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Personal experience proved the rule...again...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

You know how it goes when you KNOW a "rule" but don't seem to be able to apply it until you try it the other way yourself and learn the painful way? ...or is that just me? Well, seems like I've read five or six blogs lately about how being tired can lead to extra hunger... or whatever that feeling is in the pit of the tired belly that just will not be denied.

So, information acknowledged. But then today was a bit difficult, with a tough day at work, not much sleep for the last couple of days, and not feeling very well. So of course I remembered all I'd read...well, no, not really. I ate nearly double my planned food. I DID just record everything I ate, though, and didn't record any exercise because I didn't do any at all today.

I'm not whining. I'm not asking for sympathy. Acknowledging lessons seems to help me. So I've learned this lesson now, and will handle things better the next time I get tired. Right now, I'm here "keeping it real" with myself by telling you. I know you'll care for me, understand, and then give me a good swift kick in my sense of commitment. :)

I'll have a much better day tomorrow, but am feeling a little subdued right now. Thanks for being there, everyone. You make the hard changing work.

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    Tough love going out to you.

    Last summer was very stressful for me and I always found when life gets out of control, I try to control my diet... at least I usually have some control over that. But this time, I tried the 17 Day Diet and found each Sunday afternoon, I would bring out all the veggies and make up 7 ziplocs to do me the week. They sat front and centre in the fridge, so no matter how unplanned I was or how stressed I was, there were fresh, crisp, ready to eat veggie bags, and we all know how crunchy foods seem to help a lot with stress. For quick change of plans, or going out close to meal times, I would grab a SF applesauce and a yogurt and a zip pull can of salmon and I was ready for anything.
    (Note to Self..... remember how sucessful you were at that, so get the lead out and do it again NOW)
    1859 days ago
    I sure hope your having a better day. Rough spots are hard. You my friend are on the right track. Remember those experiences from the horse falls. Use the tools you have learned from them and apply it here. Make sure your eating breakfast. I am not a breakfast eater so a 1/2 peanut butter sandwich, banana and cup of milk are quick and I can take it to work. By 8 I am hungry. I find if I don't eat breakfast I have that hunger knot in the pit of my stomach all day and want to snack, which leads me down the sweets road. Get your water in too. I feel sluggish without my 72 ounces a day.
    I am not going to "kick your butt" and don't you do it yourself. You have learned and acknowledged and that is the important part!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1875 days ago
    I get those days and you're right when I am tired I do want to eat more. Tonight I had things to do and was so tired I took a nap for about 45 min.-got up and did some vacuuming! Earlier I felt like I could eat the paint off the wall- I did eat a little more at my snack time than I would have. So glad I took a nap or would have ate even more!
    One day, one step, one goal at a time! Thanks for your very nice comment on my vacation blog Gail. I hope you get to take that vacation you were talking about! Just go somewhere where you can do lots of walking-like Disney World or Disneyland! You can burn the calories and have fun and still get to eat a little extra (like we all like to do on vacations)! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    1877 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/31/2013 12:42:05 AM
    Tomrrow is a clean slate!
    1878 days ago
    Get some rest and tomorrow will be better!
    1878 days ago
  • ANNIE924
    It will be a better day tomorrow.

    If I don't get my sleep I can fall into cravings for sweets and salty foods. I never made that connection until SparkPeople pointed it out.

    I've read a lot lately about how North Americans are so sleep deprived, maybe that has something to do with our obesity epidemic. emoticon

    Have a great day tomorrow emoticon emoticon .
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