It improves your memory. Your brain makes sense of all that you did and learned throughout the day while you’re sleeping.
It helps regulate your weight. Sleep deprivation causes poor regulation of the hormones that control your appetite. Sleep is also the ever important fasting period of the day— if you’re staying up late and snacking you’re going to eat more than you would if you just went to bed earlier before you even got a craving!
It can decrease your risk of diabetes. Studies have shown that sleep disorders or sleep deprivation increases your risk of developing diabetes.
Prevents disease. Sleep deprivation decrease immune function. It actually includes the activity of the killer cells that cause disease, and inhibits them from doing their job. Killer cells work by injecting cells infected with viruses with small cytoplasmic granules of proteins that target the cell in order for it to be killed off.
It can increase your life expectancy. Those who sleep 6-8 hours a night live longer than those who sleep more than 8 hours or less that 6 every night.
If anyone is wonder why I haven't been posting lately.
It’s because I’ve felt ashamed of how I’ve been eating and my lack of exercise for the past two-three weeks. I felt like I didn’t deserve to come on here and blog about being healthy when I was doing the exact opposite.
But today I’m coming back. I want to be happier again. I’ve gained weight and yeah that completely sucks but I’m not unhappy entirely because of my weight, I’m unhappy because I’ve been treating my body poorly. I never thought I would fall back into old habits, but I did.
Now I want to come back. I want to be healthy. I maybe wanna lose a little flub. But mostly I want to be happy again.
I really need someone to kick my ass into gear so if I’m ever complaining someone should come and give me a little tough love!
But honestly, this blog is about me, and what I’m going through and what I want to deal with.
No, this isn’t the topic I was thinking about the other day when I said I wanted to write something, but this is on my mind as well.
Binging sucks, a lot. Its been one week since I have, and I can…
Brenna just described exactly how I feel every time I eat food. But I’m also terrified of not eating enough because I fear that will lead me to binge too. I’m in constant fear of eating and not eating.
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I decided for lent that I'm giving up bread and cereal with more than 6 grams of sugar.
Those are my two main binge-y foods so I think it will help if I get used to not eating them. Now I know everyone’s probably thinking “You’re depriving yourself” but no. I’m not, I’m kicking my own ass into gear. I pretty much cannot control myself eating them so it’s best to be without them. So no more bread, bagels, buns, english muffins, pita, sandwich thins, kashi (except honey sunshine), all bran buds, chex etc. No more until easter after Sunday. I’m also going to try and give up as much refined sugar as possible.
And to be honest I can’t wait. I know, what? But I really want to talk to my doctor about my compulsive overeating. Even though I feel so stupid about it I want someone to help. I don’t know what else I can do. As much as I hate to say it it’s like I have no willpower to stop or control over it. I hope my doctor will help… I’m tired of feeling gross and horrible about myself all the time..
“Don’t be so dang hard on yourself. Yeah, you screwed up. You’re not perfect, fine. Learn from it. But don’t punish yourself. Be kind to you, even when you screw up. You’ll bounce back eventually. You’ll make up for it.”—Stephanie Klein
I think tomorrow I'm going to get up early and run.
I haven’t done it in a while because I could never go for longer runs because that would require getting up at 5:30 in the morning and I just can’t do that considering I can’t fall asleep till like 11-12. But tomorrow I’m going to do it because I just remember feeling so good when I did. My days were always better. In the afternoon I’ll spend a lot of time on strength training and then either meditate or do yoga.
I think it’ll be good to get my cardio over with in the morning because the past week I’ve always come home dreading doing it and then I just don’t and end up eating like crap. But if I know I only have to do strength and yoga I know I won’t dread it as much so I’ll actually do it.
I really, really want to get back on track this week.
Like it hate not exercising daily, eating like crap and being lazy. It’s just shitty. I don’t feel good about myself. I just need a week of no stress or temptations! Is that so hard to ask for? I need to learn to not emotionally eat too which I’ve been doing A LOT lately. I just want to get back on track once and for all. No more one day back on track, slacking off the next. I just need to make sure I work out 5-6 times this week, keep myself busy, eat right and avoid stress and I know I will be able to do it. Someone please give me some tough love.
dear, you are most likely not 10 pounds heavier in only a week. You should NEVER weigh yourself at night or after a meal because it is weighing all of the food and water from the day too! It is not accurate! Also, it's not possible to gain/lose 10 pounds in a week. You are most likely not as heavy as the scale says. If your body feels and looks good, go with that. The scale is not always right! Keep going and don't stress over this inaccurate reading!
Omg, I know that! Haha. I have been binging (and when I saw binging I mean like 2000+ calories) all week though so I totally have gained a crap ton of weight. And my body most certainly does not look or feel good sooo yeah.
I'm so stupid. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to weigh myself.
Don’t ask me why I thought it was a good idea, but I did it. And considering I had just eaten like crap all day and had water you’d think I’d be like hmm, no maybe that’s not something I should do. But I did it.
And the scale said I was TEN POUNDS HEAVIER than a week and a half ago. Now I KNOW I’ve gained and I know it’s been a lot but not 130. But seeing that number just got me down so much. Everything I’ve worked so hard for, all the miles I’ve ran. I’m basically throwing it all away eating like I have been and not exercising. What am I doing? Why? It’s got to stop.
And this time when I say it I think it will. Do you want to know why? Because tonight, instead of saying “Oh I’ll start tomorrow” I didn’t. I ate shitty today and I know I can’t make up for it but I did in fact WORK OUT. It was very light. Only one mile and about 25 minutes of walking, but it was something. And that’s all that’s important. That I started in the moment.
I don’t really know where to start, but here it goes: I’m so unhappy right now. I feel insecure and alone and I just don’t know what to do anymore.
I’ve gained at least five pounds over the past month. I can’t control my food lately and I feel so ashamed of it. I feel so stupid for having this issue. I find myself falling back into my old patterns, eating whatever I want whenever, eating too much. I can’t stand it. I feel terrible all the time, every part of me. This is exactly where I started from six months ago and I hate it even more than I did then. I feel like I am constantly failing myself and other people around me. I can’t seem to get my footing and I keep falling deeper and deeper.
It seems like everyday I just start feeling worse and worse about myself. I keep catching myself thinking like I used to. I’m back where I started and I just want to be happy and healthy again so bad. I don’t know what to do. I feel so weak.
Ug, my brothers in the kitchen and he seriously need to leave. I'm starving and I just want to eat but I don't want to have to awkwardly stand there and talk to him while he cleans up and I cook. Blah.
Hey, you can do this! I know how you feel. I'm stressed out about auditions, b/c this past month, I've been slacking off in dancing and working out. Just recently have I been really putting in any effort, and I only have two weeks. Yikes! But you have to pick yourself up and keep pushing forward, and live each day to your fullest. Only then can you move past what is keeping you down. Stay positive, strong, and focused. You will make it. As a fellow runner to another, you will cross the line.
To you I say thank you too. But honestly, in this moment, I’m not sure if I can do it. I want to be able to so bad it’s killing me, but my binging is an endless cycle it seems. No matter how many times I say I’m going to stop, I don’t.
There is no finish line in this race, only obstacles and I suck at maneuvering around them.
i just saw your post about the binge and felt like giving you a tip; when you tell yourself you're not gonna binge for two weeks your body kinda starts craving it MORE since it is FORBIDDEN FOOD. but if you tell yourself every time you go for some kind of junk food that; "well, i haven't binged for 1 week now, then i can make it ONE more day" it will make it easier. it's helped me at least heaps of times. :) good luck and stay strong!
I don’t binge on junk food which is part of the problem. It’s normal food like bread, which is something I eat on a regular basis. And when I go to eat it I don’t think “Oh I have binged for a week, let’s just eat it all” I think “I haven’t binged for a week, let’s keep it that way.” I understand where you’re coming from though and thank you for the advice! :) But because I don’t binge on junk food really my situations a little different. I’m just going to take it day by day and that’s all I can really do!