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
I had to work late tonight, our kitchen is a construction zone due to new countertops being installed, and I just didn’t feel like making an effort. In my book, that’s what I call a trifecta: we were getting take out for dinner. After picking up our Subway sandwiches, I mentioned to the kids how although … More Our Mayor Wears a Dressing Gown
A week and a half ago, approximately 30,000 honeybees were delivered on my front doorstep. I have to admit that I was a little surprised to see my purchase of three, 3-pound boxes of bees delivered. I must have a ballsy mailman. Bees in shipment are notorious for picking up “hitchhikers” or other honeybees in … More Amateur Hour in the Bee Yard
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’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!
AdvoCare – Day 2 … 8:30 last night and I was still wired. I made the command decision to forgo my last bedtime supplement. Still… I didn’t sleep last night. Not going to blame that on AdvoCare just yet, though, since my sleep schedule seems to be a bit screwed up again. The hubby and … More I am an Advo-Failure
Recently my husband and I (for the umpteenth time) began discussing our “plan” for getting healthy. We decided that we have both become a little lazy in our approach over the winter months. For the most part, we eat fairly healthy: breakfast every morning, whole grains over white bread/pasta, few processed foods (damn you Cheeze-Its and … More Advo-Wat?!
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!