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

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

January Fast – Starting Clean

Since my proof of concept fast went well, I began planning for my next fast - the one I would use to change my lifestyle, my cravings, and all of the negativity that goes along with that.  I previously shared my goals for the 90-day period (see 2019 Plan – Starting Soon on a Blog Near … Continue reading January Fast – Starting Clean

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!

Allergy Detour

I visited an allergist last week to see if my digestive issues, red face, and itchiness were caused by a food allergy.  I had previously had allergy tests ~4 years ago, but I was not tested for any food allergies.  I only had one allergy back then, and that was to two different types of dust mites.  I … Continue reading Allergy Detour

“Roma Diet”, Day 5

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

Answers and Questions – Part 2

I saw the movie "Eating You Alive" last Tuesday after feeling pretty digestively terrible.  It dawned on me that I was most regular and my skin looked its best when I was on the Daniel Fast last year, so I was interested in learning more about how a Vegan diet would improve my health.  I … Continue reading Answers and Questions – Part 2

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…

Whole30 #2 (take 2), Day 10

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