Let me tell you about today… actually no. I won't. I can't. You can't make me. Let's just say it is 9 pm and I am finally eating something. Terrible I know. I could make excuses… reasons. I'll just tell you about it… fine!
I wake up early, 6:30ish, but I have made this new rule, no internet before 7 am. Unless I am already out of bed and dressed. Checking emails and social media before addressing my physical needs (washroom, water, multivitamin, and brushing my teeth, was getting out of hand). Once out of bed and ready for the day, I do a few things, return emails, check a couple things, post a couple things; invariably I lose track of time and am now “running behind”. My intention is always to get to work early, I have so much to do I hope if I get there early I will leave early… however I seriously suck at leaving early. Because I'm in a rush, I look at my fridge, grab a banana, and walk out the door.
I have a fridge full of food, and I don't pack my lunch, I'm going to leave early, come home to eat (never happens). Or I'll stop by that great deli and have a lettuce wrap (nope, doesn't happen either).
I drive thru Starbucks for a black tea, or an unsweetened green tea, because if I don't have something: a piece of fruit or a beverage, I will throw up, my multivitamin makes me nauseated. I haven't done it in a while; I have learned but it had to be the hard way. Not much is classier than a girl in business attire throwing up in a service station garbage can on a Monday morning. Can you believe I'm single??! Me neither. It's also kind of a piss off the multivitamins I take are 90 cents each; plus another $1 worth of adrenal supplements; and $1 in thyroid support pills. It's expensive, and counterproductive to, well, to ralph those up. There is no way to say it delicately; puke, upchuck, blow chunks… gross, I can't believe I'm still talking about this, someone please stop me…
I will eat amazing, fresh Paleo food all weekend, from Friday afternoon until Sunday night, but lately, all week while I am at work I fall apart. I have become an under eater. I read an interesting article commenting on how widespread adrenal fatigue diagnosis have been, and to consider the possibility of it actually being undernourishment. Today there was no doubt, the lack of eating was shameful. Ravenous after working 12 hours, I considered going for a cheeseburger, but instead came home and prepared food, meals for the rest of the week in handy containers to grab and go. A girl has to eat, especially a girl with a broken thyroid. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.
Until then, Mango Mint Iced Tea really dresses up water, refreshing and sweet. And it gives you fresh breath!
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Fresh mint and ripe mango will quench your thirst
- 1 mango (peeled and cubed)
- 4-5 mint leaves
- 1.5 L boiling water
- 1 lemon or lime cut into wedges
- Place fruit and herbs into a large jar or pitcher.
- Pour boiled water into the jar and let sit 1-2 hours.
- With a wooden spoon gently press the fruit and herbs, bruising them and pulling the flavor into the water.
- Refrigerate, pour over a glass full of ice and serve with lime or lemon wedge.