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Sunday, 31 August 2014

So far so good!!

Sooooo week one was mainly positive, the boys in spite of being very resistant of change have actually done very well and tried all the new things. Bed times have improved, they are still not quite where I would like them but they are better, Best of Both is not popular but it is being eaten by all three of us, I am hoping to replace it with wholemeal from the bakers by the end of September.

Changes we made this week!!!
Breakfast....we waved bye bye to chocolate cereal and marmalade on toast, and replaced it with fruit porridge, blueberry pancakes, eggs, boiled and scrambled and even a cheese omelette and finally mixed berries with plain whole milk yoghurt and buttered toast fingers. These are massive changes for us and actually has made breakfast a bit of an adventure.

Our Nutribullet arrived on Wednesday and since then we have been having a smoothie every day at breakfast, this mornings was a disaster but other than that they have been yummy and well received and the kids are getting a blast of raw spinach every day at breakfast, we have lots more recipes to try and today we will be upping to two a day.

Lunches too saw a change we still mainly had sandwiches however instead of having, crisps, biscuits and processed yoghurt with them we had vegi sticks and fruit all hoovered up by the kids.

Smallboy2 hates the water bottles and still moans for apple juice most of the day but he will now have water with his meals without moaning till my ears bleed all the way through!!

I made Cookies!! And Jam!!

So this week is about maintenance and dinner. We had guests last week so dinners were a bit hit and miss, today I will be planning evening meals for the rest of the week.

So here goes week two wish me luck!!

Monday, 25 August 2014

Change is coming.

Several things have prompted me to want to make some changes around here. The changes will I hope be radical.
Firstly bed time needs some serious work, sometimes it is gone 10pm before all three are asleep this is just crazy and not good for them or me. I love to cook but I have fallen into a cycle of using the easy option and good home cooking has taken a back seat. The children have hours and hours of my time but little real quality time with me. I want to change these things!! The children are not so sure, they like things the way they are!! They like sausages, fish finges, fruit corners, cadburys fingers, froobs and white bread, they really like white bread. They like the T.V too, Smallboy2 really likes the t.v. Luckily Smallboy3 is too young to care, he likes boobs, but at 4 and 6 I fear I may face some resistance from the older two.

I think if I try and change to much at once there will be a riot and I will fail, we will fail. So softly, softly, catchy monkey and hopefully by Christmas I will have made the changes, cleaned up our diets and our lives, lost some of the junk food and filled some of the lost hours. Please wish me luck!!

Week 1: Starts today bank holiday Monday 25/08/2014
Sleep: Children to be in bed by 7.30.. lights out by 8.30.
Diet: Byebye Hovis white. Hello Best of both a small change, but in the right direction (and yes they did notice the difference.)
Water: I will be trying to fight my tea addiction by starting each day with a mug of hot water and lemon slices.
Activity: at least 4 active and 3 non active sessions of family time this week. I work 2 days so it may be that we have to do 2 some days. I hope that they will also all get a one on one with me too.

In addition I have ordered them one of these each which I am going to fill with mineral water and keep in the fridge to try and help Smallboy2's apple juice habit.

But most exciting of all I have one of these on it's way so later in the week we will be shopping for lots fruit and veg and trying it out!!

and finally in bee news I will be off to the health food shop for honey from our local Quinces Honey Farm as an alternative to sugar.