I knew it would be a hard day. The kids woke us up super early to hunt for eggs and find out what the Easter Bunny left them. My sweet Monkey knows how we have all been working to get healthy, but her sweet tooth is still her favorite tooth, so this year she asked for a ‘healthier sometimes treat’. The Easter Bunny brought her yogurt covered raisins, books and a miniature Build-A-Bear. She was thrilled. It was nice not to feel obligated to include a bunch of sweets. How brain-washed am I that believe holidays revolve around sweet treats?

Daddy made breakfast and I took a quick nap before church. I blended my green smoothie on the way out of the door and enjoyed it during worship. The music was fantastic! Very uplifting, and just when I went to bed last night feeling totally burned out on the cleanse, God renewed me. Isn’t that what Easter is all about? Renewal. I love it.

We then headed to my sisters, Vitamix and fruits in tow. She made a delicious smelling dinner, and as tempted as I was, I knew it would not be a good way to break a fast. Spinach dip, cheesy potatoes, buttery beans, glazed ham and bread – such a yummy way to go … But I knew if I had even a taste at this stage, I’d be right back where I started or worse. I sat in the living room because I’m just too weak – I knew I’d cave with just a nibble. I am so thankful that everyone was so understanding. I could see a lot of people not getting it – especially since we come from an Italian-food-is-love kind of background.

We played a quick game while dessert was served and then we had to say our goodbyes. Caterpillar is back at school tomorrow, Daddy’s back at work and it’s Monkey’s last day of break – and my last fast day! It shall be a busy day, and I’m already wiped.

I hope you enjoyed the day with your loved ones!

The Skinny

I felt a little tired today, but not fatigued. I think the EB just stayed up too late, and got up too early. I felt bloated on my way home – bloat by association?!

Weight: 234.4 (14.6 lbs total weight loss)

I love you all more than my luggage.