A Hypocrite Among Us

And it appears to be me.

I know what I should be doing. I tell others to do it. But I haven;t been following my own advice. Which is why it’s been hard to post new subjects over here.

Ever totally fall off the bandwagon? I’ve been there, done that many times over. And since the birth of my little girl a few weeks ago I’ve fallen off again. Not completely since I do have so many whole foods stocked up in the house right now, but we’ve been eating out more than I’d like to confess. And the sugar consumption has been out of control. Seriously. I made some whole wheat chocolate chip cookies and ate them all. In one weekend. And no one helped me. Sad, sad day when I was left staring at the bottom of the cookie jar.

The problem is, I know how bad it is for me! Last week mastitis hit. I had body aches and a fever for 3 days and am now on my second round of antibiotics in 5 weeks. I definitely have a tons more energy than I did when I was pregnant, but I know it could be better. And I think I’m starting to have yeast issues from the first round of antibiotics since my eczema seems to be popping up again. (yup, yeast causes more than just yeast infections!)My diet has done nothing for my immune system except to kill it.

So, it’s time to hop back on! To stay healthy I have to! So far I’ve gone 2 days with no sugar and I’m making sure I get in extra veggies every day. (I had been getting only a serving or two each day – sad, I know!) My new plan includes:

  • Trying out at least one new recipe each week
  • Stocking up on lots of veggies to cut and snack on
  • I think I’ll also be buying some good probiotics and fish oil as well to help with my immune system.
  • Continuing to take a B-Complex I already take on a daily basis.
  • Consuming a kefir or yogurt smoothie at least 5 days a week for the beneficial bacteria
  • No refined sugars
  • Consuming “healthy” sugars only a couple/few days a week (in muffins, etc.)
  • No chocolate!
  • Try a new soaked bread recipe with alternative flours

So there’s my plan. I really have to stick to it too since I don’t want to suffer the same yeast problems I had when my son was little. (I also had 2 rounds of antibiotics within a couple months because of group B strep and mastitis – so this is all dejavue for me) And hopefully some of these new recipes turn out well so I can share them with you all!!

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.

Comments

  1. Courtney says:

    i kind of posted the same thing yesterday. i am trying to get healthy and be healhty and for a week or so feel hard into bad routine, so I am on a sugar cleanse kind of like your sugar cleanse program and a few other things too. I just need to be more accountable.

  2. not that i’m glad you fell off the wagon, but i’m glad to hear it’s normal. i was doing so good being completely off refined sugars, and in the last 3 weeks i’ve been super stressed and in a time crunch so i’ve been eating everything that’s wrong for me! i climbed back on the wagon today though! here’s to good new starts!

  3. Your post cracked me up because we all fall off the wagon sometimes. We are imperfect creatures. We just have to pull ourselves up by our boot straps and start again undaunted. Success is never letting a stumbling block make quit.