02-05-2009 Thursday

B-2 coffee HC CO AS
SF Tang/2 T flax seed
2 Healthy life low carb toast w/ butter
1 sausage patty, w/ 1 oz cheese

L-3 hotdogs
w/ mustart, chili sauce, onions
4 ritz, 1 oz cheese

D-4 hotdogs w/ 1 carb catchup
1/2 c cauliflower w/ butter, french onion dip
3 bites mac n cheese

SN-4 ritz 1 oz cheese

WT= 241

Sleep= 3(range 0-10)
Tossing & turning, waking for every reason and no reason.

Mood= morning = 3, but managed a 6 by days end....(range 0-10)

Busy all day, not much time to cook, so I just grabbed the dogs. I really wanted to just say the heck with it today and buy a bag of Doritos. But I resisted. Barely. I know it's the lack of sleep, but it doesn't help much knowing that. I really wish I could figure out these sleep cycles. I'm not worried about anything, I'm not upset in any way. I loaded heavy file boxes at work all day and was REALLY wore out and tired. I thought that would help. I even took a half of a melatonin about an hour before bed last night. Didn't really help much.


Harry said...

Jo: 1 Doritos: 0

You win! :)

I hope you're dreaming beautiful dreams as I type this.

I know if can be frustrating not understanding something as (seemingly) arbitrary as your sleep patterns.

Keep digging and trying to figure it out. There must be some sort of rhyme or reason ... no matter how elusive.

BTW - I slept really well last night. I attribute it to one of two things:

a) having not slept well at all, the night before


b) drinking a double-bagger of the chamomile, lavender and lemon balm tea.

I'm going to have that tea again tonight and see what happens. I shall keep you posted!

NewVision said...

Please do, What is in the tea that might stimulate a good nights sleep?
The chamomile?

Harry said...


The active ingredients are: chamomile, lavender and lemon balm extract. All three have a long history of use as sedatives. Some recent scientific research also lends credence to these historical applications.

So far, my impression is that the tea is helping. Time will either prove or disprove this hunch. :)