If anyone knows about night time anxiety, it is you, Pebbles. I can't imagine being afraid to go to sleep because your heart just wants to go slower and slower, and you might forget to breath! Aaaah! I'm glad your sleep machine is showing you are getting some good sleep. Seems like you have figured out what was wrong with the very-low-carb/thyroid/iodine situation.
At least my worries (real or imagined) are long-term, slow-moving things. And, I admit, I am very motivated by fear, so there's another good point: I get scared, and I take action. If only I can get to the point where I can remember the fear, without feeling it. Then I'd be set.
Ecks- I love crushed pork rind! On chicken as you do, and for coconut shrimp. But I don't think they would work for thickening/binding, the way a flour does. Or are you really pulverizing them into a powder? I just whirl them in my food processor until they are fine crumbs.
Did pretty well on having smaller meals today. Can't say I was SUPER hungry at dinner time, but I was interested in it.
I am loving that 'view first unread' feature on the journals. Whoever thought that up is a compassionate genius. So easy to follow along, once you get caught up.
Had a hilarious text from a friend who gave me some homemade biscotti yesterday. Verbatim:
"...the biscotti have only hazelnuts, flour, vanilla, eggs, and minimal sugar. No butter or oil added (nuts provide some oil). A pretty healthy recipe! The only biscotti recipe w/o butter we could find." I just told her I love hazelnuts, and let it stand at that. But it gave me a good chuckle, if not an edible dessert.
Yikes! My middlest just brought me home a gift fruitcake from Collin Street Bakery. I love that stuff. Might throw it into the freezer to save for my birthday. Or anniversary. Or Christmas.