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Covid-19 Lockdown Diaries – Day 29

My mind, like most others I engage with, is a beehive of activity during this unprecedented lockdown period. It’s telling me to eat all the sugary sweets and snacks it can find inside the house as well as insisting I go forage in the outside world to replenish the ever diminishing supply source!

Is this a bad thing? Hell yes! I’ve spent a good 13 months weaning myself off the sugar addiction only to go straight back to it in a time of uncertainty! Comfort food wins again. Will this again become a part of my non-staple diet? That’s an absolute hell-to-the-no. How can I be so certain? Because I’ve finally made the association between sugar and brain fog and a lack of energy.

So where the lockdown kicked off with me feeling like I was breathing in pure oxygen and flying high for a couple of weeks, it’s now spiraled down to an unproductive quagmire I’m grappling to climb out of.

With the promised land of Level-4 (basically a teensy bit of additional freedom) on the horizon for the 1st of May, I’m going to try to ween myself off my addiction … again! For those of you who find yourselves in the same predicament – you have my heartfelt sympathy and I trust you’ll be joining me in withdrawal hell next week.

Stay safe and stay home for as long as you still need to!