Day 2 of the diet…and my monster is sick.

And by my monster I mean my little guy. Fynn has been sick for about 7 days now with a pretty nasty cold. He’s been particularly strange today. Crying and screaming for no reason and being downright difficult. I’ve been trying to figure out what the heck is going on, and then when he got out of the bath tonight he started tugging on his left ear like crazy and crying. Uhg. So I’m thinking he has an ear infection. We gave him a dose of acetaminophen, and we’ll call the doctor in the morning. Seriously, with this parenting thing if it’s not one thing it’s another. I’m hoping that I’m wrong and it’s just the stupid cold.

On another note, day 2 of the diet is going much better. I’m not feeling as run down and weak. My energy is actually increasing – likely from the healthy foods and green tea. So, it’s probably just the caffeine kicking in. Today was, of course, dark chocolate day in my Dr. Oz plan. I’d been doing that already so nothing big to report. Apparently the natural ingredients in dark chocolate improve your eyesight and circulation. To be honest, I have absolutely no idea if that is working. I mean, let’s face it, I’m the mother of a toddler. I’m lucky I’m still standing up-right.

Apparently I’m running a day ahead on this plan because tomorrow is “Cook for your Heart” day and I’m supposed to try salmon. I ate that for dinner tonight, so I can check that off my list. The story is that all of the omega-3s in salmon lower triglycerides (which can cause plaque build-up in your heart) and o-3s can reduce clotting. Also on the list of heart-healthy foods are tomatoes, garlic, and lima beans. I’ll have to eat one of those tomorrow in honor of the official day 3 of the plan.

Cross your fingers that Fynn does not have an ear infection for me! I’ll be saying a little prayer for a healthy 2-year-old.

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7 Responses to Day 2 of the diet…and my monster is sick.

  1. Olya says:

    Hope amoxicillin works for Fynn, if he does have an ear infection!

    Congrats on trying the diet thing. I am waiting until January 1st to start my “new life” 🙂

  2. erin says:

    Thanks, Olya! It’s sad when he’s sick. 🙁 Good luck to you and your “new life”. 🙂

  3. Shannon says:

    Sorry Fynn is sick. My two are coming down with colds as well. Sucks. Beth was especially ornery yesterday. Was crying over a glove that wasn’t on right when we heading into the house. Then cried for 20 minutes after we got inside and wouldn’t take her coat off! I hate it when they cry and you just can’t comfort them.

    My fingers are crossed that he doesn’t have an ear infection.

  4. erin says:

    Thanks, Shannon! I hope that your two feel better quickly!

  5. Rochelle says:

    Nothing worse than a sick child…as much as I hate being sick, when my daughter’s like that I’d give anything to trade places with her. Prayers for speedy healing into the new year.

    Anxious to hear about your progress in the diet journey. I’m planning on doing something similar once Jan 1 hits, so…good luck to both of us! And Happy New Year! 🙂

  6. erin says:

    Thanks, Rochelle! Good luck to you on your diet. So far so good here. I’m saving some calories for the sparkling wine tonight. 🙂

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