I slept reasonably well for the first time in a few nights. Don’t know why I am having trouble staying asleep but I do go through phases and then it seems to settles. I must admit I have not felt as relaxed as normal over these last few weeks. I am naturally optimistic (unlike hubby who is a bit of a pessimist!), so not a great worrier. I have been a nail biter for for the majority of my life but this last year I stopped. Now I have started again, don’t know why as I don’t have any problems that I am conscious of and mostly take the view that things will eventually work out, and if not, well I can’t change it so accept it and carry on. Maybe I need to try a bit of meditation, in the past when I tried to meditate I could not really “empty” my mind so didn’t get much out of it. Still, maybe now I am older I may be able to reach some level of quiet and relaxation.
Boy did I feel hungry this morning, a concept that is quiet alien to me. I had my breakfast earlier than I normally do and found it really satisfying.
As you can see from the picture it was my usually plate type meal, this time consisting of blueberries, cucumber, apple and boiled egg. I felt satiated for most of morning and instead of having a snack just had an early lunch of tinned tuna and a green salad. I did have a couple of cream crackers just to give it a bit of a bite.
I had an apple and red grapes during the afternoon, I felt I wanted something a bit more substantial but resisted and had a big glass of water instead. This aleviated the feeling and meant I did not eat too close to my main meal. This was a mince dish with carrots and potatoes cooked with the mince. A satisfying meal without the heavy after meal feeling.
Although I completed over 11,500 steps, non of this was down to running or exercising hard, just walking and working around the house. It is amazing to me the number of steps I can take just around the house.
Tomorrow I need to get back to running or a least a very brisk walk and try to make my meals more nutrient dense. Perhaps look into meditation as well or some other mind emptying pastime. Hopefully I can get a good, unbroken nights sleep tonight. I have been experiencing less pain lately so something must be going right.