Why day 1/2? Simply because yesterday 10/22/2011, I made the definitive decision to start my journey into the Paleo lifestyle. This was after I ate a whole, delicious bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios. Then as a sort of last hurrah, I went to Arby’s and had a Jamocha shake, and jalapeno poppers before stopping at Barnes & Noble to pick up a copy of “Make it Paleo” by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason.
On the way to Barnes and Noble, I was talking to my mom about what I was doing and telling her what little I knew about the lifestyle. Styles suddenly began to cry and was yelling at me that he was “NOT EATING LIKE THAT!” I finished the conversation with my mom and tried to explain to Styles that this would make us all feel better, would help with his ADHD, and would help for me to not have headaches all the time. He absolutely did NOT care. He would rather take his Adderall than eat a healthy diet. He was blubbering and crying like a colicky baby.
We went into the bookstore, I grabbed my book (and a few others), and then we left. Styles desperately wanted to read his new book on the way to Publix but I told him that he had to help me pick something out for dinner. As he flipped through the pages of the cookbook, he kept ooooohing and aaaaahing over all of the pictures. By the time we got to the grocery, he had chosen at least 15 recipes that he wanted to try.
In the end, he chose Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs and homemade marinara with Baked apples for dessert. We were in and out of the grocery, without having to stop down any of the dry-aisles.
When we got home, I strayed from the recipe a bit and baked my spaghetti squash instead of doing it in the microwave at the end of the meal. Plain and simple, we don’t have a kitchen knife sharp enough to cut through a raw spaghetti squash.
Dinner was done at 7, just in time for Kyle to walk through the door. When he saw what we were having, he said, (in an extremely irritated voice), “I’m not eating that. I want real food.”
I simply replied, “This IS real food”.
To which he retorted, “I’m not arguing with you. I want real food.”
He laid down for a half an hour to relieve himself of his headache (if he’d stray from grains, he may find that he doesn’t have a headache every day of the week, but I digress). Then he got up when the kids and I were done with dinner and made himself a meatball sandwich on some whole grain bread that we had in the pantry.
I just rolled my eyes at him and went to bathe the babies. When bath time was done, he was working on his second meatball sandwich, still complaining of a headache.
Styles and I didn’t get around to making the baked apples, but we plan on making them today.
There are so many mouthwatering recipes in this book that I cannot wait to try. I am also excited to rid our household of the grains that fill our pantry. I hope to make the full transition in the next week but I am getting some serious resistance from Kyle.
Once he sees what this lifestyle does for me, I’m hoping that he’ll cross over naturally.
Welcome to my journey! And thanks for following!
Thus, began my walk with Paleo.