Looks like the Requip has my bout with insomnia going full force again. I didn’t get to sleep until after 11 last night, but I’ve been wide awake since 2:30 this morning. It’s been pretty much like this now ever since I started back on this particular medicine. I do have some sleeping pills, but I’ve resisted taking them, hoping my system would adjust. But tonight, I will definitely be taking one.
I do get a lot done when I’m in one of these moods, though! ROTFL I’m just about ready to change the listings on all our current eBay items to reflect all the changes the Post Office is making in Rate Classifications and prices. Just a word of warning to all of you …. don’t be surprised if it costs considerably more to get something mailed to you from now on. The PO has really raised their prices tremendously, for some package situations as much as 700%!!!!
We bought a pedometer for me the other day, but I’m not convinced that it is counting every step I take. If it is, I’m not moving nearly enough in a day. DH isn’t having any trouble at all going over 10,000 steps a day, and I barely went over 1,000!
My exercise program is coming along nicely, though, and my legs continue to gain in strength. I’ve been trying to understand exactly how to improve my posture and gait, based on the Chi Walking book I mentioned several posts ago. I wish I had someone who could just show me how, instead of trying to figure it out from pictures and words. I really don’t have a very good kinesthetic sense .. in other words, it’s hard for me to really tell where my body is. But that’s nothing new …. I’ve always been that way, even as a child. I remember struggling to try to learn how to do a summersalt, and giving up finally. The Tai Chi routine does help me to be aware of where my body position is, and I’ve started doing that when we go to the track. DH walks 2+ miles in the time it takes me to do all my exercises, walk a quarter mile, and do my Tai Chi, with maybe a little time left over to clean out the car of all the junk it seems to accumulate so quickly, or to read a little. It’s a great way to start the day off, with a feeling of accomplishment right off the bat.
So far, the only obsessive behavior I’ve noticed is that my craving for chocolate has gotten out of hand again. I did without any for such a long time, but when Daddy died I went back to eating it every day. I’m not supposed to eat it at all, because of the GERD I have. I’m really very good about avoiding everything else the Gastroenterologist has put on my banned list, but when I’m stressed for depressed, I have to have my chocolate. Nothing else will satisfy that craving. And I’ve always been that way. I can remember getting into trouble as a child on more than one occasion, because Mama would go to bake a cake, and I had eaten the bitter dark chocolate in the refrigerator. So when I read things about how chocolate contains chemicals that relieve stress, I believe it!