A License to Chill and Eating Real Food in 2016

In 2015, I naively thought that starting this blog would be a panacea for my health and weight loss goals....more

Show Me a Family Bed and I'll Show You a Tired Family

You don’t realize how poorly you sleep until you are given the chance to sleep alone. In theory, a king-sized bed should be large enough to accommodate a 6-foot-4 man, a 5-foot-5 woman, and a 12-pound dog. In reality, it’s not. Particularly when the man has legs that resemble stilts, the woman doesn’t like skin-to-skin contact while sleeping, and the dog likes to snuggle. ...more

Gluten Free Goals

Mir loves the new bean bag chair!Our 7-foot bean bag chair is here!Our bean bag chair finally came! Adam said that we aren't allowed to call it a bean bag chair because it's actually full of little pieces of memory foam....more

26 Ways To Create Internal Stability In The New Year

The new year means a chance to start fresh, look yourself in the mirror, ignite change and create internal stability. Even if you’ve fallen off track in the past or you’re hesitant to attempt reaching new goals, remind yourself that it’s not too late.In fact, it’s the perfect time to rejuvenate and reignite the flame inside yourself. I promise that if you turn these tips into daily, or even weekly habits, you’ll experience an abundance of positive changes in your life and health....more

Food Labels Hacked My Way

Don't you feel like you need a degree in Biochemistry, or at least Nutritional Science, to understand food labels enough to just simply go grocery shopping? I hear you! And, the eating rules change all the time!Butter was out for awhile. That was a sad time. Now it's back in, or at least sort of, depending on what you're reading, or what you hear on the news, or from your friends....more

(Almost) 9 months Postpartum

Here I am. Almost nine months postpartum after delivering a healthy, happy(or not...) and beautiful baby girl. I ended my pregnancy at a staggering 247 pounds. It makes me cringe as I sit here and think about it. Through these last nine months I have learned many things about myself: 1. I can actually still survive on minimal amounts of sleep 2. It's okay to mess up every once in a while 3. Even if she's screaming her little baby head off, she still loves and needs me 4. Time really does fly 5. I cannot go back to the 'old me'   ...more

Health Care Tips in the Modern Era

Being as a healthy person is not easy. There is nothing more important than health. That’s the thing you have to deal with the health care. Many first countries in the world try to support everyone with the health insurance. The insurance will probably take the good care of your health. Everyone needs the equal support to take the good care of the health. It is not an easy thing to take the good care of your health....more

Psychological Warfare In The Grocery Store & How to Fight Back

Everyone knows the purpose of a commercial on TV is to sell you a product. We also know as we watch them, or fast forward through them, that there is marketing taking place on the psychological level. Some of it is blatant and some of it is subliminal. What we don’t often consider, is that these tactics are also surrounding us each time we enter a grocery store....more
....make a list & stick to it...that way, you can't get got!more

Gluten-Free is Just A Fancy Way to Say Freedom

Here's my big political stance: I'm pro long weekends! There I said it. Even without a gimp knee, there never seems to be enough time to have fun and get everything done that needs to get done. Maybe it's because I don't have a gimp knee that weekends seem to be getting shorter and shorter.This whole gluten-free thing really seems to be working for me.On January 1, I was able to work out on the elliptical for 25 minutes. I followed that with some agility ladder training. Other than the agility ladder being slippery on the concrete basement floor, I had no trouble....more

Raw Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie with Pistachio Macadamia Coconut Crust

Raw Vegan Chocolate Cream Pie with Pistachio Macadamia Coconut CrustThis dairy-free, rich, creamy chocolate no-bake raw vegan dessert is so delicious you’ll hardly believe it’s good for you! Naturally gluten-free, it’s sure to please at social events, too. Enjoy satisfying desserts without feeling weighed down and bloated the next day....more