Greetings to all from a new member

Hello all,

I just joined Cronometer and I think it's a great site!

Just sharing to whoever might be suffering from insomnia. LOL

At age 57 even though I see my doctor regularly I was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure. Usually my doctor would discuss with me the alternatives but this time he immediately put me on medication. There was NO WAY I was going to jump into the use of drugs in order to solve what should be solvable by a change of life style - proper dieting and exercising. Only a few years ago I was very active but started to turn into a couch potato - not over weight but then not doing the things I should to take BEST care of my health. The high blood pressure, the silent killer, was a wake up call! When I become passionate about a task I can become obsessed to a point of being manic! Everything is put under a microscope - exercise and diet. Every clove of garlic weighed, every 1/8 tsp of salt tracked. Blood pressure measured regularly - sometimes too much that the act of taking a blood pressure test is stressing me out when I get bad numbers - though in general I've been improving. Been tracking my results by Excel spreadsheet and collecting nutritional data data from the internet manually. Doing conversions after conversions up the Ying Yang to a point that perhaps nutritional tracking would be considered an exercise in itself! What drove me nuts about this process is when a certain unit of measure was not available or having to figure out exactly how many SQUARE cubes of avocado fit in a ROUND cup - you get my drift.

To this, Cronometer is EXCELLENT. At the very least it has ability to put in Grams or Ounces and whatever factor you need - works great with my kitchen scale. Easy to see where your proteins, carbs, fats are coming from. Easy to track what I can increase/decrease to meet my potassium goal over sodium to reduce my blood pressure. I don't only use Cronometer to track my progress but also use it to plan meals around my macronutrient requirements.

Anyway that's a little about me. Look forward to interacting with the community here and there to keep this site the BEST.

Thanks Cronometer for a great website and mobile app!



  • welcome Brian. I'm completely new also. good luck!

  • Welcome to you too, Annie! Best wishes on achieving your goals!

  • Hi,
    Just joined yesterday, and I’m looking forward to sharing topics.
    Following Dr. Greger’s WFPB.

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