Monday, July 06, 2009
I'm on part 5 of SP's stage 3 now and one of my tasks is to blog about the triggers in my life that lead me to emotional eating. So I think I'll probably stay on this subject for a week or so just to give ample time to explore it. It is an issue for me, though not a massive one.
I haven't actually thought about it much yet but I think the main trigger for me is stress, or better put lack of sleep. For instance, last week I had three days in a row where I had late meetings followed by early meetings the next day which eventuated in 4 nights of 4-6 hours of sleep. That's not nearly enough for me, especially when it happens several times in one week.
When I get tired like that, I don't make good decisions. I tend to turn to caffeine to keep me going, which I did, which then makes it harder to sleep at night (I don't usually have caffeine and therefore am pretty sensitive to it), and also diminishes the quality of my sleep. Being thus tired I become less disciplined, more impulsive, and my diet is usually the first thing to suffer.
What's the solution? Be a little wiser with my schedule and don't make evening appointments just before I have early morning appointments. I'm going to work on this and hope that it helps me to overcome this particular trigger.