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)
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-
Peanut butter and jelly on wheat bread (high in fiber)
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!
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