The Whole30 Two-Week Check-In: Trials and Tribulations

I didn’t exactly leap into Whole30 lightly, but I sure didn’t expect to have forsworn bread, sugar, beans, cheese, and tofu a month ago. Beginning-of-October me would’ve been shocked and horrified, but that me was also stress eating sugar as if it were an essential nutrient. I probably would’ve even snarled that it was one…

Gardening, Rabbits, and Diets, Oh My: My First Mother Earth News Fair

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Mother Earth News Fair this weekend, and I loved it. I came away with so many fun ideas, and I more or less felt surrounded by people with similar values. The tribalism may have been loose—I did, after all, help a nice older couple carrying…

My Super-Secret Health Goal that Was Too Difficult to Post This Month

In many ways, I enjoy my monthly goal posts. I enjoy seeing where I made progress on which tasks and why that progress happened as it did (or didn’t). Sometimes, reviewing my goal posts are depressing, such as writing goal posts for when-my-life-falls-apart or I-don’t-get-a-vacation or where-did-the-time-go-already months. I think that the last few months…

Adjusting to Life with Fibromyalgia Over and Over Again

When our lives change, even for the better, our stress increases. When you have fibromyalgia, that usually means your pain and your fatigue change… and not for the better. As I wrote about earlier, I’m facing some a proverbial barrel of the gun in terms of changes: I’ve been promoted, and I’m starting a graduate…