Taking the full measure of life

Entries from August 2008

Pleasures of the Finite (and Some Tasty Cookies)

August 30th, 2008 · 28 Comments

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Tags: allergen-free recipes · dessert · vegetarian

Meal Plan for the Week: Wholesome, Tasty, and Allergen-Free (Plus a weight-loss update)

August 25th, 2008 · 22 Comments

Do you ever have moments when your brain is so mashed full of thoughts, ideas, and feelings that when you open your mouth to speak or pose your hands to type, you pause to collect your thoughts, and then can get little of use to come out? That’s me today.  I’m sitting in a chair […]

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Tags: autumn · locavore · meal planning · running just as fast as we can · Uncategorized · vegetarian

On Wishing & Wisdom

August 22nd, 2008 · 10 Comments

Wishing has power–not necessarily in a magical or religious sense (though maybe?), but because when you formulate a solid wish for your life, you set yourself up to put the wheels of your life in motion, allowing you to move toward your desire.  Or at least, you can use the wish as the catalyst for […]

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Tags: on the soapbox

The Small Things (A Short Post of Gratitude)

August 20th, 2008 · 13 Comments

I was just scratching my collarbone, and I’m still amazed that my collarbones have emerged from my body in the last 15 or so pounds of weight loss. When I’ve had abdominal surgery before, it’s always been followed by a natural period of swelling and then an unnatural period of extreme weight gain as I […]

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Tags: gratitude · non-scale victories · running just as fast as we can

This Week’s Meal Plan: Healthy Food, Peace of Mind

August 12th, 2008 · 12 Comments

I’ll get to my meal plan, but much of eating, for me, is tied up with other health and emotional issues, so before my plan: I’m trying to heed much of what my Chinese med practitioner and I have discussed.  One of the elements that has been key to me lately is trying to focus […]

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Tidbits & Questions for You: Food Allergies, Celiac, Health, Treats

August 11th, 2008 · 15 Comments

My best friend is going for a job interview in California, where I fully expect they’ll offer her the job (and that’s not just me being supportive–she’s just pretty much got it in the bag); she leaves on Wednesday. (I’m not sniffling only because I’m not really *thinking* about it yet.)  She’ll be staying in […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes

The Joy of Turning Seasons

August 8th, 2008 · 6 Comments

The foreshortening of the days becomes apparent.  The quality of the afternoon light changes, somehow, a subtle shift toward golden as our half of the planet gradually shifts away from the sun.  Fall is coming.  It’s still hot as Hades most days and some nights, and it will be for some time.  But tonight, our […]

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Speaking of diagnoses . . .

August 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I went out tonight for dinner with an ex-boyfriend.  He was my first love, actually; we dated from age 17 to 20.  We’ve become pretty close friends again in the last few months, and we go out for a meal together every few weeks.  Tonight we were belatedly celebrating our birthdays, which are close together.  […]

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How did you get diagnosed as an adult? (food allergies & celiac/gluten intolerance)

August 4th, 2008 · 16 Comments

There’s been a crescendo of questions lately coming at me by email and blog comment about how I came to learn that I have food allergies and gluten intolerance/atypical celiac disease. Also, people keep commenting in person to me and my best friend—she was diagnosed with food allergies after me—that it ‘must be something in […]

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