I had a pretty gross thing happen to me today.
It started with a long, thin scope being poked into my nose — deep into my nose. They need to see where this mass in my nose was attached before they removed it.
Continue reading When a Nasal Polyp Isn’t a Nasal Polyp
I made a questionable decision this afternoon.
After coffee with a yogi friend, I was inspired to start climbing back on the yoga horse. Most yoga studios in my area only have Saturday morning classes, so I had very few options for something in the afternoon.
Whatever. I was feeling brave. I signed up for an all-levels Vinyasa hot class at a studio I’d never been to. Ninety minutes.
Continue reading Questionable Decisions: Hot Yoga
Or: What Garbage Will I Eat Now?
I spent 4 weeks eating “clean” in July and August as part of #SexyShred:
- no preservatives
- no pork
- little beef
- few oils
- most cheeses eliminated
- few processed foods
- no white rice or white flour
- organic fruits and veggies
- no added sugars or sweeteners other than honey or molasses
Their version of clean eating is a variation on common styles that might prohibit any added sugars at all, but wouldn’t disallow pork.
I felt pretty amazing. I’ve been working through all sorts of food stuff the last few months, discovering what foods trigger more overeating, what foods negatively affect my mood. #SexyShred came at a good time in that process. (Thanks, Dre!)
Continue reading Post-#SexyShred Thoughts
One of my SexyShred food challenges is to take a recipe I might crave, and rework it in a Clean Eating way.
I’m not really up for diving into my old comfort foods. A lot of that is garbage on more levels than just the ingredients, so I struggled to come up with something to convert.
Cranberry sorbet was my first impulse, but not only did I not have cranberries, I’m sick of grocery shopping (been doing it a lot as part of SexyShred) and I knew the honey/water syrup would be pretty hard to get right. Hell, I hadn’t perfected it with sugar in a way that didn’t require almost a full cup of sugar. Which is gross.
Protip: Splenda is also gross in cranberry sorbet. Sugar/splenda mix, too. I’ve tried all sorts of mess.
Continue reading SexyShred Cleanup: Watermelon Sorbet
Frozen mixed berries, frozen cherries, frozen strawberries, pineapple juice, and–a key ingredient–Trader Joe’s sparkling limeade.
Why I have so many frozen berries randomly stashed in my freezer is a mystery even to me.