Category: Fitness

Rucking a Muck

I’ve been overweight for quite some time now, almost two years since I gave birth to Crab. Since his birth in August 2015, I’ve dropped 40lbs, but I had hoped to be closer to my normal last summer. Alas, I’ve missed the boat on reaching that goal, nor the one...

Once Upon a Time I was a Runner

I remember it fondly. I used to go out for runs in peace and quiet. Listen to podcasts and feel accomplished. Then something changed. I followed the elimination diet, I felt so much better, and I no longer felt motivated to run to feel better. I already felt better without...

A Gluten for Punishment

On Friday, I decided to make homemade pizza just as I used to before going on the elimination diet. I knew gluten bothered me, but while I am absolutely adamant about not eating eggs again anytime soon (nor baking with them), I just wanted to try gluten and wheat one.more.time. The...

I may be going Gluten Free. Forgive me.

Gluten was the biggest test of the 8Safe program that I was looking forward to. It was the culmination of the entire program and would either keep the door open to a bunch of delectable goodness or close it over for a while (or permanently). I had high hopes that I...

The Delights of Dairy

Wednesday was Dairy day, much to my co-worker’s delight. It’s become a fun experiment to share with others, as they stop by my library to see “how am I doing” during the multiple allergen reintroductions. My one science teacher friend especially finds it fascinating, as I’ve become a human experiment! Before...

The Incredible Inedible Egg

It was a bright and cheery morning, the kids were playing happily while Chris made the usual Sunday morning pancakes. As I came downstairs, I felt a little uneasy, unsure if I wanted to test any allergen foods since I had finally been feeling so good. It was egg day.

Eight Days into the 8Safe Elimination Diet

It’s been over an entire week now since I’ve started the 8Safe Elimination Diet. Eight days in and I’m feeling somewhat better. I had attempted it last spring but gave up after 1-2 weeks in due to personal distress and a death. An elimination diet that eliminates the top 8 food...

I am Going to Quit Running

At exactly 5 am every day little feet pitter patter down the hallway, yells and laughs bellow out of Crab’s room, the shower faucet springs to action, and light seeps into our bedroom; so there is truly no sleeping through it all. Luckily, on the weekends, there is no alarm...