Thursday, January 12, 2012
Just Keep Swimming
Alright, day four is over and done with! Whew.
So Tom made a caprese salad for his breakfast. It was pretty, pretty!
I had eggs and bacon. And then ran errands all day. My headaches are a bit worse today, but nothing more than an annoyance. Oh, and in addition to feeling more tired and achy today, my face broke out everywhere. Lovely.
The girls felt great this morning! Other than being more tired than usual, they seem to be coping very well. I hope that is the extent of their detox issues. Though, I wonder if Carb Flu tends to go in cycles... anybody know?
Breakfast: Peanut butter/Sun butter and honey with fruit.
Lunch: Ham slices (with cheese for Amy) and fresh vegetables.
Snack: Oooops, forgot the snack!
They seemed to like it okay. But they were more hungry when I picked them up from school, so maybe not enough (good) fats? And, forgetting the snack didn't help. :/
Today, Tom felt better than yesterday, but didn't look like he felt wonderful. And he's constantly hungry. He really wants some pizza. He's being brave though and pushing through. . . which is good, because this was his idea!
I've also found I have a pretty sore jaw. My muscles seem really rigid... kinda weird. Maybe it's in response to the pain of the headaches and achy everything else. Fun times!
We tried out spaghetti squash for the first time tonight. I've been told it's a great substitute for pasta. I really hoped not, seeing as I hate pasta. I thought the kids would be happy to have a "pasta" dish, though, so we tried it.
It takes just a bit of getting used to, but I thought it turned out well. I prefer it to pasta, really.
So I roasted the Spaghetti Squash in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes (probably needs about 40ish minutes). Scoop the contents into a bowl and added olive oil. Then I simmered tomatoes, basil, garlic, and olive oil as a sauce. Fried up some polish sausage (not primal approved, but bought from a week ago), and added some black olives. Spoon the meat and sauce over the squash. Serve.
It was actually decent! The kids enjoyed it (Tom, not so much)... and I didn't have to cringe every time they asked for "more pasta!"
So everything has gone about as well as possible today. Though, Tom has said several times that he just doesn't like going Primal so far. And, by 7pm, I suddenly just felt too tired to do anything, and put kids in bed (rather, I had Tom do it. hehe) early. I'm really hoping it gets easier for poor Tom.
The girls and I are headed to Oklahoma tomorrow. We're going to visit my grandparents for a few days. I had forgotten that we'd be in the first week of the new routine when I made the plans. D'oh. But I figure we have to know how to eat while traveling anyway, so heck, why not go now?
Um, do say a prayer for us ;)