All kinds of changes are going on here in the Sandmuffin household. Eloise just started eating baby food so I have been busily steaming and pureeing vegetables and she has been sleeping for longer stretches at night (last night she slept from 10-4!). I've been reading about potty training and Helen should be starting next week! Derrick has begun writing a book which is fabulous, but also taking up a lot of free time (and by free I mean when he's not teaching, practicing with the band, or doing grad school stuff!). And lastly, I have been really making a concerted effort to stick to my Ten in 10 goals.
I did really well with cutting down significantly on snacking and have kept the little snacking I have done very healthy. I've also really been working on incorporating more whole grains into my cooking- this week we had vegetable and bean soup with barley, veggie pizza with a whole wheat crust (amazing crust recipe can be found here), and whole wheat pasta with roasted vegetables. Breakfast has been my most dramatic change with my eating- I have been eating plain fat-free yogurt with kashi and a few toasted almonds- a huge improvement from my inclination to eat something super sweet to start the day! I also stuck to my plan of allowing myself a small portion of the sweets I made and giving the rest away.
I also started The 30 Day Shred. Wow! It is just as hard as I thought it would be! Today is day 6 on Level 1 and I can already feel a difference in my endurance. My plan is to do it for 30 days straight because I know that I can find 20 minutes every single day to fit it into my schedule. There are days when I really don't feel like doing it, but luckily I'm doing it along with Tracey of Tracey's Culinary Adventures, Jessica of A Singleton in the Kitchen, and Pamela of Cookies With Boys and we have been able to keep each other motivated on Twitter! Speaking of Twitter, I have found a lot of support and inspiration in the tweets with the Ten in 10 hashtag: #10in10.
As far as physical results go, I've decided not to weigh myself because I tend to get a little obsessive. Instead I'm just going to base my results on whether or not my clothes seem to fit better and, more importantly, if I'm feeling more energetic and stronger. The clothes seem about the same but I definitely feel better! 2010 is off to a great start!