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

One Month Numbers

Okay, here goes... I am going to post things that I never thought I would about myself.  Hahaha, just not the pictures.  I may share those on my Facebook group, but I still have to work up that courage!  For full disclosure, the data presented below come from the following days of this process: Initial … Continue reading One Month Numbers

A Break from Facts and Figures

I'm a chemist - I really like facts and figures, but I've noticed that when I write blogs that seem very insightful from my perspective, I'm often the only one who reads them.  I don't write for accolades, rather to document my journey, so it's not a huge problem for me, but I have definitely … Continue reading A Break from Facts and Figures

One Month Update!

It has now been one month since I started my initial fast. I have reintroduced many foods and have had two sets of post-fast blood work, one after ten days and the other after 24 days (right before writing this). My eating patterns have been based on intermittent fasting, beginning with time restricted eating over ~8 … Continue reading One Month Update!

Go-To Foods, 21-30

Here we go with 10 more... This time, I'm going to start with fruits for when you need some sweet and then a few snacks, bars, and a protein.  It's going to get harder and harder to have themes as I do this.  But, in looking at fruits, I realize there are many varieties that … Continue reading Go-To Foods, 21-30

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

2019 Plan – Starting Soon on a Blog Near You!

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!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Okay, now I'm hungry.... Seriously though, the first DietBet is in the books and I squeezed out a win, although I cut it way too close for comfort!! Tuesday was the first day of the weigh-in period, so I wanted to get the weight done as soon as possible, in case there were issues. Thankfully … Continue reading Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Black-Listed Food: Protein Bars

RIP Date: 3/1/2017 I previously felt that protein bars were healthy; like even diet-worthy. I ate a variety of them, but my favorites were the Zone Perfect Chocolate Peanut Butter bars. Other ones I ate regularly were Nature's Valley Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate bars and Fiber One Peanut Butter bars. Are you sensing a theme here? I've … Continue reading Black-Listed Food: Protein Bars