Happy What I Ate Wednesday!
I ranted about elimination diets to help my baby with her gas yesterday, and while I'm not sure it is avoiding the foods or just that I simply got it all off my chest, but she already seems better. But yesterday I started the day off with good intentions to avoid some of the foods that in my book, are some of the worst. So breakfast started with Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal from Kath's blog.
After breakfast Eleanor and I busted out some housework while she was strapped in the Moby. I ate an early lunch since we had afternoon plans, and because I was simply starving!
After lunch we headed out to meet my friend Jess and her cutey patootie (yup, I just wrote that) Cameron. He is so adorable! We walked and talked together for over an hour. It was refreshing to be outside and to get some decent exercise.
Before I knew it, our afternoon was up and it was time to pick up Alex from school. We had just an hour at home before we headed back out for the evening. Just enough to grab a couple leftover cookies from Saturday's party.
Breastfeeding confuses my appetite. I feel hungry All.The.Time. I could put away gobs of food right now. While I know that I need to fulfill my calorie needs (and if I'm hungry, usually I need to eat) I also know that I can't fulfill those needs with crap. And around this time of the year it is difficult to eat healthy when the treats are everywhere. Right now I am not watching how much I eat at all, but what I am eating. As long as I'm stuffing my face with plenty of vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats, I don't mind that I am eating so much. By limiting myself to just one dessert or treat a day I think I can keep a healthy balance so I don't go out of control at special meals and parties.
Additionally, I am trying to watch what I eat to keep Eleanor healthy as well, not just me. After yesterday's post I am planning to stick to these rules:
- No dairy (since Alex is allergic)
- No citrus (since Alex is allergic)
- No gluten
- No wine...except for really special occasions like Christmas dinner or New Year's Eve...and even then I'll only two half glasses (get that, it makes me feel like I can drink two glasses!)
- No peanuts and almonds
With these guidelines in place we will try too keep both Eleanor and me happy and healthy. In yesterday's eats listed above I had my share of gluten, almonds and peanuts. Since I couldn't get to the store yesterday I dealt with what I had. I can't starve either you know! Hopefully we will get to the store today and pick up some gluten free, peanut free and almond free treats!
Healthy Apple Pie