So I spent yesterday in bed… Yup! The fatigue is back and pretty full on this time so I’ve been feeling a little sorry for myself recently. To be honest I’ve been somewhat expecting it to happen after three weeks of work, a day trip to London etc. I woke up on Monday just feeling awful and completely without energy! I barely had the strength to drag myself up and into the bathroom to shower (around 11am!) so at least I spent the day clean but I stayed makeup less and in tracksuit bottoms all day – so presentable. I spent most of the day watching comedy shows on catch-up TV and reading, both my novel and a few blogs. I’m glad that I still have over a week of holidays left because I’m still not really feeling that great!
Now I have a little update for you all, some of you may have seen that several of the healthy-living blogger lot are taking part in the ‘Strike Sugar Movement‘ for the month of September, led by the lovely Christina over at The Athletarian. It’s basically a month without any added sugar, things like fruit, honey and stevia are all allowed but there is absolutely no corn syrup, cane sugar, sucralose, fructose etc. My gorgeous friend Ali over at Running With Spatulas is joining in which I really admire!
After reading Christina’s post I was quite tempted to join in but decided not to as I really want to continue with my baking projects this month, however…
Let me show you what has been happening recently:
So… I’m slightly addicted to sugar! And cake… and cookies… and pastry… and ice cream… and now froyo!
It’s been becoming a bit of a problem lately, I don’t eat a lot of really junky food, I haven’t had any chips or crisps etc in ages but I do love sweet treats. I don’t feel guilty for it, if you know me at all well then you’ll know that my attitude to healthy eating is about balance – eat well most of the time but do indulge occasionally when you really fancy it. However, recently I feel like I just eat too much sugar. What with feeling rather weak and lethargic due to my fatigue issues, the addition of too much sugar just leaves me feeling extra sluggish.
Basically I have decided to do a mini cleanse this week and stay clear of sugar. I’m not even allowing myself foods like honey or juice with no added sugar, the only sweet foods I’ll be eating are fruits, milk, and whole grain bread and cereals. It probably doesn’t sound like a big deal to most but I like to have some honey, a couple of squares of dark chocolate or (often) cake each day so it’s actually pretty difficult for me!
I started this yesterday so two days down, five to go… I’ve been fine today but yesterday when I was in bed feeling poorly I really wanted some hot chocolate and a slice of cake :-P
Don’t worry, I’m not being extreme, I’ve already decided that when the week is up I am going to treat myself to the first jar of Nutella I’ve bought in months!
So there is my little update for you all, wish me luck for the rest of week ;-)
Are you a sweet tooth like me?
Have you ever cut excess sugar from your diet?
Are you joining in the Strike Sugar Movement for September?