Thursday, March 31, 2011

Apparently sleep is essential for a person to function.

Well I at least now know that my supreme tiredness hasn't just been in my head - I came home from dropping the munchkin off at school this morning, had a coffee, did some computer errands (pay bills, check emails etc) and then sat down to breakfast. I was reading* while I ate, and I figured I'd allow myself to just read a few more pages before I got on with my day.
Next thing you know, it's 1pm and my husband is shaking me awake.
Now, as a rule, I don't nap. I never go back to sleep or just lay down or anything like that. No matter how tired I am, once i'm up, I'm up - which is why i absolutely hate being woken up. Seriously, don't ever wake me up unless I have to be up, or there is a strong likelihood I'll throw something at you.
Certain people know this is true.

Anyway, so I woke up, and realized that I cannot possibly keep doing this to myself. For the last week I haven't had more than 4 hours of sleep per night. Some people can function like this. I can't. In light of this realization, I'll also be posting how many hours I slept the previous night, because a new goal of mine is going to be to get a minimum of 6 hours per night.

My eating for the day was sub-par - I'm disappointed in myself. However, I did have one of those days where you just don't care and sort of want to eat all day long, and I did stop myself from doing that, so at least it wasn't a complete fail. I need to step up the game a bit though if I want the results I'm looking for both physically and mentally!

Breakfast: 2 Wasa spread with hummus and sprinkled w/ goats cheese, 3 egg whites, garlic, spinach, roasted red pepper, mushrooms. POINTS: 3

This smells so good sautéing in the morning. And it has pretty colours!

 And First Watch wants to charge me $8 or so for their bland, pale, mucus-like egg whites? Screw that! ;)

Snack: coffee & 2 oatmeal raisin cookies. Right, they seriously need to get put in the freezer.  POINTS: 2

These mofo's are goin DOWN!!! .. well. down to my thighs anyway. :/

My cookies have a new home. I felt it was best to put some distance between us.

Lunch: 3 Wasa, avocado, tomato, chicken, lemon juice. POINTS: 6

Snack: 1 Wasa, hummus. POINTS: 1.5

I really need to become a representative for Wasa.

Dinner: Takeout from Larrys Subs, where I got a turkey/ham sub with lettuce and tomato. I also had a diet Dr Pepper, which is the first soda I've had in ages. POINTS: 7.5

No plates = no dishes. Win!

: 1 apple cinnamon muffin. POINTS: 2

I'm very easily led astray.

Bits & Pieces: Milk in my coffee today - POINTS: 1

Exercise: None. Again. I really need to get my s#!t together in the exercise department, because I'm starting to have a bit of self loathing, which is hindering my goals to improve myself and be happy with me.

Daily POINTS Allowed: 22
Daily POINTS Used: 23/22
Weekly POINTS Used: 1/35 = 34 Weekly POINTS left.
Exercise POINTS: 0

*I'm currently reading The Happiness Project, by Gretchen Rubin. It's a wonderful book, and if you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. :)


  1. Your lunch sounds absolutely wonderful. Do you like spicy food? I have a feeling a hotter version of that would be amazing.

  2. You know, the more sleep you get, the less hungry you'll be! The Hubby always has a problem with overeating when he doesn't get enough sleep, because your body needs the fuel to keep going. If you sleep more, the body needs less fuel.

    You probably knew that. Anyway, SLEEP! Sleep is gooooood!

  3. Emmey - I LOVE spicy food, and add chili or jalapenos to nearly everything. I have been known to eat jalapenos on toast. I don't know why I never thought to add something to my lunch, but thanks for the idea!

    TB - You know, I do know how important sleep is, I know it aids in weight loss, and energy and memory retention and mood elevation, and a million other things... and I NEVER thought about the fact that I could be more hungry if I was tired, because my body wanted more energy!! lol, that is something I'm going to really try to focus on when I don't feel like going to bed!


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