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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!
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    Bemused, that was a very mature response to a little hiccup! Don't take it seriously, and it will probably go away. Glad you're feeling better after getting some good rest.
    2189 days ago
    Way to move on! One day at a time and don't be too hard on yourself. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2190 days ago
    Good for you, don't beat yourself up, just let it go! Glad you finally got some rest. ---Pam
    2190 days ago
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