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Throwing up six times in eight hours–and avoiding that huge list of non-kosher-for-Passover foods all week–yielded a loss of three pounds at Weight Watchers this week. I know bulimia is a terrible, tragic thing, and I know it’s probably a sign that my psyche needs adjusting, but the fact that I lost more weight this […]
Have you ever had a stomach virus so violent you collapsed on the bathroom floor after each round, grateful that the cool tiles took the edge off your feverish body? Late in the afternoon on Wednesday, I started to feel queasy. Didn’t think too much of it, kept working, even had a brief business meeting […]
I had a glass of wine last night. Cabernet, deep and rich and smooth and luscious. No hives! If you offered me a million dollars I couldn’t explain why my allergy seems to be abating, but I’ve never given up hope that it would. So I’ve been trying, here and there, to reintroduce wine to […]
I hate Passover. Most of my favorite foods are forbidden, and in their place we get matzo, the original flatbread. Stick to the roof of your mouth matzo. Crumbs all over your shirtfront matzo. Halt all intestinal activity matzo. Oh, I’ll admit, for the first day or two it’s kind of fun to eat a […]
Today is my sister-in-law K’s birthday. It’s also the beginning of Passover—starting at sundown tonight, for eight days observant Jews will forego all kinds of forbidden foods, known as chametz: bread, pasta, corn, legumes, rice, flour, yeast, baking powder & soda, and even mustard.* This includes any and all prepared foods made with even the […]