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
For this 90-days, I chose to use the InnerGuide planner and it was really an eye-opening experience. As I mentioned in My 2nd 90-Day Goals, I thought I knew what my goals would be before I started the planner, but they took a different path after I did. Now that I am a week into … Continue reading Clarified Focus
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…
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!
My general practitioner has started a new practice that is termed "Direct Patient Care." It's a model of medicine that some doctors are using to do their part in fixing what's broken regarding insurance-based medicine. As much as I love my doctor, I had to really consider if this was the right program for me, … Continue reading Direct Patient Care
I've noticed that sometimes you have to experience the bad to appreciate the good, and with my eating that was very true! I think part of me just had to come to terms with making lifelong changes in the way I see food. I'm not trying to get to a point where I never eat … Continue reading Three Days of Debauchery
...which I just learned means "Yoga is the state of equilibrium". I am reading B.K.S. Inengar "Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health" and the initial chapter is on the life of Inengar. It's so fascinating... Yoga has been a part of my life for many years. My dad practiced yoga when I was a teenager. … Continue reading Samatvam Yoga Uchyate