Sunday, September 13, 2015

My [Dairy Free] Food and Fitness Plan [9/13]

Hello and Happy Sunday.

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Today is an extra special Sunday because it is also my birthday. Unfortunately, Dan had to work today, so I will mostly be doing the normal Sunday ‘thang.

But, we are still planning on going out to eat and hopefully celebrating with something special next weekend. 

A few things we have been up to since we last talked:

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- Lots of walks

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- Shoe shopping with my mom (she bought me the cutest pair of boots!)

- Not so many naps (hoping for a long one today)

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- Making cookies for a house warming party we went to yesterday (Note to self - don’t let Ina turn on the mixer, she likes it to go fast)

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- Cora’s doctors appointment. When I took Cora to the doctor on Thursday, her doctor didn’t really know exactly what was going on with her, but wanted to try a few things out. One of the things she wanted me to try was eliminating dairy from my diet and seeing if she improved. She thought Cora might not be tolerating it well, particularly because she has had some skin issues, first pretty bad baby acne and then some eczema. 

My plan is to go a full week without dairy, then add it back in, and see if it makes a difference. Already, I can see that her skin is getting better and my dairy loving heart hopes that is just a coincidence. 


Snacks: more granola bars (Dan is addicted)

Fitness: I am moving along the T25 train. My rest days are going to be Sundays and Wednesdays. I am determined to actually do the videos before the girls wake up, but every time I try to wake up early, I somehow convince myself that I will be able to do it later. 

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Hey sleepy Racheal, you won’t be able to do it later. Get up and do it now. 

Have a great week!


  1. Hi there. I read your blog, but never comment. I had a baby with a dairy intolerance. Please know that it takes 2-3 weeks for all dairy to leave your system. A complete elimination diet is very hard as there are a lot of hidden names for dairy and dairy is in almost everything. I'd Google a list for your reference. Also, 70 percent of babies who can't tolerate dairy also cannot tolerate soy. I eliminated it all. Then tried adding the soy back after a month. In the end, I had to stay away from both. It was hard, but so worth it!

    1. Thank you very, very much for letting me know. That is interesting about soy. I don't think I eat a lot of soy, but it is likely in some of the processed foods I enjoy occasionally. I will keep an eye out. :)

  2. Hi, Racheal! I was just coming to type the same advice that the person above has written. You really have to cut out a suspected allergen for at LEAST a couple of weeks to judge a difference. has a good article about food allergies/sensitivities here:

    Good luck!


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