Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Looking for Help in All the Right Places

I am in a funk.

I want to post details. I better not post details. Believe me when I say the details are not interesting.

But the funk it leaves behind is. Interesting. Or at the very least, a tool. Learning tool.

I'm kinda puzzling through it this early morning right along with you dear grokker. Or dear mocker. ;)

So, I am pushing through. I think I am? I am! The sugar of yesterday becomes the resolve of today?


I was doing some reading this morning about cravings and resolve and depression and how biology affects these seemingly willpower-based behaviors. Kinda amazing how damaged internal systems will spiral our bodies into an even more damaged state. I can see that these things are not a simple fix.

Leptin resistance and adrenal compromise seem to be key in all of this. My insomnia and cravings seem to be only symptoms of a bigger problem. I have flirted with all of this in the past, but have not taken most of it seriously enough. I think it may be serious. You'd think just the insomnia would be incentive enough!

I am researching a local resource to help me as wading through all of this information is a bit overwhelming!

I am looking for the start. It isn't as easy as you'd think.

This plant seems representative in a way today. This is my cat's contribution to the decor. He seems to need some greens!


T said...

It definitely CAN be overwhelming. It's good that you're taking the initiative to arm yourself with knowledge and understanding of these concepts.

As for leptin swings and cravings, personally speaking, I find these most threatening when I go too long with insufficient calories or too low carbs. It's why I swear by "carb rotations." But GOOD carbs.
Small doses, specific times, spaced as needed.

Your body will fight you to maintain homeostasis. Its instinct is to survive, and it WILL put up a fight.

Quick highlight of the TKD:


Anonymous said...

You have showed great perseverance behind the blog. It's been enriched since the beginning. I love to share to with my friends. Carry on.

R. Jacob said...

I had gone through a very bad time of three to fours of sleep a night. A doctor recommended I get some melatonin, I did, and it helped. It took about a week and I was up to six or seven hours of sleep a night. You can get it at any health food store.