Insomnia

I seem to be suffering from this lately, but I don’t think it warrants a trip to the doc or medication. Just one (or six) of those things under the heading of ‘food’.
So once again I find myself here in blogland in the early hours, feeling sleepy but unable to shut my mind down.

I can blame it on that bit of Christmas cake actually. It started off the whole indigestion thing (antacids are now up here and no longer in the boat), but sadly my sitting up didn’t help and only disturbed Hubby and the dog. Damn.
The pair of us got up, dressed and took Maggie out at 1am. At least it wasn’t raining then, and she performed as soon as her feet hit the grass.
Back home in less than five minutes, Hubby got himself a hot drink, and we went back to bed. I still couldn’t sleep, felt a coughing fit coming on, so decided to get up and daydream instead (see my two previous posts).

It’s official. My diet has to change, and rich goodies like Christmas cake (and it wasn’t even that big a piece, double damn) are a no-no. Not that that would actually be a bad thing as there’s too much sugar in our diet anyway.
My target for drastic action is the Naughty Sheet, which had the disgraceful value of £208.40 by the end of the year. This actually represents 12% of our total food bill.

Chocolate, sweets, cakes, biscuits, crisps, doughnuts and mince pies all have their own tariff, and because I have no tax code (thanks Jill) or telephone directory to read to bore me to slumber, I’ve done the next best thing and number munched crunched instead.
Yes, I am so sad.
number cruncher
As expected, chocolate tops the charts with 31.3%.
In second place, are cakes with 25.49%.
Sweets kick in third with 17.24%.
Biscuits and crisps are in close competition with 9.09% and 8.62% in fourth and fifth positions respectively.
In sixth position, is the trusty doughnut (with the not so less fattening centres) reaping 5.86%.
Bringing up the rear and no doubt only because they’re seasonal, are mince pies with 2.4%.
However, if you take it as a percentage over December’s figure, that’s a whopping 21.32%, second only to cakes with 29.1%.
How disgusting is that?!!

See, I have plenty of tweaking room, and if I can at least halve 2015’s figure, I shall be well pleased.
insomniaOn that note, I’m off to bed. I seem to sleep very well between the hours of 6 and 8 am!

 

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Insomnia

  1. The Hook says:

    Sleep well, my friend!
    Leave out some milk and cookies for Morpheus!
    (Couldn’t hurt.)

  2. Nirodaigh says:

    Fun post… We finished our last mince pie yesterday. I worked out that I baked 48 over the season… Probably ate more than half myself. 😦

  3. Nirodaigh says:

    Or… You won! Haha

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