Anyone Else Off The Wagon?

I confess, I’m off the wagon right now. I can feel my stomach getting ripe and juicy and I want to cry but in some ways I really don’t care. It’s the holidays, and I know it’s not an excuse but my mother-in-law just made homemade chocolate candies, stuffed with creamy peanut butter. Yes, not almond butter, not sunflower seed butter but the real kind, I’m not supposed to eat. I can honestly say, I ate Chinese food and had stomach issues for two days but somehow I’m still going strong!

We are headed to New York in a couple of weeks and who wants to watch their diet in the Big Apple? Half the reason for going is to eat non-cauliflower crust pizza, dirty dogs with buns and other New York staples. I don’t know if my shoulder injury contributed to this condition but don’t worry, I won’t let you down. I will be back to my juicing, and gluten free self after the New Year. I challenge anyone to get through this holiday without a few cheat meals.

As you know, I’m finally able to do yoga again, although I’m still in maintenance for my left arm. For me, doing yoga somehow goes hand in hand with eating well and feeling good. My daughter just started doing yoga with me in the morning and she asked if we’re bringing our yoga mats to NYC and I was like, “Hell yes!” So fam, you haven’t completely lost me! I just want to make sure you don’t freak out if you see a post of me eating an ooey gooey piece of pizza. That’s why, I’m outing myself now because, “Who ‘gon check me boo?”

Help! My Body Has Betrayed Me!

Have you ever felt like your body is betraying you? I know I have just turned fifty (have you heard?), but my body began doing things on its own around thirty-five. I’ve had five kids; I shouldn’t complain but the first four times I bounced back pretty easily. I ate what I wanted, although I […]

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The Real Deal on Cauliflower Pizza and Rice

Do I really like cauliflower pizza crust? Cauliflower rice? Or am I just pretending to because I’m avoiding gluten, trying to lead a healthy lifestyle and write a wellness blog? Let’s break this apart, shall we? I’ve tried several different types of frozen cauliflower rice and a few fresh bags, available in the produce section […]

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Who Doesn’t Love a Bento Box?

Behold…The Bento Box No time to plan? Busy with work and mom duties? I got you covered.   When you want to make healthy lunches, and be the coolest person in the cafeteria, it is highly recommended that you use containers with multiple compartments. Also known as Bento boxes, these lunch boxes allow you to […]

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When Before Meets After

I never thought I was the type of gal to put a picture of myself up on a website, skin exposed, juicy bits of orange peel oozing over my pants. Come to think of it, I never thought I’d use the word “gal” either but I am getting older and wiser! The point of this […]

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Chrissy Teigen…Yes, I’m Obsessed.

I know I’m not the only one obsessed with Chrissy Teigen ( I hear we have been mispronouncing her last name for years, who knew?). I bought her first cookbook, Cravings and was immediately smitten with literally every recipe. Chrissy even managed to make greenbeans into a sweet and salty affair! When her second cookbook, […]

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A Jewish Girl Resurrects The Bagel

Bagels were a staple in my life since basically birth. I think I came out of the womb and my grandmother handed me a bagel. Bagels could be used in various situations growing up. Yom Kippur was laden with a large variation of bagels, served along side a dairy meal. You don’t want to get […]

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Why Take This Journey

I previously mentioned I suffer from Fibromyalgia. I have come a LONG way in the last few years. Just to give you some background and why I’m on this journey of taking care of myself (finally), about eight years ago I broke out in a serious case of hives. It started off with a few, […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons

At the age of 49 I was beginning to feel I needed to take control of my health, not only in terms of eating better but just being able to survive on my feet all day. Fibro was kicking the crap out of me and I read that giving up Gluten, and sugar was key […]

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