Those who have read my recent post about things that have been going on will know that I have been contemplating some changes in my life and approach to my health problems (and life). And I am happy to say that the early stages of what I am hoping is a massive and long-term overhaul have begun.
Firstly, I have resigned from my job. This was a huge decision, largely prompted by recent restructure after restructure in my workplace and a constant feeling of uncertainty but also based on my lack of passion in what I do for a living. A lot of people kept saying I should just ride it out in hope of being lucky enough to get a payout or even went as far as to say that what I was doing was silly, but in reality, the benefit would be small at a great cost in stress and feeling like the control is out of my hands. So I handed in my resignation. I am going to go back to my first love – working with children – and the relief from the decision being made is enormous.
I have been (for a while) looking into different health and nutrition approaches to help my thyroid and fructose malabsorption and have been reading more lately especially in light of my friend Jayne’s passing recently as she was an inspiration in healthy living. I have looked into paleo eating, juicing and going sugar-free and whilst none of these are a perfect fit for me, I am now tackling a combination of them all to kick-start me back on the path to healthy living.
But I needed to start with a clean slate to do this which lead me to another project. To empty my fridge and pantry of all evils and to not buy anything new until I had used everything that could possibly used. Now it was tough, and some of my dinners whilst I was using up all the contents were odd combinations that made me laugh, but I managed it, and this is what was left.
And now the necessary disclaimers – Yes, that is nail polish in the door (not the point guys!!! but I know I will get asked – it stops it separating if you keep it in the fridge) and the tomato sauce was left behind by a friend, I don’t even eat the stuff! And the most important one – MUM, IT HAS FOOD IT IN NOW, I PROMISE !
I am now playing around with coconut oil with cooking (which I have discovered is also AWESOME for smoothing frizzy hair – here is a link with some of the amazing things that coconut oil can do), and nomming on fresh fruit, veggies galore and proteins and keeping the processed foods at a minimum. Stay tuned for progress updates soon!