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

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…

My 2nd 90-Day Goals

Now that I've finished my first Three Months!!, it's time to start looking at the next phase of my transformation.  I bought a different planner for my second 90-day challenge and did all of the introductory soul searching the last few days of the previous challenge. I had a pretty good idea of where I … Continue reading My 2nd 90-Day Goals

1st 90-Day Challenge – Goal 2 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 2 Met

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

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