Planning

I think I figured out why I had so much energy last night.  I made iced tea which I mixed with some fruit juice.  So I was pretty much on a caffeine high.  I had some tonight but I tried to remember not to have too much.

As far as eating goes I did well.  I only ate what I packed.  Which was shrimp, broccoli, and a clementine for lunch.  I got home and had a hard boiled egg for a snack while I made dinner.  I cooked tilapia and broccoli.  Quick and simple, my kind of cooking.  I boiled up some more eggs for tomorrow.

Not sure how packing meals for my son is going to turn out.  He told me today his teacher gave him pretzels and a fruit snack with his breakfast (What?!)  Then I forgot about the after school program.  When I went to pick him up the snack was cantaloupe (not bad!) with a mini bagel and cream cheese ( a no no).  I guess I could just talk to his teacher and send food for an after school snack.  Ugh! Decisions   I need to stop being lazy about it.  I may need to wait until summer camp starts.  When everybody has to pack.  He’ll eat breakfast at home and pack a lunch and a snack.  We shall see…

Jumping topics here but I tend to make these elaborate plans and then not follow through with them.  This time I don’t want to put that kind of pressure on myself and instead take each day daily.  I still have goals in the back of my mind I wouldn’t mind accomplishing.  Mostly focused on the amount of weight I’d like to lose.  It’s probably good to have goals and something to work towards.

Are you a planner?

No More School Lunches

I packed my son’s lunch today.  The first time since October.  I’ve been letting him buy school lunch all year.  My mom was telling me about her friends son and how she changed his diet and his behavior has changed.  At this point I am looking for anything that will change my son’s behavior for the better.  So, yesterday we went grocery shopping and I bought all organic and nothing with gluten in it.  I’m cutting out of his diet all grains, dairy, and hormones.  I even bought the Rubbermaid Lunch Blox.  I think it will really help with portion sizes.

I filled them with a hamburger patty, clementine, baby carrots, and strawberries.  He really whined about not having a hamburger bun with this burger patty.  But  I tried to explain to him that this would make him do better in school and help his asthma.  For his drink I sent an organic juice box.  I even packed breakfast since we don’t have time to eat at home.   Breakfast was two hard boiled eggs, a clementine, and juice.

I realize that this will be a hard transition but he has to come off of the junk food and added sugars.  I want his only sugar intake to be from fruit and fruit juices.

Have you ever changed your child’s diet?  What did you do to get your child to get on board with the changes?

Primal Recharge

During spring break I switched out my closet.  I put away all the heavy winter clothes and smiled when I saw all my bright colored spring and summer clothes.  Then the first hot day came and tried to wear some of those clothes.  It wasn’t happening.  Everything was tight or wouldn’t button or I could see rolls.  So, I promptly headed to the nearest department store and bought bigger clothes.  It really stunk but I wanted to feel good in my clothes and new clothes always accomplishes that goal.

It took me a bit longer to decide that I really had to make a change, not just buy new clothes.  I walked a couple of times during spring break but that quickly feel off.  I knew I needed to change what I was putting into my body.

I checked out all the paleo books again and reread them and got recharged.  I cleaned out the cabinets of off limit foods and headed to the grocery store for organic and grass fed meats.

It’s only been a couple of days but I already feel a difference.  I’ve stopped burping non stop.  I feel full after eating my meals and if I don’t I know I can eat more.  I don’t feel stuck in this vicious cycle of restricting and counting calories and feeling deprived.

I had terrible sweet cravings the first night.  I caved and went into the box of off limit foods (really should toss that box) and eat a couple of bowls of Honey Nut Cheerios.  Since, that box is now gone I won’t buy more.  I figured that it would be better that I had something sweet on hand then to eat something off limits.  I picked up a pint of chocolate almond ice cream and chocolate coconut ice cream.  They were delicious though I preferred the consistency of the coconut ice cream.

I had so much energy last night.  It was 11:30 pm and I was barely tired and ready for bed.  That usually never happens.  I am excited for this new journey.  My son is on it with me.  Trying some dietary changes for him to help improve his behavior and asthma symptoms.

I plan to head out to Trader Joes or Whole Foods for some more meat this week.  It is hard when I see the prices but then I think about the health of my son and of myself and I know it is worth it.

What do you do to save money when eating organic?