Thursday, October 6, 2011

Life is getting better...lots of changes

I am still working through the loss of our sweet baby Luke. My due date is coming up fast (October 31st) and I'm pretty sure that will be a hard day. On my way through that monster called grief I have made some changes in my life and my families lives.

I am still barefoot running, although not as much as I would like. Getting over that calf strain was harder than I thought...I suspect that it was a tear and not a strain. Anyway, now that Hugh is back in school for the year I have been able to take Owen out in the stroller for some runs. I need to build my distance back up. G. is thinking about going for a half marathon in the spring and I'm hoping to join him.

I poured my heart and soul into yard work and gardening this summer. Just taking a shovel and digging helped to give me time to think and an outlet for all the emotions. I created HUGE new flowerbeds in the back yard. I hope to put a patio in the middle next summer. I also added a big bed in the front yard and re-dug all the beds up close to the front and side of the house.

Greg and I were able to take a small vacation up to Michigan for a long weekend. That was very much needed to reconnect.

Now for the biggest change....we have gone primal/paleo/sugar free. I am loving it and G. is still struggling with the loss of sweets. It has been just over 3 weeks and we have each lost just about 10 lbs. I want to switch the boys to this as well as I believe they will thrive. That just may take a little time. Owen may have to switch out of necessity...the doc wants him worked up for celiac...I just have not made the appointment yet.

The basics of the plan....meat, veggies, fats, and some fruits and nuts. Some dairy but it is on its way out as well. We eat nothing that is processed, and no grains of any type. In the three weeks that we have been doing this I feel soooo much better. I decided to have some beans last night with dinner and I will never do that again. My stomach is ANGRY at me and I woke up really sick...I felt like I had been poisoned.

I guess that is about as much of an update as I can do for now. I still have a book giveaway to do so I will get that up in a couple of days.


C. Beth said...

Cassie, I'm so glad to hear that things are going well as you heal. I know that day may be a hard one. I hope you can "let it all out" and then feel refreshed the next day. The paleo thing is cool; I'm glad it's working so well for you!

Ewa said...

I know first hand how hard it is to deal with such loss. I am glad to hear you found a way to heal but I realize that it is not easy.
I've been mostly paleo for the past couple of years and I love it. And barefoot running is best. My barefoot mileage is far below my shod miles but I am getting there.
Good luck with your half marathon training.