Monday, February 10, 2014

7/52: Food Challenge Complete

The 30 Day Whole Food Challenge is officially complete.  The verdict?

Life is not worth living without chocolate.

But seriously I have learned a lot.

1- Organic is the way to go.  We will be buying organic produce, meat etc from here on out.

2 - Eating less bread and grains was a big change for me and while I won't be giving it up I will definitely be eating less of it.

3 - The main take away for me is just being conscious of what I am eating.  No more mindless eating and snacking.

And for all of you wondering......

In other news......when you wish for snow you can't complain when it also comes with sub zero
temps.  Serious sub zero temps.  With windchill it has been down to -15F ...that's -30C. Yikes. But it was beautiful all the same as long as you stay indoors. This is the pool I swim at.  You can see the snow through the window.

Super Bowl came and went.  Our Seattle Seahawks demolished the Denver Broncos.  It was a great game for us to watch although the Denver fans must have hated every minute of it.  It certainly was a whitewash.

There was a lot of temptation at our friends Super Bowl party, and I will admit to caving and eating some peanut M&M's.

And our current group of foster puppies are due to go back to the shelter today for adoption and I must say that out of the 30 odd puppies we have fostered, these ones have been the biggest handful.  They ate through our phone cable...twice, our internet cable....twice, and various other cords and cables.  This what was left of matts earbuds.

And don't think we were just leaving these lying around.  The phone and internet cables were unplugged from the wall and put on a table 3 feet off the ground. How they got them is a mystery.

Max thinks that he has escaped his " glasses picture" appearing on the blog.  I think not!

Training has been a real frustration lately.  A nagging knee problem has brought a halt to my running and with only 4 months left until IMCDA it has caused much consternation and muttering.  More to come on this one me thinks.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

6/52: Good Mother Award

The boys had their first eye exam in 5 years. Yes, I know I am a good mother.  I should really be getting an award...not. Jack was a little freaked out by the drops they gave him to dilate his eyes and he wanted me to record his monster pupils for posterity.

And the result of the eye exams.....

I told him he looks like Clark Kent.

Max's prescription caused the optician to do an double take.  He called the optometrist to check the prescription thinking it couldn't possibly be right.  Unfortunately it was .  And we have a 13 year old wearing bifocals.  Luckily they now make progressive lenses that don't have a noticeable line across the middle of the lens so at least he won't look like he is wearing his mother's glasses. His glasses won't be ready until next week so he has escaped a bespectacled appearance on the blog until next time.

Later on in the week we finally had a decent snow fall.

I think this is the least amount of snow we have had in any winter for the entire 10 years we have lived here.

Most of you know that I hate the cold but for me the snow makes it tolerable. No snow has made for a VERY long winter.

I took some photos out and about in the neighborhood after the snowfall.  Yes, I was driving and photo irresponsible.  I think I should be in line for another award: " Do what I say not what I do" Anyway, it really looks like Mother Nature is putting on her Sunday best.  So pretty.

Thanks to the snow there have been a lot of indoor workouts.  Luckily I know plenty of crazy people who think that sweaty trainer rides followed by an outdoor run in 20F weather on a Saturday morning are fun.

And of photo update is complete with this.

Our current group of foster puppies. They are like a force 10 hurricane.  They chewed through our telephone cord so we were phoneless for 24 hours. Very naughty, but still..  LOVE.

And then of course tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday.  Our local team, the Seattle Seahawks finally made it to the big game.  I am becoming more of a fan ...( did I even say that out loud).. so hopefully next weeks blog post will involve lots of photos of our post game celebrations.