Taking the full measure of life

Entries from February 2008

Songs to Exercise (and Live) By

February 28th, 2008 · 7 Comments

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Tags: running just as fast as we can

Single-Digit Clothing

February 27th, 2008 · 22 Comments

Yesterday, I bought a dress for the Easter service at my husband’s parents’ church. It is a size 8.  That is the smallest size outfit I have ever worn. That’s all for now.

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Tags: non-scale victories

Late Winter Weekly Meal Plan

February 24th, 2008 · 7 Comments

I’m still on the road to recovery from anemia, though I am feeling somewhat better and was able (yay!) to do a run yesterday without the deep, sickening exhaustion that had been accompanying my exercise. (That was my first run—a short one, just a mile—after taking a week off from exercising while I get my […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · baked potato of the week · meal planning · new activity of the month · winter

Food-Related Tidbits

February 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Pepper at Frugal Cuisine has a post up about different measures of how economical a food is.  It’s a good, short read that can get you weighing elements you may not have considered. Off the Bone has a post about how to make bacon toffee. Bacon toffee? Yes!  I think it sounds fascinating to try—the […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

One-Dish Meal: Spaghetti Squash Casserole

February 21st, 2008 · 24 Comments

When people tell you that spaghetti squash tastes just like noodles, they’re lying. Or their taste buds are off, or they have some magical way of cooking it. But despite not tasting like carbolicious spaghetti, spaghetti squash does taste good, and it is filling enough to use as a recipe base in lieu of a […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · vegetarian · winter

Don’t Give Up On Taking Good Care of Yourself

February 19th, 2008 · 18 Comments

We struggle when an element of our lives doesn’t go the way we have wanted or planned for it to go. Often, when the way seems too tough, we give up. We quit trying to swim against what seems a permanent current or undertow; we take the path of least resistance and let life float […]

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Tags: non-scale victories · on the soapbox

True Love (and some mighty-green pasta sauce)

February 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’ve been exhausted lately. Not the kind of exhausted where you need a good night’s sleep—really, completely, totally exhausted nearly all the time, despite however much sleep I may get. And it’s reached critical mass in the last couple of weeks, because my exercise has begun to suffer from the feeling. Usually running energizes me, […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · celebrations & holidays · quick meals · vegetarian · winter

Learning to make salads I love

February 13th, 2008 · 18 Comments

I can’t say I grew up hating salads, because I thought I loved them. Unfortunately, once I was an adult, I realized that I didn’t actually love my childhood salads; I loved drenching lettuce in really high-fat, high-calorie toppings and dressings and then eating those foods. A typical tasty salad of my childhood would have […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · quick meals · vegetarian

Valentine’s Week Healthy Meal Plan (& My Weigh-In for the Week)

February 9th, 2008 · 10 Comments

I’m weighing in this week at 168.8 pounds, which means I have now lost 34.8 pounds since January of 2007 and over 58 pounds since my highest weight. I have 18 pounds until I reach my goal weight! That’s exciting. (My goal weight could always change if I decide I’m comfortable at a different weight […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · baked potato of the week · celebrations & holidays · dessert · flexitarian · fruits of my labor · meal planning · new activity of the month · winter

Learning to Listen (a ‘for example’ or two from my last post)

February 7th, 2008 · 16 Comments

I haven’t talked about it a lot with many people, but I’ve been going through a lot lately . . . mostly peripherally speaking. Does that sound odd? In the last three weeks, I have had two people confide in me that they are leaving their husbands (coincidentally on the same day, actually); another friend […]

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Tags: gratitude