I Need More Food

I also happen to need more water.  All week I’ve been getting headaches and I know it’s a dehydration problem.  It happens at work, sometimes I go the whole day without reaching for my water bottle.  Every morning this week, I’ve been sure to go back to my old ritual of hot lemon water to start the day.

I’m starting to feel more hydrated but I definitely need to stay more conscious.

I also need more sleep.  All week it has been an absolute struggle to get up.  My body is telling me that it needs more!  Some people can do the whole 5-6 hours a night, but my body wants 7-8 and sometimes I need to give it 9.

Like the title says, I need more food.  Every night this week I have come home famished.  Almost like a dog foaming at the mouth, I start rummaging through the cupboards with a crazed intensity or very quickly throwing together dinner.  So yesterday I made a very conscious effort to pack a full lunch.  Here you see vegetarian chili with a havarti grilled cheese.

I also forced myself to take two snack breaks.  My morning snack was a larabar (unpictured) and my afternoon snack was the sliced apple.

PS – don’t you just love that sandwich tupperware?  Because I do – so cutesie!

I think I’ve been doing a really great job on listening to my body this week if I do say so myself.  It’s funny because I wish I knew about listening to my body years ago.  I really woke up every morning feeling nauseous, congested, puffy and I just thought it was “morning feeling.”  There was no one telling me that I didn’t have to feel so crappy.  There was no one telling me that I could wake up and feel good (maybe groggy but other than that good!)

How would you rate yourself on listening to your body?

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6 Responses to I Need More Food

  1. I agree that I can now feel the dehydration, lack of sleep, etc. I get light headed without enough salt and massive headaches without water. It comes with listening instead of racing though life.

  2. Simon says:

    Listening to the body, here is an interesting couple of quotes for you from of all sources Budda
    “Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat with care.”
    “To keep the body in good health is a duty…otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear”
    Wise words indeed

  3. Funny, I get dehydrated when Im NOT at work. I get headaches every weekend, and its because at work I have a glass of water in my hands at all times. Probably to keep myself from getting bored. :)

  4. I am an 8-9 hour sleeper too. I’m envious of the people who only need 5-6 hours because I could use a few extra hours in my day, haha!

    Nice Tupperware…although in the second picture when it’s closed and I saw the Hillshire Farm logo, their commercial popped into my head….”Hillshire Farm, GO MEAT!” I had to laugh because I know you’re veggie (as am I).

  5. i love me some vegetarian chili NOM NOM NOM!

    i get so dehydrated quickly. a lot has to do with my medicines but also my cells tend to need lots of water and i sweat wayy to easily. i get so nauseous as well when im feeling dehydrated. i always listen to my body and i almost always hear its signs..i just dont always act on them until its too late lol

    xoxo <3

  6. It’s hilarious that that’s a hillshire farms sandwich box since that’s a meat company. haha

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