Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Daddy (of course)
kitchen stuff, she would much rather go through cabinets than toys
DeeDee and Dylan (our dog and cat)
shoes, especially her crocs
climbing and running
toy phones and real phones
milk, cheese, eggs, most any food....ice cream too
playing with brothers and sisters, of course!
We are enjoying our sweet Rose. She is such a blessing.
Monday, July 20, 2009
- There have been other good things happening to report with the loss and positive changes in my diet. Here's a list of a few things I've noticed:
- a huge improvement in frequency of headaches
- skin rashes have improved or healed completely
- less aches and pains and general morning stiffness has improved
- stomach issues are much improved
- hypoglycemia (blood sugar highs and lows) are gone
- major sugar/carb cravings are gone (if I "crave a piece of cake" it's because i want to enjoy a piece of cake, not because of a constant physical need for sugar for energy) I enjoy desert. That will never change. It just needs to stay an occasional pleasure!
I have discovered through my low carb dieting that I am gluten intolerant. I notice an instant recurrence of most of my list if I have bread or some other wheat item. I especially notice stomach problems. I need to do a little more research about how to handle this long term, but the proof is in the "pudding" or in this case my symptoms make it very clear.
I have also figured out that sugar substitutes like splenda and whatever they put in diet drinks do not agree with me at all. I just can't tolerate it. I've tried to eat sugar free ice cream and diet soft drinks for an occasional treat only to be left with a headache and tummy ache. They taste really good, but the side effects are not worth the temporary treat.
For now, fruit has become my sweet of choice. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a great variety of in season fruit! And here's what's for dinner!:
Monday-BLT's, slaw , fresh pineapple (salad for me)
Tuesday- roast in the crockpot, rice, garden veggies, cantaloupe
Wednesday-taco salad, honeydew melon
Thursday-chicken, rice, salad, watermelon
Friday-dinner after VBS at church
Saturday, July 18, 2009
This picture is beautiful! I told Abby we should make cards with prints!
Anna's sunflower right before the glorious bloom.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I also came across a grocery cart of Pampers at my Kroger this week. There was an employee cleaning off the shelves. They weren't priced yet, so I asked her to scan them for me and tell me what they were to be clearanced at. I ended up with 10 large packs of pampers for $35.00. Getting these kinds of deals leaves a lot more room in the grocery budget week to week!
~~Thank you Heather for the great tip on the cheese sale :)!!
Friday, July 10, 2009
It doesn't get much better than that. We all enjoyed some delicious combo meals from Chick Fil A today. That's a big treat for a family our size. AND it's Jacob's 16th birthday. It is sooo hard to believe I have a kid that age. We've had a great family day and lots of fun dressing up like cows. You might think I made my older kids dress up. Nope, they were very willing for good free food! I asked Jacob last night if he would mind dressing up to go and he laughed and said he would even dance for food. Like most teenage boys he LIKES to eat and eat he does.
Samuel, as usual had a really unique style for his cow costume. That's a black trash bag and a spot on the rump, just like any good cow :)