It’s been quite a week in these parts.
I spent more time volunteering than vacuuming. The temperature hit north of eighty degrees. In November.
My self-care routines have gone to pot this week:
I haven’t drunk a single green smoothie.
I made a delicious banana loaf with wheat flour for a tea guest. And ate most of it myself.
And I consumed ugly amounts of chocolate and even a can of fizzy brown stuff.
If you read these pages regularly, you will know I work and work my food and exercise habits.
I do this to feel better and feel better I do.
I have more energy and less pain in my mid-forties than I had at twenty -five.
And I weigh the same give or take a couple of pounds. (Halloween week and vacations notwithstanding.)
An outcome of all these measures is hormonal regulation. No temper tantrums, depression, soreness and lethargy.
Specifically, early waking and anxiety, occasionally panic, can be caused by low progesterone and is common among menopausal women although I’ve had this problem for years.
Eating no grains or sugar fixed that immediately.
And awakening in the early hours, as I undid my good work this week, happened just as quickly too.
I’ve written before about T-Tapp Hoedowns getting me to sleep when I stray, and sure enough they’ve helped me this week.
But when I wake up, I get up, even if it is 3:45am.
I’ve had a sauna, folded several days laundry, written this post and it’s still dark outside.
Quite an achievement but I’d prefer to keep regular hours.
So today is a new day. I’m hopping back on my wagons. My kids will be pleased. And my scales will soon groan less.
I’ll juice my lemons, put the candy in storage, slot in my T-Tapp and put on my jewelry.
I’ll feel like my old self or fake it ‘til I make it.
Excuse me, while I go chop up some greens.
Have you fallen off any of your wagons this week? Which ones? And if you haven’t, how did you do it? Please tell in the comments!
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