I am feeling really tired and foggy today. I went to bed around 10:30 last night which is late for me. I was able to sleep in till 6:00 but just feel out of it. I don’t think it was anything I ate last night as I ate the same things I’ve been eating all along. My GI system is really off too. Very grumbly and uncomfortable. The walk with my dogs helped but now I just want to put my head down for a bit.
I rested for a bit and gave myself my B vitamin injections. I started to feel a little more energetic after that. I was able to do a light Pilates workout which helped to wake me up. I don’t have any plans today so am just gonna take it easy around the house today.
I’ve learned that I often have to give myself permission to just relax without feeling guilty about it. It’s interesting how conditioned we are to need to feel busy. One thing having Hashimoto’s has taught me is the need to slow things down especially when my body is giving me strong signals to do so. If I don’t listen then it usually will give me even stronger signals down the road. This is a lesson so many of us with autoimmune issues have learned but it’s a good lesson for everyone. There really isn’t anything that important that we need to be doing other than taking care of ourselves and loved ones. Thank U Hashimoto’s.
Today is an add a new food day but I don’t really care. When my GI system is so upset it’s hard to want to add a new food let alone be excited about it. I probably shouldn’t add a new food today but I’m gonna do it anyhow. I’m going to make pear sauce with the pears that are starting to turn a little brown and have that be my new food. It’s a phase 1 food that I didn’t add because I am not going to be eating a lot of fruit anyhow in order to keep my sugar intake down. Fruit is easy to digest and I’m pretty sure I’m ok with pears so gonna add it in today.
The pearsauce didn’t taste as good as applesauce but it sat ok with my system. Resting today felt good on my body. My brain felt better by the afternoon and my GI system felt better by the end of the night. Giving myself permission to just be has been incredibly helpful in my healing journey.
What have you given yourself permission to do that has helped in your healing?
Pre breakfast-2 tbsp collagen and colostrum
Breakfast-3 pieces bacon, pumpkin, artichoke puree
Lunch-turkey-liver muffin, pumpkin, artichoke puree and 2 pieces bacon
Snack-pear sauce, applesauce and pumpkin
Dinner-turkey/pumpkin muffins, roasted zucchini, and pumpkin puree