Puppy Training

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It’s been kind of a stressful year so far (as you may have gleaned from my lack of posting). Work has been crazy, and because of that and some other big life events, my immune system has also been fritzing out on me. I’ve had all my typical autoimmune symptoms – low grade fevers, exhaustion, muscle aches, brain fog – in other words, it’s been a treat. Continue reading

Best News Ever: Starbucks Has a Gluten Free Breakfast Sandwich!

Guys! Guys!! GUYS!


Starbucks has gone beyond the gluten free marshmallow dream bar they’ve had for years, and are now selling…

A GLUTEN FREE BREAKFAST SANDWICH!

Yeah. Dreams do come true.

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From the Archives: Blerg. Plus Holiday Eating Tips.

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This is my most popular post from the 2014 holiday season, so I thought I’d share it again! Let me know what you think in the comments!

Next week is finals.  This is my first semester taking a full load of classes since 2008, and…well…
Blerg. That’s pretty much all my brain is capable of of at this point.

In the meantime, I’m still trying to keep up with nutrition news, which means one thing:

Holiday Eating Tips.

Apparently, this is all dietitians want to talk about at this time of year.  There are a few articles out there with good-but-healthy recipe ideas, but the majority are about How To Keep Off Weight Gain During This Oh-So-Disastrous Season. Continue reading

Recipe Review: Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits from Gluten Free on a Shoestring

Guys, I do not have words to express how much I love these biscuits. They are from Nicole over at Gluten Free on a Shoestring, and I am not exaggerating when I say I did not think I would ever eat food this good again. Especially not food that I made!

Yes, I’m a good baker, but I didn’t believe I would ever get a rise like that on something gluten free.

this-delicious

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Piling on the Miles

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I had all kinds of great plans for workouts to try out and post about over the summer: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn workout (a modified version, obvi), some from my weight lifting app, some ballet barre from YouTube…alas, my immune system had different plans for me this year.

Instead, I put on about ten pounds over the summer. Thanks a lot, thyroid. You’re a jerk.

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Baking Makes Everything Better

2016 has been a hell of a year, friends.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here – there were some problems with one of my medications at the beginning of the summer, and that sent me into the biggest autoimmune flare-up spiral I’ve traveled down in a long time. I’ve been spending a lot of time sleeping. Just going to work exhausts me, and I come home and stare at the TV in stupor, often too tired to even knit or read. My celiac flares up at the slightest provocation, meaning I’m constantly in the bathroom and struggling to stay hydrated and replenish electrolytes. Continue reading

Coming Attractions: Summer School

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(c) Hans, pixabay.com

After a very restful semester off from classes, they are beginning again in June. I’m actually kind of excited to go back! (I say that every semester, regardless of how long the break was. I don’t know why I expect any differently.)

I’ve decided to only do two classes per semester from now on. It’s going to take me longer to finish, but it will also preserve my sanity, so I think it’s worth it.

The two I’m taking this summer are Meal Management and Management Principles. Continue reading