I really wish I could report another Sensational Sunday but I’ve been really down in the dumps all day. I tried so hard to get motivated. I blasted happy music, I cooked with the toddler even experimented in the kitchen (I almost nailed the homemade whole wheat pizza dough) but I couldn’t fight off the blues.
Needles to say with my unhappy demeanor came some overeating. Or was it the overeating that caused my unhappiness?? Those two things seem to go hand in hand with me.
Actually now that I think of it my slip ups started Friday night and just got progressively worse throughout the weekend. Here’s a recap…
Friday – Started great, then pizza for lunch, pizza for dinner and candy at the movies with the girls.
Saturday – Had a great workout in the morning, ate good food all day and then totally lost is with Swedish fish Berger Cookies at night. I just couldn’t stop!
Sunday – Felt blue all day, ate horribly, sugar overload just couldn’t get happy.
I’m wondering if my bad mood steams from 3 days of increased bad carb and sugar intake? Or is it just guilt of eating badly?
I’m thinking it’s the diet. According the an article entitled Sugar rush,
Too much sugar can cause a condition she calls sugar shock, a "mood-damaging, personality-bending, health-destroying, confusion-creating constellation of symptoms." Those symptoms include depression, anxiety, forgetfulness, temper outbursts and blurred vision.
Isn’t this the cycle we get ourselves in. Eat bad, get depressed, eat more, get more depressed. Well maybe it’s not the guilt factor that causes the cycle maybe it’s the food itself. Scary, right?
WOW Just writing this out and pondering a bit makes me feel a little better. I’m facing it and I’m moving on. Tomorrow is a new day! If ‘bad’ food makes me feel bad then let’s see how ‘good’ food effects me tomorrow!