Hello and welcome back to Week 9 of my journey with NutriSense! These last couple of weeks have been chaotic, to say the least, with all of the celebrations that my girlfriend and I have attended and the bumps I encountered along the way. I am excited that this week I was able to begin getting back into a truly reliable routine.
To quickly recap the last couple of weeks, I had three birthday parties (one of them being my own), my dog accidentally ripped off my CGM, we went to a wedding, I moved into a new home with my girlfriend, and my parents visited. Needless to say, there have been some stressful days recently.
There were many days recently that I had to rush through or make do when it came to meal planning and exercise. Throughout the last couple of weeks, I’ve felt very frustrated because I felt that I wasn’t sticking to the commitment that I had made to this program. But it turns out that the program was shaping me to deal with challenges like these regarding health. It turns out that recording and analyzing, and understanding all of the data that I’ve collected via my CGM over the last few weeks set me up for success during the most stressful time of my year so far.
For the last two weeks, I haven't had a kitchen set up to prepare meals or cook for myself, and my Peloton was stored away until we had unpacked a lot of our things and decided where we were going to put everything into our new home. Granted, the move ensured that I got a good amount of exercise every single day and kept moving pretty constantly when I wasn’t working. But, it felt weird to be out of schedule from the routine that I have recently settled into.
As I look back on the last couple of weeks, I realize that I continued to make good choices even when I didn’t have my kitchen or home gym set up. I’ve continued to lose weight, and I haven’t seen any drastically harmful spikes in my glucose on my CGM. When my parents visited, they noticed that I lost weight and looked better, but they commented multiple times on how much healthier my decisions are now. I even got the opportunity to share what I’ve learned with my father, who is diabetic and part of the reason for my pursuing this program. All of that felt so so so good. This is the first time in my adult life that I have been at this level of health and commitment to myself.
A couple of days ago, I finally got the chance to recap my data with Carlee, the dietitian that I work with at NutriSense. We noticed that I had a couple of glucose spikes from meals that my body took longer to recover from. This happened with a bleu cheese cheeseburger, a Peruvian roast chicken, and a chicken sandwich. Carlee noted that when a recovery time, a.k.a. glucose recovery, is longer, it can interfere with weight loss efforts because our body is processing the food for longer and using more insulin to do so. Insulin is our storage hormone. This prevents our bodies from tapping into fat stores and focusing on weight loss. So when we improve our recovery times, it helps us lose weight faster.
On Monday, I skipped breakfast and had lamb and pizza for lunch. I had matzo ball soup for dinner.
I woke up hungry and had a piece of quiche for breakfast. For lunch, I bought a roast beef sandwich. I made a Mealime bleu cheeseburger for dinner.
I skipped breakfast on Wednesday. I made another blue cheeseburger for lunch. Dinner consisted of citrus halibut and parmesan asparagus.
I skipped breakfast on Thursday. I made another blue cheeseburger for lunch. Dinner consisted of citrus halibut and parmesan asparagus.
On Friday, I made spicy Peruvian roast chicken with sweet potatoes and cilantro feta salsa. I made enough at lunch for two meals and decided to eat it for dinner as well.
No meals logged due to a hectic day.
No meals logged due to a hectic day.
I’m thrilled to be getting back into the habits that I built before moving. My kitchen is back up and running, and so is my Peloton. I’ve started cooking again, and I managed to work out twice in the last week while continuing to set up my new home. If you’d like to see more about my week, check out the link to my video for this week below. Join me on my weight loss journey by becoming a NutriSense member and save $25 today by clicking this link: https://nutrisense.io?code=LOGANF. I look forward to reporting back next time and hope you have a healthy and happy week!
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