It's been 4 days and I can't say it's been that much fun. To recap, I'm gluten free, dairy free, egg free, red meat free, caffeine free, and alcohol free.
It may have been a little too much to take on at once. I'm tired and very crabby. I have a headache and no patience. I really miss my cup of coffee in the morning.
It's making me miss the foods that are finest in the world. Croissant, strong coffee, spinach salad with poached egg and bacon dressing, brie and pate, french bread, red wine, dark chocolate. You get the picture.
I feel like I'm eating too many processed carbs in order to make things more convenient. My job is tough and my kids require a lot of patience and care at 5 and 7 years old. I can't make beautiful vegetarian meals. I read once in a well known vegetarian cook book that you need 2 hours a day in order to really cook whole foods properly. I just can't find that time right now. Well...that's not true. I guess I just don't want to spend that kind of time in the kitchen. I love cooking, but I love my kids, reading, teaching, and relaxing with my husband more.
Do I adjust my resolution? Not sure yet. I have to use my OLW to L-I-S-T-E-N to myself. I have to think about what is going to work well for me.
What has worked well for you in terms of eating and exercising well and making sure you have time for your family, working life, and personal interests? Please share.