I’m tired. I mean, really, tired. I haven’t gotten more then 6 hours of sleep a night in months, maybe years. I’m sure other moms can relate. We are just so gosh darn busy, keeping house, working, quality family time, time for ourselves, errands, shopping, I mean really, my days are so scheduled anymore I find it’s hard to squish a shower in. Somethings gotta give and for me and it’s usually sleep.
But are we doing ourselves and our waistline a disservice? I found this article on WebMD that discusses the link between lack of sleep and hormone levels. These hormones may be responsible for our healthy appetites.
…have you ever experienced a sleepless night followed by a day when no matter what you ate you never felt full or satisfied? If so, then you have experienced the workings of leptin and ghrelin.
Ummm yeah, I have, TODAY! I stayed up too late last night, the toddler woke up early and I’ve been battling a crazy appetite all day. To make it worse, now I’m trying to stay awake and finish a few more “to do’s” and I think I’m snacking just to stay awake!
So I’m making an executive decision and calling it quits tonight. My inbox is full, my to do list is long and my kitchen is a mess but sometimes you just have to know when to say when and I’m saying "WHEN". I need some SLEEP! But before I go I have to ask this weeks question…
How many hours of sleep do you get?
PS this means no food journal tonight, I really have to get to bed but I’ll leave you with an abbreviated one to keep my promise… experimental zucchini bread (recipe coming soon!), homemade wrap (food find coming soon) with a side of carrots, dried berries, Chick-fil-a salad and some fries, 2 ears of corn, pretzels, watermelon and more zucchini bread.