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!

Back in Control… Somewhat

The weekend was challenging, but I started to get back on track, as best I could, given my plans. I guess I technically didn't have to eat that Movie Theatre Popcorn over the weekend; regardless, I've had three "good" days in a row (good meaning less than 50g of net carbs). My weight has recovered, … Continue reading Back in Control… Somewhat

Happy Birthday to Me

Thursday was my 44th birthday and it ended up being a three-day, poor-eating marathon.  That was after starting this 90-days struggling nutritionally.  My blood pressure has also gone up.  I haven't isolated the problem yet, but my suspicion is that it's because I started DHEA supplements again.  I just can't say that with any certainty … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me

Look Before You Eat – Pei Wei

I heard a while back that Pei Wei was now serving cauliflower rice and I’ve been interested in trying it. They also have a cauliflower fried rice, which sounded great! I’ve made cauliflower fried rice before, so it sounded like a best of both world type restaurant item. I figured it would be high and … Continue reading Look Before You Eat – Pei Wei

What Leading By Example Is Not…

I realized during the last week of my previous challenge that whole Month 3 seemed better than Month 2, I was actually less consistent in my eating behavior. I just was able to recover well from my poor choices. Despite that, I desired to end the challenge on a positive notes and did a great … Continue reading What Leading By Example Is Not…

2019 Plan – Starting Soon on a Blog Near You!

Wanted to share my 2019 plans publicly for accountability and to encourage community. I've also shared it with my tiny Facebook group, encouraging them to join me. Here’s the basics. I’ll start with the part that some people may have issue with - fasting. For more information, I recommend “The Complete Guide to Fasting” by … Continue reading 2019 Plan – Starting Soon on a Blog Near You!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Okay, now I'm hungry.... Seriously though, the first DietBet is in the books and I squeezed out a win, although I cut it way too close for comfort!! Tuesday was the first day of the weigh-in period, so I wanted to get the weight done as soon as possible, in case there were issues. Thankfully … Continue reading Winner Winner Chicken Dinner