Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I am still working this journey and here I thought I would have lost a lot of weight right now but instead I have been learning more and more about myself. I developed high blood pressure and started eating more potassium because when your blood pressure is up you are usually missing the potassium needed to get though the day in a mentally healthy way. For me missing potassium seems to cause a lot fatigue, muscle spasm (charlie horses), and anxiety. I watched myself at work last week when some one came to me with some upsetting news. I was so full of anxiety that I was actually rambleing off at the mouth at this person because my emotions were all over the place. The emotional eating that I had been saying was a problem for the past year reared its ugly head. At this point I had made myself so upset listening to the persons words that I wanted to run to the vending machine and eat and eat and eat. All of a sudden my leg started to cramp like a muscle spasm, I started to drink water and reached for a banana and a packet of salt (an old wives tale for charlie horse) I ate another banana and finally I got my head together and realized the thing that was going on in my body was not emotional eating, I realize I was missing potassium. After a few minutes a calm came over me. I felt myself coming in to a balanced state of mind. I've thinking a lot about that day because my new focus is to feel better in 2011.