I have been feeling exhausted lately and walking around with a mild headache all day. It all started Monday when I started this diet, well not really diet just better eating and cutting out sugar. I’m still drinking the coffee in the morning and water all day but I am feeling the effects of that junk clearing out of my body. I have been wanting to do more to eat better, exercise, and lose weight but it wasn’t until I was silly enough to say something about it while talking to John at Daddy Yo Blog, and Chris at Papa Rocks on the Band of SAHD podcast that others started holding me to it. So I start the process again, and it has been rough going. When I feel like crap I parent like crap and unfortunately it’s not just me that pays but the boys. They pay with my lack of patience and my lack of participation. Why can’t they see that I am doing this in part for them, so that I can continue to keep up with them as they get bigger. Little kids don’t work that way, you don’t get grace in the moment for the greater good, but the good thing is that they have short memories for my short comings. They are quick to forgive and we move on to playing hide and seek and I keep drinking the water and try to keep up. This lethargy will pass and the energy will return as long as I stay away from those voodoo doughnuts in the picture above.