My feelings – Part 4

A short post on feelings I have felt since last post; My feelings – part 3.

  • Feeling low
  • Tired (although since after Christmas, it looks like it’s improving.)
  • Anger
  • Frustrated
  • And the time I felt nothing. Like I put a wall up for a while. (As I blogged in previous post : Chit-chat catch up – part 1 of 2)
  • ‘Shit happens’ I dusted off and not seen for a while attitude. (As I blogged in previous post: Chit-chat catch up – part 1 of 2

 

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Have you completely cut out refined sugar?

I can’t see me ever cutting out refined sugar completely, because I like my cake and sometimes some chocolate. But I need to reduce it, like I have done before.
With the difficulties I have had this year and especially how I felt these last few months, I have been eating a lot of the wrong thing. No surprise is it as I am sure you reading this now, will acknowledge how easy it can be to have something of the wrong thing that we find comforting.
Last month, at times I ate really high sugar content. This was surprising I managed that, without feeling sick, because when I changed the way I ate a few years ago for the better, meant my tastebuds changed and I could no longer tolerate sweet food. Yet, just last month I ate two bags of sugar-coated sweets, without grimacing. I did not eat these two bags in one go, but I did eat them the same day. Not like me at all. But thankfully, I have not gone out to buy another bag of those sweets and I have no intention.

Refined sugar we all know is not essential for our health. We also know it’s not good for our health:

  • Obesity
  • Cavities in teeth
  • Type 2 diabetes

These are just a few. But I have also been reading how it can affect out mental health. It apparently does not help us if we have depresdion and anxiety. Some things I have read for this, a lot of them I have experienced.

I admire those that can really cut out the refined sugar, because sugar appears in food you would not think of, like white bread for example. But there are other foods too, which I won’t list, because it is too many to list and if you want to read up on it further, you only have to Google it.

As I have said, I can’t see me cutting it out completely. But, I can reduce it.

Out of curiosity, have any of my readers cut out refined sugar completely from their diet?

If so, maybe you have suggestions, or tips for me and other readers, should we decide to cut it out.
But even if not cutting out, reducing is better than nothing.

 

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So it’s the weekend

I don’t know if these posts will become regular thing, because as you know, I did another post like this just last week of the same title. But they may crop up from time to time.

So this weekend has been difficult with the dramas going on this month, that I have blogged about. Fatigue has been a big thing in parts, caused by stress and anxiety from the dramas that started it. One drama ended and another begun, which I look forward to their complaint I sent, because it’s them clearly in the wrong.

This weekend, the fatigue has really hit me. Saturday I thought was difficult, but this morning, I really struggled to get up. I had to get up because I was going to meet a friend. But this ended up being cancelled by my friend. How tempting going back to bed, because of my fatigue. I did not go back to bed though and instead made alternative arrangement’s with myself.
This involved walking and my camera on my phone for the first part. I wanted to recreate an old photo I came across last weekend, while in the library. This is all to with my interest of the history near where I live, as well as where I live.
After recreating that photo to see where original was taken, I took photos of where I live. This is so hopefully, when I further research where I live, I hope to come across photos of how the land looked originally, before the block of flats I live in, were built there. I want to see what it looked like, when it was just the house and land, with this tennis court that used to be there, before the flats I was in. I will talk further on this in a later post.

After I done that, I just went for a walk up the road, observing things and possible businesses I could write to, to see if they have any cleaning vacancies.

I am now in the cafe, after doing a small shop, buying cheese, baked beans and tuns and regardless of my walk, I still feel as fatigued. It’s still tempting to crawl back in bed. But I shan’t, because once I have had my cuppa and dropped off my shopping, I shall walk in the other direction and go into town to use the library.

I hope you are having a lovely weekend. My weekend is certainly better than last week, regardless on how I feel.

What are your plans?

 

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