A determination has arisen. Hopping on the scales didn’t or did help. 5lbs gained in a week. Yes it will be fluid to a large degree, but whatever it is needs to shift. Vintage clothes aren’t known for their stretchy properties, and sweats and t shirts aren’t my long term style!
So Operation Slimpod 6 Week Challenge steps up a gear.
I started my day with eggs on toast, plenty of fluids, and a feeling of bleurghness. I am very bloated. I am very uncomfortable. A friend and I were briefly chatting about our bodies falling about, and how I am aware all too well of how much better I felt when I was walking or running most days. That in itself has to happen again with a half marathon coming up, never mind the Mud Run this coming Sunday. But it also seems my body is crying out for some good food.
With the new determination, and a new delivery from Abel and Cole, I decided to make myself a big stash of Floppy Soup. You know the sort. All that veg in the fridge that is limp and tired. Purple carrots looked sad, the cabbage was crying out to be embraced, and the runner beans desperately wanted to run out of the fridge. A bit of tamarind paste as stock base, some basil and oregano thrown in, a couple of acorn squashes roasted and added last, and the result is a rather tasty purple soup!
Couldn’t happen on a better day, either, with miserable clouds, cold rain, and a desire to hibernate, soup is the perfect option.
Duloxetine withdrawal won’t have the better of me. And nor will the sweatpants!
Oh, and more inspiration and motivation? How about the desire to look like Maria Von Trapp on Christmas Day with this beauty?