Well, I am happy to say that I made it through the day without any issues. We didn’t have worship today due to the parking lot of our meeting place being repaved which gave me some extra time to sleep. Sleep is something that I have been having major issues with since going back to eating poorly. I don’t know what it is (the corn, the soy, the wheat), but something is making me not be able to sleep. After going off my sleep meds in March, I have had to take Benadryl to get some decent sleep (which isn’t Ambien, but it’s still a dependency). I’m looking forward to next week when I won’t need it.
This morning I woke up and had breakfast – the Bacon, Kale and Black Olives Egg Pie. I had two slices of it to finish it off. Really the best pie ever. I got the recipe from the cookbook by Paleo Parents, Eat Like a Dinosaur. The fact that my husband loved it says something HUGE. Anyway, I’ll be making this again after I finish the Eggs in a Nest (also from this book) that I cooked up on Thursday evening.
I also had a strawberry, banana, spinach, zucchini, blackberry, coconut milk with a 1/2 dropper of Vanilla Crème Stevia and 2 tsp of chia seed gel (because I need to use it up). I had this to up my morning carb intake. I was hoping it would give me energy, but it didn’t. I haven’t rested well so after breakfast I went straight to sleep. LOL
I didn’t have lunch because I was still full from breakfast. It was over 700 calories, so I’m okay with skipping breakfast.
My mom and I took the kids swimming this afternoon. We spent 2 hours at the pool and I probably spent an hour of it swimming with my kiddos. My legs are still killing me from helping a friend move up 3 flights of stairs. I took them several times, and since I have had calf issues in the past, it doesn’t surprise me that I’m in so much pain.
Dinner was amazing. I had a spinach salad with zucchini and baby tomatoes from the local farmer’s market – topped it with Lemon Olive Oil and Cherry Balsamic Vinegar. I also made Chicken Wings and Sweet Potato Coins. This meal was pretty close to perfect. Cayden was at a birthday party, and Hannah ate leftover lasagna from my mom, but Stephen and I enjoyed this yummy dinner. And Stephen promptly packed it up for lunch tomorrow – which makes my heart happy.
I also made the Paleo Parents Grain Free Granola. Just to have something quick and yummy to munch on throughout the week.
So there you have it.
“Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.” Ephesians 5:1-2 (MSG)