Thursday, April 11, 2013

To Paleo or Not To Paleo

In the last post, I talked a little bit about doing the Paleo diet. Let me tell you a little bit about where this idea is coming from. My husband has been the same weight for a couple of years. He has been very frustrated because no matter what he did he never fluctuated more than 2-3 lbs. I have been gaining weight since I graduated high school in 2008. About 1 month ago my husband did a detox for 10 days. He lost about 10lbs. Since then we decided to change our eating habits. We are moving towards a paleo type diet. We are limiting the number of starchy foods and fast foods we eat. We also eat vegetables with EVERY dinner and lunch. I have tried to limit our sweets intake and we have limited the amount of hot tea we drink. So far since starting this lifestyle change, my husband has lost a total of 15 lbs and I have lost 11(not including baby weight). My husband doesn't really enjoy wheat flour so for now we have just limited our white flour intake. I am hoping that we can continue with this lifestyle and NEVER go back to our old ways. I would like to see our kids really enjoy fruits and vegetables more than sweets.

Do you have any suggestions for our family? How about favorite recipes?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Baby, Life and Changes Part 3

So your probably wondering what the changes part of the series is all about. Well, it's about the changes we have decided to make as a family and the ones I have decided to make. My husband and I are going to change the way we eat. Less processed junk and more natural foods. I eventually would like to have a paleo diet but right now we as a family are no where near ready for that big of a change. We have decided to get outdoors more. More hiking, camping, geocaching etc. we want our kids to enjoy the outdoors more than being inside.

On a personal note, I am making a personal decision to become more involved in the community and with my friends. I also want to commit to being more involved in my spiritual life. Reading more, praying more etc. I'm going to exercise more often. We just got a jogging stroller so that I can run with the baby. I would like to do another 5k and actually run the whole thing instead of walk and run. My husband was a really big encouragement to me during that race and it made me feel so good knowing that I could complete a 5k. Another change I am going to make is to be more organized and less messy. I hate that I get our house clean and then I mess it up again really quickly. I also would like to get rid of stuff that we have. I feel like I have so many clothes and other stuff that I don't use, don't know I have or can't find. That has got to change!
I am hoping that you all will give me tips on any of the above and also encouragement. I will be posting more about all of this stuff as it comes along.

Do you have any tips for me on getting organized? What about recipes or tips on going paleo? Are you changing some of your habits this year? What are they?

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Hubs and Nose Dive

So I have been talking all about them... Here are my guys.