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The secret to perfect bacon from the oven 0

The secret to perfect bacon from the oven

As much as I love bacon, I hate pan-frying it. Yes, it’s always more delicious that way, but it takes a lot of time, creates a lot of mess, and usually burns me with splattering grease. I usually make it...

Everything comes down to poo… (a Nathan update) 0

Everything comes down to poo… (a Nathan update)

So far, we have removed gluten, casein (dairy), egg, soy, oat, peanut and almond from Nathan’s diet. We are also limiting apple and rice. He is getting only a very small amount of processed foods at this point (I haven’t...

Destination 210: The Inevitable Plateau 0

Destination 210: The Inevitable Plateau

I knew the day would come, but I didn’t think it would be so soon. I’ve hit kind of a plateau around 220 in the past week and it seems like the loss from diet alone is starting to slow...

Kiss THESE Grits 1

Kiss THESE Grits

In the continuing quest to find some food that Nathan 1) likes and 2) won’t get explosive diarrhea from, I decided to trust the latest allergy results and give a bowl of grits a shot. He didn’t use the spoon...

Nathan, I love your guts (even though they suck) 6

Nathan, I love your guts (even though they suck)

If you’re on Facebook and don’t have me hidden or anything, you probably already know that last week Nathan went in for an endoscopy/colonoscopy to try to get to the bottom of some chronic GI issues. I finally got a...

A new kind of bedtime defiance 1

A new kind of bedtime defiance

Every night, I lay down with Liam in his bed before he goes to sleep. Every night, I tell him “it’s time for night-night”. Every night, he usually protests in the same way: “no night-night!” Last night, he took a...

Can you make your own chicken nuggets? Sort of. 2

Can you make your own chicken nuggets? Sort of.

Thanks to Nathan’s food allergies (or at least the ones we’re aware of so far), we’ve had to find a lot of creative solutions for meals. To avoid wheat, dairy, soy, and eggs, you either have to make things from...

Destination 210: Be Accountable 1

Destination 210: Be Accountable

Accountability works. That’s what got me started on the path of changing my habits to lose weight. A scale that keeps track of my weight makes me strongly consider when I “cheat” on my new eating habits. It makes me...

First Impressions of Steam Family Sharing and In-Home Streaming 0

First Impressions of Steam Family Sharing and In-Home Streaming

When Valve announced its Family Sharing and In-Home Streaming features a few months ago, I knew they were on to something big. Not only would I be able to share all of my games with the entire household, I could...

Destination 210: Don’t Diet 0

Destination 210: Don’t Diet

I’m not dieting,  but I’m losing weight. Yes, you heard me right. In fact, most people who lose weight and keep it off don’t diet. What I am doing is changing my diet. It’s a subtle difference in wording with a substantive...