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
I learned so much from my continuous glucose monitor (CGM) study and I will continue sharing my data from my Standard American Diet (SAD) experiment, but first, I want to share what happened to me yesterday and a very timely email I received. I've been strict low carb for two-weeks, increasing my amount of intermittent … Continue reading Interrupting the CGM Data for Breaking News
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!
I did my first alcohol experiment on May 3rd and it didn't go according to plan. I wasn't going to post it until I had a chance to repeat it, but in the spirit of full disclosure, I feel like I should. One of my issues with medical and pharmaceutical research is that negative experiments … Continue reading Alcohol Experiment #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
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
My body does not like a large influx of carbs/sugar. I been noticing this for a while now. It started right after my initial fast when I drank some beer and had awful fast food cravings. I don't think I blogged about that day, but I did talk about it on Facebook. Basically, I felt … Continue reading Houston, We Have a Problem
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!!
I finally learned how to do error bars in Microsoft Excel! In honor of that lesson, I wanted to share a graph that I find very interesting. I believe I have written before about not loving how FitBit determines resting heart rate, but I never really understood what was happening until recently. I started obtaining … Continue reading Resting Heart Rate – Settling Down