365 Raw: Day 76 with “Time Change”

image.axdOk, so this really is one of my least favorite things about this time of year… time change. Every year when we have to “Spring Forward” (they make it sound so fun), I gripe that we really need to stop doing this ridiculous practice. I can’t be the only person who feels drugged for a few weeks after the switch. Perhaps I need to look into what it would take to at least get the state of Colorado off this merry-go-round. If DST is so great for some people, why don’t we just leave it alone rather than switching to standard time for four months of the year? Some say it saves electricity, and some say that studies have shown otherwise. Some say it’s great to have the “extra” hour of daylight, and some argue that it’s all smoke and mirrors because you get the same number of hours of daylight regardless of what the clocks say. Then there are the studies showing higher rates of heart attacks and such when we must change our clocks. Overall, it just doesn’t appear to have much legitimate benefit, and what benefit there might be to observing DST shouldn’t be lost by just leaving our clocks on DST indefinitely.

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What I read: Deuteronomy 8-10

What I ate:

  • Breakfast – Green Smoothie (6oz AJ, 6oz CW, 2 bananas, 2.5oz kale, 2.5oz spinach, 7oz strawberries)
  • AM Snack – 1 banana
  • Lunch – 8 oranges juiced
  • Dinner – Green Smoothie (6oz AJ, 6oz CW, 2 bananas, 2.5oz kale, 2.5oz spinach, 7oz strawberries)
  • PM Snack – Kale chips, blueberry nut bar

What I did: TKD class (1 hr) + 1 hour in skates teaching preschoolers

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 76:

  • slowed digestion (gas, abdominal pain, bloating)
  • headaches
  • puffy hands, feet, and face
  • sinus congestion
  • dry/itchy eyes, skin, and scalp
  • acne
  • aching muscles and muscle spasms
  • foggy brain
  • irritability
  • mood swings
  • blood sugar fluctuations
  • fatigue – still having bouts of fatigue, but not as bad
  • unable to sleep well
  • unquenchable thirst
  • cravings
  • chest pain
  • cold soreslast one 1/13/2013
  • kidney stones – eliminated when we went vegan Oct 2011
  • tooth pain
  • sensitive teeth
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