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.