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!

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

Houston, We Have a Problem

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

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…

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

Metabolic Triad – Insulin, Who Knew…

I have struggled with situational high blood pressure that can periodically become the status quo.  I have always had high cholesterol, but I never considered type 2 diabetes because blood sugar isn’t something I struggle with. I assumed my blood pressure was due to stress and my cholesterol, hereditary.  Never did I think any of my … Continue reading Metabolic Triad – Insulin, Who Knew…

Go-To Foods, 1-10

I have a goal of producing a list of 100 go-to foods to help me (and hopefully you) learn what to eat when we are not prepared.  All of these foods will involve minor preparation, if any, and will be foods that I can acquire and have with me for emergency situations.  Some foods will … Continue reading Go-To Foods, 1-10