Sunday, June 15, 2014

Weeks 23 & 24: Summer Time!

School's out!  Whew!  It was a great year but we're all ready for a little break.

At the beginning of week 23, I began a new eating plan, along with my husband and a few friends.  It's called the Whole 30 and is basically a strict paleo diet for 30 days while your body resets.  After that, you are allowed to add certain foods back in, one at a time, and see how they individually and personally affect your body.  As I write this, I've been on it for 15 days.  It's been SO hard to not have my sweets but otherwise, it's been bearable.  I'm missing simple things like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as well.  However, I feel it's the best way to feed my body and this baby right now and the meals have been mostly awesome.  I found a website that has weekly meal plans and shopping lists and the recipes are so very delicious.  It's been encouraging to be eating so well, even though it's not easy.

Now that school's out, I've been trying to get more done around the house.  Either that or my new diet has me pretty drained.  Apparently that's typical when you first make this diet switch so I'm unsure.  I don't really feel sleepy but just physically wiped out.  This weekend, I've tried to rest as much as I can to not tire myself out.

My midwife checkup was short and sweet but good.  I'm measuring right on target with the tape measure, gained just over 20lbs (typical for me), healthy heartbeat, and all vitals are good.  My next visit will include the dreaded glucose test.  I've passed two and failed two with my previous four babies.  With the two I failed (both my boys), I still passed the three hour.  I'm hoping my dietary changes will impact this testing.  We shall see!

Until next time...

Take care,

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