I've been incredibly busy since my last post. I have been on a long-term work assignment in another state and have almost finished my second class at Hawthorn University. Since coming here, my routine had to change a lot. Basically, I traded yoga for CrossFit, thinking I was healthier and lighter and it would go … Continue reading Winter Update
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
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!
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
I am so pleased with my three month progress! It's amazing how much improvement I've seen in such a short amount of time. I'm certainly not where I want to be, but I've done enough to stay motivated my next 90-days!! Two blogs posted in one day - this is a new record!! I had … Continue reading Three Months!!
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 3 Met
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!
I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth, I've just been busy with work, school, and family. There's a new medical school starting near me and they've received funding to pay for school for the inaugural class of 30 students in 2020. When I first heard about that over the summer, I decided I … Continue reading Quick Update
I am 24-25 days into three of my diet bets (my DietBet four-week bet ends next week) and 25-28 days into my first step bets. I am on target to win all of my wagers, but this has been an interesting ride so far! I have been using my work scale for weigh-ins, so I … Continue reading Just Keep Moving…
I used to be very involved in CrossFit and while I have come to accept that I will likely not do CrossFit again, I am not ready to accept that I cannot do Olympic lifts or full-body weightlifting. Maybe somewhere in the back of mind, I knew this was coming, and maybe that's why I … Continue reading Feeling Disappointed…