Saw someone today I hadn’t seen for a few months and her first reaction was, “You look thinner!” Can it be so? Really? I’ve truly no idea. Haven’t weighed in since February. Haven’t dared as I was so disappointed by my post-Christmas weight which had stuck around far longer than I hoped.
It’s fine to gain a few pounds over Christmas – I put on five which I was quite pleased by as it didn’t seem too extreme. But it wouldn’t budge after. Now I think it might well have done and hopefully taken a few fat friends with it. I won’t weigh in just yet though…
Paleo on back burner
I am still off the Paleo for the time being. My appetite is not entirely back to normal and I still get a bit nauseous after eating – and nauseous if I don’t eat! So I’m eating little and often. Just nibbling lots really and chewing more than I used to. Not a bad idea really. I checked out how to check nausea and seems ginger biscuits and ginger beer are a good cure. There’s loads about this on various parenting sites. Well there would be wouldn’t there. But it does work. Ginger is nature’s ibuprofen so provided you like the taste, it’s perfect if you too ever suffer from nausea or travel sickness.
Bread back on menu
I’m off the Paleo at the moment because a fabulous new Patisserie has just opened up at the end of my street… nah, just kiddin’! I wish. Or maybe not. No I am finding bread and carbs very soothing right now. They’re light and easy to eat and don’t require cooking. I am going with what my body is telling me to eat. For now. I don’t plan to give up Paleo and I am NOT blaming Paleo for my mercifully brief illness two weeks ago. It just feels easier to eat soup, yoghurt, cereal, ice-cream and chocolate than steak! Perhaps they’re easier to digest?
My tummy got a battering and is probably still a bit bruised inside. It needs time to recover. It needs a gentle diet and I think that’s what my body is telling me.
Our bodies are truly remarkable machines the way they regulate and repair. Mostly they work fantastically well. We need to respect them and give them what they want. Not abuse them nor take them for granted, especially as we get older. I feel very lucky to have got away with this quite lightly. And I promise to be much kinder to my body in future. That means eating good-quality food and practically no alcohol. Lots of sleep, plenty fresh air and plenty enjoyable exercise but nothing too vigorous or punishing. Basically, be nice to yourself is my motto du jour.
Enjoy your long bank holiday weekend.