Life After “The After”

Two years ago I spent a lot of time on the mirror taking selfie’s of my super fit body. At least that was what I thought I was doing. Looking back now I see near gauntness. I see a lack of curves where my body wants to exist. I see bones where I’d benefit fromRead more

On Drinking and Belonging.

I didn’t drink in high school. I was lucky enough to have friends that didn’t really either. You might think that was a testament to the way my parents raised me, or the Sunday School classes I came up through. Maybe. I think I didn’t drink because the opportunity never presented itself. I never feltRead more

Whole30: the solitary version

I’m currently on Day 17 on my second Whole30. I did my first go-round last February and in to March. I ended up taking pictures of all my meals. Which I shared on this blog. Which posts to Facebook. My pictures even inspired a post on Everyday Paleo. Not to mention the countless tweets, twitterRead more

Finding a Fresh Start.

The new year is a curious thing. Many times it has slipped by me as little more than a marker that the return to school is that much closer. Or a reminder that taxes need to be done. 2013 is different. Starting a new calendar year feels like the long-awaited trigger I’ve been caressing forRead more

Paleo thoughts.

Eleven months. I’ve been eating Paleo (admittedly of varying degrees) and doing high intensity interval training for eleven months. I’ve seen amazing physical results, which is great. Socially sanctioned and it’s nice to have some numbers to spew out to make people understand. But here’s the thing–numbers are the topping on the cake. And sinceRead more

Whole 30: Days 25-30

The homestretch. At this point it was definitely auto-pilot, though I really do encourage you to check out my non-food re-cap of these days to understand the context of these meals. It’s both not as hard as you think and not as easy as it might look. Don’t get me wrong, it’s far from impossible,Read more

Whole 30: Days 20-24

Day 20- Breakfast: salad shrimp sauteed in coconut oil with red, yellow and orange peppers and a couple eggs, topped with avocado and a side of leftover roasted butternut squash Lunch: (for me and two toddlers) ground turkey patties, egg salad, roasted yams (I ate much more that pictured here, FYI) Dinner: sliced ham, pepperoni,Read more

Whole 30: Days 16-19

My blurb for this post concerns the time spent doing this. Not the food part, or even the picture-taking part, but the compiling, delineating and posting part. No, I probably don’t have time for this. But it is a rather mindless task that I am finding somewhat enjoyable. I am especially intrigued by this recordRead more

Whole 30: Days 10-15

Day 10- Breakfast: Trader Joe’s ends and pieces bacon (yes back to bacon! missed it too much), cooked up with broccoli, zucchini, sweet potato, leftover hamburger patty and kale. Lunch: leftover hamburger patty, Boar’s Head pepperoni, avocado Snack: Maranatha Almond Butter straight outta the jar (thus begins my few day affair with nut butters) Dinner:Read more

Whole 30: Days 6-9

As I start the second week of my Whole30, I’d like to point out a few things. The first is that I end up eating on-the-go a LOT (as evidenced by the Rubbermaid) so strike that as an excuse. The second is that I eat (and re-purpose) a lot of leftovers. Some of that isRead more