Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Eyelid twitch anyone?

First though, I've gotta tell you, I love cereal.  It's my absolute favorite of all breakfast foods.  I know it's not the healthiest choice which is why I only eat it 2-3 times a week instead of everyday.  Since I go to work so early, I usually buy two small cartons of milk a few days in advance and stick them in the fridge at work so the milk doesn't get warm in my lunchbox.  I typically put my lunch in my lunchbox/cooler thing around 5am and then don't eat breakfast until 7 or 7:30.  So today, I grab my milk out of the fridge, grab my cereal container (GrapeNuts today) and pour on the milk.  I took a couple bites and something just didn't taste right.  I thought maybe it was leftover toothpaste - you know how that can foul things up, but no, it wasn't that. I thought maybe it was my coffee because I started using sugar free creamer - but no, while it does taste different, it wasn't that either.  Then I took a sniff of the milk and yeah, it was a little off.  So, silly me, I wanted my cereal soooooo bad I took another couple bites before I finally decided I was done.  Hungry, but done. =(

Before I knew it, it was lunchtime and I was very hungry.  We were busy at work, so I grabbed a couple pieces of beef jerky out of my snack stash to hold me over 'til I could heat up my leftovers.  Finally did that around noon.  It's now 3:30 and I'm hungry again AND have a headache.  So, of course I feel like working out - NOT!!  What I really feel like is taking a nap!

Speaking of shuteye, my left upper eyelid has been twitching all day and it's driving me crazy!  Have you ever had that where you just wanted to punch your own face to make it stop?!?  Ughhhh!! What causes this???  Well, let's find out... a quick internet search leads me to Medicine Plus Medical Encyclopedia:

"The most common things that make the muscle in your eyelid twitch are fatigue, stress, and caffeine. Once spasms begin, they may continue off and on for a few days. Then, they disappear. Most people experience this type of eyelid twitch on occasion and find it very annoying. In most cases, you won't even notice when the twitch has stopped."

Fatigue?  Check!! I went to bed after midnight last night and my alarm goes off at 4:45.
Stress?  Check!!  Work is always stressful, especially today.
Caffeine?  Check!!  I drink one cup of coffee everyday - That's not a lot, but it's still caffeine.

Maybe I need that nap after all =D


  1. I'm catching up, Kris! (I wish I would get e-mails when you post, but I don't.) Anyway, I always heard eye twitches were from dehydration. Since you were talking about needing to drink water, I thought I'd tell you that.

  2. Thanks Sheryl! That's a really good point. I'll have to pay attention to water intake when it happens again. Oh, and I added a gadget on the sidebar for "following by email" - maybe that'll work?


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