Saturday, April 27, 2013

Too Long!

Hi friends!  It's been nearly 2 months since I blogged anything.  Shameful really.  I've let my thoughts slide for a bit too long.

Here's the skinny on what's been going on here.  I've been OP (on plan) according to WW, but haven't been eating the right things.  This makes me feel quite yucky to be honest.  I'm just now realizing this, crazy huh?  I feel better when I eat a sensible breakfast, a snack, a green salad loaded up with protein and veggies for lunch, another snack, a sensible dinner, and possibly another snack...all before 7pm.  Please also realize that with three children, I am often up when the sun comes up.  Here in AZ right now, it's before six!  Except for this morning when I had the coffee pot programmed to go off at 6 *yes, I'm drinking half caff again* and got up because everyone has been getting up around that time, and here it is *7am* and my children are still in bed!!!  Eh, I'm enjoying the quiet of the morning and my coffee.

In that I am eating what I should, my energy is back and I feel pretty good.  It's interesting to see how making sure that you're eating the good stuff can change the way you feel.  In that I'm training for a half marathon, I am trying to be sure that I'm eating plenty of protein and healthy carbs.  I'm doing a cross between a 'runners diet' and phase 2 of South Beach.

**Hark!  7:02 and I hear the first sounds of girlies!**

Between those two, I feel satisfied all day and I feel like I can last through at least bed time with the girls.  So that's where I'm at.  I need to look back at my goals for the year too.  I'll have to do another review here pretty soon.

And a few new things we've been making/using:  milk kefir and 1% ricotta.  I made my first batch of ricotta yesterday and it's really good!  We've been using milk kefir for a month or more and the girls love having a kefir smoothie *not to mention it's good for them!*

I hope you all are hanging in there.  Or at least trying to!