I've had a rough few days. The time change kills me. I'm also hormonal. We had a very full weekend (it was Luke's birthday Sunday). I skipped my SAD light treatments on Saturday and Sunday (b/c of time constraints).
All this, plus the availability of cake and pizza on Saturday and Sunday, has had me In The Sugar for 3 solid days.
Sugar makes me mean and miserable. And bloated. And tired. And gain weight.
Sugar's pull is so strong. I am nearly helpless to avoid it when I am weak in other areas--like the time change, hormones, and next to no down time.
I have been exercising. I worked out 5 times last week, including running 5 miles (in an hour.... I am getting faster and stronger) and an hour-long yoga class on Saturday. Saturday morning is pretty much the last time I felt good.
I didn't bother weighing this morning. I was so bloated I knew it would just further depress me.
I am working today to get back on track and back to my healthy normal. I started the day off with a good breakfast. I have a good lunch ready. I don't have dinner planned yet, and I need to go to the store tonight after work. I am running today at lunch.
I did my SAD light at work yesterday, and at home this morning. I still feel like I'm jet lagged from the time change and I'm feeling SAD symptoms--listless, unmotivated, tired, moving through mud, moody.
I'm just not in a good place right now. Getting out of the sugar is KEY. Being in the sugar makes everything worse. It's a vicious cycle.