As usual, I made my lunches and dinners for the week tonight - this week, both in keeping with my no meat, no sugar, no processed foods commitment. First dish: polenta, sweet potato fries, and steamed broccoli with pepper jack. Second dish: pasta, cheese, veggie casserole. The only thing I would do differently nutrition wise is probably cutting out the white pasta, since it's so processed, and trying whole wheat or spelt pasta instead. Otherwise, pretty proud of myself and looking forward to a second week of healthy eating!

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More awesome, modern pre-fab homes. Love that this is a 'thing' these days. Now I just need a piece of land...and money...

Amanda Marcotte hits the nail on the head with regard to Rush Limbaugh’s invective towards Michelle Obama: "But then there’s the other way the term is used, and that’s as a free-floating insult that can be applied to any woman at any point in time, regardless of her actual body fat percentage. In a patriarchy, all women are 'fat,' i.e. they take up too much space and have physical bodies that are coded as Other and therefore disgusting." source.

"Just because the road ahead is long, is no reason to slow down. Just because there is much work to be done, is no reason to get discouraged. It is a reason to get started, to grow, to find new ways, to reach within yourself and discover strength, commitment, determination, discipline.

The road ahead is long and difficult, and filled with opportunity at every turn. Start what needs starting. Finish what needs finishing. Get on the road. Stay on the road. Get on with the work.

Right now you’re at the beginning of the journey. What a great place to be! Just imagine all the things you’ll learn, all the people you’ll meet, all the experiences you’ll have. Be thankful that the road is long and challenging, because that is where you’ll find the best that life has to offer." source.

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