Friday, November 30, 2007

Nutrition

If there is one thing I would change if I could go back and do it all over again, I would have eaten better! You see I have a mean sweet tooth, coupled with an awesome set of genes. Those to things put together, means I can sit down and eat an entire box of cookies without blinking an eye. So even though I don't gain weight, I do feel the effects of a horrible diet. It has shown itself in achy joints, tightness in my chest at times (scary). I just dont feel as good as someone my age should feel, 7 children or not.

I used to be invincible, up until I had my 5th child...then slowly I have felt worse and worse. SO, I decided enough is enough. If I am to continue having more little ones and be around to raise them, I need to change my ways. So for the next month I am going to safely clear my system and flood it with nutrients, while still nursing Ava. Here's what today's menu included:


Breakfast: all of this in the juicer.



Lunch: A spinach salad with red beans, sunflower seeds, cranberries and tomatoes. I love Spinach salads!!

My lunch buddy, who enjoys a good spinach salad as much as I do.

Dinner, well it will probably be smashed up garlic in some honey and Echinacea. About mid morning I started coming down with my monthly Mastitis infection ;-( Which makes me feel like I have the flu for 2-3 days then its gone. Ugghh...Its worth it though, its ALL worth it!

3 comments:

Mama said...

I feel the same as you...After my fifth it seems I became less strong and now I feel pretty bad. I am doing a similar thing as you....this morning I made a smoothie of 3 bananas, large handful of strawberries, a large handful of spinach and 2 tbs of ground flax seeds.

runningtothecross said...

OH Audrey!!!

I am so sorry to hear that you have been feeling so poorly!!! I have been soo busy that I have forgotten to visit many of my cherished bloggy friends...please forgive me!!!

Are you still continuing to exercise? I know since I got on the wagon train of exercise that my headaches have been less...minus the ocassional exertion headache. I have also been eating better.

It is amazing how well I feel right now...I have been using Spark People to track my nutrition and exercise. I encourage you to go check it out! They have wonderful articles, great support and it's all free!

If you do decide to check it out and want to join...I am KICKBOXINGMOM! Here is the web address: http://sparkpeople.com/

Blessings!
Heather

Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you mean. If I could do it over, I would have eaten healthier. I tried with my first pregnancy but honestly I didn't know alot about nutrition. After my 3rd child I started to feel bad.

Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Duet 5:29