Fatigue – Symptom on day 9 of 210 no sweets
Sweets as Uppers
Usually, well 10 days ago and further back… I combated afternoon sleepiness with eating sweets. Was I doing anyone a favor by doing this? It was like a drug … I was popping candy pills and living crash to crash on a sugar trip.
And, that was (sort of) effective. It allowed me, along with caffeine, past the sluggish 3:00 pm. But after time I needed more and more sweets to fill the need. I knew though that I needed to do something about it. And, the problem was greater than body fat. But, right now I’m going through withdrawal and currently am having…
The first few days off sweets I felt more energy. Now on day 9 I have been experiencing more fatigue than ever . I think my body must be trying anything it can to get me back on sweets. In fact, I have heard tell that it is your own body
which live on sugar are the ones doing the craving! Sorry but it’s true!
Funny considering that for a moment as I call a body meeting where brain and spirit take the head of the table, take charge of this body and Say NO!!! to the bacteria. That should be easy to do except when the bacteria clobber you with fatigue.
Some people ask … No, I didn’t go hog wild and do completely no carbs. I do eat a little bread and pasta. I might decide to cut those out except for whole grain in this little 210 day sugar free experiment.
I’ve been drinking afternoon coffee or tea but that doesn’t seem to lift the fatigue but it does give me something to do and it is momentarily soothing.
I was so fatigued by 9:15 pm that I couldn’t concentrate to write. I fell asleep while looking up fatigue definitions vs fatigues for my poem today.. Funny thing was my brain was just fine, wanting to create poetry but my hand/eye coordination wasn’t doing too well. Anyhow, I thought, maybe I ought to sleep. Duh, right?
That worked. I woke up early and refreshed with new calm and collected enthusiasm. (Yesterday’s poem)
Fatigare, To work, To tire out, a Latin word
Brings us fatigue, tired out from work
Either mental or physical
Some have it chronic
Caused by so many different things
They slog to different doctors hoping for a cure
A different use but meaning same is fatigues in the military
My dad, military, used to wear dress whites once in awhile
But most times he told mom he needed to wear his fatigues which meant hard work
I never new the difference as a kid but I remember
How she heavy starched and ironed his uniforms
Both serving their country.
Then there’s things causing fatigue
Caregiver stress, motherhood
Too much news and menopausal stew
Then there’s compassion fatigue
Which is what? Tired of caring?
So all the things you’re tired of
Just create yourself a phrase ending in the word.