The Overnight Effect of Sugar

I haven’t overindulged in sugar in a while, but last night, I had a cookie and some ice cream. I knew I would pay for that sin, and boy am I... I wish I had a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to capture the blood sugar gymnastics, but all I have is heart rate data, morning … Continue reading The Overnight Effect of Sugar

Pose of the Week – Virabhadrasana II

Virabhadrasana II, better known to most people as "Warrior II," is a great standing strength pose.  It's one of those poses I once underestimated as being too basic.  I thought I should be doing all fancy, advanced poses, and poses like Warrior II were too simplistic.  I have since changed my mind on that notion, … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Virabhadrasana II

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

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

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!

Second 90-days, End of Month 1

The first month of the second 90-day challenge is never as exciting as the first month when you're just started.  Regardless, I've hit that mark and there are some thing I want to share.  Here's what I have learned: -DHEA does elevate my blood pressure (see What a Difference a Day Makes).  I won't say my … Continue reading Second 90-days, End of Month 1

Sugar Experiment #1

I separated the two components of my weekend nutritional problems to see if I could better understand what is going on. I went to the same restaurant and had the same margarita martini, guacamole, and taco bowls (I ate them this time, as I was hungry), but did not have the chips (full disclosure, I … Continue reading Sugar Experiment #1

What a Difference a Day Makes

I took my final DHEA supplement on Wednesday morning to try and combat my increasing blood pressure, which is documented in the blog Back in Control… Somewhat. Here’s a table of my blood pressure values on Wednesday compared to Thursday and Friday (format systolic/diastolic/pulse): Wednesday Thursday Friday (thus far) 125/83/82 120/81/77 111/64/72 153/106/72 121/87/72 128/85/76 … Continue reading What a Difference a Day Makes