a weighty discussion

tomorrow i have a meeting with a nutritionist.

i have to face up to the fact that i have gained weight rapidly and that it is not entirely my fault.

to gain weight this quickly (which i have NEVER done before – yes i was heavy, but that was a long time coming and added gradually over years) is totally abnormal.

i think that my own embarassment about my weight gain kept me from taking any serious action.

so tomorrow i am going to get a plan from a nutritionist, specially designed for my weird hormone issues.

here is my guess: no carbs/low carbs.

i just have a feeling.

so yeah – i’m not looking forward to it, but it is necessary.

7 foods…

I am finding in the world of organics that there is a lot of discussion about what is acceptable and what is not.  How much (if any) pesticide and herbicide and hormones is acceptable seems to vary depending on who you talk to.  The latest list of foods to watch comes from Prevention via my sister-in-law, KV.  She is really into organics and has even transitioned to safer cleaning products.  Anyway, if you check out the organics section, I’ve included the list and my own comments on each item.



So tonight I went to Costco and Dominicks to get a few items.

I was feeling pretty good about my shopping experience – trying to find a few organic items as we work on transitioning our household into the organic world.

I dropped off one of my Oberweis milk containers (organic milk in a glass bottle) for the $1.50 refund.  Then I bought some organic milk, tomatoes and spinach for a salad.  And some delicious tomato basil bisque. YUM!

By the end of my shopping trip, surveying my little basket with some of the delightful organic produce, I started to feel a little smug.  “Look at me and my organic produce!”

I saved money, bought healthy food and did it all while looking…

And that’s where I stopped short of being smug because I saw my reflection.

I was wearing long sweat pants that had gotten soaked at the bottoms (it’s raining) and they were slurping along behind me.  These sweat pants sometimes don’t stay up very well, requiring me to pull them up periodically. I was wearing my black zip-up fleece jacket, which is fine.  But I topped it all off with dangly black earings… that I didn’t realize I was wearing until I saw my reflection in the automatic glass door at the store.


You win some, you lose some.


In other organic news, my dear friend Jamie pointed out to me that there are a few other lists of the “dirty dozen” that vary from the one I posted in my “organicalicious” section.  I am going to update the section with some additional notes that I found in the Environmental Working Guide website and I am going to include the “Clean 15,” too.



starting a truly organic adventure

Well, you may or may not have noticed a new tab at the top of this page titled “organicalicious”.  As part of my new journey into organica, I thought I would keep tabs on all of the wonderful information that my aunt shared with me today as well as everything I am researching.

I don’t think that this will be a 100% switch, but we are definitely going to explore changing a few key items.  We’ve already switched to organic milk.

Baby steps.

Please share any links, information, ideas, learnings, etc!