Thursday, August 23, 2012

My favorite things

So instead of a Vintage Life with Greyson + Parker post- I will instead do a shorty but sweetie one.

I am so not Oprah -for a few Billion different reasons...but I can still share some of my new favorite things with you..And because of those billions of things I don't have...unfortunately I can not give all of you reading your own supply... However if you would like to come over- I will gladly share mine with you.

In the hustle of the week, I didn't even tell you I went Gluten free. Yup- totally. Today is Day 5.

I decided to do it for the following reasons...

  1. To pledge my love to know I'm corny- but that sounds really corny. Sorry.
  2. To show solidarity as a little family unit. Parker is officially Gluten/Casein/Soy free (known as GF/CF/SF to those in the know. Gluten is Wheat/Barley/ Rye. Casein is Dairy- in simple terms)- so I figured I should at least give it a whirl for one week. So often I read about how someone cut gluten out of their life and they never felt/looked more amazing...I want to see if that is hype.
  3. And lastly- and importantly- I needed something to obsess and focus on this week besides Greyson going to school. I figured I'd be starving and miserable and therefore focus on that instead of sad and miserable missing Grey! 
We have been scouring the World for GF/CF/SF finds for almost a year now- so we've already had that trial and error of deciphering through the horrible and discovering the I know I have it a little easier. And I don't want to make light of anyone with Celiac Disease...I know doing it for a lifetime is so much harder than doing it for "at least a week"...

I've been surprised at how easy it has been for this carb loving fool...In fact, on day one I figured I might as well go without soda while I'm at it. (Don't worry darlings- I still consume copious amounts of Caffeine via coffee). I thought for sure the answer would be No- But when I asked Michael if he wanted to go Gluten Free too- he said yes! (please let me know if you see him at In and Out eating a Double Double on a bun. Michael- I have spies everywhere.)

In fact,  I was even motivated to cook...


PhotobucketI added rice.

I'll keep you posted. Moving forward...

Favorite thing number 1:

GHEE...It's butter for people that can't have dairy...It's the butter fat that rises to the top- and tastes just like... butter? Crazy. Now itty bitties- especially ones with Super Powers need fat as brain food.... So this is some good fat that I can put on everything for him.
You can easily make your own- but lately my motto has been- why make it quickly, easily and inexpensively- when you can buy it for $12 dollars at Whole Foods?

Number 2...Coconut Oil.
Anti-viral, anti-bacterial...called a miracle product. Sign me up...

After you read this article- you will use it too... I even slather it on- I swear...

Favorite Thing Number 3
Drinks with Living things in have so helped me through my soda cravings this week more than I could ever tell you...

You had me at Sparkling and Rebirth and Raw...Who doesn't want to Sparkle? Guaranteed to make you feel like an absolute goddess while consuming... (men- they have some non-pink versions). I'd slather this on but I think I'd get all sticky... They both contain probiotics- which are supposed to help control the balance of bacteria and yeast in your gut which is thought to help with Immunity...(Now it's sounding more gross and a little less Goddessy- I know.)

So, there you have it... Happy Fricking almost Friday. What a week!!! Anytime I got stressed I went here in my mind...
Feel free to come join me...

Can you tell? A little Me is back..just a little... Things are getting a little clearer...

Favorite Thing Number 4. 
You...Thank you from the bottom of my gut- to my 206 Members/Friends helping to Change the World! I have needed your love and support this week- and you did provide!!!! Every single one of us- we are so much more the same than I think we realize.


1 comment:

  1. We have also been gluten, dairy, soy, grain, and legume free for almost two months now. We are feeling GREAT!!! And...coconut oil...oh, how I love you!
    Good for you! It's amazing how empowered you feel when you take charge of what you are putting into your body.