Turtle Point Follow-up!
I'm back with another update. I have poked in a few times and read everyone's blogs, but it's pretty crazy for me to be writing much. So turtle points it is!
Let's just dive right in, shall we?
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I've decided to come up for air before I plunge back into my pulmonary physiology lectures for the day. I just noticed that my last blog was in October! Ack!
So here are my bullet points for the last four months. Actually, since I can't mak... Read more
So I challenged myself to go Primal again. I feel like I have greater flexibility going Primal as opposed to Paleo or Whole30. I don't care who writes an article about how to make tradeoffs to make Paleo perfection affordable, I can't bloody aff... Read more
I survived the first gauntlet!
I got through my first barrage of exams and made it out with As and Bs. I call this the gauntlet because our exams in the program are all at the same time, beginning on a Thursday and running until the following Thursday. There is de... Read more
I'm back (a little!)
A LOT has been happening lately, so I'll try to keep it short.
I graduated with my BA in Classics this May, and I was accepted into a one-year, pre-professional Master's in Medical Science program at my university. I'm LOVING ... Read more
You know what time it is!
That's right, it's time for another Whole30!
I didn't take measurements this morning because I felt like the bloating from New Year's Eve festivities would skew my baseline, so tomorrow I'll take note of them.
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Well, that just took the fun out of junk food
I made pumpkin bars last night and my mom and I both ate one.
Considering how bad I've been about staying on the straight, narrow, and grain-free (nothing to cook, Mom had two big ol' boxes of my formerly favorite cereal, you see where thi... Read more
What is a "no-brakes" food?
I'm a professed boredom eater. It sucks when it seems like the only way to control it is to put duct tape over your own mouth. How hard can it be to only put things in one's mouth, chew, and swallow ONLY when it is physically necessary? Well, I ... Read more
Serious weather-related question
Hokay. So. Context:
I live in Florida.
Here in Florida, widespread panic ensues when the temperature outdoors drops to 70 degrees or below, and heating systems statewide creak into action after nine months dormant.
Unless you're ... Read more
Healthy grocery shopping
Our chain 'round here is Publix, and they have the best sale this week. I bought asparagus, salad mix, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, avocadoes, and goat cheese all on sale. I even picked up some greek yogurt (budget concerns+lactose tolerance=dair... Read more
Easy Italian Meatball Recipe
In my in-laws' house, "easy" means "boxed," or "processed," or "bottled," usually combined in some proportion in a slow-cooker.
Personally I think my MIL is just scared of cooking. Anything that doesn't come with instructions seems to petr... Read more
A flopped Whole30 is a learning experience
Well, Mom just asked if she could go take a nap for an hour. Which translates to "quit banging sh*t around, I'm going to sleep." So my chicken thighs are in the oven, the baba ghanous is in the processor waiting to be processed, and I've par-coo... Read more
My turn to be sick
Whatever it is, I caught it. I woke up this morning with a sore throat and the fever hit around 10:00 this morning. Fun stuff.
I took this opportunity to thaw my chicken bones and toss them in the stockpot for homemade stock. This time I'm... Read more
Birthday Whole30 Day 8, with a segue into pre-planning wedding planning
I haven't TOTALLY come down with something, but after today I probably will. I munched on an apple while I went to Dan's to pick him up (we carpool) and he decided not to go to campus today because he felt so bad. It's totally optional for him o... Read more
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Birthday Whole30 Days 6 and 7, and I might be catching IT
I can't believe it's been a whole week already.
Mom roasted and slow-cooked a sirloin roast last night for dinner. It turned out totally Whole30, since she discovered she was out of beef gravy and only had beef broth. This was great for me,... Read more