Category: PCOS

New Year’s Experiments.

. . . . . New Year’s Resolutions. I suck at them. I’m a failure at resolutions. I’m a quitter. It’s just what I have done historically — when the going gets hard, I get going, to a new location where things aren’t so hard. But I’m trying to change. I want to be different.

What 35 means to me.

Yesterday, I went to Starbucks and got my free drink. It was a total treat. I went for venti soy chai instead of grande, because nothing says HAPPY BIRTHDAY like a massive Starbucks drink that costs me zero dollars. The sweet guy at the drive-thru window said, “it’s your birthday tomorrow? I’m guessing you’ll be 20?” with

Why I’m glad your daughter is in our b.fab class.

Every week, I go to an amazingly fun workout class called The local community center’s gymnasium fills up with women of all kinds and for an hour, we dance and shake and squat and have really the best time exercising that you could ever imagine. Like, I love it. There’s not a lot of

Lent 2015

I love Lent. It’s my favorite season of the year. There is something about the quiet and the without-ness and the focus that is given to us for these next 47 days (okay, fair, 46) that I really really love. I grew up in the Methodist Church and so I have always known Ash Wednesday

It’s Monday. You Need Ice Cream.

So in a world where not everyone gets to eat ice cream (me) because it is always made with milk and not everyone loves to have milk in their lives (me), this “ice cream” recipe is nothing short of heroic. You know, for dairy-free gals (like me). My friend Liz mentioned banana ice cream Sunday

Weird Lunch Wednesday

I don’t think this will become a thing. But it felt right. And also? I know it is Thursday. But this is what I ate for lunch yesterday, so. Wednesday. Y’all probably know I have PCOS- either from the book or the blog– and you know that in general, I eat dairy-free and gluten-free. So

PCOS Update: After you jumpstart….

Two weeks ago, I spoke at an event where, in passing, I mentioned that I have PCOS. Mainly, I was lamenting that pizza is just a memory in my life. Whah whah. To most people, the acronym PCOS doesn’t even stick in their minds. But for girls who have struggled – with infertility, weight issues,

PCOS Update: Gettin’ My Diva On

One year. That’s how long I have been living dairy-free. Actually, to be fair to myself, it’s been 13 months. Trust me, I count the days without cheese. (For those who don’t know, I have PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I told you about it here and I’ve written about it here.) But the last few

7 months without cheese: A PCOS update

If you are new to this conversation, me having PCOS and all, check out these older posts to catch up. In summary, I have PCOS and I don’t love talking about it, but I’m really grateful for all that God is doing in my body and so I am talking about it. Today, seven months

An Unfinished Story

My friend Matt Mooney has a series going on over at his blog that I am excited to be a part of. His book, A Story Unfinished, released this week and to partner with that, a few of us are getting to write about our own unfinished stories. I think we are all living unfinished stories