This is not another piece about how to maintain one's diet through the holidays. This is a piece about saying fuck it to that nonsense. I've lost 15 pounds since August and that's pretty great. I've found nutritional strategies that work for me both physically and emotionally. Here's why it's working, though, and why I … Continue reading Thanksgiving Day Diet Strategy
This is a follow-up to Eight Easy High Protein, Low Carb, Low Fat, Whole Food, Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Meal Recipes. Since writing that post, I've come to realize eating tomatoes really makes me feel like crap. I am now trying to cut out all nightshades for a while. (A life without hot peppers? How will I … Continue reading Three Easy High Protein, Low Carb, Low Fat, Dairy-Free, Nightshade-Free Meal Recipes
Whew, that title is a mouthful. Recently, I started tracking meals using MyFitnessPal (What I've Learned From Two Weeks Using MyFitnessPal). I haven't talked about my nutrition goals much, though. My nutrition goals are not only calorie focused. I also try to keep my macronutrients within a certain ratio. My target is 40% protein, 30% … Continue reading Eight Easy High Protein, Low Carb, Low Fat, Whole Food, Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Meal Recipes
Had drinks with Cookie after work yesterday. Hadn't seen him in a while and it was a lovely catch up. It was also my first time having a drink in almost two weeks, and I was amused as hell to find two glasses of wine made me slightly loopy. Fun times, though! We parted ways … Continue reading Cookie and weight loss. What a fun combination!
This Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole is so good that I've made it two weeks in a row, and both times I wound up happily eating it for multiple meals in a row. I wished I had doubled the recipe both times. I almost did the second time, until I realized I hadn't bought enough bacon … Continue reading Bacon Buffalo Chicken Casserole Recipe (Paleo, Whole30)
It appears this was the week I decided to use my oven again. My oven is used so infrequently that I've considered simply getting rid of it, in favor of more storage and counter space. There was an episode of Sex and the City where Samantha told everyone she used her oven for storing sweaters. … Continue reading Weekly Recipe Round-Up: Holy Crap, My Oven Works?
Friends, it's the weekend. We made it. And I had a whirlwind of a week. The Dud Date There was the date on Wednesday that wasn't canceled but may as well have been. I nervously talked the dude's ear off and there was little to no conversation flow. I felt like I had to think … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: Cancelled Dates, Meatless Low Carb Chili, and Low-Fat Paleo Chili
Good grief is this guy cute. Easy to talk to and a delight to spend time with. Also: a few more recipes I like.
Some of the guys who contact me on OKCupid are hilariously awful. Many are not. But the awful ones are usually more fun to talk about...
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I went, and I don't regret having done so. He's a nice guy. It was fine. I can see being friends with him. But man, this instant pot balsamic roast I made the other day... wow.
I am trying to get better regarding my nutritional intake. I follow a Paleo lifestyle and have done so for years. Avoiding sugar, gluten and dairy is routine for me. Keeping my body nourished makes it easier to stay grounded and present. My brain stays with me rather than getting lost in past trauma. The … Continue reading Nutrition and Depression/Anxiety