We went on vacation this week. Thing #1094 they don’t tell you when you have a baby: vacations with a baby are exhausting! Thank GOD we went on vacation with my parents, so we had a built in babysitter (which, I admit, we probably abused) so that was a huge blessing. It was great to get away for a bit and we enjoyed being out at the lake and hiking.
Regarding food – I so didn’t keep track of what I ate at each meal. It was vacation after all. I maintained my diet to the best of my ability while being outside my natural environment. Eating out was a challenge because everything is cooked in vegetable oil it seems and you can’t be 100% sure things are safe without checking the ingredient list yourself. I also reintroduced yeast, mushrooms, coffee (decaf) and hard cider during the week. I didn’t introduce these things in the typical eat-them-three-days-in-a-row style I’ve been doing. I usually only had the reintroduced item once or twice during the week.
Besides the reintroduced food, the biggest changes this week were that I branched out in the brands of food I consumed. For example, up until now I’ve only bought and consumed one brand/type of ham lunch meat. I bought the type that was “all natural” and had the fewest ingredients. While I was on vacation, other people were purchasing the groceries, so they bought ham deli meat, but a different brand than I’d been used to. Baby O seemed to do okay with the different brands.
Back to reality next week and looking forward to our next vacation already!