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

In It to Win It

I'll admit, I am a pretty competitive person.  I also don't like to lose money.  I learned about Diet Bet years ago when a friend of mine did it, but I never tried it.  Because of these two attributes I possess, I find it ironic that I have never taken the plunge before now.  Maybe … Continue reading In It to Win It

A Tale of Two Herbal Supplements

Okay, today is the day I share my feelings on herbal supplements.  Standard disclaimer - this is not medical advice, only my thoughts and opinions.  By all means, take whatever medications or supplements are recommended by your doctor or that you personally desire. This morning, I was minding my own business playing Candy Crush and … Continue reading A Tale of Two Herbal Supplements

Black-Listed Food – Alcohol

This is a very hard black-listed food for me to write!  Needless to say, my desire to consume good beer has been at war with my healthy living for several years. I probably don't need to tell you that beer is caloric, contains grains, and as a result, helps people acquire additional abdominal fat. You … Continue reading Black-Listed Food – Alcohol