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Leaving it all behind and taking strides toward a healthy life.

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I hate the wagon.

So.  I’m gonna be honest here.  I fell off that stupid wagon.  Like, I fell hard and it took off without me and I am having some serious trouble catching up with it.  It’s leaving me in the dust.

I’m ready to make a change, and I need a challenge to help me.  So I am going to do the Whole30 Program.

This is a Paleo/Primal diet kind of thing.  It goes along well with the whole food idea, but I need to do something pretty drastic and challenging for a short time.  After that, I will see how I feel and what I want to do.  I am trying to get JD to do it too….he’s a little on the fence about this program because of its drasticness, but I think he’s just scared of doing something totally awesome.  So I am going to push a little.  We will have to plan a store trip, and hopefully we can figure this out and not have to get processed food for the kids.  It calls for going off of all grains, dairy, soy, legumes….E eats black beans like they were going extinct and C would eat cottage cheese for every meal if I let her.  So I’m a little scared about that.  They both love almond milk, and E drinks that exclusively, while C drinks a lot of organic milk.  I’m not sure if I want to take her off of dairy, although I do know how to make sure they get calcium, vitamin D, fiber, and fats.  Unfortunately, I think nuts are off the menu for this too and I am not sure how coconut milk compares to almond milk and cow’s milk, and E gets a lot of fiber and calcium from black beans.  Both of my kids have been having runny stools with mucus (I know, major TMI moment) which tells me something they are eating is bothering both of them.  This is going to be tough with them.  But for us adults, I think it is perfect.

Right.  So I will be updating with our first week’s menu and how things are going.  I’m scared to death because of how insanely addicted to sugar I have become.  That’s how I know I need to do it though.  Wish us luck!!


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Two Months.

I have had a lot happen in a short amount of time.  A lot of my entries on this blog have been about eating healthy.  Being healthy.  My journey, and that of my family.  About three months ago…actually over six months ago, JD and I started noticing something was wrong with him.  Fast forward a few months of every test known to man, and we still don’t know what it is.  Eating well, whole, and often seems to help.  Sleeping a full 8 hours a night helps.  Heat makes it a lot worse.  But for the most part, it is unpredictable.  He was really starting to get into running and being more active, and this has been a big setback.  

Because of medical bills, we moved to a new city, in with his parents.  This has been a huge struggle.  I mean, who wants to do that?  At almost 30, with two kids….it’s just not where you think you will be when you are 17 and looking ahead at all the possibilities before you.  I still see possibilities.  I see myself doing a lot of things.  But JD is working an hour away, so that’s an extra 10 hours a week driving, and working extra some times.  We have no time.  And all the time in the world.

Through this, we have gotten off track with eating well.  We are starting to figure it out again, but it is hard.  How is it that everything i was learning and thought I knew has left my mind?  I feel like I have to re-learn.  I go to Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s and I just stare at all of the awesome healthy choices before me, then leave empty handed.  So that is where I am, and why I have not been posting.  A little bit ashamed, a little bit annoyed at myself, but mostly kind of broken.