Monday, March 30, 2009

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!


Good News!
It's working!
No, wait, that's GREAT news.
Remember 8 days ago when I told you all about the Feingold website and how dangerous artificial food colors and flavors and preservatives are?
I know you all thought I was crazy.
Come on, admit it.
You thought, "Ya, ya, that's all a bunch of hooey and there is nothing to that silly theory."
After all, how can food be the cause of such a long list of horrible things?
I know what you were thinking, you don't have to lie to me.
But guess what?
It's working!
We have been 100% natural for almost 2 weeks now.
And the results are astounding.
I am seeing changes that I did not expect to see.
I only wanted to help Doodle stop wetting the bed every single night.
I knew it might be a stab in the dark, but we were both willing to try.
It took a few days to start working, but to date Doodle has been dry 5 of the last 6 nights.
*Knock on wood*
That is huge for her.
That has never happened. Her record so far was 2 nights, when we would start some incentive program. Then after 2 nights she was back to her bed wetting ways and was sad and confused as to why she could not stop.
She hated dealing with the mess every morning.
I hated seeing her so defeated.
And now this!
She loves it. She loves our new eating habits. We love finding new ways to prepare our favorite foods. I have so many recipes I want to share, but so little time.
Other changes have also been very noticeable.
She has been 150% kinder to her brothers, she works harder and reads more and is more focused during school time, she has a totally new and improved attitude. When I ask her to do something, she does it, usually with a smile. There is no more stomp of the foot and storming out of the room.
She used to get lots of headaches, but those have also dramatically reduced.
It is almost like we have a whole new daughter.
She told me just today how much she loves waking up dry and that she does not want to eat the other way anymore if it means she will go back to wetting.
In fact at church on Sunday her primary teacher gave her a huge goodie bag for her birthday this week that was filled with 'fake' food.
As soon as we got home from church she gave it to me after taking out the non food items and she did not want to eat those things.
She has not even asked about them since.
When we went to Sam's Club this afternoon she did not want to eat any of the samples because she was afraid they might not be good for her.
I am so proud of the choices she is making.
I am also so glad she is seeing results.
We have seen a whole lot less of this...

And a whole lot more of this...

Now there's the Doodle we know and love.

Coincidence?

I think not!

5 comments:

The Lazy Organizer said...

Ok, that made me cry! I am so happy that you have finally found the answers you needed and I'm sure your new diet will bless you in more ways than you can imagine.

I haven't really seen a noticeable change in my kids since we went off fake foods but they are still eating them now and then. Why do people have to give children treats everywhere and for everything??? It has just become a standard in our society and people don't realize how damaging it is!

alwayswithme said...

This is so wonderful. I am going to go back and read your original post about it. I have a friend who has real problems with her son, including some of what it sounds like you have dealt with. She is so tired of changing the sheets every day. I can't wait to tell her about this.

mnkristy said...

How encouraging! I am trying to switch over to a all-natural, healthy diet and I'm hoping to get results with my boy's attention problems through it. I have heard of Fiengold and have looked at his site before but was never motivated to try it. I think that I will look into it again. Thanks for the inspiration!

jen said...

this is encouraging to read about. it's hard when you're the mommy and you're the one having trouble making the necessary changes. i know we'll get where we need to be but change is hard and change takes time. so glad to hear about your successes!

Brad Mack said...

That's sooooooooo cool!!!! Do you think it could work for me too?! Not that I wet the bed or anything... But I'm very impressed! Way to persevere!!! Love ya!