May 29, 2016
Week 003 – Day 010
Today I am heading to church, which for us is about 7 hours of activity outside my home. I will be taking some of my drinks and cinnamon bar with me. Even with my sleep time increasing (from 3-4 hours a night to 7), last night’s rest seemed a bit choppy, and my body ached much. I lay on my side to sleep, and lately have only been able to sleep on my left side. Sleeping on my right side for whatever reason feels awkward, and becomes painful on that entire side, much quicker than laying on my left. Still, I feel decently rested. I still keep my feet elevated at night to relieve the swelling in my legs… so maybe that is causing a bit of the change. That stated, my legs are looking much better. Not entirely back to normal, and still wrapped, but I can see that my left leg is only half the size it was just a week ago. I had noted a few days ago how going to the bathroom was becoming an easier task. It continues to become so. TMI? Yes indeed, but information to note still. Yesterday evening I was getting great cravings for food, then in bed, I found myself hungering greatly. Actual hunger pains this time. Usually when I am feeling I want to eat, I check myself with my actual hunger level, asking myself if I am truly hungry, or just have the munchies. Up until this time, true hunger has not been present. Perhaps the amount of water taken in last night washed away the last shake I had? Possibly lessening it’s usual fill? I wonder. All in all…. I am feeling quite blessed… and with another new day toward a new life, I feel confident. In my trying to do what is right, I know that He is uplifting me in all of this… and that it could be much, much worse. My amazing wife and family continue to give me great support, being mindful of things they would like to do that deal with food during my time of craving. Soon I will get used to what I am doing in this program, and I will be able to join them all once again at food functions. Albeit with my own ability to resist. It is well. I am grateful in all things.
Today’s FitBit Stats:
3937 Steps for 1.83 Miles and 3280 Calories burned.
Last Night’s Sleep Recorded This Morning:
7 hour 51 min. Asleep last night, Awake X4, Restless X21
10AM – Vanilla Shake & 8 oz glass of water with Orange Fiber
12PM – Chocolate Shake
2PM – 1 Cinnamon Protein Bar & 8 oz glass of water with Orange Fiber
4PM – Vanilla Shake
6PM 1 packet Tomato Soup in 8 oz Water & 8 oz glass of water with Orange Fiber
8PM – Chocolate Shake
Calorie Intake for the day = 970
My FitBit Report – Week of May 23 thru 29 of 2016