Friday, 26 February 2010

Still here...and full of sugar

I haven't been posting for a few days because my aunt passed away on monday and was buried yesterday. Not many people who know me will have known as my poor aunt only found out she had pancreatic cancer in mid January, so it has all happened frighteningly quickly. So I obviously haven't had time to blog, and the thought of talking about myself with everything that's been going on just seemed a bit weird. Anyway, it's likely when I get something up in the next few days it'll be about trying to cut out sugar and caffeine. I've more or less lived off the stuff in the last few days. Lots of cake. A fair amount of chocolate. Two cups of coffee a day. I'm all fidgety and off-balance. My tummy isn't great either. Funny, my brother seems to have the same symptoms. All the sugar we've been eating instead of proper meals not to mention the stress and upset will be to blame. It's strange how comforting it is though, especially when you haven't had much for a while and you really feel it kicking in. Chocolate especially is like a soft warm brain massage. But by yesterday evening I was quite sickened really.
As I'm writing this, I'm sipping on some soy milk and coffee. Oops.
Not really sure yet how I'm going to wean myself off and cleanse a bit. Probably plenty of water and lightly steamed greens, plain oatmeal or brown rice, and a little gomashio or umeboshi to perk it up. Simple food to heal the mind and the body.


  1. I love your description of chocolate as a brain massage! It's so true.

    I don't love that you have suffered a loss in your family. I hope that you heal soon. Both in your guts and in your heart.

    Personally - I don't think caffeine is that bad for us. I think we drink too much of it, and that's bad. Maybe consider drinking just a six oz teacup of coffee in the morning and one in the afternoon? Or switching to tea?

    It's been a rough couple months for you... I hope things start to look up and that you start to feel balanced again.

  2. I agree with you on the caffeine, I just know I take too much, because it makes me jittery. I think if you can feel the effects of something, you've had more of it than your body can take. I guess some people can handle more than others. I couldn't cut out coffee completely, nor do I think it's necessary to forgo the good things in life, just treat them with more awe. Coffee has such a wonderful unique taste, mmm!
    Thanks for the kind thoughts:). We are quite a close family, with each other's help we'll muddle through.