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A Kink in the Road

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

For the past two nights I have been in severe pain from my neck (which is being attacked by Psoriatic Arthritis.) As a result of my poor sleep, I have been snacking at night. I've only eaten healthy foods however, as Dr Fuhrman explains in the book "Eat to Live" our bodies need breaks between meals for them to turn from burning food to burning stored fat. That is why he promotes three meals only with no snacking in between.

So because of this I have not lost any weight for two days. In fact, when I weighed myself this morning I was up one pound, but I think that is because I weighed myself after breakfast and coffee. The fact is though that I need to somehow maintain my momentum even during the long painful hours of the night I have to be able to comfort myself in some way other than by eating.

I am reinvigorating my enthusiasm by re-reading Eat to LIve. I am motivated. And I think that tonight I will be able to resist the temptation to eat. IT would be really nice to be sleeping during those hours, but there is no guarantee of that.

So I need to come up with a plan in case I don't sleep. I can drink a cup of chamomile tea....that would not only comfort me, it would relax me and help to alleviate pain. NOw why didn't I think of that last night????!! I can also put the kitty on my lap and pet her to relax both of us. I can read Eat to Live if I can't sleep. I can listen to music. And I can pray. But I think the tea will be my secret weapon.

Today is a new day. And tonight is a new night. PIck yourself up and dust yourself off. You can resume where you left off. AT least you didn't do any big damage.
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  • PEGGYO
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    2700 days ago
  • LUNADRAGON
    I can relate. I have had a few rough weeks with my neck and back kicking in for good measure, along with a side dose of sciatic. I don't know if it's spring or what, but April has been horrid in the pain department. Keep up your good work. one moment at a time.
    Deborah
    2700 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Lunadragon there frequently has her therapy cat on her lap to comfort her. The warmth of the body, the little life purring away is all very soothing. Occupy the mind not the mouth. I would find something that requires heavy concentration to do like a tough or challenging game. For me, to 'get away' from my pain I move and find things to do to keep my hands busy so they aren't reaching for the snacks. In fact moving is the only thing keeping the back pain from ramping up.
    That book 50 ways to soothe yourself without food sounds like a must read for all of us here in Sparkland!!
    2706 days ago
  • LUNADRAGON
    In between reading that book on my kindle, I also picked up 50 ways to soothe yourself without food, and am working on reading that one too. (have to finish it, due back to the library on the 27th).
    Gentle hugs.
    Deborah
    2706 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10895053
    emoticon Cyn, I know you can. Coming up with hopefully successful replacements is a real successful answer to the problem! That's so wise of you! emoticon
    2707 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    emoticon Hi Cyn, I love your positive blog my friend ..
    What a lovely way to get through a painful night! .
    Camomile tea and a pet to cuddle will do the trick ..
    My little four legged comfort dog Bobby snuggles up when I am in pain .. He is such a comfort and always knows when I am hurting ...
    Keep the Spark my Sweet friend .. Much Love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2707 days ago
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