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Detour for a Day

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Yesterday I had to be up early to go to a breakfast for work. I had to get there in time to set up a display, so I was worried I would sleep through my alarm. I went to bed at 10:30 and woke up at 1:30. I didn't sleep solid after that, so I was ridiculously tired all day. I kept noticing how unmotivated I felt to do anything, including track my calories. I wanted to eat chips, but I did not...smallish victory. I did eat more than my one a day dark chocolate fix. My self talk was pathetic...bordering on neurotic.

But last night I took a lavendar scented bath before going to bed, read a little Julia Cameron, (author of "The Artist Way) and vowed tomorrow would be a fresh start.

I slept sound for 9 plus hours, got up and did my three pages of writing, half an hour on the treadmill, and back to tracking my calories.

I'm learning the bad effect lack of sleep has on every part of my life. Good to know.
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    A lavender scented bath sounds like a wonderful way to end a day, and set oneself up for a restful sleep.
    I hope you have a great Friday!
    1880 days ago
    I get the same way with lack of sleep. It's amazing the things we notice when we're actually paying attention to them. Before I tried losing weight I didn't realize how much lack of sleep brought me down!!

    Your "smallish victory" still counts. Any time you can use your will power to fight off something you know that in the past you would've caved for - it's definitely worth a mini celebration. Use it as a motivator for the days to come =] I bet it was a great motivator for today!!
    1880 days ago
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