Writing helps me realize when I’m…in denial.
After sleeping on Friday’s post about sleep deprivation, it occurred to me that dark chocolate has been rearing its ugly head in the bedroom (ew, not like that!) for a little while now.
Um, hello, Marya? Wake up and smell the…chocolate.
Starting this low-sugar lifestyle, there was no way in heck that I’d give chocolate up.
But now that I’m six months in and feeling confident, it’s time to try it.
For a month.
Just to see how I feel without it.
There have been other symptoms besides difficulty falling and staying asleep.
There’s muscle tightness in my jaw, neck and shoulders (which could also be from all my computer time).
And a bit more anxiety. If I’m worried about something, a passing negative thought will stick with me for longer. Usually paired with a…bzzz…very low-grade jolt of…I’m guessing it’s adrenaline. And I have a harder time getting re-centered.
So, I officially started on Saturday. Covering my eyes, I handed my dark chocolate to my friend Nancy, who with a gleam in her eye, graciously agreed to take it off my hands.
Oh, I tried carob chips and they’re a no go. Too much sugar. Bummer.
So I immediately started concocting a recipe for a simple little nut-based treat for times of chocolate crisis. I’ll share that with you tomorrow.
I’m already sleeping and feeling better.
Who knows, maybe this change will stick around for good. Well, except holidays. Gotta have dark chocolate on special occasions.
Did you break-up with chocolate? If so, how? Leave me a comment below to share.