Tracked goals: aim for success

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all
to the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31

I had a nice walk today and wanted to post a shot of what I took while I went walking.

It’s a local park I go to a lot because it has wide open spaces and a duck pond. It’s pretty safe there and I don’t have to worry about anyone attacking me.

Kids from the local schools play soccer in the soccer field that’s in the park.

Today I did something special, I went through a bunch of videos and found a spreadsheet from someone’s blog that will help me track my steps every day and compare my steps each day.

Then I will log my weight, possibly each day. I think it’s good to see what I’m doing right to lose the weight I gained when I went on the carnivore diet.

I still haven’t lost the 20 pounds or so that I gained during the six months I was on the carnivore diet. I’ve posted my blog post about my negative experience on the carnivore diet. It’s called, I quit carnivore to return to keto; here’s why.

Needless to say I didn’t want to continue on a way of eating that results in gaining around 20 pounds and caused extreme abdominal pain for a few days.

Now that I’ve returned to keto, or low carb, depending on the day, and I’ve returned to intermittent fasting, I am beginning to feel like my old self.

Except I feel sluggish. The weight has got to go. I’m having problems getting back to losing weight as I did on keto, with intermittent fasting. I can’t seem to get up to fasting 22 hours per day. I’m not there yet. And that’s about what I need to lose about a pound a week and feel comfortable losing it with one meal a day (OMAD).

So looking at the excel spreadsheet I downloaded from someone’s blog, I’ve added a few more columns for number of steps, hours of sleep, hours I’ve studied, and a column for notes.

This should be helpful if I actually track the data every day.

I’m a little bit hesitant to weigh in every morning. It’s scary and so many people have given advice about whether to weigh every morning, once a week, or throw the scale away and just take measurements every month.

I’m not sure what I’ll do but I’ll start with a baseline, weigh in, take measurements, and start tracking all my numbers.

I’ve got several goals I’ve been working on and needed a way to track everything. I could have created my own spreadsheet but she’s laid it out already so I’ll just use hers, the lady who created it.

I’ve got more things to track, so you can understand that getting things done is overwhelming, so it’s nice to have a plan and goals to aim for.

Plans work best if you write them down, I believe.