Saturday, March 30, 2013
First --- let me wish all who celebrate a joyous, peaceful and wonderful Easter Sunday tomorrow. In fact - I wish a lovely day for ALL!!
I'm back here to report that I'm still eating and counting and recording my fiber ---- but I haven't been as successful with night eating!! Night Eating Syndrome - is a recognized eating disorder -- and I'm afraid I have it. I've been reading about it --- and it's one of the most difficult behaviors to change - a challenge for every 'victim' and for docs/nutritionists as well. During the day - everything is AOK. But at night.........
I've made some progress in that I'm aware of what and how I eat late at night -- and instead of binging - as I used to to - I am keeping it under control- counting calories and trying to be aware of every bite. If I could only just stop....... It's not a matter of will-power; if you think so, you're wrong!! If you feel you are suffering from compulsive night eating --- Google Night Eating Syndrome!!!
Having said all that -- ALL of my problems are exacerbated by the rising levels of pain I'm experiencing every day. As some of you know - I have this inflammatory arthritic condition that is being treated like Lupus; and I have knees that are degenerating to the point that the pain is keeping me sedentary 90% of the time. The overall body pains are unbelievable....... I'll be seeing both my rheumy and a knee surgeon over the next 10 days. What the outcome will be --- is making me nervous. Surgery is a frightening prospect for me due to a bunch of pre-existing situations.....which make me a high risk patient!
But ----- with all this - I've managed to maintain my weight. I'd gained about 5lbs. at one point - but I've lost these pounds. I can't move very much - and poor Lucy is being cheated on her long walks. I can't do them anymore......but I have a dogwalker who takes her out a few times a week for longer walks. I don't want her to become sedentary and way overweight too!!
I don't know what the future holds for me - healthwise. I seem to be deteriorating - but I'm fighting. And I feel the invisible hugs from many of you ---- and that helps immensely.
Just needed to get this out today - a brilliant sunny day - which I'm not able to enjoy. Hopefully the docs will find me a way out of this 'maze of pain'.....
On the bright side - I got a brand new super-smart phone! It does everything except walk the dog - they tell me. So far, it's still in the box, waiting to be activated. I'd love to hear from anyone who uses a smartphone - any useful tips!!??
Love and hugs to everyone! C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E !!! (but watch those Chocolate Bunnies and Easter Eggs!!)