGE BLOOD GLUCOSE SO FAR - 87

I made a few charts to track my progress.  The orange lines are my goals. The blue lines are my actual results.  The last chart is a little heat map to show at a glance how often I actually have to fast to achieve the results I am after.


This is a personal challenge just for me, but if anyone reading would like to join me, please talk to your doctor and make sure that it will not conflict with your current medical condition or medications.  If you are taking the challenge, please be sure to let me know how you are doing!  Thanks for reading!

To find out more about this challenge - the rules and how it started - click here.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

DAY 38 - 2016 WEIGHT LOSS AND BLOOD GLUCOSE CHALLENGE

Christmas Eve 2015

Today is Day 38

Weight goal - 146.6 or lower
Actual weight - 146.4

Blood glucose goal - 89 or lower
Actual blood glucose - 86

Today is a 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.

I was sick all day yesterday, and did not overeat, but still gained weight.  If my weight does not go down today, I will be fasting again tomorrow.

37 DAYS DOWN AND 54 DAYS TO GO

29 FEAST DAYS AND 9 FAST DAYS - FASTING 24% OF THE DAYS

7.6 POUNDS GONE AND 10.4 POUNDS TO GO

42% OF THE WAY TO MY GOAL AFTER 42% OF THE DAYS

AVERAGE WEIGHT SO FAR - 148.1     AVERAGE BLOOD GLUCOSE SO FAR - 87

I made a few charts to track my progress.  The orange lines are my goals. The blue lines are my actual results.  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.


This is a personal challenge just for me, but if anyone reading would like to join me, please talk to your doctor and make sure that it will not conflict with your current medical condition or medications.  If you are taking the challenge, please be sure to let me know how you are doing!  Thanks for reading!

To find out more about this challenge - the rules and how it started - click here.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

DAY 37 - 2016 WEIGHT LOSS AND BLOOD GLUCOSE CHALLENGE

Christmas Eve 2015

Today is Day 37

Weight goal - 146.8 or lower
Actual weight - 145

Blood glucose goal - 89 or lower
Actual blood glucose - 86

Today is a 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.

I'm sick with a cold, and nothing seems to work the way it should when you're sick.  Just being sick can raise your blood glucose, even if you are eating right or even fasting.  I did fast yesterday, but I was also taking cold medicine that may have been sweetened.  Anyway, my weight and my blood glucose did not drop like they usually do when I fast.  Oh, well.  I still get to eat today, while I am dying on the couch.  I hate being sick!

36 DAYS DOWN AND 55 DAYS TO GO

28 FEAST DAYS AND 9 FAST DAYS - FASTING 24% OF THE DAYS

9 POUNDS GONE AND 9 POUNDS TO GO

50% OF THE WAY TO MY GOAL AFTER 41% OF THE DAYS

AVERAGE WEIGHT SO FAR - 148.2     AVERAGE BLOOD GLUCOSE SO FAR - 87

I made a few charts to track my progress.  The orange lines are my goals. The blue lines are my actual results.  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.


This is a personal challenge just for me, but if anyone reading would like to join me, please talk to your doctor and make sure that it will not conflict with your current medical condition or medications.  If you are taking the challenge, please be sure to let me know how you are doing!  Thanks for reading!

To find out more about this challenge - the rules and how it started - click here.

Friday, February 5, 2016

DAY 36 - 2016 WEIGHT LOSS AND BLOOD GLUCOSE CHALLENGE

January 11, 2016

Today is Day 36.

Weight goal - 147 or lower
Actual weight - 145

Blood glucose goal - 89 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.

February 4, 2016
I know what happened.  I ate well at my luncheon yesterday, but was tempted by the fresh fruit plate.  There were lower carb choices on it, like blueberries and raspberries, but I also had some pineapple and grapes, which are two of the highest carb fruits there are.

Even while I was eating them, I was thinking it was a bad idea.  As I was biting into a little chunk of pineapple, I was thinking that I didn't want to fast the next day.  But I did it anyway.  I obviously need to work on this problem.  I need to say that there are certain foods I just don't eat.  I had no problem saying no to the garlic bread.  I need to add high carb fruit to that list and just stick to it!

So today I am paying the price.  Plus, I woke up sick this morning with a sore throat and stuffy nose.  And since the old (and probably true) adage says to starve a cold, I will be taking Zicam today and starving my cold.  Maybe I can turn it around.

35 DAYS DOWN AND  56 DAYS TO GO

27 FEAST DAYS AND 9 FAST DAYS - FASTING 25% OF THE DAYS

9 POUNDS GONE AND 9 POUNDS TO GO 

50% OF THE WAY TO MY GOAL AFTER 40% OF THE DAYS

AVERAGE WEIGHT SO FAR - 148.3     AVERAGE BLOOD GLUCOSE SO FAR - 88

I made a few charts to track my progress.  The orange lines are my goals. The blue lines are my actual results.  The last chart is a little heat map to show at a glance how often I actually have to fast to achieve the results I am after.


This is a personal challenge just for me, but if anyone reading would like to join me, please talk to your doctor and make sure that it will not conflict with your current medical condition or medications.  If you are taking the challenge, please be sure to let me know how you are doing!  Thanks for reading!

To find out more about this challenge - the rules and how it started - click here.