Wednesday, August 8, 2012

What a whirlwind!

So I'm back.  I didn't think I was going to be gone so long but things happen.  I can't even remember the last time I wrote anything down, so I guess I will just start from where I am right now. LOL

Life has been pretty crazy lately.  About the middle of July I decided that we wouldn't be sending Jordan and Lindsay back to Holy Cross next year.  I really think Lindsay needs to learn to work on her education as opposed to socialization.  And if I'm going to have one at home, might as well have two.  Of course that meant that I was going to have to find a new school and make sure that they are still going to be getting the same level of education that they were receiving at Holy Cross.  We finally decided on Connections Academy.  So I will be doing school at home, but with a public curriculum.  Before we left for vacation I had to get all the documents into Connections so the enrollment process could start.  Needless to say I was very busy.  And then we ran into the problem with Lindsay's immunizations being recorded wrong.  So now we are enrolled, teachers have been assigned and lesson plans scheduled, and I am still waiting on the call from the doctor we haven't seen in 10 years to find her chart in storage.  Hopefully that will be done soon.  However, the kids are really excited and ready to start next week.  I am trying to not to freak out. I have set their schedules today and I am starting to feel like we are organized and ready to go. 

On another hand Dave and I went to Bash the last week of July.  We had such a good time, but 5 days is a long time to be camping.  I don't think there was an actual day where I felt like I wasn't on a time schedule of some kind.  But it was really fun.  I can't even began to explain the complete craziness that we did while we were there. And that was basically just the beginning of the geocaching season.  We have so many fun events coming up!

On the diet front I feel like I am doing alright.  I haven't been as diligent about juicing as I could have been...but I have stayed on the plant based diet at least 97% of the time.  I did have a small amount of meat at Bash...but not much.  The hardest part of doing the vegan thing at Bash was that we just really didn't have time to eat at all.  I did have some of my friend Katie's meatballs - which are awesome!  And on Saturday I had tacos.  And that was all the meat I have had in over a month.  Since I have been home I did have a very small amount of cheese.  Since I got home I have lost about 3 more lbs, which is pretty good.  I really need to get more organized to get my juice going in the morning.  But I'm sure this will happen next week when I have to get up so early to get Adam off to school.  I am starting to miss certain foods, such as sandwiches and popcorn.  I have found whole grain pitas that I really like and I love putting veggies in them.  I have found that I like Boca burgers, but I really need to make sure I am getting plenty of vegetables instead of starches.  I was missing peanut butter today - so I added some to some apple slices today. I start worrying about adding things like that - and then I remember I haven't eaten any of the crap I used to.  So I am doing just fine.  I want to add exercise, and then I think the weight loss will probably go faster.  Now, I only need to find the time.  I feel pretty good that I am still going!  It's been over a month - it does seem to be getting easier to choose the right foods.

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