Hi Karen, From what I know about sugar it raises your blood sugar level, creates insulin and then you crash after your blood sugar goes down whicn results in that tired feeling. There may be other reasons but that is all I know. As far as the holidays, I always have trouble with depression at this tiime of year. I am good thru Thanksgiving because that is the start and I have something great to do for Thanksgiving this year. It is Xmas that gives me the hardest time. I decorate my house to the nines. I have Santas and garlands, antique ornaments , beautiful small gold trees, the whole thing. And I set my table with beautiful red and gold plates, Xmas place mats and napkins, Green stemware, and Xmas candles. I then try to sit back and enjoy it but I am always alone on Xmas eve as my boys go with their Dad. None of my friends ever invite me over. Most go to their relatives or out of town. So I watch a Xmas movie on TV and look at my beautiful tree and feel sad. I do have my boys for all day Xmas so that cheers me up. But then it is over and I feel the big let down cause it will be Jan and the snow and cold will be here for at least 3 months. Plus it is darker outside. I think a lot of us get holiday blues and I haven't figured out how to get around it. I think it comes from childhood when Xmas was such a big deal in our house and we had a huge party and then lots of relatives- most of them have passed. So that is my take on holiday depression. Hope others have suggestions on how to handle this.
Dear Karen, Got caught up in my holiday post, I forgot something. I wish you a very Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a nice day with your friends and who could resist pecan pie. Not me. So best wishes and now you can watch your food since you had a good celebration.
Hi Karen, It is after 5 PM and I am still in my bathrobe so don't feel bad about not getting dressed. I know you are not feeling well after your splurge with food but it was a big ocassion so a good reason to celebrate. Hope you will be doing better soon. I can barely remember the big 5O it was so long ago!
Luv and many hugs,
Karen, I am glad you went out for your birthday so no beating yourself up today. You had a good time and you were with people that care for you.
Sugar, yes it does things but I have never analyzed it in depth as I love sweets. My vice and my biggest anxiety is around food.
Today I had a good day and I am going to treasure that. I felt good.
Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*