A little hiccup
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
This has been a challenging week - work has been overwhelming so I've been playing catchup at night at home. I worked through one night and got literally 30 minutes of sleep in the early morning before having to get up again.
So I back-slid a couple of those nights - it was such a long stretch, 8-12 hours, between dinner and bedtime that I got hungry, and being also tired and lazy, I reached for the closest thing instead of dragging myself to the kitchen to get something healthy. The closest thing those two nights were one of the kid's bags of snacks. I didn't gorge myself, since her favorite snacks are spicy as heck, but this is the first time I've had more than one piece of salty-greasy-snack-devoid-of-n
utritional-value in one sitting in the last half year. It was physically satisfying but not a habit I want to slip back into.
I was about to feel bad about the snacking, but I remembered reading a very persuasive blog here about how nonproductive it is to think about our being "good" or "bad" depending on what we eat - it's not helpful to judge ourselves for our consumption. So I checked my tracker, adjusted my serving sizes the next day to accommodate those extra empty calories, and decided to shake off those vague feelings of having misbehaved.
Last night I slept like a log and this morning almost human again. New day, new start - whoever invented this sleep thing was brilliant!