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
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!
I did my first alcohol experiment on May 3rd and it didn't go according to plan. I wasn't going to post it until I had a chance to repeat it, but in the spirit of full disclosure, I feel like I should. One of my issues with medical and pharmaceutical research is that negative experiments … Continue reading Alcohol 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
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
I took my final DHEA supplement on Wednesday morning to try and combat my increasing blood pressure, which is documented in the blog Back in Control… Somewhat. Here’s a table of my blood pressure values on Wednesday compared to Thursday and Friday (format systolic/diastolic/pulse): Wednesday Thursday Friday (thus far) 125/83/82 120/81/77 111/64/72 153/106/72 121/87/72 128/85/76 … Continue reading What a Difference a Day Makes
Now that I've finished my first Three Months!!, it's time to start looking at the next phase of my transformation. I bought a different planner for my second 90-day challenge and did all of the introductory soul searching the last few days of the previous challenge. I had a pretty good idea of where I … Continue reading My 2nd 90-Day Goals
I am so pleased with my three month progress! It's amazing how much improvement I've seen in such a short amount of time. I'm certainly not where I want to be, but I've done enough to stay motivated my next 90-days!! Two blogs posted in one day - this is a new record!! I had … Continue reading Three Months!!
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 5 Met