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
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 4 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!
What a week.... Normal people don't decide to start a super-restrictive eating plan a couple of days before their birthday and then have all kinds of family things to deal with at the same time. If there was ever a time some food and alcohol would have made a day better, it was yesterday, but … Continue reading “Roma Diet”, Day 5
I've continued to read more in my Iyengar yoga book and have recently talked to my physical therapist about poses that can treat a particular issue I am struggling with. There's also a section in the book on that particular condition, as well as general stress. I think it's time to make the practice of … Continue reading It’s Yoga Time…
My husband and I, along with two friends, embarked on another Whole30 starting on Monday, July 24. I didn't take any weights or measurements, as I can safely say that knowing where I was starting wouldn't have been very motivating. I know how poorly some of my clothing started to feel, so we can go … Continue reading Whole30 #2 (take 2), Day 10
Today, I want to share how I believe sleep has the biggest effect on my health. I may not have a lot of "scientific" research to make this claim, but I do have my own data. Here is my sleep data from 3/15/17. The averages represent three time periods: The time I stopped being so … Continue reading Insomnia is not my Friend…
The morning of day 4 after my eating experiment ended... I think I'm mostly back to normal... My hips still hurt today, to the touch, which is weird. Perhaps the physical therapy on Monday was more than my body was ready to handle. My sleep is still affected, but it's getting better. Over the last … Continue reading Clean Eating Restores Equilibrium
This isn't my week, so far... I don't know if it's because of my three days of eating "crap food", but I feel like a complete physical mess. I'm sure it's more related to poor sleep, but was that caused by my poor nutrition or just from staying up too late two nights in a row? I have no … Continue reading Aches and Pains and Stress, Oh My!