I’m not going to lie, I have not been feeling well for the past few weeks. Constant colds and tiredness. Not sleeping very well, even my diet has suffered.
I’ve just got back from having some fasting blood test, you know the ones where you can’t eat or drink 12 hours before the test. ‘That was easy’ were my first waking thoughts. That was until the caffeine withdrawal kicked in!
The first thing I do, once I’ve made a drink and something to eat for Miss A, is put the kettle on and make a cuppa. I’ve just made one so strong, that my spoon is almost able to stand up on its own. My body, instantly has relaxed!
I just need to wait for the test results now. Part of me thinks, maybe this is just the kick I need to force me to look a little closer at my lifestyle. I’m a vegetarian, have been pretty much all my life as I don’t like meat. This has never been a problem before, but ever since my second child I have suffered from anaemia, which I just can’t seem to shake.
It’s more than that though, as my weight has crept up, I am now at my heaviest. I really would love to lose a stone in weight, but I need to change my eating habits. I seem to have taken on the whole winter comfort eating, a little to readily!
The thing is I really enjoy healthy food, I love fresh fruit and vegetables and salads. I am so vigilant that my children eat 5 portions of them each day. I
walk dash for over an hour on the school run everyday, and run around after a two-year old.
So this week I have set myself a challenge:
- To cook healthily all week, and vegetarian. So we all eat the same.
- Not to skip breakfast (apart from today)
- To drink when I am thirsty. I really need to drink more water!
- To do two extra activities this week.
- Bike ride (Take advantage of this great weather)
- Swimming (It’s such a long time since I went swimming with Miss A)
5. Cut down on sugar and saturated fat.
6. Not to snack after Dinner at 6pm.
So lets see how it goes, my challenge to getting healthier starts here.
Thank you for reading
Please Note: I have now had the results of the test, and I am indeed anaemic….again!
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