My level of hope I try to keep filled up to the brim,
My legs radiate pain,
More cancelled plans- I can’t take the strain,
Heavy on my feet,
I can’t take the heat,
Santa, I thought this was the season of love,
There is no white dove,
In our pockets we dig deep,
The dreams of better times don’t aid my sleep,
My energy is low,
I am very slow,
People laugh and run around,
You can’t even stand the sound,
You pray for your pain to lift,
Or to finish just like a shift,
We aren’t so lucky today,
I am hurting in every way,
Santa- you I thought I had seen,
In my dreams maybe you had been,
I don’t want any presents this year you see,
But for pain to be kinder on me,
Snow may fall,
I want you to know I give it my all,
The harder days when I cry the most of all,
Are the days that make me want to get back up after the fall,
Maybe today is another task,
May as well fill up my hot walk flask,
It could be a long road ahead,
For now I must save my energy for fighting and rest my head,
Maybe I should thank you for this hardest day,
I felt like I was missing out on the fun in some way,
Yet you remind me how strong I must be,
To re-light the fire within me,
You are the star I have seen,
Today I thought the world on me was being terribly mean,
The hard days,
Are secret gifts in many ways,
The road is long,
We must keep strong.
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Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN.
Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.