Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ina Detoxes

Good morning!

How has the beginning of your week been? I apologize for the lack of post yesterday, but with my sleep being hit and miss this pregnancy, I am choosing to sleep when I can. Don’t you just love the feeling of waking up on your own instead of to an alarm yelling at you?

Yesterday was the first day of my third Daniel Plan Detox. (More information here, but the general idea is: no alcohol, caffeine, diary, sugar, processed foods, or gluten; lots of real foods.)

Ina’s appetite has been all over the place lately, but yesterday, after she has already eaten a piece of toast, a pear, and a cheese stick, when I sat my breakfast plate down, she wandered over to the table and said, "What’s that Mommy?"

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[eggs in a basket made with over chopped veggies because I was distracted]

Then she proceeded to eat 1/4 of my plate.

The same thing happened with lunch 

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[lentils and brown rice topped with steamed spinach, two eggs, and a big dollop of TJ’s tahini sauce + pear]

and dinner.

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[chicken and bean bake with pesto on top]

She drew the line at my green juice lemonade. 

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She isn’t crazy. When she sees something that is radioactively green, she steers clear.

In the blender I put 1/2 apple, 4 carrots, two huge handfuls of spinach, a good squeeze of lemon juice, a few ice cubes, 1/2 C of water, and a sprinkle of ginger. I admit, not the best tasting thing ever, but I really do feel good after I chug all that nutrition. 

I also made some homemade larabars for a snack yesterday, and have been very thankful to have them around.

I am doing this detox because I want to support the members of my new Daniel Plan group who are doing it for the first time. Also because I think it will be good to get a little re-set during this pregnancy. No matter how much I know otherwise, there is a little part of the back of my mind that says, “I’m pregnant! This is an eating free for all!” 

Also, the more fresh fruits and veggies this baby can get the better. Really, it is a win-win (-win, if you count Baby Gary too!). 

In other news - Ina went from 7 AM to 7 PM naked and without an accident!

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However, then I had to leave to go to church and apparently things didn’t fare as well for Dan. I had to really convince him I didn’t set him up to fail. 

Have a good day!

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