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Sugar attack

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I had a doughnut and coffee today. Eep! Now, the coffee was really weak, so that likely won't affect me too badly, but I can already feel the doughnut (gluten and sugar = bloating, sneezing, itchy eyes and general discomfort). Oof.

I'm not beating myself up because it's not a life-or-death situation, but I'm trying to figure out what prompted me? I think it boils down to stress and sleep. When I'm stressed or tired, sugar and caffeine have quite an appeal.

Lately work has been pretty stressful. And perhaps due to that, I've been sleeping really hard...but not necessarily well, as I've also been also having nightmares. Last night was particularly bad.

What to do?

I think I'm going to not think about sugar, coffee, or protein. Instead, I'll focus on eating a healthy diet (which means little or no or caffeine) and also increase my exercise, trying to add in more weights or resistance exercises. I think the additional exercise might help get rid of some stress and help my sleep be a little more restful. This might put me in a better frame of mind. No matter what, having a plan makes me feel so much better!
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    ITA with the other two comments--it's done and you can move forward with your health! When I have a craving I'll sometimes get up or move into a different room to break the thought, or keep my hands busy (like crocheting) instead.
    1654 days ago
    move on thats the past - its the present tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life
    1655 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    Don't beat yourself up! You are only a meal or a snack away from getting back on your plan and goals. God Bless YOU! Vic.
    1655 days ago
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