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No matter how much I eat, I’m hungry all the time. Anything I consume seems to be getting processed quicker than ever, and the energy from it is being burnt up and expelled faster than my metabolism can handle. I just want to eat, but thankfully, I’m not ramming food down my throat at every opportunity.
I don’t know what it is. This morning I had a bacon roll with a cup of coffee. It was a nice and filling when I ate it shortly after 8am. It’s now approaching 11 o’clock and I feel nauseous with hunger. It’s ridiculous. Normally I would start to feel mild hunger by the back of noon then go for lunch at 1pm, but at the moment I’m almost sick with hunger by twelve o’clock.
And I’m definitely not putting on weight. My trousers are slacking slightly, which is good, because I’ve never exactly been Mr Slimmer of the Year.
Did quite a lot of reading last night. Not only am I WAY behind in my blogs, I also have a small stack of required reading from authors I made promises to. I’ll get there, but I need to stop saying yes to everything that comes my way. Some of them are in genres that hold no interest at all for me, but I feel obliged to read them now, and I have to try to remain objective about them and give them a fair crack without being prejudiced that way.
I still have a load of books I wanted to get through before the festival and no matter how much I do read, my pile of pending books just seems to grow by the week. Maybe I should stop buying books for a while?
I was sorry to read of the end of The Fabulist Flash today. Founder and Editor, Gregory A. Kompes, issued a final email to all of us subscribers, saying goodbye as he moves onto pastures new.
Of the many newsletters I receive into my inbox each week, The Fabulist Flash was one of the better ones; not too long, insightful, useful, and entertaining. Gregory was a friendly and professional editor to work with, too, and I wish him all the best for the future.
It was with delight when he published an interview with me a few years ago under the 18Q section of the site. Read my 18Q interview here.
As I rode home on the bus last night something struck me as I followed the bend half way down Leith Walk—the lower portion of the street was practically devoid of red cones and barriers!! I remind myself not to get too excited, because although it was nice to see the wideness of the road in all its glory for the first time in almost 3 years, it’s all about to be dug up again to lay the tram tracks that have blighted all our lives.
The first set of tracks was laid on Princes Street several weeks ago. They chose the main thoroughfare in a bid to get everyone excited at the “awesome progress” they have made. All they have done is added a new row to my list of reasons why Edinburgh isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.
I’m sure I had something more substantial to say in today’s post but I can’t remember what it was.
Try adding a snack around 11 and around 2:30 or 3 PM — something with protein. Apple & peanut butter, a handful of almonds, a few pieces of sushi. In summer, I find a few slices of tomato with basil and mozzerella a good pick-me-up.
Yogurt’s always recommended, but it doesn’t do it for me.