Since I haven't blogged regularly there have been many things that have slipped through without being mentioned. Instead of trying to play catch up, I will just go from here. One thing that did happen will affect our everyday life from here on out, so I thought I would share. Sometime in the fall, my mommy radar began to detect that something was amiss. Claire was starting to develop the same symptoms I noticed when she was 2. Just after she turned 5, she was diagnosed with Insulin Resistance. She was on medication for a year and got really thin. I asked if we could try to take her off of it. I was told that in some cases, the medicine will reverse the problem. However, we knew this was a long shot. We tried. It didn't work. So now we are back on medication. She is basically a type 2 diabetic. She has also decided that eating meat is mean, so cooking for a 7 year old vegetarian diabetic should be super easy.
The good news is she really is a healthy eater, and always has been. I just have to put it in front of her. I am learning what she needs and discovering that it will be very good for all of us to eat this way. I have also discovered it is much like my friend Laci cooks for her family and I have really enjoyed reading her blog Picket Fence Paleo. This is my number one goal for 2012. Feeding my family good nutritious food...and hopefully making it taste good! This sounds a lot like a resolution, but it really can't be. I NEVER keep resolutions so I quit making them. I can't fail at this, because my daughter's health is hanging in the balance.