Welcome back to another week of my food diary highlights, exploring the role of diet in fibromyalgia symptoms.
I am pleased to say that I am now used to being gluten and dairy free. In fact, we even went out for the day yesterday, and while my husband and children had an ice cream, I didn’t even care (and if you knew how much I used to love ice cream you would know this is a major accomplishment).
I’m not sure why this is, I got to thinking last night that maybe feeling better with more energy and less symptoms is addictive? Or maybe the thought of having more bad days than good again is scary and that I don’t want to undo all my hard work? Whatever it is, I am grateful for the willpower and new mindset, long may it last.
This last week has be delightful and has welcomed some lighter dishes along with warmer weather. As we move from winter to spring we find ourselves eating more crisp, refreshing vegetables in salads and summer dishes, rather than soups and stews. The warmer weather also definitely helps my symptoms of chronic pain.
I’ve also been blog planning this last week and I can tell you I have so much to write about! I am just trying to work out what is a good number of blog posts per week to write in order to keep people engaged but also not to overwhelm my readers. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.
I’ve managed to hone my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to raise more awareness of fibromyalgia in the last week and engagement is also now better. Thanks to all of those that contribute by commenting, sharing and liking. With each small contribution the awareness wagon rolls faster and gains momentum, and that is all thanks to you!
Anyway, for now, here are my favourite eats (that I remembered to snap!) from the last week.
So there you have it, I hope you feel inspired to try something new and make a healthy change today. If not for chronic pain and illness then for overall wellbeing.
Stay tuned for more fibromyalgia related posts, and feel fee to comment on this post or any others of what you would like to see more of. I am also on Instagram sharing updates on my daily life with fibromyalgia, as well as sharing up to date news and research for chronic illness on Facebook and Twitter.
Bye bye for now!