Well, it only took 4 days until I almost gave up this new little diet. :) It really has been pretty easy and fun...up until last night! Of course, I have had my moments all week of wanting to grab a few crackers or wanting to pop a bag of popcorn and drink some hot chocolate on these snowy days. But, one thing I've truly enjoyed is it makes me so aware of the mindless snacking that I'm so used to doing. I have enjoyed really thinking about what's going into my body. So, back to last night...my friend Sarah Boyce invited us over for pizza and cupcakes for Estelle's birthday (pics to come!). And, because we've been stranded at the house all week, we are super low on groceries and ALL I wanted was to go eat a free, yummy meal over there and not have to scrounge up something healthy here before we went! John David and I almost bit each other's heads off because we were both starving and frustrated with our lack of options. We were literally down to only 2 eggs, so we scrambled them up with some spinach and turkey. Then, headed over for the party. SB was so thoughtful to have lots of veggies cut up and some fruit for us to snack on, so that helped. BUT, I've never wanted a slice of pizza or a cupcake so bad in my entire life. I have such a newfound sympathy for people who are dieting. And I'm learning that I have very little self-control, so this is good for me! We survived the night of temptation, and then came home and pounced on the internet in search for some kind of paleo recipe resembling a carb or something sweet! haha!
Which brings me to today. We woke up refreshed and ready to get focused and excited about Paleo again. So, we bundled up and headed out to Ozark Natural Foods. We had so much fun picking out healthy foods and ingredients for baking...and we even became members. (the inner hippie in me is pumped about that!) We are so official. After spending entirely too much money, and then proceeding to spend lots of money on a DELICIOUS lunch at Greenhouse Grille (our all-time favorite Fayetteville restaurant), we headed home, put Lyla down for a nap, and started baking:
just wanted you to see how cute Lyla looked for our Saturday outing
All the ingredients that went into our "sweet potato" cookies
(got the recipe on everydaypaleo.com)
the finished product
putting it on a pretty plate with a cup of coffee makes it even yummier!!
So, moral of the story: it will help us on this journey if we just get a little adventuresome every now and then. That, and I keep reminding myself that there will still be pizza and cupcakes at the end of our 45 days. :) So, all you paleo people out there, please share your additional wisdom or advice with me!!