The day I got married, one of my closest friends looked me in the eye and said "God has many wild and wonderful things ahead for you and Jeremy."

Being called mom by 7 kids is definitely wild. Each day I look for the wonder in it all...and give thanks.

Partnering with my husband in life, parenting, work and serving is definitely wonderful. He is my favorite.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Diet is a four letter word

So how are we doing with our diet?

(I tried calling it an "eating plan" but that did not last long.
We all call it "the diet")

I can sum up week one in a few words:
crazily reading labels

repeat multiple times a day

One of the hardest parts has been the constant crankiness, cravings, and crying. 

I don't know who is worse--me or the other 4 people I live with.

Week 2 is just like week 1 but I got just a tad faster at the chopping, cooking, and cleaning.

I was not as cranky,
turned a corner on the cravings,
and I only cried once.
(maybe twice)

I started a compost pile
and talked to my mom about helping me plan a garden.
(I'm kind of scared to look at my grocery bill so far this month).

We are making it.

Although leaving the house is always a challenge.  We had a road trip the first week and stopped at Buc-ee's--
big mistake.

We could not get ONE THING at Buc-ee's.
 not a thing
(already had apples and melons in the car)

Savannah started crying as we were leaving and yelled,

Tonight was the first night the kids really gobbled up dinner--Day 16.
I made Texas Chili (secret ingredient was pumpkin), sweet potato chips, and BBQ Chicken Wings.

I have done a lot with sweet potatoes---pancakes, cookies, fries, chips, and just plain baked.

They are not Wesley's favorite.

Funniest thing so far is that one night Emily asked if we could have french onion dip.  I started thinking about how I could make it with ingredients we can have and I began thinking out loud,


Wesley quickly interrupted, "Please don't add sweet potatoes!"

1 comment:

  1. LOL about Wesley's comment. Sorry dear! You are being strong & you are doing what's right & I applaud you (even if your family is not ready to- smiles). If I can help in any way (resources on the web for recipes is my forte) let me know. After 3 weeks it becomes a habit, isn't that what they say? Hang in there!!! Peace & strength to you from our Lord Jesus Christ!