In an effort to work on my weight and get healthier in this, my 50th year, I've recently begun changing my eating habits. I've done pretty well this past week, minus a few minor slip-ups (which were really nothing in comparison to my previous out-of-control eating). But the sugar detox which always comes with this early stage of cutting back/out certain trouble foods means that I am totally fatigued much of the time. I've been through this enough times to recognize the signs of sugar withdrawal when I see 'em (and feel 'em). I just have to work through it, knowing soon it will take care of itself and my energy will come back.
So I've been laying a bit low around here. Doing the things that must be done, like housecleaning, food shopping, taking the Little Guy to dentist appointments and piano lessons, and we did have a nice weekend family picnic together on Saturday to take advantage of the good weather. I haven't been writing as much as I could have (same old broken record there, but one thing at a time), but I have done some writing, and I have been doing a fairly decent job of at least taking and posting photos, which I've really enjoyed. And I've been getting in a bit more walking this week, although not as much as I plan to once I feel a bit stronger on my feet.
Another potential reason for being so tired could be that I'm fighting something. Last night, out of the blue, I distinctly felt the kind of chest congestion that usually signals my old nemesis, bronchitis. I took a cold pill and some cough syrup and got to sleep a bit earlier than normal, and today I don't feel those symptoms at all, so perhaps I managed to nip it in the bud.
I also think I wasn't taking in enough water, so I've stepped THAT up as well. Dehydration is a big factor in fatigue.
Anyway, all this is just to explain why it's been a little bit quiet around here. I'm just busy focusing on myself and on beginning this life transtion to a healthier me. In the meantime, keep checking in here and also over at My Bold 2011 for daily photo updates.
PS We have booked our trip to Venice for my 50th/our honeymoon, having decided to add on a 4th night since Georges was able to take the time, and I could not be more excited! Venice could easily tie Paris as the most romantic place in the world, at least in my book. So much to look forward to in the coming months, between this, our 3rd wedding anniversary in July and my nephew's wedding in August! Oh, and getting my 10-year Carte de Sejour this fall!