Posts in category "Health"

The Dr. Oz Detox: 24 Days Later (Moderation, Fruit and Aunt Flo)

I always wondered what happened to people after they dabbled in a detox or had their house renovated on one of those DIY remodel shows. Did he keep to his new healthy lifestyle? Did she continue to pick up her dirty undies and use the enormous laundry room that was built for her? I worked... Read more »

New Year - Same Me

New Year - Same Me
It’s that time of year for fad diets, gym memberships, new wardrobes and mental cleansing and this year I am proud to say I’m not taking part in any of it. No, I’m not abstaining from change because I’m pregnant (though any of those fad diets could be very harmful to the little man growing... Read more »

Cheating: Day 3 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox

Cheating: Day 3 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox
Welcome to DAY 3 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox! How are you doing today? The format for Day 3 will be slightly different, as I will continue to review how I felt physically during the final hours of the cleanse, but will also be highlighting the tools I used to successfully complete this detox... Read more »
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Perkier and Light: Day 2 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox

Breakfast Ingredients: 1 cup water, 1 Tbsp flax seed, 1 cup raspberries, 1 banana, 1/4 cup spinach, 1 Tbsp almond butter, 2 tsp lemon
Welcome to day 2 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox! Can you tell I am a little bit perkier today? I am happy to report that day 2 is much better than day 1. I woke with a slight headache which was suppressed by my morning green tea. I felt lighter today and I don’t... Read more »

Day 1 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox: Caffeine Headaches (and Humor)

Day 1 of the Dr. Oz 3-day Detox: Caffeine Headaches (and Humor)
My intention to try out Dr. Oz’s 3-Day Detox was not in an interest to lose weight, in fact, I have a strange bit of arthritis in my right hand and arm that tends to flare up in extreme weather. After reading an article about the benefits of a detox, I felt compelled to take... Read more »

Bangs Are Cheaper Than Botox

Bangs Are Cheaper Than Botox
I’m being stalked by an old lady. She has been following me for years, lurking around corners. Her reflection often appears unexpectedly in store front windows. And sometimes when it is dark and I’m stumbling from my bed to use the bathroom, I see that crazy, old bitch staring at me from the bathroom mirror... Read more »
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The Donating and Sharing of Breast Milk

The Donating and Sharing of Breast Milk
During my son’s 7-week stay in the NICU, I was pumping more than he was feeding. I was pumping about 6 times a day. I would make about 3oz per pump while he would only be eating about 1oz per feeding. The hospital couldn’t store much. Needless to say, my freezer started to fill up... Read more »

I'm still making baby food...

I'm still making baby food...
For five month now, I’ve been making baby food for my son, Mr. C.  This weekend, I made carrots and broccoli, zucchini and broccoli, sweet potatoes, pears and apples. Here is what I spent on fresh produce:   Red apples $1.86 Sweet potatoes $0.93 Pears $1.92 Zucchini $1.40 Broccoli $1.26 Carrots $1.50 Total: $8.87 With... Read more »

Warrior Dash: Will I survive?

Warrior Dash: Will I survive?
Months ago when the ground was still frozen and the warmth of June seemed years away instead of mere months, I received an email invitation to run the Warrior Dash with some neighborhood moms. Curiosity consumed me. I clicked on the race link and was lured in by the silly hats (I do so love... Read more »
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Saying Goodbye to Fattening Food, Jiggly Arms, and Muffin Tops

Saying Goodbye to Fattening Food, Jiggly Arms, and Muffin Tops
An excerpt from the journal of Elizabeth Rago… Friday, May 25th, 2012 8:22 PM I felt my upper arm flab wagging in the windy Chicago breeze today as I waved at my 5-year-old son. Instantly clutching my jiggling skin, I shamefully tucked my untoned tricep under my armpit and exchanged my exuberant gesture for a... Read more »