As of this moment, I am over halfway done the first part of this elimination diet. Praise the Lord! I feel better. Not great but not as exhausted and perhaps a little hopeful. I still have a long road before I can introduce the foods that I love back into my diet (sorry potatoes…you have to wait a little bit longer. But take heart, our reunion is going to be utter bliss!), but at least by this time next week, I’ll have more options to choose from.
I’ve also survived on no coffee for the same amount of time. I’m pretty amazed. I only have one cup a day so withdrawal wasn’t going to be a problem but it’s the ritual of a nice hot cup of coffee that I miss. Hot water with lemon…not quite tugging at my heart strings. But I’m surviving.
This week is my baby girl’s birthday. I canNOT believe she is turning 1. Unreal. This year flew by and I feel like the last 6 months went especially fast. It’s a very bittersweet moment for us because we’re going to have a toddler soon and the baby years will be behind us forever. It’s kind of blowing my mind that the door of this season is starting to close. Somebody hold me…
We have a couple of family parties for her this week. The first was yesterday and I made a cake and attempted to decorate it myself. I am most definitely not any kind of pinterest queen and this cake proved it. Though it photographed a bit better, up close…it was tragic. Thankfully, everyone liked how it tasted so I still came out a winner. It was killing me not to be able to have a piece and I was soooooooo tempted to just have a bite. But a bite would lead to me snapping like a twig and devouring the whole cake. It’s a good thing I’m a pillar of self-control.
I also signed up for a fall 10k. Yahoo! I figure I need the motivation and the time to train for this. I can run the distance but I don’t know that I can run it well. I also don’t know how it’s going to look to train for this because our schedule is all over the place. It looks like I may only get out for one run a week and will have to add in the treadmill for the rest. Thankfully, I have until October to figure this all out. I’m excited! I’m also eye-balling a half marathon for next year. It’s been two years now since I ran my last one and I’m missing the challenge of it. But I’m going to stay non-committal until I know how much I’ll actually run this winter. I’ve been known to…well…not run in the cold
Have a great week everyone!