The sleepy bug has descended upon me again. I sit here at work, struggling to stay awake. When I get home in the evenings, I plonk myself on my bed and fall into deep slumber for some 30 minutes before mustering enough strength to make dinner.
I don't believe I am sleep deprived. I am not overweight and I get enough exercise walking Rusty round the neighbourhood twice a day. I have eliminated white bread from my diet and is eating only natural food like pumpkin and sweet potato for breakfast. I don't eat junk food or fatty stuff but why am I living in a daze? Lately it has gotten worse.
When I feel sleepy, I think of my friend Frances. I was surprised to discover that she is allergic to wheat when we were having lunch in Germany. Anything she eats that's made using wheat flour like pasta, cakes, bread and cookies will turn her life upside down. She will sleep for 2 days and feel bloated and sick for a week. She hasn't eaten anything made using flour for more than 10 years now.
Funny she does not miss cakes and cookies. "I can still eat chocolate!" she declares merrily. The only cake she can eat is the moussy kind made without flour. Asian food works for her because she loves rice. Too bad she lives in Orlando.
She is a picture of health. Slim, attractive and athletic, she runs and roller blades and doesn't suffer from this sleepy disease anymore.
Maybe I should eat more chocolate.