Taking the full measure of life

Entries from January 2009

Support for the Year of Self-Care: Grocery Planning & Shopping

January 21st, 2009 · 13 Comments

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The Year of Self-Care: Commit to Weekly Grocery Planning

January 14th, 2009 · 26 Comments

Perhaps you are a lucky soul who lives in a time and place where, during your day, each day, you get to take a lovely stroll through stalls or shops selling fresh vegetables, fruits, breads, cheeses, meats, etc.  You carefully inspect each in-season fruit or vegetable to pick out the highest-quality combination of tastes and […]

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Tags: 26 changes: the year of self-care · meal planning · New Year's resolution · weight loss

Healthy Meals for One or Two: Kickin’ It Off With Smoothies

January 8th, 2009 · 17 Comments

My friend Chris (whom you can find writing these two blogs) has struggled with eating at home for the two years I’ve known him.  Chris is a successful, intelligent person who is good about determining what he wants and going for it, and one thing he wants to do is cook and eat at home […]

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Tags: quick meals

Support for the Year of Self-Care: Embracing Gradual Change

January 7th, 2009 · 8 Comments

We’re one week into 2008, and one week into the Year of Self-Care!  How are you feeling? Are you pumped about this year being one where you will grow in your ability to feel more soothed, more fulfilled, and healthier? I know I am. I’ve struggled lately, emotionally.  About half the time, I feel fine.  […]

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Tags: 26 changes: the year of self-care · New Year's resolution · weight loss

Return of the Lost: PF Chang’s-Style Orange Peel Chicken (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free)

January 6th, 2009 · 12 Comments

The worst cravings are at the beginning.  You find out you have to live with food restrictions, and you can’t figure out what to eat because all you can think about is what you can’t have.  You create mental lists of lamentations in your head over what you’ve lost.  Your stomach feels hollow in a […]

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Tags: allergen-free recipes

Looking for a Good Sports Bra?

January 6th, 2009 · 7 Comments

This is the time of year when people tend to be fired up about their resolutions to get healthier.  One impediment in the past, for me, was that I never seemed to be able to find a sports bra that actually held these suckers in well enough for major motion.  Then I found the Enell […]

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Tags: running just as fast as we can

Thank You, Thieves

January 2nd, 2009 · 15 Comments

I’m trying to look on the bright side of the theft of my belongings that occurred as we moved.  The brown pair of dress shoes they stole had gotten a bit too big as my feet have shrunk from weight loss.  Now I get to replace them with a comfy, new pair that fits just […]

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Fruit for Dessert: Heavenly Ambrosia (Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan)

January 1st, 2009 · 12 Comments

I just ate a little bowl of ambrosia while I was sitting in a steamy hot bath.  It was decadent. Between Halloween and Christmas, my husband and I took part in the dessert slide of doom.  You may know what I’m talking about—a slippery slope from dessert as an occasional treat to dessert nearly every […]

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Tags: dessert · vegetarian · winter