Ever since I ‘got sick’ nearly three years ago, I’ve been on the path and in the process of slowing down. I remember the idea was first introduced to me by the GP who told me about it in the context of chronic fatigue. Pacing. It meant thinking about the amount of energy you need, … Continue reading Day 15: Slowing down
It must be Day 13. By now I’ve found the thought of updating you on what I’ve eaten, quite dull, so I’ve considered other topics to broach while doing this instead. I’ll just say I haven’t been sticking to the regime at all well. We went out for dinner last night, I had a … Continue reading Day… uh what day is it?
Today’s been pretty good and I’ve had quite a bit of extra energy. I don’t want to claim huge results but even a 10% increase in energy for me is palpable and evident. Only a few weeks ago in October I was napping regularly when I could during the day and relying on a coffee … Continue reading Day Eight: Pretty good!
Day Six was a bit easier. I’m still unsure about the healthiness of the shakes, and I must admit I haven’t carefully completed my research on the ingredients, because I know I will find someone somewhere who is offended by the contents even though they are about the same as a vitamin tablet. Have you … Continue reading Day Six: A bit easier
Day three started normally enough. I felt tired and groggy but put that down to being woken up many times in the night by my daughter who I was pretty sure was coming down with something. I’d planned a busy day of achieving work goals ahead and was feeling quite blue about the prospect at … Continue reading Day Three: Argh the headache!
I kept to the same pattern today. Breakfast with eggs, detox tea around 11ish, shake and fibre boost for lunch, lots of herbal teas, fizz stick at 4ish and dinner by 6. I have had trouble saying no to the bread though… I had 2 bits of toast with breakfast and garlic bread with dinner, … Continue reading Day Two: Not much to report I’m afraid
Starting the Arbonne 30 days to healthy living plan today was to include giving up alcohol, caffeine, dairy, wheat, sugar - all the stuff we know isn’t great for you - and I’d taken the plan literally, intending to have 2 supplement shakes and keep my ‘healthy’ meal to share with my daughter in the … Continue reading Day One:Fail
Why do these thoughts come to me so late? Often, I'm getting ready to go to bed, I've shut down the computer and suddenly a blog post thought arrives. Tonight my mind was boggling. I was marvelling at the long path, the really long road I’ve taken to get here. Not that here is the … Continue reading Hyper-vigilance
Recently my GP told me that she didn't think nutrition would play a major role in my recovery. She's wrong. I am 100% sure. But to be scientific I will probably conduct the same exercise I went through yesterday and see if my results are reproducible. Early on this year, I got into a fairly nihilistic phase … Continue reading Diet
I was surprised today to see it's been over 2 weeks since I last posted. I've got 7 drafts waiting to be worked on and one big one in my mind about my experiences in the last year. While I've wanted to write, I just haven't found the time. Life feels full of stress and this last … Continue reading I’m in a bit of a funny place