Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Difficult days

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. 


Vickie said...

we changed the clocks at 7:15pm on Saturday and then never noticed a thing. The reason we changed then was because that was when we remembered and ME had to BE to an event at 9am Sunday. In the process of trying to explain to her, we just changed them all to make it easier. I will forever change this way. Like I said - no one noticed a thing.

I remember other years, just as you said, it KILLING me.

Hugs, sorry you are having such a tough time.

Helen said...

Sorry you are having a hard time with your SAD and sugar. I am definitely affected by light -- getting up for yoga at 6:15 this week has been a much happier thing than it was last week!! Take care of you...and say "stay away, sugar!!!" ;-)

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