Yesterday I 'reconnected' on facebook with one of my favorite friends from high school, Natalie.
After talking with her I decided to get out one of my photo memory boxes and post some old photos of us and of a few people that are my friends on facebook. I'll share a couple here too.
This is my mom in 1983. Cute! (and the jury is out on whether she is my friend on facebook or if my little sister, also on facebook even though she's 12, made her a fake profile)
This is me and Nat all dressed up to go to some Goth thingy. We're only 16 in this picture, which makes me very upset, considering I have daughters. Some much older girl dressed us up that night and I'm sure my parents had no idea what we were doing.
Me and Nat later that night, looking decidedly younger.
Nat and Jarred who ran the local record store I worked at as a kid. I'd rarely, if ever, get paid with anything other than manic panic hair dye, cd's or lp's.
This is me and my cousin Kristen at my high school graduation.
Tomorrow is my baby's birthday. Elijah is going to be 2 years old. It actually gave me slight butterflies to even post that.
I held down the weaning fort and haven't nursed him in ten days. I've also been dieting for ten days, but I don't have a scale so I have no idea if I'd made any progress.
I'm trying out the Lacto-Ovo-Pescetarian diet, even though most of my life I've been just your plain old run of the mill vegetarian. My dad has been a vegetarian since I was a small kiddo and we have very similar tastes, so it's much easier for me to not eat meat than your average bear.
I'm eating shellfish and fish this time so I can still go on my Japanese dates with Jeremiah and get my Pretty Girl roll!
Here is my new plan:
I've started eating cereal, measured out Multi-Grain cheerios and one piece of fruit for breakfast.
For lunch I try to eat all veggies. With maybe a little homemade dressing.
I have 1/4 of a cup of mixed nuts for a snack before the girls come home from school.
And one serving of whatever I'm making for dinner, unless it has meat in it...then I'll eat some homemade veggie soup I have frozen.
The only two times I've wavered (or outright failed) so far were at my mom's house last Friday where I ate one peice of pizza, which is fine...but then my brother was eating these huge chunks of garlic cheese bread and dipping it in this sauce...so i ripped off a piece and went to town. It was good.
Then Sunday night Elijah and I shared a bowl of ice cream.
I do yoga in the early afternoon, and usually just running around after the kids and cleaning the house for exercise, although I ride my bike on the weekends and walk Elijah all around the neighborhood just to keep him busy.
So anyone want to do this diet with me?
Tomorrow I'll be posting Elijah's birth story. It's not a gross, scream-filled story...so don't worry.