I’m not sure if it was the two-week vacation or the plan that my health care provider and I put into place, or maybe a combination of the two, but I’m feeling so much better. My outlook has improved, my energy has increased, and in general things are looking up. Not that they were awful before; they weren’t. But wow, I really do feel better. In fact I feel more like myself.
I also feel like I’m ready to start taking care of myself again. I’ve been moving more, which actually feels pretty good. Additionally, my house is full of fresh fruits and vegetables, and I’m enjoying them. Moderation is the word of the day, although it’s been a bugaboo for me in the past.
I’m pretty sure there’s something messed up with the pleasure sensors in my brain. It seems that when they’re activated they completely override the the satiation function. It works like this:
me: Yum, this is delicious. I’ll just have a bit.
also me: This is SO good. KEEP EATING.
me: Well, maybe just a little more.
also me: DON’T STOP. THERE’S PLENTY.
me: I’m full. I need to stop eating this.
also me: Are you kidding? This is TOO GOOD. DON’T STOP.
me: I ate it all. I feel awful. Why do I do this?
also me: But it was SO GOOD.
See how that works? It’s counterproductive, to say the least. At the moment, though, it seems to be in check. I mean, who’s going to go nuts over plums?
Anyway, tomorrow it’s back to school for teachers, and the beginning of a brand new school year. It’s a perfect time for a fresh start, so here I am, ready to go.
Enjoy your summer, or what’s left of it, and imagine me and my kiddos back in school (it’s so early!!!)