Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Crazy Summer Life, but feeling GREAT!

So, here I am again. I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted anything. I really don't even have any pictures to share. David was out of town last week for a conference and will be leaving again on Thursday for another work weekend. The kids and I have been swimming, going to the beach, trying to keep the house from looking utterly chaotic, and just trying to enjoy summer.

I have enjoyed not having to get Victoria ready for school every day and just having lazy mornings.

Last week, I actually did a 6 day cleanse. I followed a schedule with organic fruits and unsweetened juices, carrot soup, liquid cholophyl (its basically plant juice), aloe vera juice, and a few other things. It really was a great experience, hard, but really good. I learned a lot about myself and how my life has seemed to revolve around food. During the week, I actually lost all cravings for anything and feel really alert. I don't remember a time never EVER having a craving for chocolate or sugar...this must be a first!

Yesterday was my first day actually chewing something again. It is nice to have so much energy and feel so good.

And now I am really trying to eat natural foods (whole wheat flour, agave necatar instead of syrup and sugar and whole grains) and make snacks for my kids that are not junk and processed. I found this really great website with really good snack ideas. http://www.hungry-girl.com/. What a great idea! I love her slogan: Tips and Tricks for Hungry Chicks! Enjoy.

Also, if any of you are like me and LOVE peanut butter, but wish it wasn't filled with junk and didn't have so many calories, this one is for you. I think I will go to Trader Joes and try it tomorrow. They even sell a chocolate one!: www.betternpeanutbutter.com

Hope you are having a wonderful day!


Fellars Family said...

Wow Leanna! I think we must be on the same wave length. I have been reading a lot lately about eating all natural foods. I would love to hear about your cleanse. I can't wait to see you next week!

Mike and Amie said...

Leanna! Would you send me any links you have or the resources you used to do your cleanse? I'm interested in the liquid cholophyl you used and how you organized your approach. I'm so happy you are feeling great! Summer is a wonderful time of year!
Tell Lindsey hello too! Love ya!

Cassie Anne said...

Leanna! I love your blog! I love all the recipes and snack ideas that you post. I'm so glad you put on that chocolate pudding cake recipe. I'm totally making it for my family!

queenieweenie said...

I love betternpeanut butter! It is so good with an apple. Good job on the cleanse.