Another Crazy Adventure: Our 5 Day Elimination Diet

I have always been at least a bit overweight.  I have always lacked the energy that others my age had.  I have been wondering for quite some time what exactly is going on in this body of mine.  The more I read stuff about SPD and ADD/ADHD (Kira has SPD and possibly ADD) the more I just can’t help but wonder if anyone (or everyone) in our house has food intolerances.  I keep thinking about various ways to do elimination diets and all of them seem to take so long and drag out, and I can’t put my family (or myself) through that kind of experimentation.

I’m not even sure why I thought about elimination diets today, however, in my online search (Google, Bing, and Yahoo have been my closest friends lately) for more information, I ran across this page which give a 5 day plan.  AWESOME!!!  I can do 5 days… my 2 year old can do 5 days.

So, starting on Monday we will be following the plan for 5 days.  It may not be a wonderful week, but I’m hoping maybe there will be a difference and we will be able to figure out who can eat what. Tomorrow I will be shopping for everything and I’ll post on my haul and my plan for the weeks prep (prepping the food ahead of time will ensure we actually eat it, and help us since next week is gonna be busy as well).

I am excited for next week, I know my family can do this, and hopefully we will come out with some much needed knowledge and ways to fix our diet.  

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Life is All About How You Handle Plan B

I’m spoiled. I admit it. My grandparents and parents spoiled me as a child. My mom still spoils me. I have an amazing life where I feel spoiled quite often, however as an adult, I find that my definition of “Spoiled” has changed. I use to feel as though spoiled meant someone who gets everything they want- that was it, end of story. I must confess however, it wasn’t until I became an adult (actually, the other day to be exact) that I truly realized that being spoiled is MORE than that.

 I’m the one who plans things, yet things NEVER go according to plan. This. Drives. Me. Nuts. I’m sorry, I get in a bad mood, I get snippy, and I make life harder on everyone else when plans fall through or don’t go as I want them to. I AM SPOILED. When things don’t go my way, I want to take my ball & bat and go home.

I really didn’t realize this until the other day when I was talking with someone and the subject of our Halloween Fiasco came up. Last year, Halloween was magical. We spent the whole day watching Halloween movies and carving pumpkins, and then after dinner, we watched The Great Pumpkin while eating popcorn. Alas, this year was not so. It started with me over-sleeping and waking up to Kira’s Speech Therapist here and the kids were just waking up too. From that moment on it was one thing after another that went wrong. I figured Kira would enjoy the “messy play” of scooping out the pumpkin guts, she wanted to fling them everywhere. Big messes ended with kids in tear, daddy frustrated and mommy near tears.

While having this conversation, I was asked, “Do you think Kira had fun?” I honestly guess I was thinking she didn’t because I was upset, but honestly, while she was playing in pumpkin guts, she DID have fun. So what that it only lasted 15 minutes and we only got 1 pumpkin done all together and Nick and I finished the others. She have fun associated with the holiday, it was a success. Lightbulb, aha, whatever you wanna call it, I’m spoiled because I expect everyone to live up to my expectations. I set pretty high expectations most of the time too. I would be much better off setting much lower expectations to help all of us out.

Thinking about all this makes me think about a sign that hangs in our apartment. “Life is all about how you handle Plan B” It’s my motto, however, sometimes I forget it. Sometimes I don’t think about how plans are flexible until I’m already in that really bad mood and ready to scream at the world. So, I am pledging from now on to try to relax my strict expectations, and just take it as it comes. I’m not perfect, I know I’ll trip on my high expectations from time to time, but, at least now I am aware of things that I need to work on in this area.

Do you enjoy planning and/or hold high expectations on yourself and family??? What strategies have helped you lower your expectations and live life fuller???

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A New Beginning

I wrote the other day about needing to do things from my heart more and not the way I THINK I should do them.  What that being said, recently, my beloved blog was hacked and as I type this I am still trying to figure out how to get back into it.  I have been locked-out of it for about a week now, and it gave me some time to think.  What was I thinking about you might ask???  When I started “Adventures of But Mom” I wanted to become this blogger who had great content and offered practical tips and reviews and giveaways and… and… and…

I have become like the child who wants and wants and yes even wants some more.  So, I made a decision, I am switching over to a format I know more about.  Some place where I am not solely responsible for what goes on on my blog, and where if something is wrong, someone else can fix it.

I am not a techie, I won’t even pretend I know what I am doing.  I am a momma who wants to offer help and tips to other moms as well as creating a community where we can share the ups and downs that are parenting.  I am looking forward to the new direction this blog is taking.  Join with me in my new endeavor!!!

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