Thanks to everyone who entered the Simple Green and Jammie Girl giveaways! These were my largest and most successful giveaways, to date! Thanks also for all the birthday love!
Enough exclamation points. Onto the winners:
For the Simple Green giveaway, the winner of 7 bottles of their Simple Green Naturals line is:
For the Jammie Girl Store Pajama giveaway, the winner of a pair of Malabar Bay Jammies in Flamingo White is:
Joanna of Raising Madison!
Winners have been notified via email and have 48 hours to reply.
Now the chicken dinner part of the title.
My 29th birthday marked the end of a different era for me - my time as a vegetarian. I failed as a veggie, but I'm ok with this.
I wanted to eat as a vegetarian because of how I felt during a 2 week detox, 2 years ago. I realized how great your body feels when you eat many vegetables and less meat. However, my stint as a vegetarian was not quite like my 2 weeks of detox. Either out of laziness or ease of planning, I ended up eating more cheeses, dairy products, and carbohydrates. My doctor constantly worried about my sources of protein, iron levels and cholesterol. I constantly pushed him off, telling him I would manage it better, but never did.
Now as I prepare for the wedding, having gone to a dermatologist to treat my red-blochy skin (lovely, I know), I hear something similar from that doctor and my allergist. Three doctors are urging me to eat a more well-rounded diet, instead of my carb/cheese and a side of veggie fest.
In fact, my allergist thinks my skin issues are directly related to food intolerance. I'm back on the meat train. (Those of you who really know me and my love of chicken wings know I was never really 100% OFF the meat train).
However my allergist wants to do a true blood test, and so for 2 weeks I am on a hypoallergenic diet. It's honestly not going to be that bad (I say this on day one), but the lack of coffee might kill me.
Wish me luck on my rice-based, chicken infused, still complete with veggies and fruit, but lacking tea and coffee madness of a diet. In two to three weeks I'll find out if allergies are just as silly as being a vegetarian!