It’s Friday so I am back to share an update on my health journey. It is January 12th, 2018 and I am wrapping up another week.
This week I am sad to say I gained 2 pounds back, but I am still down 7 pounds from where I started on the first of January.
I had a few cheat days during this week is why my weight is up. I am seeing that cheat days are not really practical for my heath, but they help me get through a certain amount of time on the diet. Next month I may cut down to only 2 cheat days, then the next month go down to 1.
I feel so much better when my blood sugars are in normal ranges, but when I have a cheat day I feel so bad.
I still have not started really working out. I think I did work out one day after having a cheat meal, but otherwise I have not worked out. Sometime I will get back into that too though.
Anyways, on to my numbers….
January 6th, – Day 6
Fasting blood sugar: 149, 188, 201, 169
This was my first cheat day since starting back on the diet. I should have waited before having a cheat day.
January 7th – Day 7
Fasting Blood sugar:187, 139
I was going to get back on track, but ended up having another cheat day after being not prepared to eat low carb while out of town.
January 8th, – Day 8
Fasting blood sugar: -209, 116,95, 88
This day I got back on track so my numbers were great besides my fasting number.
88 protein, 93 fat, 6 net carbs (8 carbs minus 2 fiber)
January 9th, – Day 9
Fasting blood sugar: 143, 162, 96, 107, 73
68 protein, 92 fat, 9 net carbs (11 carbs minus 2 fiber)
January 10th – Day 10
Fasting blood sugar; 112,128, 78, 61
78 protein, 106 fat, 11 net carbs (14 carbs minus 3 fiber)
January 11th – Day 11
Fasting blood sugar: 115
This was a cheat day so I didn’t really check my numbers because I knew they would be high. I was also out shopping all day.
January 12th – Day 12
Fasting: 229, 96, 118, 97
75 protein, 93 fat, 15 net carbs (26 carbs minus 11 fiber)
I saw the doctor on the 9th ofJanuary, and he was pleased that I got back on the ketogenic/low carb diet. He checked an a1c and some other labs. I am waiting to get a code so I can get online and check my results through the patient portal. Hopefully by my next update I will know my current a1c. My last test in September was 8.7% – I was doing keto some of the time but not 100% of the time. Back in 2015 I was at an 11.8, almost as bad as when I was diagnosed back in 2010.
I know my a1c in April when I get it rechecked will be a lot better, hoping under 7%. That’s my first goal, then it’s to get it under 6%.
If you want to check it out, below you can check out my first week’s information & talk to you all in the next update!