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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Experiment! A pledge to my children.

For a long time we've I've struggled with maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Captain doesn't care one way or another, as he doesn't seem to have health issues related to the type and amounts of food he eats.  The kids and I, on the other hand, do have issues.  Gut issues, skin issues, behavioral issues...  Issues that I've been in and out of denial about.  Issues that, because of this first trimester exhaustion, I just haven't been up to the task of facing.

I have to remind myself that these issues only make my days more difficult.  That feeling good is just as important as getting enough rest right now.  That if what I'm eating is making me feel like crap, what is it doing to the little bodies of my children, and the one that's currently incubating?  I'm constantly wondering if my pregnancy nutrition with the first 3 Cabin kids is the baseline for all the issues they have with allergies and digestion now.

So I've come up with a pledge to my children, and my experiment will be to stick with it, for as long as possible, and check in occasionally with how we're all doing and feeling.

What would you add to the pledge?  Will you make it to your family with me?


  1. This is an awesome pledge. One of the hardest things for me when I changed our diets was that so many of my holiday traditions were related to junk food. Sad! Some we have re-vamped, some changed completely, some still work, with some minor tweaks. I love your last one.... it's so easy to make a day "special" by going out of ice cream. We do different things now, or at least find alternatives that I'm ok with them eating.

    1. Thank you! Holidays are usually what derail us. Revamping them is going to take some work, but it'll be worth it!

      Thanks for visiting!