We received a snow blower as a wedding gift from my Mother.
Mother in Law:
Well, you know....
Our driveway is much longer,
and Ron has bad knees,
and we are abut to retire, SO
you should give us your snow blower, because your new wife needs the exercise.
Every time it snows she calls.
"You better not be using that snow blower, she needs to shovel the driveway!"
My grocery bill was getting out of control so I joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and started making connections with local farmers through the CSA and farmers market. My CSA has shares that range from single up to large family and they deliver to the local farmers market. Localharvest.org is a great way to find farmers and CSAs in your area or simply ask around at the farmers market. Be sure to ask a lot of questions because some farms are not certified organic because they want to be able to treat their animals if they become sick but they don't give antibiotics routinely, other farmers just don't want to deal with the hassle of becoming certified. By asking around you may be able to find grass fed meat that is almost as good as certified organic.
I was able to find eggs for $1.50 a dozen simply by stopping by a local farm and talking to the family. I know the eggs are free range because I often have to stop because the chickens are in the road. I also saw on a blog that one person was able to find some local eggs on Craigslist.
Now that the weather is better, I'm going to start to grow herbs in a planter box. I'm challenged when it comes to growing plants but I figure it's worth a shot!
This is a list of the most commonly used acronyms on the forum. If you see one we're missing, you can note it below and a moderator will update the list.
SAD: Standard American Diet
This is the diet that typifies the western attitude toward food - processed foods, low fat, "sugar free", food-like products, fast food...
W30D: Whole30 Daily
The Whole30 Daily is a 32 day (you get days 0 and 31) subscription email service packed with tips and resources for you during every step of your Whole30 journey.
SWYPO: Sex With Your Pants On.
Pancakes, cookies, muffins and other paleofied junk foods that are never as satisfying as the real thing and often lead down the slippery slope to "real" junk food.
ISWF: It Starts With Food
Best-selling book by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig (creators of the Whole30 program) that details both the ins and outs of the Whole30 program AND the science behind their many recommendations.
WOD: Workout of the Day
Primarily CrossFit terminology used to refer to the assigned group workout of the day. Many folks around here use it to describe their daily workout, CrossFit or not.
Pre-wo: Pre-Workout/ Post-wo: Post-Workout
Generally used in reference to what foods are best to eat before and after a workout
AIP: Autoimmune Protocol
This is a reference to the autoimmune protocol â€“ a larger and more specific set of dietary restrictions for those suffering from autoimmune conditions.
We won't worry about the sciency words the acronym stands for. These foods are easily broken down by certain bacteria in the gut and can cause digestive troubles for some folks.
MDA: Mark's Daily Apple. ~ A good go-to if you can't find the info you need here or on our site, whole9life.com.
BP Coffee: Bulletproof Coffee ~ A coffee drink made with ghee and coconut oil, blended in a blender or with an immersion blender.
NSV: Non-Scale Victory - like clearer skin, better sleep, less joint pain, clothes fitting better -- anything other than the number on the scale
JERF: Just Eat Real Food
FWOB: Foods without brakes ~ less healthy foods you can't seem to stop once you start
ACV: apple cider vinegar
EVOO: extra virgin olive oil
OTF: Orange Theory Fitness - a popular gym/fitness program