3rd Challenge – 12-Week Goals

I learned in 2nd 90-Day Challenge Goal Results that I'm probably not ready for "soft" goals, so I have decided to go back to SMART goals for this 12-weeks (this planner is a 12-week planner, not a 90-day one, as I am still experimenting with different formats to find a planner I like).    The encouragement for … Continue reading 3rd Challenge – 12-Week Goals

2nd 90-Day Challenge Numbers

I mentioned in my previous blog, 2nd 90-Day Challenge Goal Results, that while my soft goals went okay, I wasn't super happy with my overall nutritional progress.  Basically, my weight and measurements headed in the wrong direction, although not in an unrepairable way. It's funny... I saw it coming.  I used my data tracking spreadsheet … Continue reading 2nd 90-Day Challenge Numbers

2nd 90-Day Challenge Goal Results

I have a confession to make... There was a decline in my personal nutrition during the second 90-day challenge.  I assumed my forward progress from the first 90-days would sustain me throughout this period, so I focused my goals in a "softer" area.  I don't know if that was bad or good, as it definitely shifted my … Continue reading 2nd 90-Day Challenge Goal Results

CGM Study Results – Controlled Carb Eating

I have shared two blogs related to the Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT), The Dreaded Oral Glucose Tolerance Test and Third Time’s A Charm.  I actually looked at my insulin response and my husband's on the OGTT and once his study is over, I will share what I learned from my now n=2 study and scholarly articles on … Continue reading CGM Study Results – Controlled Carb Eating

CGM Study Results – Low-Carb Eating

I’ve discussed my glucose tolerance test data in two blog posts, The Dreaded Oral Glucose Tolerance Test and Third Time’s A Charm. Now, I want to start sharing some of the knowledge I have gained from wearing the continuous glucose monitor (CGM). Everything I will discuss will be related to how my blood sugar responded to … Continue reading CGM Study Results – Low-Carb Eating

Third Time’s A Charm

As I previously described in my blog, "The Dreaded Oral Glucose Tolerance Test," I had the pleasure of taking three glucose tolerance tests (OGTT) for the study I recently participated in. My body had no idea what to do with 75g of glucose during the first OGTT, but seemed to learn how to handle it better … Continue reading Third Time’s A Charm

The Dreaded Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Maybe you ladies out there remember the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) from when you were pregnant.  It's mostly used these days as a screening for gestational diabetes, but for some reason, it was prolific in this study.  I had the privilege of doing three over a 21-day period! The first one was to start … Continue reading The Dreaded Oral Glucose Tolerance Test

Coming Soon – Study Results

I have alluded to a research study that I had the opportunity to participate in. I haven't blogged much during the study because I was busy collecting data and I wanted to finish everything before posting. I won't give away too many details yet, but I was able to wear a Continuous Glucose Monitor for … Continue reading Coming Soon – Study Results

What Being Cold Does to Blood Pressure!

I just finished the second semester of anatomy and physiology and one of the topics we studied was the heart.  I was hoping one of our final exam essay questions would be on blood pressure because I've been measuring mine for over a year and felt I could eloquently discuss the topic, as well as … Continue reading What Being Cold Does to Blood Pressure!

Alcohol Experiment #1

I did my first alcohol experiment on May 3rd and it didn't go according to plan.  I wasn't going to post it until I had a chance to repeat it, but in the spirit of full disclosure, I feel like I should.  One of my issues with medical and pharmaceutical research is that negative experiments … Continue reading Alcohol Experiment #1