Back on track… almost

Back from vacation and we’re almost completely back on track. Still could stand to increase our water, but since that’s been our biggest hurdle all along, I won’t complain too much.

We’ve been getting to the track in the evenings and I think we were all more than a little surprised by how fast we’d gotten out of shape. Even though we hiked several miles each day on vacation, in terrain that’s vastly different than what we’re used to, and even though we walked a lot in the evenings, it’s still not the same as heart-rate raising controlled formal exercise. In other words, nothing beats a good hard run.

Food has been good. Tonight’s dinner was a mixture of all sorts of fresh veggies (onions, green peppers, kale, zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes) served over buckwheat groats, white beans and bowtie pasta. Could have left it there as a vegan meal, but I topped mine with a dollop of sour cream at the table along with raisins. The kids did pick through it, eating mostly the pasta and beans, but I know they picked up the flavors of the whole mixture too.

I had to really bite my tongue to keep from grinning the other day though. My youngest asked when I would make him some kale chips again! I love these kids! My older two didn’t much care for the chips but they do try every new thing I put on the table. I’ll take that any time.

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