I haven't been really feeling very great the last few weeks. I sometimes feel like it is more emotionally and sometimes physically--just tired and sluggish and unmotivated. Part of it is I haven't been very busy and I really function better under some pressure. I also have an evil stomach (IBS)--I haven't talked about it much hear because really I just don't like dwelling on it more than I have to. But amazingly I have been pretty good- I have been able to eat a lot of things that a few months ago would have had me doubled over in pain. But I think maybe the flexibility I am allowing myself in diet is part of my sluggish feeling. I mean, I will take sluggish ,I guess, over miserable, but it is getting old. I am thinking about taking the plunge back to my old diet...maybe not as severe.
Basically I couldn't eat anything with sugar in it. Fresh fruits and veggies- out, breads- out, caffeine, chocolate, ice cream, fruit juice, yogurt, all out. It did help though- -I have done that on and off when my tummy flares up and it helps settle it down. I still can't handle caffeine or juice-- especially acidic juices. I have found I can handle small amounts of sugar from fruit if it is not on an empty stomach...I know it is a mess. My poor hubby can never keep up with all of these things. So I am going to cut out all refined sugars- still trying to keep the fruits and veggies- and keep the whole grain bread- that does have a little sugar but no high fructose--it has never given me issues. I am hoping that and getting exercising will help.
I also just need to admit that I need more social interaction than I get in a day, and it wears on me. Most of my stay at home mom friends are either content to stay at home a lot, or are really involved in "kid activities". I just want to hang out and let the kids play, but I feel like I am always the initiator and that gets old. What is weird is I was chatting with a friend who told me that she things everyone feels that way....hmmm...maybe?
So..yeah...I have been really disjointed in my posts lately- thank you all for reading!
Question--what keeps you motivated and energetic???