Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Food is Fuel

That's our motto right is fuel.  We've been using it as entertainment for a long time and it's time to make some changes.  We're going a little hard core and eliminating flour, sugar, dairy, caffeine, preservatives, and as many hormones & additives as we can.  I spent some time this weekend preparing food for the week...

Today is only day two, so there's not much to report yet.  We have both complied so far. Caffeine & sugar have been the hardest to give up.  We were craving something sweet tonight, so I made a shake with ice, coconut milk, vanilla almond milk, bananas, cocoa, and a little estevia.  It was actually really good.  It's amazing what tastes good when you are hungry.     

Several people have asked if Miles is going to eat our new foods.  Yes and no.  He will definitely eat what we have for dinner b/c that really hasn't changed a whole lot.  Last night, we had grilled chicken, brown rice, roasted sweet potatoes, and a cucumber & tomato salad with balsamic dressing.  Tonight, we had hamburger steaks with green beans and leftover sweet potatoes.  He likes all that so no problem there.  We've discussed the pancake obsession so breakfast might be hard to change.  Since he eats lunch at daycare, that's unfortunately out of our hands.  We've always been very conscience of what he eats.  I was beginning to wonder how much longer I could feed him healthy foods while Darrin & I ate junk.  Here's hoping this change will help all three of us.

Since food is not very fun to read about, I'll leave you with a picture of Miles.  He wanted to call Darrin on Sunday while we were waiting for him to get home.  It was pitiful.  Miles couldn't get the words out b/c he was so choked up.  He was saying, "Daddy, I want you to be home" while fighting back the tears.

Then, he went on to tell Darrin that I was not his (Miles) best friend anymore b/c I was mad at him.  He frequently tells on us to each other.  I guess when you don't have any siblings there's no one else to blame stuff on.

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