If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet

And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. Ether 12:27

Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season therof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul. And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion. D&C 59:18-20

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Setting Fixed times for Lunch and Dinner

I've made a slight change in my regimen. I suffer from insomnia, and I've learned from past experience that a good routine is one of the best cures for that plague. However, getting into a routine that I can stick with for more than a few days or a few weeks has been my vexation over the last 2 years. But over the weekend I felt ready to make another try. It's a simple routine for now, simply setting my lunch time to 12 Noon and dinnertime to 5 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible. I don't set my breakfast time because of the insomnia -- I simply don't know when I'm going to wake up, and right now getting sleep is more important than eating breakfast at the same time. So breakfast and lunch are sometimes quite close together, but I have up to 5 hours between lunch and dinner, and between dinner and bedtime. This is the routine I was on a couple of years ago, and it worked well, and is working well this time, too. At least so far. By eating dinner at 5 p.m., my body and mind seem to be ready to go to bed earlier than before.

I'm at the 2 week marker, and have lost 7.2 lbs. I'm quite pleased with that.

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