Finally feeling over my food hangover from the ungodly amount of Valentin's Day candy I have eaten. Today I took a long walk with the dog in the snow. Yes, it is snowing again. I think we will have about 3 or so inches so far. I am fasting today up until dinner. I need to get back on track. The "cheats" have been becoming way too frequent.
I have wonder lately as to why I haven't been doing as well now as I was while living in Florida. I've been think about what was different. Stress. Our living conditions aren't what we would like them to be. The work situation is better, but not perfect. I definitely don't see as much sun as before. My sleep had been sucking, but is getting a lot better lately. Here is something I have been thinking a lot about in particular. I have been reading about the hole earthing/grounding stuff. In Florida I spent a large part of the day outside. Definitely getting lots of sun, but I was also barefoot the entire time. I almost never wore shoes in Florida, unless I was going somewhere. Here i wear them all the time. Even if they are a minimalist shoe, they are still shoes. I have not had any real contact with the ground in a long time.
Here is what I am trying. For sleep, I have already been making sure I get 8-9 hours a night. For stress, I'm going to start really trying to start meditation. I tried, but have been seriously neglecting it. I bought a book on it , and I convinced my wife to do it also. For sun I will be making sure I take my D. I also bought my wife a light box(but that is more for the circadian rhythm issues). An lastly, I will try to be barefoot again when the weather changes. Until then I am going to check out one of those grounding mats. It will be an interesting experiment.