Interrupting the CGM Data for Breaking News

I learned so much from my continuous glucose monitor (CGM) study and I will continue sharing my data from my Standard American Diet (SAD) experiment, but first, I want to share what happened to me yesterday and a very timely email I received. I've been strict low carb for two-weeks, increasing my amount of intermittent … Continue reading Interrupting the CGM Data for Breaking News

2nd 90-Day Challenge Numbers

I mentioned in my previous blog, 2nd 90-Day Challenge Goal Results, that while my soft goals went okay, I wasn't super happy with my overall nutritional progress.  Basically, my weight and measurements headed in the wrong direction, although not in an unrepairable way. It's funny... I saw it coming.  I used my data tracking spreadsheet … Continue reading 2nd 90-Day Challenge Numbers

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

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

Happy Birthday to Me

Thursday was my 44th birthday and it ended up being a three-day, poor-eating marathon.  That was after starting this 90-days struggling nutritionally.  My blood pressure has also gone up.  I haven't isolated the problem yet, but my suspicion is that it's because I started DHEA supplements again.  I just can't say that with any certainty … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me

Three Months!!

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!!

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

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…

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!

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