Saturday, August 6, 2011

Never mind the foolishness...


I've been up for a couple of hours and had two cups of coffee. I had gone to bed on time, but once I was lying there, I realized that I was not at all sleepy, although it took me an hour to figure that out. That's how long I stayed in bed anyway. 

I figured it was pretty futile to continue lying there and got up again and made some coffee and turned on the computer. There were emails to answer and comments to read. Those were good enough pastimes for me. 

After that, I finished reading all the blog posts of 'The Gaff Giraffe' which had taken me a couple of days to do. It was very educational and showed me again how neurotic I can get sometimes and how completely like an unguided missile, and how very boring I can get at other times. Like a true bipolar person, I guess. From one extreme to the other.

I'm starting to yawn now and am going to have to find my bed soon. In the meantime, I'm drinking cold milk which is bound to make me sleepy. As soon as I stop drinking coffee, I start going downhill. It almost makes me want to make more coffee again so I will have more energy. I'm not quite ready to go back to bed. 

Since it is officially Saturday now, I feel I have the privilege to stay up as long as I want because I can sleep late. I suppose I'm having another one of my celebratory moments in the middle of the night when I feel on top of the world and want to make it last as long as possible. 

Being slightly in a stupor only adds to the attraction. I feel a little stoned and it's rather pleasant. I'm dopey with the need for sleep, but I have the will and the desire to stay up, so I'm on the edge. Don't I like to live dangerously? It's my middle name. Yeah, right. 

I have the smell of Chinese food on my brain tonight and I have such a hunger for it that I'm ready to go to the Chinese restaurant and order them to open up and fix me a meal of Nasi Goreng, which is really an Indonesian dish but the cultures get mixed up. I would love to have a portion of satay with that. Of course, my eyes would be bigger than my stomach and I would never be able to finish it, but I'd enjoy trying it. 

I guess I'm bound to get these olfactory fantasies every night because they are secret desires for foods I long for but can not eat. Or only eat in very little portions. Sometimes I think I smell a Hema smoked sausage which are the best in the country. No such luck for me. It's terrible, the things I have to do without. 

But I do get to lose weight, albeit agonizingly slowly because of the medicines I'm on. It would go a lot faster if it weren't for them. They do hinder me in my weight loss. Especially when they are increased and I don't even know if that is helping me, as is the case now. 

I know one thing, I mustn't give up coffee completely because it keeps 'the black dog' at bay. Trying to only drink tea is not such a success. Drinking coffee puts me in a much better mood. I just have to not overdo it. There's to be moderation in it as in everything. I'm certainly not going to quit cold turkey like I had planned to. That was a very unrealistic idea. It was a shock to my system and not a very pleasant one at that. 

I got my second wind and am feeling good now. I'm over my sleepiness. Speaking of food must have done me some good. I almost feel like I had some. I get the same sort of satisfaction from reading food recipes down to the minutest details. I feel like I've partaken of the meal. I've had this habit since I was a kid. Reading my mother's cookbook and looking at the pictures of the dishes.

Have a good Saturday you all.

Ciao,
Nora










4 comments:

Twain12 said...

oh i dislike those cravings...my cholesterol is not to good, so i try to be a good girl, but it is hard at times :)

Maggie May said...

We usually have a Chinese takeaway on a Saturday night. We don't have very far to go and can get meals from every nation you could imagine at the drop of a hat.
Not good for the waist line though and we can really smell the foods...... drifting our way.

I have felt sleepy all day and have nodded off no matter what I have tried to do to prevent it.
I guess I will give in to it.

Hope you weather is as good as ours...... though I'm not making the most of it.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Wisewebwoman said...

I love the look of the blog, Nora, very crisp.
As to midnight ramblings, internal, external, it is something I have to fight too.
I do get cravings also, sometimes for a really good genuine curry though I can make my own.
I do hope the BD has skulked away.
XO
WWW
PS stormy and cold here today, on the edge of wanting to light a fire...
XO
WWW

Connie Rose said...

Years ago when I used to put myself on 3-week juice-only fasts every so often, I would read recipes from Sunset magazines and taste the food in my mind. Quite a trip, isn't it? I also used to make it a daily practice to "cultivate hunger." You know, getting into how hunger feels and grooving on it. Wish I could do that sort of thing these days...

Have a good weekend, my friend. xox