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

Blood Work and Gemonics

After continuing to struggle with my digestive issues and getting no where with my doctor, I decided to order some blood work in the beginning of May.  I found a couple of sites where patients can order their own blood tests.  The best value was through HEB grocery store and it's called Ulta Lab Tests. … Continue reading Blood Work and Gemonics

Allergy Detour

I visited an allergist last week to see if my digestive issues, red face, and itchiness were caused by a food allergy.  I had previously had allergy tests ~4 years ago, but I was not tested for any food allergies.  I only had one allergy back then, and that was to two different types of dust mites.  I … Continue reading Allergy Detour

“Roma Diet”, Day 5

What a week.... Normal people don't decide to start a super-restrictive eating plan a couple of days before their birthday and then have all kinds of family things to deal with at the same time.  If there was ever a time some food and alcohol would have made a day better, it was yesterday, but … Continue reading “Roma Diet”, Day 5

The “Roma Diet”, Day 2

I am on my second day of the "Roma Diet" and so far so good.  I think this is going to be a hard road for me, as I generally do fine on the restrictive parts of food plans, but struggle on the reintroduction phase.  However, this eating plan is so much more restrictive than … Continue reading The “Roma Diet”, Day 2