One of the reasons we have been a bit quiet over the last week is that I have been in hospital. It’s been a rough time; I was admitted because of stomach pain and rapid weight loss so I have been a bit scared about it impacting on my cooking and eating abilities!
I was quite impressed that the hospital said they could offer me vegan meals, although they have only actually managed to get them to me half the times that they have said they would! The whole place is crazy disorganised. The few times they have made it to me I have been very impressed; they have the best vegan mashed potatoes I have ever had! It definitely shows that veganism is coming more into the mainstream, a few years ago when I was in here they didn’t even know what vegan meant. I have been making up the missed meals by the other naked vegan cooks bringing me in food; I think I am getting vegetable pakoras later!
I have lost over 10% of my body weight in the last couple of weeks which has been bringing up some very odd feelings for me. I struggled with a borderline eating disorder when I was younger and have only been getting to grips with loving the body I have over the last year or so, it’s scary to see myself shrinking again! Plus all the doctors and nurses keep asking me if it was intentional weight loss, even though they know I am here because of digestive problems. I am hoping to be home soon and cooking up lots and lots of high calorie food so I can get back on track.