Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Two steps forward, one step back...

Last week was my best week health wise that I have had since June.  Hooray... however this was then followed by yesterday which seen me virtually bed ridden... boooooo!!!  This is the nature of this frustrating illness and it can very much seem like one step forward two steps back.  However I believe I’m moving forwards and that it could be more accurately portrayed by saying its two steps forward and one step back. 

It’s the little things that you have to keep your eye open for like witnessing your attention span gradually returning or being able to walk the dog ten minutes without feeling like your worlds coming to an end. Both of these things I have experienced in recent days and both I am very thankful for.  I am also thankful for the many friends I have both from my community and beyond who have been in contact and got behind me in prayer.  Your prayers are definitely being answered, thank you!


Food is definitely a big key to my recovery and I am more and more realising just how bad a state my diet has regressed in to.  I’ve been in denial for quite some time around this and I am very skilled at self-deception. However that dastardly weapon of torture mentioned in my last post, the diary, has left me with nowhere to hide. These days I am trying to be more organised, if I’m honest I’m not being very successfully but again there are signs that its moving in the right direction.  I have always enjoyed making basic soups, I’m not that fond of cooking nor overly skilled at it but soups I can do.  (Let’s not however mention the curried carrot and parsnip soup from last week that could have fuelled the space shuttle into orbit – horrendous!) Today I’m making the sedate potato and leek taken from the BBC "Food" website and I have put the details of it on the page above under the tab “The Kitchen”.  Any new recipes for soups would be most welcome!  I will let you know how it goes, talk soon… 

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