Is anyone singing that now in their minds?
But anyway, Easter was yesterday and I am so happy to tell you about it.
Since realizing there are so many other foods I can't eat I have been trying to figure out what that means for me. I won't change anything for my family but I do have to say they are leaning more & more toward healthy eating. (Hubby doesn't have a problem with healthy eating. He loves it - just to be clear :) )
I was roasting lots of veggies & my daughter went in & nearly finished what I thought would be a few days worth! How can someone be upset about THAT!!??
Back to Easter - Easter in my house consisted of chocolate filled plastic eggs that Grandma & Grandpa hid for the kids. The turkey my son got hunting a few weeks ago. A store-bought ham (because for some it's just traditional to have ham on Easter). Corn casserole (seriously I think this is the stuff that put my initial weight on in the first place. Oh my YUMMILICIOUS Now? Can't eat it.) Carrots with a sprinkle of brown sugar. Tossed salad (with my homemade Lemon-Thyme salad dressing). Mashed pots with gravy (2 kinds because that is just how we roll). Dessert? Oh my really? Coconut cake (in the shape of a lamb - it's quite cute). GF Angel food cake with fresh berries. GF biscuits.
Did you just gain 20lbs reading that?
As I sat at the table enjoying the company we had I realized I was REALLY happy & quite content with the food I was able to eat. I wasn't feeling deprived that I couldn't eat some of that. I had my veggie plate & salad & did a happy dance (mostly with the GF biscuit if you must know). I did indulge in the Angel food cake & berries. (another happy dance & had seconds but really, who is counting??) I walked away from the table & felt good. I didn't feel deprived but I also wasn't feeling sick, bloated, have that burning feeling in my throat that, come to find out, was part of the allergic reaction I was having to some foods.
It can be done. I would never wish food (or any) allergies on anyone but honestly we have ourselves thinking we just can't live without certain things. I have had people telling me I will have to start eating meat now because of all the foods I can't eat anymore. I don't think so. I get my protein. It's just coming from a different source than meat.
We really benefit from feeding our bodies healthy & clean. I know it's hard. I'm not talking about organic. Which would be ideal for those that can do that. I'm just talking about getting your veggies & fruits. I'm saying that cutting down on the processed, sugar filled, refined stuff out there will only be good for you & your family.
You know this right? I'm not surprising you with this right?
How awesome would be be to have our kids & families going for the carrot sticks or apple slices for that crunchy or sweet craving they are having? We can do this. As a Mom I know I make a big impression on my kids. They see me working out & eating healthy. Be the role model your family & friends need. They will thank you for it!!
Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!