I am bipolar and a recovering anorexic made fat by both side effects of bipolar medication, and a damaged thyroid caused by Lithium. Living single and alone, its not only a challenge to cook for one, but it’s a daily battle to eat a nutritious, balanced diet. Or even just to eat at all. I transition between starvation, comfort and binge eating. Everything to extreme, and nothing balanced. This is my weekly journal documenting my eating patterns, moods and thoughts. An attempt to keep account of my successes and failures with food.
I stuck pretty much to the same meal menu as I did last week. It works out so cost effect with not much preparation. I did, however, wait for it….. wait for it….. BAKE!! Yes, for the first time in at least two years I baked some biscuits. Cheese biscuits in fact. Savoury instead of sweet to satisfy my usual sugar craving. I have to say I’m excited. This is a big deal for me.
Some more good news is I’ve been peanut-guzzling free for 2 weeks now. Hopefully I’ll lose some weight. So all in all, its been an amazing week food wise.