Entry Two: Keep quiet while I shut your mind
10.30pm - 7am: 8.5 hours! Amazing - three nights sleep in a row. I could have slept for longer tbh, but I had to get up.
No thermometer today.
Energy and mood:
Energy is coming back slightly, thank fuck. I'm still tired, but there's definitely a shift in the other direction: was on my feet prob 50% of the day. Feeling much better mood-wise.
Food / Hunger / Cravings
Not majorly hungry.
9am - Breakfast: Few berries, coffee.
11am - Brunch: Two poached eggs, two slices bacon, roasted tomato, coffee (restaurant).
4pm - Lunch: Broth, banana.
7pm - Dinner: Goan fish curry half glass white wine.
8pm - Snack: banana.
1 litre Coconut water, one raspberry tea.
Cravings: None today.
Still exceptionally bloated.
Hair - Not as good as it has been. Different shampoo?
Skin - Skin under eyes is looking very thin, and a bit purple... Got another cystic spot (on my forehead this time. Bacon?)
Lips - Very strange: they chapped as soon as I finished breakfast. Was it the crappy salt, or the bacon?
Keratosis pilaris: Smooth.
Eyes were streaming today.
Digestion - No BM.
Circulation - legs went dead a few times whilst sitting on the floor.
Walked the dog for 45 mins, 10 mins yoga.
Ended up telling my mum the extent of how exhausted I get, but not the extent of my depression. I've never talked to her properly about either before, so she didn't take it well. She basically told me that being tired was "in my head" and that I needed to force myself to do things. If only it was that easy.
I can appreciate that for someone who doesn't have issues with energy they can't understand how difficult it is for someone who crashes all the time. On one level I absolutely agree that all illness and malfunctions begin in the mind. If I knew how to make "mind over matter" work I would.
Reminds me of a story I heard about a woman who cured cancer through laughter therapy. I wonder if listening to positive statements every morning would get the day going better? The more I look at it, the more I wonder if everything (the energy crashes, the depression, the ED) just stems from stress?
Immediately I can see that there's a correlation between hunger, exercise, energy: More energy, less hunger / cravings, more exercise.
Last edited by YogaBare; 04-27-2013 at 03:32 PM.
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