Taking the full measure of life

Entries from May 2008

The Things We Carry

May 25th, 2008 · 19 Comments

If you’re new here and want to understand the title and purpose of my blog, you can read my first post by clicking here. You may also want to subscribe to my RSS feed so that you don’t miss further posts of interest to you. Thanks for visiting, and I hope you’ll stop by often! […]

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Tags: gratitude · on the soapbox

Patterns Matter

May 22nd, 2008 · 19 Comments

Why is this such a difficult post to write? For about two days now, this screen has been up on my computer, and I have been struggling to say what I am trying to say. I guess it is because this topic is so interwoven and because it is still, in some ways, a painful […]

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Tags: gratitude · meal planning · non-scale victories · on the soapbox · Uncategorized

Another Victory

May 19th, 2008 · 35 Comments

My 100th post on this blog: a great time to celebrate a new level of fitness. It’s me . . . in a size-8 top and size-10 jeans! This isn’t the first size-8 top I’ve bought lately–it’s the fifth or sixth one in the last few months–but this is my first size-10 pair of jeans […]

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Tags: fruits of my labor · non-scale victories

Healthy Meal Plan for a Busy Spring Week

May 18th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Dan and I start our thrice-weekly work-out class this week. In practice, going to the class shouldn’t be terribly different than coming home and going for a run was prior to now. However, I’m planning to succeed by assuming that it will put me home later than I expect—-and planning meals as if I will […]

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Tags: flexitarian · locavore · meal planning · quick meals · spring

Strawberry Carnage

May 17th, 2008 · 5 Comments

All day yesterday, it threatened to rain, so I never got to go strawberry-picking as I had intended.  At the farmer’s market this morning, however, one of the farmers had a deal:  $2/pint for the strawberries she had picked on Tuesday.  They were just past their peak, but Dan and I knew we could use […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

A True Spring Dinner

May 15th, 2008 · 6 Comments

I worked last Saturday morning and thus sent my husband to the neighborhood farmer’s market (which is only held on Saturday mornings) to pick fresh, local vegetables for our week’s meals. He came home with several veggies, including a bag of lovely fresh, shelled peas. He had picked the peas rather at random, but peas […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · flexitarian · locavore · quick meals · spring

Being Open to Change When the Time for Change Comes

May 13th, 2008 · 7 Comments

I’m proud of this girl.  This girl is a runner.  Look at her at her very first 5k last fall.  Awwww. Running has made her feel like she has the possibility to be an athlete.  It’s there inside her.  Even more so now, it’s there in her strengthened thighs, strong calves, and crazy-hard obliques.  It’s […]

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This Week’s Meal Plan & . . . Got a Brand of Cheeze You Like?

May 12th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Life is just buzzing along–busy as usual!  Here’s my meal plan for the week, which is, as always, focused on locally grown/produced foods, high in veggies, low in processed foods, generally healthy, and free of gluten, soy, eggs, and dairy/casein. By the way, it looks like this loss of sheep and goat dairy may be […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Allergen-Free, Gluten-Free Coconut Macaroon Pancakes

May 7th, 2008 · 6 Comments

When I saw Heidi’s coconut macaroon pancakes, I knew I had to try them. When my friend Les saw them independently, she felt the same way. We integrated them in to our simplicity circle retreat meal plan. When the time arrived to make them, we altered them to be gluten-free and egg-free, and we hoped […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · quick meals · vegetarian

A New Milestone: 40 Pounds Down!

May 6th, 2008 · 15 Comments

A photo of me at around 215 pounds A photo of me at 163 (To see more photos of my transition, click here.  As a side note, I’m a big proponent of the “embrace what God gave you” philosophy, so the above photo of me with straight hair is only the third time in my […]

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Tags: fruits of my labor