21 August 2012

back at it after ten days away

well, after ten days at the cottage and one on set, i am back to the daily grind. and a sinus headache. i was sick before we went away, and felt blecch again on our return, so i figure it has to be allergies. i've started taking cetirizine again, which seems to be helping.

our time away was filled with all sorts of treats. i made three batches of cookies at the cottage - not counting the brownies and shortbread i made before we left town - as well as peach pie, marshmallows, pancakes for breakfast on at least four occasions, and other treaty stuff like popcorn with melted butter. yum. there was also a fair amount of time spent relaxing with books and knitting.

but we did also eat a fair amount of healthy stuff: fruit, veg, and meat purchased from farm stalls. and, went swimming and for hikes and even a (short) canoe trip.

so, maybe it all evened out? i certainly have no intention to go back in time and try to track my input & output. but my first day back is looking pretty good nutrition-wise:

and i remembered my vitamins!

09 August 2012

a good day, nutrition-wise

well i'm coming down with something, currently lurking in my sinus and making me feel headachey and nauseated, but i managed an almost perfect day nutrition-wise yesterday, so that's something to cheer about!

02 August 2012

so far, so good

since noticing a strong correlation between my crabby moods and forgetting to take my supplements, i've been making a really concerted effort to remember them every day without fail. which has meant a few pukey days where i had a handful of vitamins on an empty stomache, and there was one day on the weekend (thank goodness i was home) when i was feeling like a supergrouch and thought vitamins! and took them that very minute.

it may be just the placebo effect, but if it works, i'll take it. and it seems to be working. i've had a couple of really stressful days at work (if only everyone would listen to me and me alone, and do my bidding at the drop of a hat), but have been able to bear them with something resembling grace.

in the interests of posterity and illumination, i take a b complex, c (500 i think), 2x ferrous gluconate, e (200 or 400, depending on which bottle i pick up at random), and 2 teaspoons of carlson's best norwegian fish oil with natural lemon flavouring (i tried norwegian gold capsules before and they did nothing for me, but carlson's makes a difference). in the winter i take vitamin d as well, but considering the burn i got at the pool on the weekend (normally the kiddo and i swim in the evening, but on sunday we were swimming for 3 solid hours in the afternoon) i think i'm getting my daily dose from the sky.