About a week ago, my stomach growled for the first time in over two years. It made me realize just how much time I had to spend eating in order to keep my strength and milk supply up. It was so odd, because I hadn’t thought about my stomach growling this whole time, but when it did for the first time in years, it startled me, and a light bulb went off. I’ve thought about it every day since. It’s no wonder I’ve spent these past two years steadily gaining more and more weight. I never even gave my stomach a break to empty before I filled it up again.
I had eggs for breakfast today, along with my vitamins and some crisped beef fat, which is much tastier than it may sound. I washed it down with a cup of peppermint-hibiscus tea. I took a walk up the hill with Ember, kicked a ball around with the little princesses, Ivy and Izzy, and caught some Pokemon. Between then and dinner at 6, I had a banana, yerba mate, and some coconut water. When I heard and felt my stomach growling, I was able to put it off with no panic, and not eat until my dinner break.