|The bike in the forefront is my choice- isn't it beautiful?|
There have been a few small "complications" with the dietary challenge- yesterday whilst shopping at the Grocery Outlet, I saw three varieties of cheese from the homeland, anyone that knows me has heard me rant and rave about my love for British Cheese, you just can't find it here unless you are willing to spend more than we can afford on a regular basis, so when I see it for a deal I generally buy it! But, alas I stuck to my challenge and left the glorious aged cheddar on the shelf and pined after it for some time. Later in the day, with the heat in the triple digits and a heat storm rolling in with lightening streaking across the sky, a moment of weakness found me wanting to indulge in an ice cream. I mentioned it in passing to Kyle, who immediately agreed that it was the best idea I'd had in eons. Before I knew it we'd loaded in the car and driven to a fast food restaurant where I gave in to a over-sized chocolatey concoction that I shared with Jack. I would have thoroughly enjoyed it too, but I felt immensely guilty and to be honest regret, that if I was going to cheat on my challenge- then I could of at least done it with that lovely cheddar!
Other than that moment of indiscretion mentioned above, I have been eating really healthy; lots of vegetables and fruit, whole grains and legumes. Local cherries are in season and my neighbors have been passing out lovely broccoli florets from their massive garden, I've been enjoying watching our tomatoes grow and harvested our pea crop just yesterday. The dietary changes have honestly been far easier than I'd imagined, I enjoy the food and find it very filling. I like not worrying too much about portion sizes, which is a huge benefit of not eating sugar, fat and refined grains.
On one of our walks Jack found these funky sunglasses, I'm hoping they will be a pair that he will actually wear on the bike and not toss off in the road. As you can see, he is thriving on all these veggies and fruits, I think we're all feeling healthier for it!