Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's Time to Make the Donuts!

Ok, maybe I don't get up the same time the Dunkin' Donuts guy does, but I do feel like all I think about lately is food! What I should eat, what I shouldn't eat. Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner for Delaney. Sophie really needs to start eating more solid food!! Really, that's the main focus of my blog today! Sophie is 14 months old and is still eating some baby food. We have had such a terrible journey with changing formulas, SEVERE constipation, finding a baby food she liked, and the fact that the poor kid only has 4 teeth!! For all the issues she's had, she is a happy camper. The only baby food she likes is the Target Brand squeezie pouches. And of course, they clearanced them out at my store. She eats puffs & Cheerios like they are going out of style, but I am still giving her the baby food sometimes because I want to make sure she has all the nutrients she needs.

I guess my problem is also having stuff on hand for her. I am going to bake up some silver dollar pancakes in the morning and freeze the leftovers so I can pull one of those out some mornings. I bought some Nutrigrain bars tonight and gave her one at dinner...she liked it until it started getting gummy on her fingers and then she just wanted to play. She does love cheese and yogurt, but I am a little iffy to give her yogurt because it was one of the foods she had around the time she turned one and we had a lovely case of hives that we don't know what caused it. Thinking it was not food related, as the majority of the bumps were on her knees, feet and arms.

So I'm going to start a list of "safe" foods (meaning we've had them for 3 days straight with no reactions) and when I get a good list I will post it here to share!! Please feel free to comment with your ideas, and I'll add them to the list!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Getting Rid of Weight

Today started my "Getting Rid Of Weight" Challenge. I am challenging myself to actually GET RID of all this weight I am tired of carrying around! As I saw on a friend's pinboard --
My goal is to be able to run the Disney Princess 5k, which isn't until February so I should be fine. I'd like to be able to do the 5k in November for the Wine & Dine at Epcot, and then the Princess 1/2 Marathon, but BABY STEPS! I am so out of shape! I walk all day at work, but tonight I put both girls in the double stroller and walked up and down streets & around cul-de-sacs in my neighborhood to hit a whopping 1.2 miles. I would have gone longer, but I think I must have been walking funny because I could feel a blister forming so I cut off the last cul-de-sac in the neighborhood and turned home. Sure enough, a tiny blister on the inside of my right heel....?? What a weird place for a blister! I was wearing older shoes that the insides of the heels are worn out, so I was wondering if maybe a piece of plastic or something was poking me.

I have been attempting to count calories on my IPhone with the awesome Lose It app, but all of the Easter candy at Target has been taunting me, so I know my totals are off a bit. I have been eating better I think, having a hard boiled egg or an oatmeal muffin for breakfast. I know - what is an oatmeal muffin?? I found this amazing little recipe on Pinterest, and I LOVE these for breakfast. It's from Sugar Free Mom. I make a whole batch, put them in the freezer and wa-la! Breakfast is ready in 30 seconds in the morning. I was thawing them out overnight in the fridge, but have found on the mornings I forgot to transfer one the night before that they thawed just fine from frozen. I put it in a bowl, microwave for 30 seconds and can actually sit at the table and eat a healthy, quick breakfast instead of scarfing down a granola bar in the car. I have actually cut out ALL soda from my diet too, which is amazing because my husband and I were both having a coke a day but we finished our last 12 pk. almost 2 weeks ago and I have only had 1 coke since! So here's to hoping my "Get Rid of Weight" Challenge is successful!