Monthly Archives: March 2014

Oh, Gwyneth

Gwyneth Paltrow has given the chronically offended another reason to get riled up. In an interview with E! she said, “It’s much harder for me. I feel like I set it up in a way that makes it difficult because…for … Continue reading

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Still Grain Free, Mostly

I have to say, I thought giving up all grains for Lent would be dreadful. I’m surprised at how easy it is. Maybe that’s because I’ve been mostly wheat-free since December 26. Here’s a little confession: Because the Lenten season … Continue reading

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And the Surgeon Said…

I can now begin “easing in” to working out! I am allowed to walk/run, swim and cycle. Weight lifting needs to wait a while longer, but for everything else, “let your pain be your guide.” I anticipated he would tell … Continue reading

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Reuniting With My Surgeon

I see my surgeon today. It will be my first meeting with him since my February 21 incarcerated umbilical hernia surgery; I saw his nurse a few weeks ago for suture removal. I am filled with curiosity. Was I born … Continue reading

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Something to Look Forward To

As I mentioned Monday, I’m in a slump from not being able to work out. I know, that pales in comparison to problems other people face. But a slump is a slump. Prior to finding out I needed surgery,  I … Continue reading

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Use Caution Around Cutlery

This is a public service announcement. Always use caution when handling kitchen cutlery. On Sunday morning I needed about a teaspoon of coconut oil. Coconut oil is solid and waxy at room temperature. Like this: As I said, I needed … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: This One’s For Me

It’s been five weeks since I set foot in the gym: two weeks from the time the hernia appeared to surgery and tthree weeks post-op. I have at least another three weeks to go before I can even think about … Continue reading

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Who Keeps Me Healthy?

The American Recall Center recently invited me to write a post for possible inclusion in its Who Keeps You Healthy on-line campaign. That’s a no-brainer and it’s been too long since I’ve written a heart-felt thank you to my friend/training … Continue reading

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Viva la Grain Free!

My first week of completely grain-free living has gone surprisingly well. My first brush with temptation came Friday night when hubs wanted to go to a Mexican restaurant. This place is a step up from the Tex-Mex places that are … Continue reading

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Monday Motivation: Life In an Exclamation Point

I didn’t watch the Oscars. I’m a Walking Dead fan, so I was over at AMC. But I followed the Oscars on Twitter and couldn’t miss Ellen’s selfie. I bet you saw it too. Here’s a photo of the making … Continue reading

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