Saturday, December 13, 2014
After not eating chocolate for weeks, I pigged out on chocolate last night before bed. Then like clockwork I woke up at 2 AM unable to go back to sleep.
These are two facts about myself I used to think were unrelated:
- I am a chocolate eater.
- I somewhat frequently have insomnia coupled with nighttime anxiety.
But if I don't eat chocolate, I don't get the nighttime crazies. So here I am awake during the witching hour but for once I am at peace and smiling at myself because I know WHY I'm awake and I know that today I can choose to not have chocolate and there's a pretty good chance that this time tomorrow I will be snoozing contentedly.
I like sleep more than I like chocolate. In fact, that may be my response the next time I am offered chocolate or am considering having some. I like sleep more.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
I found this little card during my walk this morning. On one side it says, "Exercise Today! Move up 5 spaces."
On the other side it says, "When BMR increases, cellular metabolism of carbs, lipids and proteins increases."
It looks like it might be from a handmade game of some kind. I find this intriguing, charming and inspiring.
Us SparkPeeps are used to our fitness and nutrition goals being "gamified" with the points we earn here. But I love the thought of someone making and playing an actual board game with the in person interaction and hands-on aspects that would come with it.
I feel a health-conscious craft project with my kids coming on...
You guys want to help me make up cards? I'm thinking of things like, "get a good night's sleep," or even negatives that the kids would find funny like "you have bad gas, move back 2 spaces." Leave suggestions in the comments.
Friday, October 03, 2014
I hope that writing this out helps me really accept something about myself that I know on an intellectual level, but I just don't seem to assimilate.
When I eat chocolate, I don't sleep well.
When I eat sugar, I get irritable and agitated.
Even if I don't consider the impact chocolate and sugar may have on my weight and other health factors, the impact on my sleep and mood affect my quality of life in real and immediate ways.
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