1st 90-Day Challenge – Goal 4 Met

When I started this 90-day journey, I came up with five goals that I shared. They were as follows: “Have an abdomen measurement of less than 30 inches”. “Develop a derailment plan that will successfully get me back on the wagon when I lose focus.” “Exercise at least 150 minutes per week and enjoy it.” … Continue reading 1st 90-Day Challenge – Goal 4 Met

Blood Pressure – Also on the Decline

Since my resting heart rate looked so good, I decided to plot my morning blood pressure measurements over time. I had previously tried to do my average blood pressure over the week (considering all measurements), but there is so much variability over the course of a day that the overall effect of the downward trend … Continue reading Blood Pressure – Also on the Decline

Resting Heart Rate – Settling Down

I finally learned how to do error bars in Microsoft Excel! In honor of that lesson, I wanted to share a graph that I find very interesting. I believe I have written before about not loving how FitBit determines resting heart rate, but I never really understood what was happening until recently. I started obtaining … Continue reading Resting Heart Rate – Settling Down

Month Two Update – Not the Plan…

The Rolling Stones sang an appropriate song to where I am writing this blog... "You can't always get what you want You can't always get what you want You can't always get what you want But if you try sometimes, you might find You get what you need." That song is on my heart this … Continue reading Month Two Update – Not the Plan…

Shift in Mindset

I was thinking yesterday that I feel I am made a fundamental shift in my mindset. Looking back over my life, I have always seen myself as a fat person. That view started in high school and it was clearly incorrect from pictures of myself from that time period. It continued as I got older … Continue reading Shift in Mindset

Discontinuation of 100 Go-To Foods

Creating a list of 100 go-to foods was one of my 90-day goals; however, 50 days in, I am going to stop progressing on this goal (I have been halfway through for a couple of weeks now). I have noticed that I don’t have time or the desire to go find these food items, and more … Continue reading Discontinuation of 100 Go-To Foods

One Month Numbers

Okay, here goes... I am going to post things that I never thought I would about myself.  Hahaha, just not the pictures.  I may share those on my Facebook group, but I still have to work up that courage!  For full disclosure, the data presented below come from the following days of this process: Initial … Continue reading One Month Numbers

A Break from Facts and Figures

I'm a chemist - I really like facts and figures, but I've noticed that when I write blogs that seem very insightful from my perspective, I'm often the only one who reads them.  I don't write for accolades, rather to document my journey, so it's not a huge problem for me, but I have definitely … Continue reading A Break from Facts and Figures

One Month Update!

It has now been one month since I started my initial fast. I have reintroduced many foods and have had two sets of post-fast blood work, one after ten days and the other after 24 days (right before writing this). My eating patterns have been based on intermittent fasting, beginning with time restricted eating over ~8 … Continue reading One Month Update!

January Fast – Starting Clean

Since my proof of concept fast went well, I began planning for my next fast - the one I would use to change my lifestyle, my cravings, and all of the negativity that goes along with that.  I previously shared my goals for the 90-day period (see 2019 Plan – Starting Soon on a Blog Near … Continue reading January Fast – Starting Clean