<TMI stuff> Persistent yeast infections, and now constipation (gas and bloating, too). A no-sugar and low-carb diet with some supplements worked well in the past to get rid of them, but I don't think I allowed my body enough time to heal before I reintroduced natural sugars (fruit) and then I started eating refined sugars (ice cream) more often, and haven't been able to get rid of this infection for at least a month now.
I've had more relief from my garlic treatment last night, will continue for a few more nights at least. Digestion is improving too, so here's hoping that continues. I'm much less bloated today than I've been for about a week now! The game plan is to continue this garlic suppository treatment, and not introduce any sugars or starches for at least two weeks. No starches at all for at least a month, but I'll try adding in a few pieces of fruit per week initially. It really felt good, eating fruit to help support my biking, so I really want to be able to eat it.
I broke my rule last night and ate another serving of yogurt when I got home. I was just so hungry! That's what I get for skipping meals I didn't have the motivation to bike once I was home (tired of the same route over and over, but nowhere else that's safe to go), but I did a 20 min kettlebell workout video (for core/abs). I wasn't able to follow the whole thing, but I did more than I have in the past, and I'm only slightly sore today. Another video tonight, or biking, I think.
I think in the long run, I want a job that keeps me moving more, or gets me outside. I don't know what kind of job that would be, but now that I have more energy in general (after years of constant fatigue), I've found that I have my best energy when I keep moving. Yes, I could move around more during the day at my job, but it's not the same as being required to move. I don't like to move without purpose, which is why biking is getting a bit boring to me. I like when I need to go to the grocery store, which I need to do tonight for more eggs and yogurt, actually, but just biking for distance is boring. I wish there was a way I could make my grocery trip longer, instead of getting the stuff, and then going out on a second trip to get more distance. I suppose I could just make the grocery trip, and bike for distance this weekend. That would make 3 trips this week.
Two free dinners this weekend! Friday night, we're going to my parents' house to see my aunt, who is stopping over there for the night before continuing up to Baba's in Maine. Sunday night, we're going back over for kebabs with my godfather. I'm not sure if it's technically going to be an early birthday celebration for him, so I might pick up a card to give him from me and Boyfriend.
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