The chicken, or the egg...or neither?
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
This week has been tumultuous for me, both eating-wise and mood-wise. Grouchy. Snappy. Impatient. Downright ornery, as some would say. Keeping it under control...barely! and not quite 100%.
As for my eating, much of it was seriously because I was really hungry. Couldn't get enough. This isn't normal for me. I've had my moments with binge eating (see my earlier blogs about ramen noodles!) but this was truly hunger. I'd have a growling stomach, eat something, wait for about half an hour...and still be ravenous. This, after eating six times in one day.
Needless to say, this put me over the edge calorie-wise more than once this week.
Other than the bizarro intense bouts of irritation, I haven't been overly emotional, so I don't believe it's that.
After talking to my friend, who's lost over 100 pounds himself, we came to the conclusion that it's actually a lack of sleep that's thrown me off kilter. He suggested that it might be my body's way of trying to get energy. Makes sense to me.
Today was somewhat better. Still at the high end of my calorie range, and my food choices were far from stellar. But now that I have a sense of what's going on, I'm going to try working the sleep issue out, and get my food prepped tomorrow morning.
And with that, off to bed!