Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I fell off the wagon~

My Olie Pop
We fell off the wagon. And when we fall, we fall hard! So hard in fact that Saturday night at midnight we ordered a pizza from papa johns!! When I heard the delivery man ring my door bell, I just about squealed with excitement! Two weeks isn't long, but man alive was I craving some unhealthy tastiness!  I know, this sounds pathetic, like we couldn't handle it or we just missed our dairy too much or whatever, but that isn't exactly the case. While it may be hilarious that we decided at midnight to stuff our faces with grease soaked cheesy goodness, it wasn't just a whim that we caved into. Here is why.... This vegan thing did not go as I had expected. Andy lost 7 lbs but was often tired and shaky. I GAINED 3 lbs which put me into the overweight category for my height (which I'm not gonna lie, I was ticked about!) and Nahum lost 1 lb which may not seem like much, but it is extremely unhealthy for a child diagnosed failure to thrive who is not even on a growth chart. In spite of being sure we had enough proteins and loading up with expensive supplements, I was still tired and irritable. Executive decision...back to animal proteins! I don't need a physical to tell me that this did not do our bodies good! Now, I know that late night "snack" was probably not one of the best decisions I have ever made. In fact it was probably one of the worst lol! I don't recommend it either. I had the worst gut rot I have had in a very long time! I regretted packing my face minutes after eating it. I payed for it with an hour of rolling around in bed whining "Ohhh....my stomach!" However, I thoroughly enjoyed my Greek yogurt this morning and the keifer mac n cheese for lunch didn't go down so bad either. I feel much better today! I will return to my normal way of cooking with out regret! We tried it and it wasn't for us! I know there are people out there who do well with the vegan diet, and more power to ya! There are a few things we have liked that we will continue to do...Almond, rice or coconut milk, coconut "butter" and even some of the GFCF pretzels I found. We will continue to get our box of organic produce from B&B Organics and I think I will still only use meats a couple of times a week. I think those things are all good for us and I will continue to eat in that way...just not completely vegan. Sorry we didn't make it the full month and on to the blood work. The way our bodies responded told me enough. If you want to know more, I encourage you to try it for yourself. Maybe your story will be different! I would love to hear how it works out if you try it! So, all that to say, this weeks recipes will not be vegan. I think I will only have one for this week. We'll see, maybe I will post a bonus blog, but for now this is it...

Feta and spinach stuffed quinoa and turkey meat loaf.....definitely not vegan!! :)

1 comment:

  1. Don't be so hard on yourself! You guys gave it 2 wks.! That is way more than most everyone! You should feel good about yourself. It's not your fault that your bodies couldn't take it. You are awesome!