1. Self-Love Despite Backsliding… and the Mostly Paleo Panini 


    August 12, 2016 by Lauren Grider

    So here I am, approaching the one year anniversary of my complete thyroidectomy, and my overwhelming feeling is disappointment. I’m …
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  2. Whole Life Challenge: Open-Faced Sloppy Joes

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    January 18, 2016 by Lauren Grider


    I’ve just started another round of the Whole Life Challenge, and as always I plan to keep the site updated …
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  3. What Happened and What’s Going On (and Baked Apples)


    February 4, 2015 by Lauren Grider


    I’ve taken a long hiatus from blogging. Now I’m back. You may remember my post about Hashimoto’s Disease (autoimmune thyroiditis). …
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  4. Tomato Basil Sausage Picadillo

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    September 18, 2014 by Lauren Grider

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    Picadillo is a dish made from ground beef and tomatoes, with other ingredients such as olives, capers, peppers and raisins …
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  5. Fall 2014 – What a difference 6 years makes!


    September 15, 2014 by Lauren Grider


    Autumn, my favorite time of year, is quickly approaching. Months of intolerable heat will soon give way to brisk night …
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  6. Top 10 Secrets for Losing 100 Pounds


    July 3, 2014 by Lauren Grider

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    After completing my second Whole Life Challenge, I am even more convinced that this is the right lifestyle for me. …
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  7. WLC Weeks 2-4: Super Clean Chili

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    June 8, 2014 by Lauren Grider


    The past few weeks have been very hectic for me, both professionally and personally. I haven’t had any one major …
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