For us, Day 2. For the Church at large, the Feast of St. Blaise. With all this bony meat on the Whole30, it's a good idea to get your throat blessed. So we skipped "Doughnut Sunday," and our children hate us. Seriously, I understand how people feel that a program like this crimps one's social … Continue reading Our Whole30 Day 2
DAY 1. As of two weeks ago I had planned to start my Whole30 today. Dr. Awesome is actually, finally, solidly onboard. But of course I assumed Pete's birthday pizza and cake binge would be behind us, leftovers safely sent packing with the party guests. Wrong. Of course, due to Pete's fever the night before, … Continue reading The Whole30: Not Just for Health Nuts Anymore
Well here we are again, trying to get healthy. I wonder if this is a particular obsession of the modern world. Whereas previous generations may have stressed frequently over having enough food to feed their children (if it weren't for that little old Potato Famine, I wouldn't even be here) today we are obsessed with … Continue reading A “Mini10” and a Whole30
When I started bringing home the groceries on Monday and Doc saw the bottles of bubbly, white flour, and bags of brown sugar he asked, quite seriously, “Are we even gonna make it to Thanksgiving?” I am cooking this year. Because I have five gallons of sourdough starter and company coming who loves her cinnamon … Continue reading Thanksgiving: The Final Countdown
By uncouth, of course, I mean unrefined. When we started “giving up sugar” I basically considered anything sweet except fruit to be the sugar we needed to give up. I’ve still been avoiding it all in large part, but I have come to make a few distinctions. Raw honey is yummy. When we were all … Continue reading An Aside: On Uncouth Sweeteners
Day what? I think it’s Day 30. Which means yesterday, my birthday, was Day 29, which is very fitting since that’s how old I turned. Again. Ahem. So, here I am, cruising along this no sugar thing. I have become the woman who says “No, you can’t have those yogurts, there’s too much sugar in … Continue reading Day What?
I am Mom, and therefore frequently prepared for many unexpected emergencies of life, but I am not prepared for everything. Bear’s school, like most elementary schools, falls short on its funds every year for little extras like computers or books or something, and has to turn to the neighboring community and solicit monetary help. When … Continue reading Day 14: Feeling healthy yet? Let’s Run a 5K!
Is it conspicuous that during an attempt to reduce the carby footprint of my family, I take a two-week hiatus from writing after the biggest FREE SUGAR holiday of the year? No, of course not! Life is hectic when you’re keeping kids from candy bowls. And, you know, just keeping them alive in general. Halloween … Continue reading How was Halloween, anyway?
(Still haven't gotten to Halloween yet. Where am I in real life? Busy.) It feels to us now like we’re going through withdrawal. Now, I don’t know if we were sugar addicts, or if we are just cranky people whose occasional sugar habit was masking this fact with spurts of joy. For at the moment, … Continue reading Day 10. This. Sucks.
(This post was written on Friday, Oct. 27th. We're not at Halloween yet!) Tonight from my desk, only some studding and two layers of sheet rock from my children’s beds, I was beset by the screeching of the marooned souls on the other side. How DARE we put them to bed? What is this, Alcatraz? … Continue reading Day 9: The Arlington Bears and Too Much Halloween.