Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Spring break

Connor has been battling the stomach flu since last Sunday. There has been a trip to the ER and lots of nasty bodily fluid. Oliver has succumbed and I'm fervently wishing that Jake will skate by. For a bit there I thought I was coming down with it *knock on wood* but I think that was lack of sleep so I'm feeling pretty good this morning. Today is my first day of Spring break. Woohoo x infinity.
I have not been to the gym in like 2 weeks due to family issues, sickness and last minute school work. So my goal is to work out, A LOT this break. We have family pictures scheduled at the end of this month and I have 15ish pounds left. hehe.

I have to be honest and I've added some animal protein back into our diet. I've been wanting to do a low carb approach and I have found it too difficult just on vegan fare. The only exception I have made for Connor is, which I've blogged about before, some good wild caught fish like Salmon. He loves it. For myself, I have allowed cage free, organic eggs and fish. Still have cheese here and there (this addiction is going to continue to take a while!).

Last weekend, we went to Wenatchee for Connor's birthday party with Oliver's side of the family and he had some regular cupcake and ice cream as there was no dairy free alternative. I'm not saying that caused the flu he then got immediately afterwards but well I don't know.. just.. but.

Back to the low carb approach, I feel it makes me feel more balanced and like I've mentioned before, I am vain and I'm willing to put some morals aside to lose this blasted weight. I still aspire towards veganism or some time of flexitarianism. Some ism ( a good ism?)  for sure, LOL.

My days look something like this:

Breakfast: lots of water, warm water with lemon, water with Chlorophyll drops and then 20-30 mins later 2 lightly fried eggs ( in coconut oil or vegan butter, or lately some organic cultured butter) and sauteed spinach or kale. And then another cup of raw greens like romaine or spinach.

Lunch: Salmon and greens

Dinner: this is usually where I break if I'm on the run and this past week I'm not even sure what I've had, its been crazy with Connor and school.

Snacks: Coconut kefir, pea protein powder, green powders, hot tea, unsweetened almond milk, low carb tortillas with raw almond butter


  1. i hope everyone is well now and that you enjoyed your spring break! xoxo