Monthly Archives: November 2016

Holiday food log Day 6: Food as anxiety meds

Yesterday was crazy. I had a big deadline, crappy sleep, and on top of everything else, we found out the condos overlooking Gatlinburg where our family has spent group vacations for the past 20 years or so – including two … Continue reading

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Holiday food log Day 5: Creating a focal point

My husband has Mondays off, and except for occasional stints as a substitute teacher I work from home these days, so sometimes we’ll go to this Mexican place we like for lunch. Given that one or the other of us … Continue reading

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Holiday Food Log Day 4: The crazy carnivore

I was already up for several hours on Sunday before I figured out what eating plan I wanted to follow. By the time I settled on the “Vicki” diet, which is based on a nurse I interviewed last year who … Continue reading

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Holiday food log Day 3

My plan for Saturday was to follow the guidelines in Dr. Joel Furhman’s Eat to Live. I used to think this was way too restrictive for me, especially on a weekend. But given how much I enjoy some of the … Continue reading

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Holiday Food Log Day 2: Black Friday

Every once in awhile, when I want to stay focused or recover from eating too much or just don’t feel like “counting” anything – and when I don’t plan on a run that requires much in the way of carbs … Continue reading

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Holiday Food Log Day 1: Thanksgiving

  I’m often struck by how an eating plan, like a game plan in sports, can utterly fail despite looking like sheer brilliance when it’s drawn up ahead of time. The question is, what do you do about it? There … Continue reading

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A new challenge (and much needed diversion) for the holidays

The past few years I’ve done a holiday run streak from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. This year, in addition to making sure I run at least 1 mile every day during that period, I’m also going to blog my food … Continue reading

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What does it really mean to be color blind?

This election hit me like 9/11. Wednesday morning felt like awakening inside some dystopian graphic novel. Adding to my mental anguish, through a flukey set of mostly unrelated circumstances, that was also the third day in a row I was … Continue reading

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Naturally sweetened oatmeal cookies

Lately I’ve been experimenting with no-sugar baking recipes from Joel Fuhrman’s books Eat to Live and The End of Dieting. They don’t use artificial sweeteners, usually just some kind of fruit like bananas, dates, raisins or even prunes. This is … Continue reading

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