Guys, I have to admit something to you.
It was difficult to stay on a paleo meal plan this week. I teach, and all my kids brought teacher presents of baked goods, then wanted me to try them right then and there so I could tell them how good they were. There was candy all over the place. Busy week meant grabbing meals whenever and however I could. It was a MESS, food plan wise. I’ve decided that I will NEVER AGAIN tell someone that they can have something that they’ve said no to- that’s not fair to either of us. You know those conversations, right? Someone’s trying to not eat something, and you’re all, come on, it won’t hurt! Have a cheat snack/meal/day/week. You only live once! That’s right, I only live once; and with a disease like hidradenitis suppurativa, I’m trying to make that one life as comfortable as possible. I hate when people do that to me, I won’t do it someone else.
It’s time to get back on to the paleo pony and learn to ride. Christmas vacation equals two weeks of not having a set schedule. I do fine with I’m working- I can only eat at certain times, there’s no time to snack, and I drink enough water. Being at home means I can go into the kitchen whenever I want to. Weekends are hard for me because of not having a schedule. Long breaks are super difficult because of the same thing. But, you ask, why don’t you just set yourself a schedule? Left to my own devices, I’m completely nocturnal. When I don’t have to get up early, I stay up late and sleep in. I find that late night is a time of incredible creativity for me, and I don’t want to miss out on that. Either way, my body is doing something it’s not used to. By allowing myself to stay up late when I want, at least I’m partly happy. So it’ll stay and I’ll retrain my eating habits, instead of having to retrain both eating AND sleeping habits at once.
And because it was such a busy, stressful week and I ate so badly, I’m covered with breakouts. They hurt.
In other news, though, I think I found a natural deodorant that works. It’s keeping me from smelling and it’s not too irritating yet- natural deodorants have a different PH level than traditional deodorants, and sometimes it takes a week or two for your body to get used to that. While you’re adjusting, you might experience a mild rash or itching. I’m at the itching stage. I know it’ll be fine when I come out on the other side, though. I’m excited to have possibly found a natural deodorant that works!
Keep on keeping on, y’all. I have one family gathering left, which means one more blatant opportunity to fall off the wagon. Lucky for me, my bro is a personal trainer and eats paleo, too, so he’ll be there to help me make smart choices.