Dear sodding Diary: look after your bloody self…

Friday 10th August 2018

Dear sodding Diary,

I’m 33 years old, a mum, a wife – yet I don’t have a bloody clue how to look after myself.

I mean obviously I know how to shower and all that – but food and drink wise I’m destroying my body and not helping myself.

Today has been a bad pain. I’ve struggled to move, walk, and do anything. Yet I’ve eaten so much shit it’s a joke and I’ve not drank any water at all.

And I wonder why I feel so bloody awful.

I’m working the next two days and I’ve taken that opportunity to make a really good go of eating better and drinking plenty of water.

I’m addicted to sugar. Addicted to carbs. I’m addicted to diet fizzy drinks.

And I feel lousy.

Now I know eating better isn’t going to cure me but it can only help, right?

I know for a fact when I cut back on sugar, refined carbs and processed shit I feel miles better.

I’m on week four of Benepali, my weekly injections for Ankylosing Spondylitis and I can feel myself gaining weight, getting bloated and feeling lousy.

I know it’s going to be hard – if I can stick to things for a couple of weeks then I should notice a difference and should know whether it’s the right thing to do.

I feel like I need to get some control back – by eating better and staying hydrated I’m fueling my chronically inflamed body the right way and giving it the best chance to heal a little.

So watch this space – fingers crossed I’ll feel better.

Lisa x

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