Several months ago, I started this whole Intermittent Fasting (IF) and carb cycling thing. I’m not even going to attempt to get technical. The bottom line is this: on two non-consecutive days I Intermittent Fast for 16 hours and cycle through low and high carb days throughout the week. Really, it isn’t as bad as it sounds. … More Zucchini Tots: An Experiment
Two weeks after being diagnosed with a severe allergic response to limonene and fragrance mix II, my allergist added “propolis” to the list after a delayed response marker appeared on my back. Shit. Propolis is resin collected by honeybees used to fill crevices and to seal honeycombs. Fucking bee glue. Confused on why I would … More DIY Liars
Last Thursday, my son’s summer baseball season ended with a great big championship game win and a story for you, my dear readers. Back when Jameson’s baseball season started, I noticed one of the other mothers sitting by herself during one of the practices. Her lawn chair was parked away from all of the other parents and she seemed … More A Baseball Named Karma
I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. What does throwing out the old calendar and hanging up the new have anything to do with me accomplishing something in life? I have been known to start a new “diet”, workout schedule, or topic to learn on any random day of the week, or month of the year. Except this … More #500milesin2017
I am a very superstitious person. Find a penny heads up, make a wish and pocket it. Tails up, hand it off to someone else to make the wish. Right palm itching means you’re coming into money. A broom falling means company will soon be coming to visit. 11:11, make a wish. Spill salt? Better … More Don’t Forget the Black-Eyed Peas!!
My body is a machine, which runs on premium. Apparently, my steady intake of Wild Turkey, cheap White Sangria, pizza and movie theater popcorn (with extra butter, of course) this Fourth of July weekend was not a premium type of fuel. I found that out this afternoon while attempting to get back into my fitness … More More Lemon Water, Less Wild Turkey
I’ve been Advo-Free for exactly one week now, and let me tell you…. I feel great! My husband created a pretty intense dumbbell-only, full-body, four-day-a-week workout plan. Each day consists of four to six exercises, three sets of reps each, with alternating sit-ups, jumping jacks, planks, and a run on the treadmill between each exercise. Total … More Advo-Frreeeeeeee!
I am checking out for this Memorial Day weekend for some much needed R&R with the family. Don’t worry, I will have some delicious camping recipes and I’m certain, some funny family stories to share on my return back to blogland. But first, I wanted to give a kombucha update – It failed. Five days … More Kombucha Party Foul
My little experiment has begun! Researching kombucha recipes online, I found that the suggested ratio is eight tea bags to one gallon of water, with one cup of sugar dissolved in. Of course, I can never leave well enough alone and had to tweak the recipe; in order to mask some of the vinegary taste, I prepped my kombucha last … More Let’s Get This Kombucha Started!