Saturday, January 29, 2011

aaahhhh, yoga!

Just home from yoga this a.m. and the sun is shining. What a glorious day!

New Yoga session with Sarah

There is another session of yoga being offered by my teacher Sarah. If you are curious at all, check out her classes.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

the quest for yummy allergen-free food

I have been so bored with my somewhat limited variety of food choices, I've been looking for some new, tasty ideas that will make it easier to stay on my path. So I discovered vanilla soy yogurt--a sugar-free version--that mixed with organic sugar-free granola, ground flax and strawberries is delicious! The health food section at Zehrs in Orangeville actually has a better selection of that kind of stuff than Harmony Whole Foods (also in Orangeville).

I found a recipe for vegan blueberry-cornmeal muffins that looks good too. A couple substitutions, like agave syrup for the sugar, and I can have them. And for supper tonight, curried apple squash soup and quinoa salad. And I'll have leftovers for this week too!

Mid-week dinners are the toughest. Let's just say no one is exactly excited about eating what I can eat, and with the time crunch that we all face, it can be tough. I'm sick of salad and baked chicken, but since I don't eat meat, and I can only have limited grains, pasta is out. Quick cooking meals are a challenge.

I keep researching and finding options, now just to convince the kids and Rick that it'll be good, they just have to try it.....

Saturday, January 22, 2011

hormones out of whack?

Tara, one of the doctors at the naturopathic clinic I go to posted a recommendation to the book, The Hormone Diet. I picked it up to read, thinking I might get some more insight into the wonderful, weird chemistry of my body, and some more answers to what's going inside of me. All I can say is WOW! Now I am finding out why hours in the gym, coupled with eating like an anorexic bird didn't make me skinny. I discussed it with my ND, Lia, and she's happy I'm reading it--much less explaining for her, richer discussions and I'm more involved in the decision making of my treatment. I believe her word for me was, "Cool". Ok I know, I'm a dork, but it is nice to know when I'm on the right track--there's a word I'm trying to think of to say exactly what I mean but it's escaping me, my progesterone must be low, lol.

Anyway, check out the website:

If you are struggling the way I have been, maybe there are some answers there for you too! And the ND that wrote the book is Canadian too.

Have a wonderful weekend, I'm heading out to yoga.

The View From 5'5": The Thing Women Do Most (Especially Moms)

I follow this blog from time to time, and this really got my attention. Check out the link:

The View From 5'5": The Thing Women Do Most (Especially Moms)