Saturday, March 9, 2013

OMG..where has the time gone?

I just realized that it's been over a month and half since I've written something.  To be fair, I have a been a little busy...but I guess I could update more often.  Things are going well.   Been on a "clean eating" challenge and I have to say that I'm liking it, but aside from the not replacing the cheeseburgers and Chick Fil A chicken strips with veggies and brown rice, it's not entirely too far off of my normal diet.  Ok, that would be a little fib.  I eat way more chocolate and drink way more tea.  I did give up tea for Lent, so that's a struggle in itself.  I cut out gluten for a week and I don't think I benefited from it.  So, I reintroduced some Ezekiel Bread (just 1 slice with breakfast) and that seems to have stabilized things.  I do allow myself some dark chocolate, but I'm afraid if I didn't, someone would be murdered.  :)  I do cheat occasionally, but I do feel the difference afterwards.  I have been working out everyday, even if it's a walk on the treadmill.  I also am working on 10000 steps a day with some friends.  I thought for sure I did 10K easily...HA!  I have managed to get up there the last couple of days with today looking promising.  I will say this.  I am not totally dairy free or gluten free, but I feel pretty good.  I don't even have to take Advil or Aleve in the morning anymore.  My allergy medicine has to remain because of my deviated septum...ugh.  While I don't think I could do clean eating all of the time, I do know that returning to cheeseburgers and fried foods will affect the way I feel.  I think I will take what I've learned and keep some of it.  I haven't dropped a lot of weight, but my clothes are fitting better and I feel pretty good.  That's enough motivation for me.  I'd love to be able to get a new bathing suit this year.  Maybe even one that fits!  LOL!

The kids will be continuing their eating habits and I will be making small changes to their diets - hopefully without them noticing.  This is to see if makes a change for them.  D has some major constipation issues.  I've tried to remove dairy, but that didn't seem to make a major difference.  I've been limiting sugar (not eliminating it because it's a quick and cheap bribe) and making them eat veggies and whole grains (to get the extra fiber).  If this doesn't work, I'll ask the doctor to see if their is a way to see about food allergies.  D isn't gaining as much as K - but K is motivated by food.  :)  D is still it's not entirely bad.

Today is W's birthday party!  OMG!!  7 boys in the same room - WTF was I thinking?  I may break from the clean eating to have a beer tonight...or maybe red wine is clean?