Like I Need an Excuse to Drink

June 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Someday, I hope to be able to once again enjoy an alcoholic beverage on occasion — while working to boot this stupid candida, all alcohol is strictly off limits. It’s almost worse than pregnancy. At least while I was preggers, I had a glass of wine now and then towards the end of the pregnancy. Oh well, the sacrifice is going to be totally worth it! I just have to keep telling myself that. In […]

Diagnosis and Dessert

June 11, 2013 at 11:03 pm

I’ve been seeing a holistic doctor… someone who is helping me heal from my various disorders. After a bunch of lab tests, I got an official diagnosis—one that I was pretty much expecting from the moment I walked in there. It’s just nice to have several pieces of paper confirming what I’ve been researching for the past year and a half. Hormonally, I have low-grade hypothyroid accompanied by VERY low progesterone. Additionally, I have candida […]

Why I Marched Today

May 25, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Today I participated in the March Against Monsanto. I joined over 2 million people from 436 cities in 52 countries to stand up against these bio-tech monsters with their deep pockets and their corruption. Given my recent crusade to personal wellness, I have a new and deep desire to help others in their journey to wellness, whatever that may be. In learning about my health and how it became so degraded, I learned that the […]

Confessions

February 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm

In any good relationship, it’s considered a virtue to admit your mistakes. So here I go… Mea culpa!! A couple of years ago, I posted about getting some good quality non-stick cookware. I really bought into the whole thing! And I turned a blind eye to the research about the dangers of PFOA & PTFE in teflon. I chose, rather, to side with those who said as long as they were used properly (ie never […]

Sugar Detox: I Survived!

January 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm

So what do you eat when you eliminate sugar (in all its insidious forms), dairy, legumes, fruit, and grains (including corn and potatoes)?? Oh yeah, AND natural low glycemic sweeteners like sugar alcohols and stevia! Turns out, quite a lot! And hey, did you know that cashews and peanuts are both considered legumes!? I didn’t know that, and now I do. So, yesterday I wrapped up the 21 Day Sugar Detox, and I’m feeling victorious […]

Salsa-fied

January 17, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I am more than half way through the detox, and I feel great! Unfortunately, yesterday Mike came down with appendicitis which is probably an entire post in itself. But, before he came home from work in agony, I made a batch of salsa and posted this picture to Facebook, with the caption “I just made this and I fear it won’t make it till the end of the day!” Alas, we spent the evening in […]

My Chocolate Fix

January 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Last night was the end of day three on my 21 Day Sugar Detox and I was hitting the cravings pretty hard. They seem to come and go… Most of the time I’m fine, but when I have to make something for Gabriel that is off-limits, I get pretty twitchy. Breakfast as been toughest because he’s been asking for our famous blueberry omeletes. It’s seriously amazing, and I have a hard time not licking Gabe’s […]

Smoothies!

January 4, 2013 at 2:14 pm

I’ve been coveting a Vitamix for a while — ever since they were doing in-store demos at Wegmans. However, I lack the $400 clams to spend on such a device! It may be lovely and makes a killer smoothie as well as a ton of other uses (or so it claims), but I can’t justify the cost. I saw the NutriBullet advertised in-store at Bed Bath and Beyond and thought I would do a little […]

2012 Recap and TMI

January 3, 2013 at 10:10 pm

2012 was a major turning point in my life for many reasons. I started the year off at the bottom of the barrel; in a very dark place that I wasn’t sure I could crawl out of. It was cold and lonely down there and I found that I didn’t really know who I was or where I was headed. But despite the year’s initial low points, I believe it ended on a really positive […]

Giving Thanks

November 22, 2012 at 12:10 am

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! I hope you’re taking time to sit back and enjoy it… relax even! At least that’s what I’m trying to do. We’re approaching things a little differently around here this year. Last year this time I was a physical & emotional mess. And I guess that’s what I’m thankful for this year. Sometimes it takes those terrible moments of misery to show you what’s really important. When I hit the bottom of […]

Four Eyes

April 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I have come to the sad realization that I REQUIRE visual help when I’m at the computer. I got my glasses a few years ago during my employment at the “job from Hell”. I was convinced that the stress of the job was making my eyes bad. So after I lost my job, I stopped wearing the glasses. It never occurred to my that I actually needed them. Now, I find myself squinting a lot, […]

Happy New Year

January 11, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I am going to really try and make time to Blog more this year. Whether it be a top 5 list or just saying what is going on recently. Happy new year everyone! So far this has been a fantastic year full of lots of fun times and few bad times.  Also, it has not snowed yet this season to any degree that bothers me. Read almost none at all. I have re-discovered the ability […]