Aside
Please allow me to introduce myself.. My name is Tawnya. I am a hard worker, I am organized, creative, giving and fun loving and I am most proud to be the mother of a 4 year old little boy, Greyson. I like to keep a clean home, I love to scrapbook and I feel as if every moment is a memory and I like to capture those memories. My son would say I probably take too many pictures, I have over 2,000 on my phone at this very moment. I love to be creative whether it be with food, pictures, embroidery, making jewelry or art projects with G.
I am also single mother however I do not let that define me. I have decided that I am going to let that drive me!
I do believe that sometimes we try to keep our accolades in the front of our mind to maintain self-confidence however we also cannot ignore the things that we could improve on. Lately I feel that my list of things I could improve on has been eating (no pun intended) away at me and finally one day, I woke up and was fed up (again please ignore the pun) I’m ready for a revolution. I have come to terms that I am a few things that I need to improve on. In most areas of life I am a “take the bull by the horns” sort of person however I do believe that I have let a few things go without that same tenacity.
I want to be a good role model for G so it’s time for some changes. Sunday, June 17th I made a choice to give up dairy for a week to start.. I want this to be a long term decision but I need to take baby steps. On Sunday I went to Trader Joes unarmed and without  a list… this adventure was a little stressful as I am a list person, I do not like to fly by the seat of my pants. I like to know what to anticipate and have a game plan. So, in order to control the stress, I decided to keep it simple. I was only going to purchase dairy free things that I knew I would eat in the next few days. My (well Greyson’s, he loves the little carts at Trader Joes) shopping basket consisted of:
One mango (for G)
Organic grapes
Organic strawberries
Bananas
Broccoli slaw
Cereal bars (for G)
Apple and cinnamon oatmeal
Vanilla almond milk
Vegetable pasta (yes they make it and it’s good!)
High fiber wheat bread
I’ve been a vegetarian since October of 2010. That was easy for me. I’ve never been a huge fan of meat and after reading “Skinny Bitch” I was DONE with meat! I should have allowed that book to open my eyes to a few other things but all in due time.
This is going to be a revolutionary journey for me and I invite you to join me for the ride. It’s going to be fun with some great scenic views and sometimes it’s going to be long and difficult. I am confident that when I reach my destination, I’m going to love it!
Day 1 dairy free-
Banana
Peanut butter and jelly on wheat bread (high in fiber)
Edemame
Tonight I didn’t have Greyson so I wasn’t quite sure what to do for dinner.. I decided on cereal (also high fiber) with vanilla almond milk. I had no idea what I was in for… it was amazeballs!

Allow me to introduce myself

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