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.
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!