I love the Internet, blogging and social networking because it allows self-empowered people to act immediatly. Introducing the seminarian-founded, ministerially-themed weight loss blog, Weight of the World. Why? Who? Lizard Eater, seminarian, mother of 4, has been trying very hard to create a healthier life for herself and her family. She focuses on whole foods… Continue reading Self-care, weight-care like we mean it
26 May. This article still attracts a lot of traffic, probably from search engine results. It seems rather topical given the widely reported projected increases in the price of food and petroleum products and the conflict between the human food and ethanol fuel uses for corn. I’ve also updated the PeaceBang link. The Rev. Victoria… Continue reading The healthy, sustainable diet
I was reading TÃªte-Ã -TÃªte-TÃªte and his weight loss progress. I’m glycemic indexing, and it seems to work, but when you throw that much fiber at a person, how can there be room for anything but success? I should get a rebate from the Oatmeal Council. The thing is that I don’t quite know what I… Continue reading One reason I never liked FM radio
Four U.S. Representatives — three Democrats and a Republican — are spending the week eating on $21 in groceries because that’s the average benefit of someone living on food stamps. They’re blogging their experience, and the comments are getting very interesting. I won’t be cynical and say the effort is a political ploy; perhaps, rather,… Continue reading Eating on $21 a week?
I don’t understand the fascination for the kind of gigantic designer kitchens promoted as the norm on home shows and in magazines. You don’t need that much to cook well, if you have desire and a willingness to learn. (Yes, this also takes time, but a big kitchen isn’t going to give you any more… Continue reading A minimalist kitchen
Ms. Theologian gives good advice for vegetarians and vegans who might not be well served at work-related meals. Most church event planners are not pros and can get into a bind when trying to make a special church-related meal — say, a canvass dinner — incorporate a variety of diet needs, even common ones. Say… Continue reading Accomodating different needs in a meal
Mama G (Mom to the Left) described her family’s meat reduction and functional vegetarianism. She would, she says, buy meat that was slaughtered fairly and (I intuit) was easier to get than an hour-long run to the closest Whole Foods. I am no vegetarian but I eat very little meat. In the last seven days,… Continue reading In meat descent? Seek out Muslim suppliers
This is all about self-care. I started a new diet this week — really a new mode of eating than a diet I intend to abandon when I get to a more desirable weight. It is one of those glycemic index plans: effectively low fat, high fiber and very little refined carbohydrate and sugar. Since… Continue reading A good feel with this diet
As I mentioned yesterday, I was going to scale back my eating on xerophagic lines: bread, water, fruit and simply prepared vegetables. So far so good. My staple has been raisin bagels — which remind me in composition of the hot cross bun, too — with a little almond butter. (Fat and protein to keep… Continue reading Good Friday fasting and pluralism
PeaceBang, this is for you. I have a mold, and might finally make one. Will post pictures if I do.