Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Paleo - Sunday

Sunday was "prep" day.  For breakfast, I made myself a smoothie with strawberries, bananas, apple juice (no sugar added) and ice.  I drank about half and put the rest in the fridge for later.

By 10:30 am I was feeling a little hungry and craving solid food.  I fried up a few pieces of bacon, ate two and gave two to Greg.

After that I made paleo mayo and paleo salad dressing to be used throughout the week.  I also cut up some veggies for snacking/cooking later on.

For lunch I made crab avocado salad.  I used the paleo mayo from earlier, and you're supposed to serve the salad ON the avocado.  However I realized I don't know how to "pit" and avocado...so I ended up chopping it and mixing it in with the salad.  It was ok...Greg declined having any and ate non-paleo leftovers from the night before. I had intended on eating the leftovers for lunch on Monday but that didn't happen.

Dinner was a bigger success than lunch.  Dinner was bacon wrapped scallops.  I was very excited that I didn't screw these up because the scallops were the most expensive thing I bought for this week.  I did cook them in a little butter (not paleo approved) but that was a concession that needed to be made.  Served on a bed of lettuce and was delicious.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

I'm Going Paleo!*

That right, I'm going on the paleo diet... at least for the next week.  What is the paleo diet?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Plan B Vending Machines

Had unprotected sex and need emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy? There's a vending machine for that.

Want to plan in advance to obtain the most effective form of regular birth control BEFORE having sex? Here's what you need to do:

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hobby Lobby and Plan B

Hobby Lobby, a Christian owned company, is refusing to provide insurance plans that covers emergency contraception such as Plan B (commonly known as the morning after pill) because they believe emergency contraception causes an abortion.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thinking About Yourself is Not Selfish

If there's anything I've learned in the last six years of being an "adult," it's that you should always do what is best for you. It can be hard to figure out exactly what that is, but sometimes you just know.  I certainly believe in listening to and taking into account the advice of trusted friends and family, but in the end the decisions you make in life are yours. They affect you, not your friends and family (usually).  It's not just about being happy (although that's certainly a goal) but it's about choosing your path and creating the life that you want for yourself. That "dream" life will look different for different people and that's okay

Friday, November 30, 2012

Favorite Things!

You know what one of my favorite things is? Women who make money by writing books and articles that tell other women they shouldn't be making money. Because having a career is not feminine, and men won't want to marry you.

Suzanne Venker is very worried about women in the workforce. The problem? "Women aren't women anymore." Also, women now see men as "the enemy." Women are stealing men's jobs, and men are sad because "Men want to love women, not compete with them." And now... men don't want to get married. Pew Research Center says so. Except Venker doesn't link to the Pew Research report in her article.

I did something crazy and... looked it up.

Here's what I see:

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Free Contraceptives for Everyone! (Or Just the Sluts)

Mitt Romney's comments yesterday on birth control (among other things) prove just how out of touch he is:

"Free contraceptives were very big with young college-aged women," he continued. "And then, finally, Obamacare also made a difference for them, because as you know, anybody now 26 years of age and younger was now going to be part of their parents' plan, and that was a big gift to young people. They turned out in large numbers, a larger share in this election even than in 2008."

He seems to not understand that:

1. Most women are still going to have to pay for birth control by purchasing insurance plans and paying monthly premiums.  Getting birth control without a copay is a benefit of the plan....that people pay for.

2. It's not just "college-aged sluts women" that use birth control.  99% of women use birth control at some point in their lives, including married women.

It's like he can't comprehend that someone might be married and want to delay having a child, or a second or third child. And more often than not it's for economic reasons.