I’ll Run That Bridge When I Get To It

This is a guest post, written by my husband over at 10Bits: The doctor said, “Here’s your prescription for Lipitor.” After a Mayo Clinic executive physical, I drove away knowing I was fat, had high cholesterol, and high risk indicators for heart disease.  Being an executive has its perks.  Mostly I was thinking, Lipitor? I just turned 40!  I asked the doctor if I “had” to take the Lipitor. He replied, “You either have to take it, or you have to start working out and taking care of yourself. Obviously that’s not going to happen.” So…I lost 45 pounds, ran 2 half marathons, a sprint triathlon, … Continue reading I’ll Run That Bridge When I Get To It

The Good, the Bad, and the Glutens

My gluten free experience has been far from typical.  Today marks Day 33 of this lifestyle, and these are things I have learned: 1. Farewell to the Drive Thru Queen.  I did not fully realize my addiction to the ease of fast food until I went gluten free and suddenly stopped eating it. I began planning to cook extra food at dinner so I would have leftovers for lunches. 2. Gluten is OmniPresent.  It really is in most products on supermarket shelves — except, of course, in fresh produce and meats, which quickly became my new cuisine. 3. Gluten Free … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Glutens