Donation Lists, Uncategorized

How You Can Help Families Separated At The Border

UPDATE: Trump has signed an executive order curtailing the separation of children from their parents at the border. This is a win, but please still consider donating to organizations helping the children at the border in the coming weeks. Because this policy enactment came with no time administrators to prepare, there was no plan or… Continue reading How You Can Help Families Separated At The Border

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Diet and Health

The Big List of Small Habits – diet & health edition

When I decided to change my diet last year, I knew I needed to do so in a way that I could live with for the rest of my life. Massive, sweeping changes weren't going to be sustainable for me. In the past, I joined Weight Watchers and tried their method, but I could never… Continue reading The Big List of Small Habits – diet & health edition

Diet and Health

Tools I’ve used to lose weight and improve my diet this year.

A lot of folks have asked me what program I'm using to lose the weight. (62 lbs in a year, as of today). And I never have an easy answer for them. I can't say I'm doing KETO or Weight Watchers or HerbaLife or anything like that. Last year, I armed myself with some basic… Continue reading Tools I’ve used to lose weight and improve my diet this year.

check-ins, Diet and Health

One Year Diet Check-In: Who I am now

I had my annual check up and labs done again last week. Weight: 219 lbs (down 58 lbs from last year) Blood Pressure: 120/70  (down from 135/90 last year) Cholesterol – 235 (down from 273 last year) LDL: 161 (down from 205 – significant improvement, but still borderline high) HDL: 41 (up from 39 –… Continue reading One Year Diet Check-In: Who I am now

Diet and Health, food prep

Food Prep 1/1/18, this week’s menu, and how to make juicy chicken breasts

Tomorrow I'm supposed to hit the ground running because Rogue Festival is literally eight short weeks away and January is when my schedule becomes overwhelmingly busy. But in terms of the diet and exercise, I've been in maintenance mode since Thanksgiving. The Win: I've actually lost 3 lbs since Thanksgiving. That's about .5 lbs per… Continue reading Food Prep 1/1/18, this week’s menu, and how to make juicy chicken breasts

Diet and Health, food prep

Fridge Clean-Out Food Prep 12/17/17 + Maintaining during the holidays + Fruit Bake

Well, it has been a couple of months since my last update, so I thought I'd catch up tonight. First, the past month has been a slog as far as my eating is concerned. I had a five days at a conference in San Diego with a foodie companion just before Thanksgiving and ever since… Continue reading Fridge Clean-Out Food Prep 12/17/17 + Maintaining during the holidays + Fruit Bake

check-ins, Diet and Health

Check In and Lab Work – 10/18/17 + Facebook suggests recipe sites

Finally had my follow up labs done to see how the weight loss and “re-balance” of my diet has affected my health. Weight: 240 lbs (down 37 lbs) Blood Pressure: 120/70  (down from 135/90 in May) Cholesterol - 235 (down to borderline range from high range) LDL: 161 (down from 205 - significant improvement, but… Continue reading Check In and Lab Work – 10/18/17 + Facebook suggests recipe sites