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D and I are off on holiday tomorrow for two weeks.  We’re going to the South Island of New Zealand, which is renowned for its breathtaking scenery.  We haven’t had a decent break for a while, and I’m looking forward to relaxing, sightseeing, hiking and swimming when we are away.

I’m also taking a break from my computer and my cell phone, so there will be no posts from me during this time.  I think it’s important to totally ‘switch off’ whenever you get the chance.  Unless someone is dying, nothing is so important that it can’t wait.

A friend of ours is joining us for the second week, and we’ll be doing a road trip with her.  Can’t wait!

It’s summer here in NZ right now, and for the first time I’m realising all the foods I associate with summer, and with being on holiday.  Like ice creams or ice blocks, a cool lemonade, pavlova.

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This holiday will be our first one that is fructose-free.  I don’t envisage that it will be too problematic, but we are staying with relatives for a few days and I’ve had to let them know we won’t be needing desserts.  I think the biggest challenge will be avoiding ice cream.  D has waxed lyrical about a particular brand of ice cream that is only found in the South Island which is meant to be amazing.

So how will I resist?

By focusing on the improvements I’ve seen in the short time I have been living fructose-free.

  • I’ve lost over 4 kilos
  • I’m feeling fuller for longer
  • I don’t crave a chocolate bar after lunch any more
  • I have more energy
  • I feel more ‘alert’

Wish me luck!