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!
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
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
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…
I was thinking yesterday that I feel I am made a fundamental shift in my mindset. Looking back over my life, I have always seen myself as a fat person. That view started in high school and it was clearly incorrect from pictures of myself from that time period. It continued as I got older … Continue reading Shift in Mindset
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!
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
About a month after my two-day, I decided to embark on a five-day fast. I was feeling decently, and my blood work appeared to be pretty stable over time, so I thought it was a good time to go for it. I had also noticed that my mindless eating was increasing and I knew there … Continue reading Fasting, Part 2 – 5 days!
Years ago, I did my first one-day fast. It was a corporate fast for someone who attended my former church. Even though I had moved away, I thought it would be good to join the congregation in their fast. Unfortunately, the day of the fast corresponded to a day where I participated in a training … Continue reading Fasting, Part 1 – History
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…