Monday, February 28, 2011

Looking forward to complete health

L2 has been sick on and off (mostly on, it feels like) since Jan 14th. We're seeing the doctor again tomorrow, hoping for a miracle drug to cure this once and for all, and for a long long time.

I caught her cold about a week and a half ago, spent a weekend in bed trying to speed up the whole process, almost lost my voice on Wednesday (took that day off too), and have been dealing with an annoying, yet productive cough since then. Today my chest and throat feel itchier, the cough a little different. I am claiming perfect health and my intention is to charge a head on the fast lane to full recovery, but I can't help but be apprehensive that this might be a step back. I don't even have time for a step sideways!

Something tells me, although it could just be wishful thinking, that the raw diet will super charge my immune system. That sounds heavenly right now, it really gives me a lot of peace. Getting sick was simply not in my repertoire for a few years now, in fact, this cold feels like a wake up call: "How long did yo think you could get away with eating the way you have been, not exercising enough, and burning the candle at both ends non stop?"

I hear you. Loud and clear. I'll be better from now on.To you, to us.
For them. But mostly for me.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pregnancy weight

I have been saying for a while now that "I have never been this heavy without being pregnant".
Tonight I realized that this phrase actually needed a bit more qualifying. I have never been this heavy without being pregnant with L2. When I was pregnant with L1 I NEVER reached this weight. In fact, if memory serves me correctly, the heaviest I got during that pregnancy was almost 10 lbs. less than I weigh now.

A friend gave me a tip about the alpiste diet so now I'm ordering some. Do I expect to lose weight during Lent? sure. So, why would I need this now? Well.... do I expect to gain some weight back after Easter? well, yeah.... and do I fear that even while suffering through 40+ days of cud chewing I may not lose any weight? Yes, yes, I do, unfortunately. So, under any of these scenarios, a bit of alpiste cannot hurt. Plus it helps keep your kidneys, pancreas and  liver working wonderfully well.

I am tempted to post my actual weight and measurements.....


It's almost midnight.

Is there a Gadget that will prevent me from publishing posts composed after 10:30PM?

Giving up coffee

In preparation for giving up all-things-heated-above-102-degrees, I have been drinking less coffee.

If you are a coffee drinker, I know what you're going to ask and...
No, I have not tried making coffee with water heated to 102 degrees, although I have thought about it. First I have to buy a decent food thermometer.

**Ah CRAP, my daughter just reminded her that I can't have coffee at all because the beans are roasted! aaaaaaaaaagh! why does she have to be such a smarty pants? (that's what I get for teaching her how to read)

I have been leaving coffee to the days when I did not get enough sleep (I am a child when it comes to bedtime) and have to get behind the wheel early, and on days when I don't need it I just haven't been drinking it.

BUT, here is the big but (OK the BIG butt is in my chair, but by Easter it will be a MUCH smaller butt), I LOVE coffee as a comfort food, and today I just WANTED some. I didn't need the caffeine, I just WAAAAANTED some! I tried to resist, in preparation for The Big Fast, but it did not take long for me to just say "F it" and warm myself up a cup of yummy Costa Rican coffee with milk, sugar and vanilla!    :)

Have I told you we go visit my family in Costa Rica once a year and we bring our coffee from there, so it's the REAL thing and it is not bitter or anything?

               ....                  O My Lord!

(and that's not blasphemy, I really am invoking the name of God)

this fast is going to SUCK!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lent 2011, giving up cooked food and blogging about it… reluctantly

Soon, my home will look like this. Spring is my favorite time of year, I love Easter, I love the colors, my "babies" in the garden pushing through the soil to bring me some color and beauty. But at the moment this photo makes me think of all the raw vegetables I am going to be chewing during lent, my jaw hurts just thinking about it.