Author Archives: upwardfacinggirl

Challah Bread Pudding

I’ve been starting to observe Shabbat (at least on Friday nights) in a more regular way lately, which has been leading to a dramatic increase in the amount of challah around the house.  This will ultimately require a more longterm plan, … Continue reading

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A day in my migraine life.

I had been hoping to post today about my side-plank, or long walks, or gardening, but I will instead post about what today was filled with — stabbity in my brain. I have had migraine headaches for essentially as long as … Continue reading

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Bumps in the Road

One thing I’ve always been super twiggy and nervous about is injuries.  I have this catastrophic horror story in my head where I twist an ankle or hurt my back or something and can’t exercise at all for long enough … Continue reading

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Making My Bed(s)

This past weekend marked the beginning of my second gardening season.  Gardening always brings me a lot of joy (and heartache and frustration and gnashing of teeth and tearing of hair — if I’m to be fair about it).  Though it … Continue reading

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Bullet… dodged!

I received an email while still in bed cheerfully informing me there was an update to my online health management system, and sure enough, it was my blood sugar results! Turns out that for all my worrying, my fasting glucose … Continue reading

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Waiting to see if I’m still dodging the bullet.

I am terrified of developing diabetes. I’ve done lots of things to change my life in the past two months — started using a standing desk at work, started meal planning, started yoga and kayaking, breakfast every day at home, … Continue reading

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Review: Rethinking Thin

At the recommendation of a number of friends, I’ve started learning and researching about the Fat Acceptance and Health at Every Size movements. This fits in well with my goals of learning about the science of health and nutrition, rather … Continue reading

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