Honeymoon: Day 6

IRELAND The second day in Ireland was just as magical as the first. Since the weather was still beautiful, we decided to spend the day driving along the coastline to tour the beaches of the Wild Atlantic Way. What a freaking PERFECT day! We drove through Spanish Point, Quilty, Doonbeg, and down to Kikee. We […]

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Whole 30: Reintroductions

Today marks the last day of Whole30 Reintroductions! It has been an interesting – and enlightening – last 10 days. Before I began this, I was sure that legumes would be the no-problem intro, dairy would be the worst, gluten might be problematic, and non-gluten would probably be okay. Now that I have worked my […]

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Honeymoon: Day 5

IRELAND We landed in Ireland to stunning weather. The weather was sunny and much warmer than in London and Scotland. It was like the whole of Ireland was welcoming us with sunshine and open arms! Even going through immigration proceedings was an enjoyable experience. It truly was like a scene out of The Quiet Man. […]

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Whole 30: Week 4

Today marks the last day of my Whole30 run and tomorrow begins the Reintroduction Phase!    I am as nervous as I am excited about reintroductions. I want to complete the experiment and determine how my body will react with the various foods I have been avoiding for the last month, but I also don’t want to reintroduce anything that […]

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Whole 30: Week 3

I just completed Week 3 of Whole30! That’s right, this week is Week 4 – the FINAL week! I am thrilled to report that I definitely caught Tiger Blood during Week 3. On the last Whole30 post, I mentioned that Tiger Blood means something different to everyone. Turns out, for me, Tiger Blood means *drum […]

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Honeymoon: Day 4

SCOTLAND    The next full day in Scotland I woke up feeling better – which was an extreme good thing because we were scheduled for a 12-HOUR tour into the Highlands and to see the Loch Less. This tour was freaking unbelievable! Our guide, Stefan, was grand. He had so much personality and seemed to […]

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Whole 30: Week 2

Today I began Week 3 of Whole30. I expected to hit the “Hardest Days” and the “I Dream of Junk Food” stages this week – and I did! I have been dreaming of cheesy pepperoni pizza ALL WEEK! Seriously, all week. Cheesy pepperoni pizza and a gin martini. Not necessary together, but then, I wouldn’t […]

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Honeymoon: Day 3

SCOTLAND Waking up in Scotland was perfection. Our apartment was a dream – beautiful hardwood floors, a stylish décor, and a picturesque view of the Edinburgh castle. I absolutely loved it! We quickly got ready and walked out into a bustling, beautiful city. There were so many places to choose from to eat at – […]

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Whole 30: Week 1

Today I began Week 2 of Whole30. Week 1 went smoother than expected. As predicted, my largest struggle was dealing with drinking my coffee black. On Day 1, I made my usual Starbucks coffee pod in the Keurig and, not being able to add creamer, I drank half of it down black with a sprinkle […]

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Honeymoon: Day 2

LONDON, cont. After waking up and barely checking out in time, we took off sight-seeing around London, completely thankful that our London hotel was kind enough to hold our luggage throughout the day. Our plane for Scotland didn’t leave until around 8pm so we had the majority of the day to fill. We did everything […]

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