August 2011

It’s Official – I have Celiac Disease

August 11, 2011

The doctor called today with the results of my biopsy.  I have been officially diagnosed with Celiac Disease. After sharing the news with my family, I put it out on Twitter.  People seemed to be torn between saying “Congratulations!” and saying “I’m sorry.”  Let me just say that there is no reason to feel bad. […]

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Chicken & Sweet Onion Crockpot Dinner

August 9, 2011

Yesterday was busy.  Lots of painting going on. And lacing. And potty training. Don’t worry, I didn’t take pictures of that. With all of our projects going on, and my pledge to get back to the gym, I needed something easy for dinner.  I don’t know why, but I have never used my crockpot to […]

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Dressed for Success

August 8, 2011

I always know it’s been a good week when the laundry basket is full of workout clothes.  Since I own my favorite Nike Tempo running shorts in almost every color, the more colorful the basket the better.  Unfortunately, with my tummy troubles and recent exhaustion, the only workout clothes finding their way into the laundry […]

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Going Gluten-Free: Where do I start?

August 6, 2011

Yesterday morning I had my upper endoscopy.  Although the procedure itself is pretty easy on the body, the anaesthesia medication knocked me out all day.  I have absolutely no memory of getting dressed, getting in the car, drinking a milkshake and getting into bed.  Apparently I was chatting with the doctor and giving goofy grins […]

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Gluten stole my mojo…and I want it back!

August 3, 2011

Tired.  I’m so tired.  Depleted.  Exhausted.  How can this be?  The girl who celebrates fruits and vegetables every week, the girl who does 5000 lunges for charity then 3000 more just for fun?  The girl who teaches you about oats and chia seeds, circuit-training and goal-setting?  Why am I so tired?  What is wrong with […]

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Cannonball ! ! !

August 2, 2011

Happy Tuesday

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The Kids Cook Monday – Simple Chocolate Cake

August 1, 2011

Today is my mom’s birthday.  We celebrated last night with a family dinner at our house.  When I started planning the menu, I knew that my dad was grilling steaks and I would be in charge of the rest.  Based on my Bountiful Basket haul, I decided to make roasted tomatillo guacamole and crispy roasted […]

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