Day 22: On the Road (Sugar Challenge)

Today I’m finally flying home.

I made a “snack pack”, with avocado sandwiches, strawberries, cherries, salted cashews, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber slices. We also got some crisps, and loads of water.

Travel day is usually really anxiety-inducing for me. Getting me out of the house for more than an hour or two has never been easy. (Think of trying to put an unwilling cat in a travel basket to get shots at the vet. You get the image?)

For context, this is a normal travel day:

  • Wake up and panic
  • Attempt to eat something and fail
  • Barely make it out of the house (with my partner’s support)
  • Get very dizzy in the cab, due to not eating + anxiety
  • By the time I get to the airport, I probably feel like I could pass out
  • Sit down, attempt to eat something
  • Panic a few more times
  • Be wildly uncomfortable the whole time
  • Arrive at my destination feeling absolutely broken
  • Curse my decisions and pray I never have to travel again

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but today was actually really fun.

Final beach day

We got ready, said our goodbyes, and then drove 1+ hour to a beach. We swam, hung out in the shade, and enjoyed our last morning on the island. Then we drove another 1+ hour to the airport.

For some reason, none of this stressed me out.

We made it to the airport, through security, into a lounge where we could sit down and eat something. I actually took care of myself. This is probably my first ever travel day where I’m drinking enough and eating normal amounts of food. I feel absolutely fine. Who is this and what did she do with the girl you all know and love?

I obviously don’t know for sure if there’s a correlation with the lack of refined sugar, and it’s likely to be a combination of factors, but that’s the main real difference in my life right now. Whatever the reason, I’m thrilled. This is awesome.

This is how the rest of you live?

Flora

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