Measurable Success! Triglycerides slashed!
When I started the journey of mostly grain-free and whole foods living, I weighed about 14 pounds more than I do now, and I had Triglycerides on the high side at 154-162. HDL was 54 in November, but went up to 83 after two months of grain free. ... Read more
Free from the Tyranny of Running
I love running, the feel of it, even in the first mile. I do miss it, too. But I had grown to feel robbed if I didn't get out and RUN if the weather was beautiful.
Today, I realized that to run, Savannah would have to ride her too-small bik... Read more
The Importance of Family Meals
I spent the night using up 2 bunches of cilantro to make the glorious rancheros sauce featured in Everyday Paleo. It freezes very well, so well worth my time to make a giant batch: 24 tomatillos, 2 jalapenos, 8 cloves of garlic, juice from 2 lim... Read more
Everyday Paleo Continues, and branching out
A couple of developments as far as shopping. I realized after my early bacon-fest that I really wanted and needed to have many more veggies, green leafy ones in particular, in my life. I took up with a grocery delivery service called greenbean... Read more
Eating Crap and Not Sleeping Enough--Excellent Experiment!
After a couple of months of feeling GREAT, vanquishing one cold like I never had, and just feeling very settled in this lifestyle, I had one week where I went off-course.
The home meals continued to be winners, because I'm doing just fine k... Read more
Respecting My Food -- I get it!
Yesterday, after my daughter's art class, we came home to eat leftover ribs for lunch. We'd gotten ribs from a place down the street for Friday night's big night out.
Normally, in my prior life, I would have either microwaved them, or just... Read more
Everyday Paleo - Week 3 and then some
As I've started to really get a grasp of how to cook with the new ingredients in my life, I've started "winging it" more and going off the Everyday Paleo 30 day menu plan. But I'm still proceeding through it--there are just nights where I say,... Read more
GREAT Checkup for my Daughter!
Savannah grew about 1.5 inches since October, and lost 6 pounds. The doctor came in and playfully said, "Savannah, it seems YOOOOOooou've been shrinking! How did this happen!?"
Savannah giggled and told me, "YOU tell him, Mommy!"
And ... Read more
The Pure Joy of a Well-Stocked Paleo Pantry
This morning, I was able to contribute a really nice trail mix to this morning's MovNat meetup group, because I HAVE a ton of almonds and other nuts, and some dried fruits for occasional snacking in favor of candy, and the very fine coconut flak... Read more
NuvaRing and High Triglycerides
Now, my brother obviously wouldn't have the issue of taking birth control, so I still believe there's a familial tendency toward high triglycerides. HOWEVER, I first got cited for highish triglycerides in September 2010--two months after I went ... Read more
It's funny, but all this time I've been worried about my child and her weight and sugar intake, and my friend Linda. I went on this quest to support Linda, but also, I would not have found Wheat Belly if I wasn't researching causes of obesity al... Read more
Making Sense of Lab Tests - High Triglyceride Quandary
I had a rather comprehensive set of tests done on myself on 1/16 to assess what, if any, progress has been made to improve my numbers:
Waist circumference: 30
Risk Rat... Read more
Everyday Paleo Apple Muffins -- AWESOME AWESOMENESS!
We woke late and made our planned and anticipated muffins this morning. WHAT AN EASY AND DELICIOUS TREAT!
- VERY EASY to involve your child in the preparing of it. Make 'em do the work.
- Heat the coconut oil in your little sau... Read more
My Friend Linda -- A Wheat Elimination Cause for Celebration
As I've mentioned in every post or thread I get a chance to, my friend Linda is a huge reason why Savannah and I are now living Primally.
When Linda told me in October that she didn't know what to do, that her a1c level was 7.6, and that he... Read more
Everyday Paleo - Week 2, installment 3--PLUS a recipe by me!
First of all, I must celebrate succeeding at coming up with my own "Primal Concoction" as a part of the 21 day Primal Challenge that I'm doing with the Primal Lifestyle team. It went over hugely well with both Savannah and me, was SO easy, and ... Read more