You know how just yesterday I was talking about ‘reintroducing foods’ and doing it cautiously? Well, yeah, that’s a good idea. I wrote that blog yesterday morning, and by last night, my husband’s birthday, I had ordered three entrees, two appetizers, and two orders of naan from a local Indian restaurant and had purchased two bottles of red wine to go with it. For the first time in over two weeks, I did not worry about what I was eating — I thoroughly enjoyed that food and let me just say, it was delicious!
However, when I woke at 3:30 feeling a little “rough around the edges”, I rethought my choices and decided to do be a bit more cautious today.
We had vegetable pakora, lamb saag, bhindi masala, yum, yum, yummy. None of it is bad in itself, but after almost two weeks with little more than rice, vegetables, chicken, fish, broth, and more recently fruit, potatoes, and eggs, it was a bit of a leap. Combine that with maybe one too many glasses of cabernet and you’ve got a tired, dehydrated, stiff, achey girl who wishes she would’ve eaten more of the basmati rice and drank more ice water instead of that last glass of wine.
So, what do you do when you fall off the horse, you get right back on.
This morning I started with the juice of half a lemon in hot water with one teaspoon cinnamon and two tablespoons honey — a new addition that is purported to decrease inflammation. Then I had my UltraInflam shake mixed with one banana and a handful of frozen berries before I met a friend to go walking for an hour. After our walk, we each had a cup of green tea before I headed back home.
Lunch was two eggs over easy with a half cup of rice. Right now I am on my second cup of black tea. I’m still not feeling great, but hopefully a day or two of discipline will restore me back to the energetic self I wrote about yesterday.
All of life is like that, isn’t it. We have good intentions, we walk down a straight path for a while, but then we slip off the path into the rough and it feels, well, … rough.
So, here’s to getting back on the horse, and back on the path. Here’s to a fresh start, a new day, a clean slate.
Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail; they are new every morning.
Great is Your faithfulness.