I’ve been putting off wearing this retainer I got from the dentist last November! I have to wear it for two weeks, day and night. I got it right before Thanksgiving and didn’t want to deal. And I can’t stand the idea of sleeping with something in my mouth.
Well, I finally got it going and it’s been the miracle I’ve been waiting for to help me break my “habit” of wanting to snack all day long. It’s just too difficult. Every time I eat anything, I have to take it out and then floss and brush my teeth and wash it before I put it back in. It’s just not worth it. And man has it made it clear how much mindless eating I do all day long.
Here is a case of using my innate laziness (or exhaustion) work for me. That’s not an opportunity that comes around often.
Part of why I have to wear this thing is because I clench my jaw constantly and I’m actually breaking my own teeth. That’s pretty intense. Last week I had to go to the dentist because I’d totally broken through an old veneer that was over a root canal. Now I have to pay for a whole crown and they had to put a post in! It actually didn’t hurt, but it sounds awful, doesn’t it? The price tag sure hurts! If I’d known I had all that extra money, I would have bought something much more fun with it.
Wearing this thing also makes me more aware of my clenching. I’m doing it all the time. I know it’s stress related and I’m wondering if some of my stress snacking isn’t just about this motion, chewing.
I’ve let go of trying to understand it before I change it, but I still find it interesting. Maybe understanding will come with the change.
And now, a few of the most bizarre and funniest comments in my spam filter.
Best of the Bizarre:
“Greetings! Mitigate the immature mistress”
Words to live by?
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
“Your writing style is so sophisticated that my eyes are almost bleeding, lol…”
“You are similar to the expert)))”