Learning to Ask for Alternatives
May 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
So I’ve been busy the last couple weeks. We went to visit our family for Easter and then last weekend I went on a retreat with mom my and mother-in-law. I had been very worried about what I was going to eat. I had much more trouble visiting family then I did on the retreat. However I made sure to bring plenty of my own food for the retreat and that helped A LOT.
Because I’m still transitioning I’m having trouble explaining to people what exactly I will and will not eat. I wasn’t eating any meat for awhile and I got a really bad canker sore. I hadn’t had one in years so I was concerned I wasn’t getting any B12. I’m not supplementing yet so I’m still eating a limited amount of meat.
The retreat I went to had buffet meals so there usually was a few options for me. The first night though they had just soup and cheese and crackers. There were a few berries on the cheese platter so I asked the kitchen if they could bring out some fruit. They brought out a big bowl of raspberries and another of blackberries! My favourite! Apparently they were favourites of the rest of the ladies because they had to refill those bowls a couple of times! Just having the courage to ask made a big difference.
I’m also learning that I need to snack throughout the day. Lately I’ve been starving by mealtime and then find it difficult to make lunch or supper.
I bought a couple new books I’m going to review in the next couple of weeks.