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

Back in Control… Somewhat

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

Clarified Focus

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

1st 90-Day Challenge – Goal 3 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 3 Met

1st 90-Day Challenge – Goal 4 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 4 Met

Blood Pressure – Also on the Decline

Since my resting heart rate looked so good, I decided to plot my morning blood pressure measurements over time. I had previously tried to do my average blood pressure over the week (considering all measurements), but there is so much variability over the course of a day that the overall effect of the downward trend … Continue reading Blood Pressure – Also on the Decline

Month Two Update – Not the Plan…

The Rolling Stones sang an appropriate song to where I am writing this blog... "You can't always get what you want You can't always get what you want You can't always get what you want But if you try sometimes, you might find You get what you need." That song is on my heart this … Continue reading Month Two Update – Not the Plan…

It’s Yoga Time…

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…

42 and Feeling Like 84…

I've really been struggling for the past few months.  I wish I could blame it completely on poor nutrition, but honestly, some of these problems have been around for the past couple of years (I've just chosen to ignore them) and the sleep issue has been well-discussed here.  While the Whole30 and the Daniel Fast … Continue reading 42 and Feeling Like 84…