MARIAJESTRADA's SparkPeople Blog MARIAJESTRADA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Kick Boxing Coach Quit I am very, very sad. We got someone to do strength training, but I miss my old coach. :( <BR> <BR> (1) Seek long-term happiness. <BR> (2) Drink water, ten glasses daily min. <BR> (3) Clean the house four times a week. <BR> (4) Exercise, twice a week, good house scrub down once a week. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:47:00 EST Accountability and Honesty, Not Judgement This morning I was reflecting on what I have been doing well, and what I could do better. I was also thinking back to that two year period when I lost 40 pounds, and all the hours I spent in the gym and the calorie counting I kept. I lost my enthusiasm because I had a ridiculous idea of what my body should look like after all that effort. <BR> <BR> Now, my attitude is more balanced, probably because of the kids. I don't have the time to be a gym warrior, and I would rather stay home wit... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 08:21:41 EST Moving and Playing Tag! What?! On Monday, our coach kicked our collective asses. He had us do sprints and burpees and wall sits as well as our kick boxing combos, which are quite fun. It doesn't get much harder for me than that, short of doing planks and sit ups. <BR> <BR> Sadly, I am the oldest and heaviest (192 ladies). But, I am not going to cry about that because, thus far, I am happy with the two work out days. I have not been able to add a third, so I have been cleaning (like on Sunday I heavy cleaned for thr... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:45:30 EST Well, I Survived the First Week of Kickboxing, Nine More to Go I won't lie. The next day on Tuesday, my body was crying! I had to take two Tylenol; thank goodness the coach took it a little easier on Wednesday. Phew! Sadly, I only made it to kickboxing and not extra gym class, which I thought was an achievable goal, but my work schedule is so damned busy. I am not sure how to sneak in an extra work out day, but I will try this weekend. Maybe the kids will want to go for a walk and a romp in the park on Sunday, sometime. <BR> <BR> My eating is bett... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 08:43:38 EST Focusing on Activity Instead of going on an extreme diet or any sort of diet, I am going to work on one habit a month and the fitness aspect. I don't even want to talk about eating. <BR> <BR> This month, I am focusing on drinking water, starting with ten glasses day, and not worrying about anything else. I also start my kickboxing class next week and am buying the Parks and Rec gym membership. <BR> <BR> My long-term goal is to work on happiness levels, and so my goal this week is to get ready and prepared f... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 08:36:24 EST Starting from Zero I don't even want to weigh myself. The tight clothes say it all. I am, again, revisiting the whole diabetes diet, except this time, I am definitely going to plan my meals more. I have been somewhat more active with the housework, and my husband is signing me up for another kickboxing class, which I appreciate. <BR> <BR> Also, he seems to be getting on a healthy track too, so we will see if we can combine our efforts without making the experience a burden. <BR> <BR> On the internal happin... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 06:56:44 EST Stupid Scale. No, I Didn't Gain More Weight That is why the scale is stupid. I though I gained ten pounds, and I did not. My weight just fluctuates, and what I eat bloats me. <BR> <BR> Anyway, the internal journey is going well. I had a wonderful spiritual experience last Wed. Oh, and now my baby is waking up, and I have to go. How does she know I am on the computer? Wait, she's just talking in her sleep. <BR> <BR> I had a great spiritual experience last Wednesday, and it has inadvertently opened the floodgates to my heart. ... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:35:33 EST Ladies and Gent Friend, I Gained 10 Pounds Back I knew the weight gain was coming because I couldn't maintain that eating plan forever, but I had to fall on my face. Why? To learn a real path to health. Obviously cutting major food groups drastically is not, never, ever, the way to go. It's almost as bad as mindless eating. <BR> <BR> Well, as it turns out, trying to be sustainably and truly happy could prove to be just as difficult as trying to lose weight, for me. Both require discipline and a change of heart and mind that is l... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 11:06:45 EST Working on Cleaning and Getting Grades in Today, I am going to work on cleaning the house when I get home after a long meeting. That should help me start packing for our week-long trip, which will start this Sunday. <BR> <BR> The other happiness goal is just responding to my student essays all day, until my 4p.m. meeting. <BR> <BR> I also hope to get my hair done today, if not tomorrow. I am in dire need of a trim and root touch up <BR> <BR> Happiness Goals: (1) Play with my son on the PS3 for 20 minutes and (2) Dejunk the ba... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:29:48 EST Stopped Crying (Not Literally) about the Five Pounds I Gained I knew it was coming, and frankly, should be grateful I have not gained more given all the parties and cook outs and "occasional" beers. <BR> <BR> So, I am taking a different approach to the eating and it's nothing original as a lot of books have been written on this subject. It has to do with the sanity goals and my quality of life. <BR> <BR> That is, I am focusing on what is going on internally and growing my happiness through God's grace. Instead of weight loss goals, I am going to s... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 08:25:03 EST Keeping on, Drinking Water Sticking with it and prioritizing water today. <BR> <BR> On a downer, I gained 5 pounds back. :( <BR> <BR> (1) Make the best possible food choices genuine preferences. <BR> (1.5) Try to eat a little less each time and drink water. <BR> (2) Do what you love. <BR> (3) Again, drink water for crying out loud! <BR> (4) Clean the house and dejunk. If time allows, go for a walk with your kids. <BR> (5) Take the stairs and walk, walk, walk at work. <BR> (6) Work on reducing stress with sanity goal... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:20:13 EST Trying the Middle Road, Again Reality check, <BR> <BR> Those 30 pounds I lost are coming back. How do I know? That skirt that was fitting ever so well got caught on my left thigh yesterday. Not, my finest moment. <BR> <BR> Reality check #2, I can't go back to that extreme way of eating because it won't last. There are too many temptations this summer, and I like beer. <BR> <BR> I am trying the middle road again, and starting with small changes, instead of going cold turkey. Some of the changes from the previou... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:03:18 EST Started off with a good breakfast Well, <BR> <BR> I am starting with my healthy preferences. I had a zucchini and egg scramble with dark coffee and one slice of white bread: The white bread was a little bit of a cheat, but that's not entirely true because there are no cheats. For lunch, I am taking a banana and buying a southwest bowl at the protein bar or packing boiled eggs. <BR> <BR> I am still moving, although I am not going to the gym or taking classes. This Saturday we did the Hunger Walk, which was two very slo... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:58:17 EST The Restrictions Need to Become Preferences, Honest to Goodness Preferences Well, I am sure I have made noteworthy improvements, but nothing is being excluded from the menu, now, which is probably why restrictive eating doesn't work for the long term. Not for me anyway. <BR> <BR> So, I am taking a new approach. Instead of restrictions, I'm going for preferences and making every choice a victory, every choice at every meal. There are some things I am doing very well like cutting down on sugar and eating less processed flour. I consume far, far less dairy. Far l... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 10:46:52 EST Dragging My Butt Today My daughter woke me up so much last night, and the crazy dreams I was having didn't help. So today, I am seriously dragging, and I have a 7:30a.m. morning meeting I don't want to go to. <BR> <BR> Also, this heavy grading day is not helping, I mean heavy grading week. I need to put my money where my mouth is and grade while biking or standing up. I can do this at work too, but I may have to stack some books to the right height. <BR> <BR> On the up side, I have been moving a lot more. ... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:56:11 EST Lost 2 more pounds, could it be the pre-diabetes? I just had a thought yesterday, what if the pre-diabetes is helping me lose weight? I mean, I am not doing anything exceptional anymore, except for reducing sugar and processed flour, most of the time. In fact, I need to bring the veggies back into the eating and cut back on the carbs. <BR> <BR> In short, we need to go grocery shopping again. <BR> <BR> My family and I have been more active and going to places, but alas, the kick boxing class is over. I am toying with the idea of gettin... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:48:43 EST Tweaking the Eating I am more like admitting what is happening, which probably means this is more moderate. <BR> <BR> (1) Eat whole fruits and vegetables. <BR> (2) Eat mostly unprocessed meats, with little to no pork. <BR> (3) Little to no sugar. <BR> (4) Processed flour as rare treats or when on vacation. <BR> (5) Limited alcohol, but only when the food is exceptional. <BR> (6) Little to no dairy. <BR> (7) Some yogurt and some hard cheese. <BR> (8) Cold pressed oils. <BR> (9) Stop when full, not stu... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 07:36:46 EST Ready for the Weekend! I am so excited I get to spend the whole weekend with my family! <BR> <BR> This weekend, I plan on playing a lot with the kids. My son keeps challenging me to walk, too, and that has been really exciting because he is considering his health. The other day, we went to soccer for an hour and a half, and afterwards, we played a vigorous game of tag. After all that activity, he said, "Mom, let's walk home!" He was so enthusiastic, I couldn't say no. So we walked about eight blocks home. <... Fri, 27 May 2016 07:26:51 EST Lost 22 pounds since March. Well, <BR> <BR> I couldn't believe it when the doctor told me that during my follow-up visit yesterday. I lost over 22 pounds. And some when I got sick, but I don't count those. Truth is you can't really tell because I am still obese, but I will take this achievement and the fact that I can run after kids. I prefer the running, as there are many games of tag going on. Yay! <BR> <BR> The exercise front hasn't been so good, mostly because that sickness last week knocked me on my butt. S... Tue, 24 May 2016 07:59:13 EST Have Been Really Sick So, <BR> <BR> Starting last Sunday, I had a 103 fever for three days that would not quit, and I had to go to the ER. Now, I'm on a lot of anti-biotics It's nothing major; I just got slammed with three conditions at once, and now, I have to recuperate. <BR> <BR> My appetite has been 0, and I know that is not great, so I am trying to eat good foods. <BR> <BR> Anyway, keep me in your prayers. I'm still on the mend. Sat, 21 May 2016 11:51:39 EST What Can You Live with? I am just listing what is really happening. <BR> <BR> (1) All meats and little to no pork. <BR> (2) All fruits and vegetables. No oranges yet. <BR> (3) Little to no sugar. <BR> (4) Little to no processed flour. <BR> (5) Rarely, yogurt. <BR> (6) Rarely, cheese. <BR> (7) Cold pressed oils. <BR> (9) Rarely, processed meats <BR> <BR> *(10) The one you are screwing up: 8 glasses of water a day or more. Wed, 11 May 2016 08:15:26 EST Close to Fitting Into My Pre-Birth Pants I am so close! I guess the weight loss is happening somewhere, but even so, I realize that weight loss doesn't make me happy because no matter how much I lose, I am never really satisfied. Even when I'm a size 8 (which I'm not remotely close to). And I am giving it my maximum effort right now, with the family and time constraints I have. So my goal is to still go climbing this summer and keep eating healthy. I'm shooting for non-GMO next for the sake of the whole family. <BR> <BR> Toda... Wed, 11 May 2016 08:05:20 EST Took a Week Off I mean I took a week off from everything. Which of course was not planned. But today, I went back to the gym and worked out for 45 minutes. Now, I am reevaluating my eating plan. <BR> <BR> I decided that I'm going to stick with most of it because it's not realistic to eat clean all the time. Plus the last time I had sugar, I went a little too crazy, so I want to be able to, you know, have a small treat, a reasonable treat, when I feel like it. But now that I've had the week off I don't have... Mon, 9 May 2016 20:59:23 EST Reflecting and Revaluating Really, that is what I am doing today. Now, I have to run! <BR> <BR> (1) Log on to Spark People every day <BR> (2) Drink water first (aim for 16 glasses of H20 a day) <BR> (3) Make the best possible food choices and pack a healthy lunch <BR> (4) Eat good filler foods first <BR> (5) Exercise for 30 minutes three times a week, min. <BR> (6) Eat healthy snacks and drink healthy drinks (like water Thu, 5 May 2016 08:39:29 EST Took a Monday Off and Slept Well, <BR> <BR> After whining about the knee, I took a day off on Monday. The teacher is gone anyway, and I was going to go to the gym, but it's back on today. Some students are getting together to work out, since the room is free. Plus, my knee is not bothering me because it rested, I think. (My friend invited me to yoga, but I have too much going on.) <BR> <BR> The eating needs a revaluation. Some sugar and processed foods have come back, but I am still happy with what I'm eating. H... Wed, 4 May 2016 08:33:32 EST No Way to Speed Up Recovery I am only working out twice a week, but I take way too long to recover. I mean, compared to a mere three years ago; I would train and work out for hours, and be fine the next day. I suppose the work outs are harder, and my sleep cycles are off because the baby wakes me up a lot at night, but this is ridiculous! I guess the point is that two days of cardio kick boxing seem to be enough for now. <BR> <BR> I am trying to do more of my off days and have been doing chores, although the battle ... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:49:31 EST Overdid the Knee Yesterday, my knee was so jacked up, I could not do jumping jacks. I did a lot of physical activity, and I have been racing my son every now and then, which gives both of us tremendous joy. Now, the left knee is crying, so I took some Tylenol today and will rest. <BR> <BR> The kickboxing is going well, and I was able to finish my work out, even though I can't do a sit-up to save my life. I can wall sit and plank, but I have to be careful with that. <BR> <BR> Anyway, this week, my goals ... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:32:00 EST Lots of Movement! (And Cleaning, hooooray!) What is going well? Movement! Lots of movement, but my energy level is zooming because I am also praying and reading the Bible more. Back to the movement. I have been working out and doing more housework that actually gets me tired. Part of it is that my body takes longer to recover from activity like long walks and the kick boxing, but I have added taking stairs. I can also run after my kid, which is even more awesome. <BR> <BR> The eating is also going really well. Little to no suga... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:01:17 EST It IS Working! Evidence: <BR> <BR> Exhibit A: Mental clarity <BR> Exhibit B: More energy <BR> Exhibit C: Feel full <BR> Exhibit D: Can run after son and NOT get tired! <BR> Exhibit E: Lost 7 pounds, somewhere along the way. <BR> <BR> E doesn't matter, but the rest really do. I am working in building my strength and am earnestlty planning on climbing this summer. That would be something new for me. There is a place close to the Chicago Bean that is not too bad. Well, I am off to get ready and go t... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 08:33:06 EST Muscle Rebuilding 101--Feel Grateful I mean, I have to feel grateful, so I can get through my day. I don't think I have ever been this sore, and I am not sure if it is because I am eating clean, or I am older and a little more tired with two kids. <BR> <BR> Yet, there IS something beautiful about feeling sore and the way my feet touch the earth now, so I won't complain about how I'm dragging my butt today: I will try to amp up my energy out of sheer will. <BR> <BR> So, to that end, I am going to church this morning and med... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:05:03 EST 450 jumping jack double brag! Wooot! Wooot! That was yesterday, and even though I was seriously hating on the kickboxing instructor, I was glad I finished the circuit. She was like, "Oh, I forgot you have to end with 100 jumping jacks." Ugh. At the end of class, I requested that we work out our backs because we are starting to do a lot of crunches, and I remember my previous trainer would say that we neglect to work out our backs. <BR> <BR> Today, I have a movement goal to walk the whole building and do housework when I get home,... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 06:54:43 EST So Sore, Yet So Grounded and Happy I need to stretch more because my upper body is mad at me today, and this afternoon, I have another kickboxing class. I am enjoying this classes tremendously, but good gravy! It does a number on me. <BR> <BR> So, the fitness minutes are much better, and I have a movement goal to walk more at work. I also have a strength goal to carry the baby in the carrier without dying. <BR> <BR> The eating is going well, and I am cooking and planning more. I find myself pre-chopping a lot of vegetabl... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:24:22 EST First Week of Detox, AKA Clean Eating Done! And going well. I hope to keep it up past the summer, but do want to add butter, cheese, and yogurt back in and nuts and legumes. That's it. <BR> <BR> Back to today's plan: I just have to vary my diet. Yesterday, my husband brought shrimp and fish. That was a huge treat or at least it seemed like it. <BR> <BR> So, I was reading through all these blogs about eating clean. I read one where the woman did not lose any weight, but had other great benefits. Like, she felt full all t... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 11:28:12 EST Healthy, Healthy, and Annoyed at Sugary Menus Yesterday I ate a vegan salad for lunch at one of those raw places. Did I want to eat vegan? Hell no! The problem is everything has sugar in it! <BR> <BR> The eating is going well and the exercise is better. I do find myself eating things I haven't in a while. This morning, I had scrambled eggs and a sweet potato spinach scramble. The good outcome is that I share my veggies with my one-year-old daughter. <BR> <BR> And that's all I got because the kids need me! My goal is to log to... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 09:46:07 EST Day 5: Eating Too Healthy And, that is why I hate detox and diets. My calories are way too low, and I have not tracked on purpose. I need good filler foods to get my calories up, so I am having a romance with avocados. That is the problem with overly restrictive eating, but the eating plan is forcing me to cook more and plan better. <BR> <BR> Today, for some odd reason I ate lots and lots of salads. I discovered the wonders of a kale salad. Also, for dinner, I ate a sushi burrito, even though it's outside "the p... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 21:09:06 EST Kick Boxing Class . . . Kicked My *ss Enough said. The class is actually two days a week. <BR> <BR> The detox is going OK. I am, yes drinking, 4 quarts of water a day or so. I am eating well, but my energy is cycling up and down. Right now, it's mid range. <BR> <BR> It is also that time of the month, so that could be part of the fatigue and the butt kicking work out I got last night. Sadly, I discovered I cannot even do one sit up, but I will start practicing at home again. <BR> <BR> Well, here's to staying strong! ... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 08:35:48 EST Day 2: Not Cranky, Honest Yesterday, Went well in terms of the eating. My calories were low, but not because of the plan. Lunch was just scant, until Aaron brought a roasted chicken. <BR> <BR> This morning, I ate four hard boiled eggs, and shared some with my daughter. I have potatoes roasting in the oven for later. <BR> <BR> Surprisingly, I am not cranky. However, I am supposed to drink 16 glasses of water a day, and that was tough at first. Now, I can handle it. I have forgotten how yummy tea is. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 11:28:39 EST The Decision to Change My Eating Habits OK, So, <BR> <BR> It is restrictive, but I have two goals: (1) I need to trim up for the May 13, Union Scholarship Banquet. Every year, I say I will do so, and don't remember until I am struggling to find something to wear, the day of, and (2) I had promised myself that I would eat more whole foods to lessen the chances of diabetes. <BR> <BR> Well, the good thing is I already have a dress that fits, I just need to lessen the paunch. <BR> <BR> Along with that, my husband, God bless him... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 13:43:26 EST Spring Cleaning, Happenging Today and Tomorrow There will be lots of movement today. <BR> <BR> My eating hasn't been so great, but we are doing grocery shop soon, and I hope to be better prepared. With that, I'm off to make my son's lunch somewhat healthy. <BR> <BR> (1) Log on to Spark People every day <BR> (2) Drink water first (aim for 8 glasses of H20 a day) <BR> (3) Make the best possible food choices and pack a healthy lunch <BR> (4) Eat good filler foods first <BR> (5) Exercise for 30 minutes three times a week, min. <BR> (6) Eat... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:08:32 EST Two Kid Parties This Weekend And I will prevail. Seriously, I plan on eating protein and veggies. Yesterday, we went to CiCi's pizza and ate two pieces of pizza and salad. That may seem like a lot, but it was less for me. <BR> <BR> My body is still sparked from all that walking last weekend. I hope to keep moving and cleaning, although midterm grades are die. I am going to try grading standing up. My hips are really bothering me because I side nurse my daughter a lot, so I feel better when I move. <BR> <BR> An... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:21:29 EST Lots of Walking This Weekend (Go Vote!) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This weekend, I walked a lot and sparked my body into motion. Saturday, we rocked the zoo, and on Sunday, I went campaigning for hours. A lot of stairs. I also ate more salads and am drinking way more water. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, was kind of a bad eating day, but I am still trying my best. Some days, my hunger is spiking more, and that is where the veggies are playing a role. <BR> <BR... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 08:05:48 EST Moderation, Moderation, Moderation and Prayer I am really trying the moderate path. I mean, I figured if I follow the plan below, even being hyper present and stopping when full, will me get healthier. <BR> <BR> I am also trying to incorporate more prayer into my life because my prayer life is on a slump. All the work has to do with it. So, I am looking to renergize. <BR> <BR> Today, we have lots of activity planned. I am making scones because I have been craving pastries, then cleaning, then teaching Sunday school, and then the z... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 09:30:24 EST Two Salads, Too Much Well, Spark Fam., <BR> <BR> My plans to go to the zoo did not happen or at least we got there too late. I mean, the day started out well. I went to church and meditated, spent some quality time with my baby, did some work, and went to pick up my son at school. <BR> <BR> Right when we were about to leave, I was playing with my son. I scared him for fun, and he threw the headphones he was using at my face giving me a swollen lip. Although that was out of character for him, that was tota... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 21:26:40 EST Every Day Feels like a Reset Day I mean, good changes are happening, and I have to stop comparing this effort from the last one, but damn! <BR> <BR> Last night was not a total defeat. I drank plenty of water, only had two beers, and shared my meal. I also ordered a salad afterwards but went to bed (and did not have late night snack). I have also been moving more, but have not maximized the movement yet. I mean, all the movement that could happen outside a gym. <BR> <BR> Sigh. But, today is going to be my MAXIMUM E... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 08:56:14 EST The Fruit/Vegetable Basket I have been looking at my food intake, and I don't to compile a report to see that some days are waaaaay too high. Yesterday was almost a disaster because I woke up hungry and wasn't satisfied then had a smaller lunch sack. Well, between the two brain cells that were rubbing together from lack of food, I remembered my husband packed cuties. Man, what a saver that was! In fact, I have been avoiding, or trying to, high caloric snacks, like the roasted sunflower seeds and bread. <BR> <BR> I... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 11:30:08 EST So Hungry! I am so hungry, and I don't have many healthy filler foods at home. (I will get there eventually.) <BR> <BR> Anyway, since I am avoiding the sunflower seeds I do have, I am going to drink water. <BR> <BR> Then, when I get home, I am going to drink even more water until dinner is ready. <BR> <BR> I'm going to add a goal to have vegetables on hand. (Wait, there's fruit in my lunch sack. Duh!) Wed, 9 Mar 2016 17:29:34 EST It's All about Perspective: No Whining and Complaining, Please! So, I have been thinking about this a lot lately. <BR> <BR> Here's a picture of me on Christmas 2013 when I was complaining that I wasn't losing anymore weight and was ever so disappointed in my "lack" of progress: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here's a picture of me in March 2015, when I was about to give birth to my lovely daughter (and I ate super healthy the last trimester and gained a pound): <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 08:43:25 EST Trying My Best What else am I gonna do? This weekend, I had Simona's birthday party (which was awesome!), and I had a merry time. Seriously. However, I overdid the calories and drink, partly because we skipped lunch and had her party at one of my favorite Thai places. <BR> <BR> In general, this month has been a struggle for me because I haven't reined in the drinking, and we have attended three events each Saturday. Today, I had an, "Aha" moment and have decided to limit my drinks to two really, real... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 07:58:51 EST Started with 3, Yes 3, Glasses of Water! I started with three glasses of water before eating breakfast, and though that may seem like an insignificant step, it is a huge deal for me. My body is asking for water instead of food, which is awesome. <BR> <BR> Now, with that said yesterday and the day before sucked rocks in terms of calories. Sucked rocks! But, I think I will look at the weekly average, instead, so as to keep my morale up. <BR> <BR> The movement is also not going well. Partly is that the baby goes to bed early, and... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 11:21:51 EST Good Breakfast--Little Sleep This morning, I almost forgot, then, started with water. It is one of my goals. <BR> <BR> I woke up hungry probably from lack of sleep. My daughter woke me up at 4a.m., which is earlier than usual. I think water will help today. <BR> <BR> For breakfast, this morning I had zucchini again and eggs, but added 1/2 an avocado to the plate. My baby daughter liked the zucchini, which is awesome. She is also a fan of eggs like me (and is currently feeding the dog from the high chair, sigh.... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 08:16:50 EST