Q #152: Is it better to have fresh vegetables or cooked vegetables… or “who gives a damn, just eat your veggies!”?

I think I've figured out why my plans to get lots of veggies in my system (and curb my cravings for quickie carbs and sugars by trying to eat healthier) have backfired so damn much. I typically start the same ways: go to the store and get those bagged salads to try some different flavors … Continue reading Q #152: Is it better to have fresh vegetables or cooked vegetables… or “who gives a damn, just eat your veggies!”?

Never had a surgical procedure done before… boring & interesting in turns.

And by surgical procedure, I mean anything that puts you out entirely with anesthetic. I've had locals shot into my mouth to make it easier to fix fillings or yank out teeth (my dentist has probably made a small fortune off my mouth). I've been to a few specialists about my core area issues (digestive … Continue reading Never had a surgical procedure done before… boring & interesting in turns.

I need to divorce pizza & learn to never let it back in the door…

There's always that weakness that you don't know is a weakness until you're sitting there going, "oh, hell--did I REALLY just do that AGAIN?" In my case, that's pizza. There are other foods that I ingest that don't know the meaning of the word "moderation", but pizza is the big one. I think it's all … Continue reading I need to divorce pizza & learn to never let it back in the door…

I might’ve gone a bit overboard with the indoor herb-garden thing… but I might just love the possible headaches anyway.

I spent some time just after the last post thinking about getting supplies for the garden, and then said "screw it" and went to get the shelves and casters at least. And then, I just up and got a bunch of smaller containers and herb seedlings... and some kale, and some cabbage, and some lettuce. … Continue reading I might’ve gone a bit overboard with the indoor herb-garden thing… but I might just love the possible headaches anyway.

Finally knuckled down & did something that made sense for my goals: I bought a microwave.

That may not seem like much, but I haven't had a working microwave in over three years and was totally okay with never getting one. Every one I was looking at was so damned big when I considered it before. I have plenty of counter space, but most of it isn't very deep in this … Continue reading Finally knuckled down & did something that made sense for my goals: I bought a microwave.

I might have accidentally done something stupid that could curb my junk cravings (hopefully for good)…

After being sick for three days, eating mostly Ramen soup and drinking my weight in tea (and honey, until my throat felt better), let's just say I was itching for something a bit more normal to me. Of course, by "normal" that unfortunately means junk food and sweets more than anything else. I had to … Continue reading I might have accidentally done something stupid that could curb my junk cravings (hopefully for good)…