For all those who want to know....I am doing a very dramatic change. I have cut out SUGAR completely (for now)...which includes store bought bread. I have also cut out bread but not completely. I will only allow myself...in the future... maybe once a week for my homemade bread...which consists of wheat flour, honey, applesauce and olive oil instead of white flour, sugar, eggs, and butter....but at the moment I have cut all bread out too. I have hardly any dairy...one reason, Lillie is allergic to COW projects and the other reason is that I don't really need it. So, I don't eat cheese...I have cut down on butter to maybe once a week...maybe a glass of milk every now and then. I am still deciding if I am going to become a vegetarian or just cut out pork and beef...sniff sniff...I love beef. Still thinking about it...If all else I will have chicken mainly and once in a while have some beef but I am cutting out pork completely. I am also cutting out pasta for the most part..once in a while I will have some. As for rice, I am going to brown rice even though white rice tastes SO MUCH BETTER. :) I am staying away from popcorn too...even though I love oil popped..but that is very fattening...so I will have some once in a while. For my protein I am going to be eating beans instead of meat. And then I am exercising...Monday thru Friday and on Saturdays, Jared wants to go hiking every week as a family unless something comes up.. SO I am really only eating FRUITS and VEGGIES. I eat more veggies at the moment till I can get a balance of the two and make sure I am getting all my servings of vegetables a day. This past week I have only eaten fruits and vegetables and today was my milk day...but I only had 2 small glasses. I have only been drinking a ton of WATER. I will be bring in juice...as long as it doesn't have sugar or added sweetener....I am thinking of making my own juices. So for me...this is my dramatic change. Sure there will be an occasion or two that I will not follow this exactly but this is what my lifestyle will be looking like.
I know this is going to be hard...even now because of all the food I make Nathan that is not on my menu..especially when it comes to bread and pasta....but I know it will be well worth it and I will be heather for it. And Lillie will be getting better leftovers. :D