Friday is weigh day and I was excited today because I have basically been really good this week. I really had been good. I lost 3 pounds this week which puts my loss this year so far at 26 pounds. I am very happy with that. I found it all quite easy last week which is a relief. I didn’t have to do battle with my inner demons and I found it easy to choose healthy things to eat. I actually wanted to eat plants and not a lot else.
At least I did until I had some pineapple for breakfast today. I had half of a sweet and perfectly ripe pineapple. I enjoyed it to start with but then my tongue started to burn or at least feel as if it was burning. I have experienced this mildly before but never this strong. I should have stopped eating it but I didn’t. I regret that now because my tongue and the back of my throat have been painful ever since and I actually feel quite unwell. That may be me done with pineapple for a while. For lunch I made a salad a colleague at work had recommended I try. Spinach with 1 tbsp sultanas, 1 tbsp toasted pine nuts and less than a tbsp each of maple syrup and olive oil. I added cherry tomatoes to the salad and because I wanted some comfort food, I also boiled a potato and steamed some broccoli. I have come a long way because in the past, “comfort food” would have been refined carbs such as cake or a cheese toasted sandwich. Today it was potato and broccoli. The salad made my tongue hurt. It seemed to be the tomatoes and sultanas. The 2 dates I ate while I prepared this lot also made my tongue hurt. I was feeling fed up. This was lovely but I confess I did add some butter. Butter is the one thing I find hardest to give up. I would have thought it would be cheese but it is actually butter. I don’t want it very often but today I did and it was lovely, melting over these lovely vegetables. I shut down my lap top at 5:00 on the dot today so my long weekend could begin. I wanted to see a beautiful flower on my kitchen window sill and this was the prettiest one I could find in my garden. A beautiful pink camellia. Well actually it’s 2 cuttings, one of which had a double flower. Isn’t nature beautiful? I also find certain objects very beautiful, such as these white pots. They look like paper cups but they are a very fine matt ceramic. They feel lovely to touch and I like the way light comes through them. I bought them in Stockholm last year. I continued to feel quite rotten in the evening. A snooze helped a bit but not much. All I fancied for supper was banana nice-cream with almond butter and cacao powder. I had it topped with coconut. The smooth coldness was lovely on my still sore tongue and throat.
I think my love affair with pineapple is currently on hold.