1. Mom and Dad and all the help they give me.
2. LuSa Organics Chest Rub
4. when my children get along
5. the new seat belt lock for Magoo. Works like a charm.
1. the hubby is home. I love him. I love him. I love him.
2. sleeping girlies
3. almost done with my gnomies
4. Christmas music
5. a delicious dinner with enough leftover for lunch tomorrow.
most of all I'm thankful that Paleo has changed my life. Just over a year ago my husband came home and told me that he was starting the Whole 30 and outlined to me what that meant. It was so overwhelming to me and right away I told him that I would support him but wouldn't be able to eat that way. Time went on and I saw how well he was feeling and coming to realize that it was really pretty easy to cook Paleo meals. I kept asking questions and getting answers all the while my husband never pushed me to make the changes he made. By November I told him that I was on board but I wanted to wait until after the holidays to start Paleo. I wanted to set myself up for success by avoiding having a Christmas cookie set me back. From that point I started cutting grains. At first I stopped buying bread, rice, and oatmeal. Then when we traveled for Christmas last year I did a great job of eating like the hubby. When we got home I cut the dairy but couldn't find my calcium balance with a nursing toddler so after about three weeks I was back on limited dairy. I ate whole milk yogurt, half and half, and grassfed butter. Again I asked questions and got answers. I wanted to know the best calcium rich foods. I wanted to know if I could get enough calcium while nursing. Eventually my questions were answered and I signed on to make April my Whole 30 month. It truly changed my life.
I'm 40 pounds lighter than I was this time last year. I have more energy despite having seriously interrupted sleep from my two little ones. The best part about eating Paleo has been the effect it's had on my depression. Although I admit the past month has been rough on me with Magoo's Autism Spectrum diagnosis, my depression has really improved by eating a clean diet. By the way, did I mention that I had a wicked sugar addiction? Yeah, that's under control now too. I'm so thankful for my husband. I'm so thankful that he brought Paleo home to us. Thank you for giving our daughters a better life. Oh, and thank you for saving Paleo too.
Robb Wolf says:
September 14, 2011 at 8:34 am
The MAN OF THE YEAR. Chuck, to the degree this blog helps anyone you from this day forward get all the credit for it. had your voice of reason not popped up the blog would be gone today. A “gone coconut farming” sign would be on the front end and I;d have never uttered a word on this topic again.
Wait…I think you may have ruined my life! Seriously though, THANK YOU.
This Mom Loves my hubby. I'm very grateful for every day with him. I'm thankful for all he's patient about and all he pushes me through. I love you.