Thursday, 14 April 2016

Sleep Deprivation Sucks

You know what really sucks? Sleep deprivation. As I said in the title there. Last night I didn't get a whole lot of sleep. Maybe three to four hours. Unfortunately I still had to stay busy for a lot of it because I had to do a lot of writing, get my shopping done, and generally stave off my impending insanity. What do people do when they're tired but have to keep on going? They eat of course.
Why is food so delicious?
So what did I do yesterday? Why I overate of course. Same as I do most days really. But do you know when was an especially bad time to do that? Yesterday. Because I get weighed today. Which is gonna really suck because I gained a little weight the last time I was weighed too. I was supposed to have 12 straight losses but nah, fuck that, I have to comfort eat or some shit and can't stop eating.

A few days ago I actually gave in and bought some appetite suppressants. I've been writing a lot about them (and other diet pills) so I thought I'd give them a go. If emotional eating and an appetite I couldn't satiate where what was stopping me then an appetite suppressant sounded like a good idea. I'm not sure why I expected them to work. I just know they didn't. Although apparently the heavier you are the less effective those kinds of pills are. Maybe I'm literally too fat to suppress my appetite with anything besides cake.

I should probably go see my doctor. These courses clearly aren't working. I don't really need them to be honest. They haven't taught me anything I don't know. It's all been about nutrition and how to read food packaging and stuff. I know all that stuff.

Ignorance isn't my problem.

Eating is.

7 comments:

  1. Eating isn't your problem. Self control is. And that's a tough one. But before trying to make it over the hurdle, you can start with damage control. Stock your fridge with cucumber, celery, carrots, go bananas if you want to. Instead of grabbing for another cake, set a bowl of celery next to your workstation, and munch on that. You get the physical activity of eating, but not the unhealthy dietary values you know all about.
    But you already know this I suppose.

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  2. The problem with trying to lose weight is that you HAVE to eat to live. For any other habit (say, smoking), you can just (as if it's that easy) tell yourself that you will NOT continue the behavior. Not so much with eating. Good luck!

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  3. The problem with trying to lose weight is that you HAVE to eat to live. For any other habit (say, smoking), you can just (as if it's that easy) tell yourself that you will NOT continue the behavior. Not so much with eating. Good luck!

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  4. I don't know... I can't have anything in the house that I'm not allowed to consume in its entirety. This is rough on my sister, who has imposed much looser dietary restrictions on herself than I have.

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  5. Yeah go back to the doctor man, I'm sorry you've been overeating but try not to beat yourself up over it, it's so easily done. This morning I ate so much McDonalds breakfast food and now I'm strongly regretting it but it just happens. Just try your best and keep on trying, I believe you can do it, you just need to believe in yourself as much. Get back on it next week and grab that loss, I believe in you.

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  6. Weight is a family curse for me (most on my dad's side are massive) and one that can quite easily take over me. Cycling was my saviour, something I do most days. I also keep a food log, this has the effect of shocking me into cutting my intake. As long as you are honest with yourself it's a real eye opener.

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  7. If compulsive or emotional eating is the real problem, perhaps someone can recommend a therapy group or something addressed to that specific issue? I know in North America there is "Overeaters Anonymous" based on the 12-step program. Perhaps there is something similar in England? Might be worth finding out!

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