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Not a huge amount to report on this week.
The liver flush continued into a second week. By now I have decided that eating in a vegetarian way is going to give me the best impact and so most meals are based around an avocado, a sweet potato or nuts.
I’ve noticed that I don’t do well on nuts.
Chances are that I eat too many (!) but generally they leave me feeling like I have a brick in my belly that takes ages to go away. I noted it down as something to watch out for and still continued eating them throughout the week. I was beginning to feel a bit at a loss of what to eat each meal. I find them very addictive. They’ve all gone now so I can’t eat them and guess what? I haven’t had that feeling since!
My sleep is definitely changing. I am still waking up early but getting back to sleep more quickly and regularly and haven’t been out for an early walk for a while. The liver can affect the sleep and so maybe this process has helped regulate that side of things for me. That will be nice. I miss my walks though so need to find a way to get that or some other exercise in.
My coffee habit has started to tap me on the shoulder recently. Until now I’ve been quite happy to not have coffee, to think about it or give it much thought. But just recently I’ve noticed how I am thinking more about when I used to plan my days around a coffee. Whether it was in town walking about, inbetween camp sessions or on a road trip. I haven’t had one, but I wondered if it’s the 3 month syndrome? I’ve been off it for so long that the cheeky bit of my brain is testing whether I am really committed to keeping it out of my life.
So far so good.
At the beginning of this week Debbie told me that she’d been made aware by another mutual contact about lactose (dairy sugar) being used as a filler/buffer in Thyroxine medication.
I was quite staggered by this and wondered if my brand were some of the affected ones given my now new knowledge about my lactose intolerance. If it was then I’d be taking something to help me improve my thyroid function that wasn’t helping my Hashimoto’s.
It might not be huge amounts each time, but collectively over a period of time (whilst I am strictly going dairy free) I am adding it in each day. Bonkers.
Upon Googling I discovered that one brand did include lactose, the one I’d been taking for the longest and the higher dose. Whilst the other one didn’t. I went along to the pharmacy to talk to the pharmacist hoping I could avoid trying to get an appointment for my GP again. She listened and didn’t really know much about it and told me to go to my GP! Ah well, it was worth a try.
I’ve not done that yet as I was planning a Fit Camp Weekender event and so will do soon.
This weekend I took 7 people to Combe Martin for a FastTrack Fit Camp Walking Weekender. It was an active but calm weekend, we were outside 80% of the time and I fed us. It wasn’t as easy to make food for them that I could eat too and so there were a few things that aren’t terrible but haven’t been on my plan for sometime. The liver flush finished on the Friday we left so it was recommended by Janie that I ‘rest’ a few days before doing the next bit. That all worked perfectly and I did the best I could with what I’d taken over the weekend.
On returning to Wokingham I had the leftover bits and bobs that we’ll eat before I start my next part of the programme from Janie.
The parasite clean.
It must be time to open the box.
Told you there wasn’t much to say 🙂
Here’s a Devonian sunset.