Saturday, June 25, 2011


Motivation is a funny thing.

I do think about popping on here to update you all with the minutiae of what I'm up to, but the primal-related bits aren't anything I haven't already covered in posts gone by. I refuse to be boring, hence the silence.

Here's the plan: if and when I come up with cool, new recipes for the clean-eating lifestyle, I'll be jumping on here straight away and sharing them with you.

Dinner photos, complaints about cravings, stubborn fat, blah blah - I'll keep that to myself.

Who has the time? Not me.

So, here's what I would have said in the past few months, and you can assume it will stay true of my life for the next while at least:

I'm over-allotted at work, teaching more lessons per week than I should, as well as running the school magazine and Theatresports Club.

I spent the past six months composing, directing and designing the school production, which went up three weeks ago to great applause.

I have formed an a cappella singing group and am writing/arranging new pieces for us at a prodigious rate.

I've joined a band and have a couple of gigs next month for which I have to prepare.

I'm making jewellery as my 'down-time' activity, and am going to get back into selling at markets as well as updating my Zibbet store.

I'm not worrying about food, trying not to really think about it whenever possible, beyond noticing the fact that I feel full earlier than I was last year, and find little urge to over-indulge on nuts, etc. This has given me a chance to see how the same can NOT be said for industrial foods. I finally feel like my hormones are back in order in that respect.

I know that I don't feel as well all the time as I used to; now I swing between being really keen to be active, and needing to sit down. Two years ago, I was happy to walk around the classroom all lesson, last year I'd do anything to stay seated, and now it's more back and forth. When I'm ready, I will be tweaking aspects of diet and lifestyle to see how this effects the subtle shifts in my energy levels. In the meantime, I'm getting a recumbent bike slash rowing machine combo for the living room, to help improve my fitness and reduce the cardio variable in the energy equation.

And then there are my social engagements, quality time with my family, friends and pets (I'm currently caring for a sick guinea pig), time set aside for relaxation (not enough of that), time taken up by marking many, many essays (too much of that)...

My life is too full to justify taking up any more of my time blogging about diet. My journey is boring now. I know lots of things, and I keep reading to learn more. Half the time, when I find something I want to blog about, someone else covers it that very day.

So, this blog will sit here as an archive of recipes, and a health journey which was unfortunately derailed. I'll add to it when I have something of value to say, or hopefully an awesome recipe to share. I'm not going to waste your time with 'filler' material like how to steam a fish. Seriously. When I see that stuff popping up in my feed, it's unsubscribe time. If you haven't got anything interesting to say, don't tell us about your vacation rental.

Bon voyage!


Liz Lamirp said...

Dear Jezwyn, it was nice to read your latest post and to hear that you're not obsessing over food. I'm giving up that pastime as well, esp as what's going on over at Primal Wisdom has turned everything I thought I knew on its head and I am now so confused that I am likely to worry myself into an early grave (oh, the irony). Have stopped visiting vacation rental type sites too, the egos are starting to give me the shits. And it's quite liberating to step away and just live life and not stress if I have the naan with our Indian takeaway, or eat a mandarin or apple if I feel like it.

All the best to you, sounds like lots of fun stuff in your life (making music is incredibly uplifting), hope you're enjoying it all.

Love from liz

Omnomnivore said...

Taking a well-deserved step back is always appropriate and healthy. ^_^

I'm glad you'll be leaving the blog archives up.
Best of luck with all your other projects! ^_^

v said...

some people have to put in filler cuz they want to make money eventually from the blog and related endeavors like books. always like your writing style.

v said...

i mean, i have always enjoyed your style of writing.

deb said...

I am just glad to hear from you. I have enjoyed your blogs.

Anonymous said...

Only just discovered your blog, but totally respect your rare quality (within the Blogosphere)of knowing your boundaries of what might be of interest and what might just be navel-gazing.....good luck!

Scout said...

Enjoy your time off. I will enjoy your archive of recipes. I am married, a mother of 3 young school age children, and starting my primal journey. Best of luck to you as you take a new path in yours.

kpaints said...

Just found your blog and I think your recipes will be a life saver for me. I have been grazing on nuts, etc. and I needed to have a 'sit down' with some real meals. Thanks, I am a new follower and appreciate where you are at and hope you will feel the 'need' to post new recipes when you can.

Steve said...

arYou may never read this post, but I must say I enjoyed stopping into your world and will miss reading your thoughts.

Unknown said...

I just found your blog today, and I have been so excited to copy your wonderful recipes for my own personal journey. I have given you the credit you so richly deserve, for every recipe. I am sorry to lose such a special, gifted, and talented person, when I have just found you. You really have a knowledge of these different flours and nuts and your recipes are the best. Good luck to you. Please rest assured that you have helped many people, like me, hunting for help to lose some weight and be healthier while doing it. God Bless You!
Pat S.