Real Food – Day 14, a new start

Real Food – Day 14, a new start

Okay, so I took off three days and ate what I wanted.  I’ve decided to modify the challenge for the rest of the month.  We’ll be travelling for a few days to visit Jason’s mother who will be starting cancer treatment soon and I don’t want to worry about any diet while we’re there.  It’s not about me.  And at the end of the month I’m hosting a party here and I’d like to enjoy the yummy fruits of my…

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Real Food – Day 10, Uh-Oh

Real Food – Day 10, Uh-Oh

I haven’t checked in to update my Real Food challenge because, well, it’s sucked  and I didn’t want to gripe and moan.  I didn’t want to admit that I didn’t feel any differently physically.  I didn’t need you to know that I was grumpy and had zero energy.  And I definitely didn’t want to say that this challenge was too much for me. I made it through 9 1/2 days and although the first few days were okay, every day…

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Real Food Challenge – Day 3

Real Food Challenge – Day 3

I’m tired.  I have a headache.  I’m not digging the change so far.  But going gluten and dairy free is no joke and add nothing processed on top of it?  Hard.  I’ve lost two pounds so that’s nice. The problem is that I started unprepared and haven’t caught up yet.  I’ve survived on eggs, rice, beans, salsa, peppers, peanuts, fruit. Tonight I cooked a chicken and Gage and I stood at the counter and ate it right off the bone. …

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Real Food Challenge

Real Food Challenge

I am not and never have been a healthy eater.  I love and always have loved fast food.  Eating out is and always has been my preferred method of getting food into my body.  These things mattered little in my teens and 20’s but once I hit 30 the pounds crept on and started inviting friends.  When I got pregnant with Gage at 38 I weighed almost 50 pounds less than I do now. 50.  I haven’t had time to worry about…

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Documentary a Day Wrap Up

Documentary a Day Wrap Up

What a fun month!  We learned about history, food, the economy, sports, different cultures, and inspiring people.  The best part?  We did it together.  Each documentary, whether we loved it or hated it generated great conversation and time spent together on the couch. A perfect challenge for the cold days of January. We finished last night with an hour to spare.  Woo hoo 🙂  You can click here to browse through all the documentaries for the month. Stacy’s Top 5…

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Documentary a Day – Six mini-reviews

Documentary a Day – Six mini-reviews

2016. Stacy & Jason 4/5 We saw the new version, which was updated for the Cavs win.  The first version was filmed before the Cavs victory and that would have been just outright depressing.  It was fun to relive the victory and all the celebrations – good times.  I thought the film went a little overboard on trying to make Cleveland look bad as it basically showed every negative event of the last 50 years.   Just think how torturing the Indians World…

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Documentary a Day – Six mini-reviews

Documentary a Day – Six mini-reviews

Jason and I completed the challenge last night but before we write up our summary we need to get some documentary reviews out of the way.  I’m writing six and Jason will write six later.  I’m listing them in the order I liked them best. Written by Stacy 2012, 1 hour 35 minutes  Stacy 5/5 & Jason 3.5/5 Why are the world’s bees dying?  A 3rd generation German-Swiss beekeeper wonders why his purebred black bees are dying while John Miller in…

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Documentary a Day – One in a Billion

Documentary a Day – One in a Billion

2016. 1 hour 9 minutes.  Jason & Stacy 3/5 Escaping poverty is incredibly difficult no matter where you’re born.  In most countries, your best chance to improve your station is to study relentlessly and get into a quality university.  It’s no different in India.  What is different, however, is that most parents discourage many other activities in favor of focusing entirely on school.  Sports are generally considered a waste of time.  Maybe they’re  right and we devote way too much…

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Documentary a Day – Marwencol

Documentary a Day – Marwencol

2010. 1 hour 23 minutes.  Stacy 3.5/5 & Jason Written by Stacy What an odd documentary.  We had no idea what this was about but checked it out of the library on the Facebook recommendation by a friend.  Mark was attacked by five men in 2000 and spent nine days in a coma and over a month in the hospital. He had suffered so much brain damage that he had to learn everything over again, including eating. walking and writing.  When…

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Documentary a Day – CT Fletcher

Documentary a Day – CT Fletcher

2015, 1 hour 41 minutes.  Jason 4/5, Stacy 3.5/5 Written by Jason Are you feeling bad for spending too much time on the couch?  Not working out as much as you want? Then this documentary might be just what you need.   But be forewarned, CT really enjoys cursing.  CT became famous on YouTube.  I think his intensity, honesty, and personality really come together in a way that’s kind of infectious.  At first you’ll think he’s ridiculous and then he will…

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