Hello there, if you’re reading this. I’ll get the basics out the way. My name is Katie, I’m very soon turning 29. I live in a quiet beach town with my husband, two boys, cat and two dogs. We got a good thing going.
So am I just another blogging mummy? Well yeah. I’m not looking to blog about how busy I am and telling people how they should do things. I just want to do blog about our journey (soooooo cliché, apologies) into changing our lifestyle into a healthier, good whole food lifestyle.
This has been in the works since I was pregnant with our second child. I started off overweight and carrying baby weight from my first pregnancy 10 months earlier. I was high risk for gestational diabetes. It was hard to hear and no one knows this but I was ashamed. I promised that things would be changed with my eating and exercise habits.
11 months on, I’m happy where I’m at. I’ve reached my final goal weight and as a whole have been eating better. Not 100% of the time though.
Time for some further changes. Not for weight loss purposes, this is to overhaul our eating and the way we look at food. My husband and I have had lengthy discussions and the approach we want to take is based on paleo eating. Though entirely cutting out grains and dairy is daunting to me, reading into it further does make sense. I’ve found some yummy looking paleo bread recipes so far . So maybe grains won’t be so bad…. Dairy though.. We ‘ll see. Included in this overhaul is my husband quitting smoking, I think that could be a blog all in itself!
Starting off sensible though, we are going organic and clean. I’ve had preconceptions about this sort of thing in the past because a) Id never bothered looking into it and b) I tend to tune out when I feel im being preached too. But nope, I’m on board. Clean, organic, Grass fed meat and dairy. Homemade bread from unbleached flours.
So the first thing that comes to mind is price. It’s bullshit how much it costs to eat real food. I’m currently on my last week of maternity leave so needless to say – down one income things have been very tight, particularly after Christmas. This is where my bargain hunting skills will come in handy
Over the last year I have been so stoked cooking yummy, “healthy” meals on a budget. Cooking sauces from scratch, crumbing our meats, that sort of thing. Now I’m horrified that what we’ve been eating is riddled in chemicals and a whole bunch of shit!
It’s hard to swallow when you think you’re making good food choices for your family, when in reality you’re not.
Which brings me here. Planning out our new changes and pawing through awesome food ideas for home, work, daycare and special occasions. I’m excited for what’s about to go down in the Cassidy household!
*Disclaimer – this is not intended to be a condescending “you should do this ” blog. This is purely to capture my families journey into our new lifestyle (there’s that cliché again)