Monthly Archives: January 2014

Adventures in Wheat-Free Baking: The Wrap

Santa brought me this Wheat-Belly cookbook. While I’ve glanced through the pages, I hadn’t actually tried any recipes until last weekend. Hubs had a cold and I decided to stay close to home. He’s a very non-compliant patient, so my … Continue reading

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My Wheat Confession

I ate wheat on Thursday, Day 29 of my 100 day emphasis to Abstain from the Grain. I decided not to beat myself up over it. And I learned a good lesson about what not to do next time. I … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: It’s Not Too Late

I procrastinated. I was supposed to plant the Amaryllis Red Lion bulb in early November in order to enjoy the blooms during Christmas time. I misplaced the box containing the pot, soil and bulb. Actually, I misplaced it and promptly … Continue reading

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Thank Goodness for Endorphins

Last weekend I was in a funk. A real blue mood. It felt like seasonal affective disorder. Among other things I was sad and mad that my beloved Vanderbilt Commodores’ football coach left for Penn State, poaching recruiting commitments along … Continue reading

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I Ran…

In the sun… Without a jacket… And it was wonderful. I typically work out early in the mornings. Like 5:30 a.m. early when it’s cold and dark. Because I’m spending this quarter conditioning, my workouts have taken place in the … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t Every Day Be a Day of Service?

Today the United States is observing the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. People across the country will take part in organized volunteer opportunities. I think that’s wonderful, but I am not participating. I have a speaking engagement on … Continue reading

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Valentine and Easter Candy…Better Hurry and Buy…and Binge

I took these photos on January 3, 2014. Yes, that’s an aisle full of Valentine candy and a basket of Cadbury eggs at the checkout counter. I ask you, are you so concerned with getting your Valentine and Easter shopping … Continue reading

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20 Days of Wheat Free Living…and Sleeping

Yesterday was 20 days. Twenty days without wheat. Not a cracker. Not a breadcrumb. Nada. Well, except for the tiny communion wafer I had on Sunday. I’m choosing not to worry about that.  In fact, yesterday I attended a business … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: Tom Arnold Stopped “Eating Like a Jerk”

Tom Arnold was recently on the Today show sporting a 90-pound weight loss. Here’s the clip if you want to see it. He told the viewers about the changes in his food plan: no bread, no sugar. He’s also eating … Continue reading

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I Read a Book: Salt, Sugar, Fat

Remember when the Hostess company went out of business and Twinkies were going to be discontinued? There was wailing and gnashing of teeth. If we all agree that eating processed foods is unhealthy, why do so many of us find … Continue reading

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