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Friday, December 20, 2013

Its almost Christmas!

As a mom of 3 young toddlers days like today can be very hard. Both of the twins are teething so they are crankier than normal. They day started with a little bit of crying but they were fine once all three were fed, dressed and watching a cartoon. I was able to catch up on wrapping some presents. The only thing I have left to do is print off some pictures for a frame I bought my parents. I also have to practice a song to sing for church tomorrow. After they all went down for a nap the day went from ok to terrible. My son wouldn't stop crying all afternoon even if I held him, and his twin sister crawled around following me whining and even managed to almost get her mouth stuck on a dining room chair leg trying to bite it. Ah the joys of children. My oldest daughter played with water beads for awhile until it became clear she wouldn't keep them in the bowl. She had fun though. I also made a great recipe for paleo gingerbread cookies last night and posed our elf Ginger with them this morning. They turned out a lot better than I thought. I highly recommend them to anyone who is vegan, eating clean, gluten-free, paleo, or even someone eating a normal diet. If you want the recipe go here Tonight I made copper river red salmon our friends caught this last summer. It was delicious. I also made some roasted cauliflower. You use butter on a pan to keep it from sticking, you don't need a lot, put the salmon skin side down (make sure its on medium low) sprinkle salt, pepper, and a little onion powder (or use your favorite spice blend) let it cook almost all the way through on the one side, then flip it and cook it for about 5 minutes or less. It turns out so moist and tasty!! I learned to cook it from watching Master Chef. HeeHee! The cauliflower is easy. Cut it into florets, put in a baking dish, drizzle with olive oil (use as much as you want, a little for crunchier cauliflower or a bit more for more tender) cook at 375 for about 20-25 minutes Well have a wonderful night and Have a Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Going Paleo...

Since my last post I have been having amazing success with eating Paleo. I've lost 10.5 lbs so far. I love eating this way, its like clean eating on crack as I told my friend a couple days ago, but I feel great. I don't crave anything and I'm rarely hungry unless its time for the next meal. I am also still doing T25 occasionally in between going to Zumba since my gym membership expires at the end of the year. I'm going a bunch now cause I can't afford the new membership for awhile. On or around the 1st of the year I will be doing P90X3! I can't wait to do this program. I had so much success with power 90, I know this program will do wonders for me! We had a family date night with friends the other day, and one of the things I can totally tell you is that when I start feeling good about myself, I love to "dress up". The reason I put that in quotes is because I don't own many cute clothes that can fit me yet. At least not till I lose more weight. We had fun, even though it took us just as long to get the kids dressed and ready to go as it did to eat dinner. I am now a huge fan of the sock bun! I found an awesome video on pinterest showing how to do it, and I'll definitely be doing my hair that way often! I am in the process of filling up my calendar with lots of things for the babies and my older daughter to do, activities to do at home, toddler tea time, tot tumble,toddler tango, baby boogie, mighty mites. Too bad I can't in alone time for this mommy. It will be good for them and for me to get out of the house and socialize. My oldest spends most of the day trying to tear ornaments off of our Christmas tree and crying about anything and almost everything the twins are doing to her. I am really looking forward to the day that all three can communicate. Another big thing I am changing is moving the girls into the same room and out computer to the living room in a play yard so I cant start doing preschool with my oldest. I'm also mourning the loss of the morning nap the twins used to take. Now all three of them are down to one nap. It makes me need a nap even more. I will be posting more over the next few days on the food I've been eating and adding links to the websites that I got them from. I love the food I've been making and can't wait to try more.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thanksgiving and the tryptophan effect

For moms Thanksgiving seems to be a double edged sword. You work so hard cleaning and preparing the meal and then everyone leaves after about an hour or so of eating. Then you have to clean up. In years past before I had children I spent the afternoon napping and enjoying my tryptophan induced coma. As a mom those days are over. It's the time a day after the naps are done for the kids so you are stuck fighting your husband (who is snoring from the said coma) to watch the kids and trying to clean up so you can decorate for Christmas the next day. 

I'm sure someday when the kids are older and not all under 2.5 years old, they won't be so demanding and we can actually enjoy the holiday as a family. Instead of it feeling like a well fed zoo exhibit around here. 

As for working out and eating healthy I used Thanksgiving as a cheat day and had planned to workout, but I let the day consume me and didn't workout in the morning and was too full in the evening to do it. I will remember next year to workout in the morning, or even workout Christmas morning. 

I am playing catch up again today and since I'm a couple days behind, today is my double day, so I get to do two workouts today. I was very happy that I got a workout in yesterday. I definitely needed it. 

I haven't budged much in numbers, but I plan to do my hardest not to eat anything extra (like my kids little leftovers). I'm sure that will make a difference.
Happy Holidays to you!