For the past couple of weeks I haven't felt like doing ANYTHING. Not blogging. Not crafting. Barely getting dressed in the morning, and if I do, it's mostly sweats, or jeans, if I have to work. This is pretty typical for me at this time of the year. It's February in Seattle - grey, raining, dreary, cold, dark.
I have a suspicion that this slump is directly related to my spectacular dive off the Paleo wagon. First it started with one muffin, since we baked them at home. Then a few crackers that my daughter didn't eat. Then I bought bread to make her lunch, and started eating it myself. The truffle mac 'n' cheese at The Keg. (OK, that was totally a worthy cheat. The rest, not so much.)
But I do best with rules. Not "everything in moderation". So I'm getting back to it. No more sugar. Lots of protein. Fruits and veggies. Wish me luck, and hopefully this will bring my mojo back!
In another observation, BabyT has been having trouble napping for the past couple of weeks. She's very hyper in the afternoon, less attentive than usual, and talks literally nonstop for the entire time she's in her crib "trying to nap". Part of me thinks she might be giving up her nap, or requires a bit less sleep (12 hours at night + 2 hour nap couldn't last forever, right?)
But part of me wonders if this is due to her diet changes too. Since we started the "baked milk" daily, she's been eating a lot more sugar and empty carbs - muffins, cupcakes, bread. We've been interspersing chocolate and vanilla soy milk with the plain we usually buy. Not sure why we started that, except that the vanilla makes damn good hot chocolate for the adults in the house, and T LOVES it.
It's not like she's *requesting* a change from her usual ultra-healthy diet, but somehow we've made our not-so-great habits her new ones. And that's not good. Sure we can brush everything off as "everyone needs a treat now and then" but as a country, look where that's gotten us, nutrition-wise.
No more flavored soy milk. I'm going to take a break from the baking while I research other ways to get some baked milk into her diet. More eggs for all of us. Fewer trips to Starbucks. (Did I mention she recognizes the logo everywhere?!)
I'm optimistic about this.