MilkOr more specifically, “how I survived my dairy-allergic toddler’s multiple requests for pizza.”


We’ve done two whole weeks without any dairy for my youngest, and he’s like a new child. He’s still stubborn, sassy, and rowdy, but he’s much less clingy and throwing far less fits. Last week, he didn’t cry at preschool drop-off at all, and every day he earned a “happy face” for good behavior. We’ve never had a week straight of great behavior, so I am super happy. Yes, it’s rough telling him he can’t have some of his favorite foods, but he’s taking it well and the benefits are totally worth it. His eczema is also clearing up nicely, and I am one happy mommy.


Me, on the other hand…I’ve fallen back into the pattern of skipping breakfast again. I know it’s slowing my weight loss down, but I just have a hard time motivating myself to eat in the morning. I’ve decided this week I am going to stop trying to make “breakfast food” work for me, and get a little non-traditional. Salmon is an acceptable breakfast meat, right?


On the upside, I haven’t had a soda in weeks and I feel great. My new favorite drinks are water, water, and water. I’ve lost six pounds since I started on this journey, and I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but trust me when I say that my body is changing. I can put on my jeans now without doing the “stretch out my jeans until they’re comfy” dance. You know what I’m talking about. I’m also running 3 times a week and looking forward to it. I know. I don’t understand what’s happening, either.


But I kinda like it.