Hi, my name is Megan, and I have a problem with blogging. Remember this statement?
"My goal is to start blogging every day or every other day."
Yeah, that was on Monday. It's now Sunday in the next week...
I think I have a pretty good excuse though. Our little baby girl has been sick with the flu. There's not much to blog about when that happens.
"Today I cleaned up vomit 6 times and did 5 loads of puke laundry. We sat on the couch all day and watched Finding Nemo 500 times."
I do have to say it's been the weirdest stomach bug I have ever seen. She was up most of the night Tuesday throwing up and did the same thing all day Wednesday. Thursday she was fine, and then Friday afternoon she started throwing up a bunch again out of the blue. Yesterday she woke up so whiny and cranky but didn't get sick but then after her nap she was an angel. This morning, while we were getting ready for church, she did a half throw up thing. I think she just choked on her breakfast that she still had stashed in her mouth like a squirrel because there wasn't very much and she's acting totally fine. And she was laying down. But to be on the safe side, we're tag teaming church today. Awesome.
Anywho, so that's my excuse for being really, really bad at this. If that doesn't work, then here's some cute pictures of Kennedy smiling:
It has been incredibly rainy here the last couple weeks. Actually, let me rephrase that. It's been rainy and stormy everywhere else but where I live. I guess we have gotten an ok amount of rain and we did get a decent thunderstorm yesterday. I LOVE me a good thunderstorm. But everywhere else has been hammered with rain and storms. I have been welcoming the weather with open arms because I was so sick of the heat! That, and our grass was in pretty bad shape before we got all this rain. Our city enforced watering restrictions and our grass has suffered. Somehow we're the only ones. But each time it rains I can almost hear the grass take a big gulp of water with the lip smacking "ahhhhhh" at the end. We even got to mow it yesterday.
Alright, moving on.
I think I'll save the details of this next topic for another post but I wanted to share a couple things.
Ever since having Kennedy something hasn't been right with my body. We thought we had it all figured out with my thyroid and whatnot but now it's looking like it may be something deeper. I'm working with doctors to find the culprit but until then, it's been a whirlwind of frustration and questions.
In my efforts to find ways to help, I've talked to a few people in different areas of expertise to see what they would recommend. After talking to an insanely knowledgable personal trainer, I have been instructed to eat much, much cleaner. Let's be honest, my diet before this sucked. Anyway, it has been SOOOOO hard. Eating healthy sucks for 3 reasons:
1. The majority of health foods are outrageously expensive.
2. Most healthy recipes taste like you just licked a moldy dishrag.
3. Eating rabbit food means you're hungry ALL THE TIME.
So I've been on the hunt for clean eating recipes that keep me full and don't taste like barf. Given the week we've had, I think I have a fresh memory of what barf is like, to compare. So you can trust my judgment.
Luckily, I've actually been able to find some! Yay!! As of yesterday I've been given diet restrictions for a couple months and now can't eat the smoothies without modifying them a bit, but let me share what I've found.
My first attempt at a green smoothie was this one:
The other was a blueberry oatmeal smoothie. I really liked this one:
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (I used Greek yogurt)
1/2 cup milk
Handful of ice
I also added a stevia packet and half a scoop of vanilla protein powder.
Both smoothes were less than 500 calories and were packed with protein.
This morning I made these babies:
Beat 1 whole egg and two egg whites together. Mix in any flavor of protein powder (I used vanilla today) until its smooth and has the same consistency as regular pancake mix. Cook like regular pancakes. They cook a little faster since they will be thin at first, but they plump as they cook. I liked them, and get this, so did Cory!! They almost taste like German pancakes without the crap in them. 4 small pancakes were 165 calories and had 25g of protein without anything else. I topped mine with half a banana and some chocolate PB2. Even more protein! Bam! But you can top them with whatever. Cory smeared his in butter and syrup... Seems contradictory. But whatever.
So go try those recipes. You won't be disappointed. And I'll continue to share the good ones I find. Hopefully more than once a week.