Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Coping in my own way

Last night we had our first meal that was meat, cheese, bean, nut, and egg free. It was good. We had Fajitas but I used a red potato in them instead of chicken.

It was all fresh and full of natural flavor.

I definitely think this will help me get the last 6 pounds of Caleb's pregnancy off :)

John had a really rough day at work. He came in 2nd on a huge bid that would have taken A LOT of pressure off of him. I think its even worse to come in second because its hard not to kick yourself for not cutting it a little closer. He was $200,000 higher on a $6 million job. Ouch. This is the 2nd job in the last week that was big and he was right in there.
So frustratingly close.

We both sat at the dinner table each dealing with our own challenges in our individual roles in our life and family. I wanted to talk all about what the Dr had said this meant for our family. I wanted to hear him tell me he was okay with it. That it would be okay. I wanted him to understand everything I was feeling and give him all the information I had buzzing around in my head.

He needed me to just be quiet and let him deal with one thing at a time.

Both of us had needs. Both of our needs conflicted.

So he took the boys and took a bath in the big tub. I sat down and started a new project. Its the only way I know how to cope with things. I felt like I had to do something. There are not a lot of good resources of recipes for people who deal with what we will deal with. We don't have to be as strict as PKU and those recipes are well, really insanely bad. A normal person cant live on them. Literally because there is not enough protein. That is why they have to drink the shakes. Hyperphe there just isn't a lot of information available.

So I now present my second cooking blog:

Ya, I know. Another blog! I didn't just want to start putting the recipes on my regular cooking blog because I wanted people who deal with this to have a place to go. An exclusive place to find recipes for their families. Some recipes will overlap.

If you want to lose weight and eat healthy and clean...this blog is for you!

I'm excited to make this new eating lifestyle a challenge. To find new ways to eat that fit our family. Most especially to give people who do deal with Hyperphe a place to go.

Today I feel better. I have a purpose. I have a challenge.

I love a good challenge.


Megan said...

If there anything I can do to help with your coping, let me know...I am sorry you are going through a hard time... I am here for you and so is Heavenly Father!!!

Marci and Adam said...

You are amazing... More power to you for taking on this challenge. I know it isn't an easy diet to follow.. but Keep it up girl.

Grandma Caroline said...

I knew if anyone could face and beat a challenge it would be you. You are an amazing woman.

Pam (Haslem) Dana said...

Looks great! This is going to be such an awesome resource for other parents that learn their kiddos have it too!

Karla DeCamp said...

Oh I think it is wonderful you love to write blogs.....I am the exact same way with my websites:) I'm for sure going to check out your new recipe one!!
And we know how frustrating coming in 2nd is on those bids. When Kenny started his own surveying company last Spring we've had our fair share of those bids not going our way. It makes the ones that he does win ever so special!! Too bad we didn't live closer, I bet Kenny & John could really benefit from one another's contacts!!