Tuesday, 23 August 2016


So behind on posting...
Friday I was tired again from not sleeping well, I binged a little bit (which I'm prone to do when I know something is going to happen that will take away my control over food, as when I go visiting someone or in this case they visit me). I drank a couple of beers in the evening as well, as M's parents were visiting and I hate being the only sober person at a party.
Saturday was a mixed day, it got off to a bad start when my glasses fell apart around 6 in the morning. I couldn't mend them so at 9am I was in Boots (drenched from walking through a downpour) while someone replaced a tiny screw for me. Until they were mended I was wearing prescription sunglasses which I'm sure looked perfectly normal in the middle of a MONSOON. Later we were taken out to lunch by my father in law and went to The Crown at Bray, which was wonderful but definitely not low carb. After lunch my FiL and I went for a long walk and I had a minor meltdown, possibly because of beer with lunch, and bashed his ears for hours - poor guy. He was a very sympathetic listener though and it was cathartic for me. We stopped at a pub for another beer on the walk and I made a friend:

It was very soothing and lovely to have a cat sitting on my lap for 10 minutes making a fuss of me ;-)
No-one wanted much food in the evening after our massive 3 course lunches so I just made some sandwiches for the men and then collapsed into bed.
Sunday M's parents left quite early and the rest of the day was very quiet (much needed after socialising). I had an upset stomach from ignoring the gluten issue and eating bread for a couple of days (why do I do it???) so I didn't want to go for a long walk, all I did do was stroll to Tesco for some lunchy bits.
Yesterday my brother came to visit for a few days. He arrived mid afternoon and we fitted in a few miles walking before dinner. I'd already been to Tesco and the library so I was fairly active. I'd decided to barbecue for dinner but due to gusty winds I couldn't get the cheapo disposable barbecue lit so we ended up ordering Chinese - and I had egg noodles, which were made with wheat, which is why I still have an upset stomach. (Seriously, WHY do I do it??? Actually I know why I keep doing it once I start, because it really does almost immediately set up specific wheat cravings in me. SO DON'T START IDIOT)
Today I have an errand in the morning then we'll be walking again, and I will be cooking a gluten free dinner. I can get back off the wheat. I CAN.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, you can. Doesn't make it easy but you have loads of determination! Nice to hear from you.
    J x