I tried to fight through it this morning, but by mid-day, there was no denying how incredibly exhausted I am. Ever since my car accident a few weeks ago, I haven’t been sleeping well. Last night was definitely the worst of it; I barely slept 4 hours.
When I got up this morning, I was so tired I felt sick. Like a hangover without the fun the night before, I was incredibly nauseated and had a splitting headache. I even had to lie back down during my morning routine because I felt so lousy. Not a fun way to start the day.
Luckily, my stomach settled down and a little coffee seemed to help my headache, which was definitely a good thing because I had plans with my co-workers to go out to breakfast! Since today was our last full day of school and the next 2 days will be taken up with an awards ceremony and class picnic, we didn’t have any planning to do during our planning time. It was quite the treat to leave for a little while and have breakfast out!
I’m used to a pretty light breakfast, but I wanted to be social and hang out with my co-workers, so I ordered eggs, toast, and hash brown casserole. Our meal was taking a little longer than usual, so the server brought us complimentary biscuits and gravy. All of it was pretty “meh” and if I had been with close friends or family, I probably would have had a few bites and just waited for something more appealing for lunch. But my co-workers sometimes comment about my weight, and I felt like I had to eat in front of them. Do you know what I mean? It’s not that I don’t eat or that I don’t love to eat, I just really want to eat a). when I’m hungry and b). food that tastes good! For some reason, I felt like I had to save face. So I ate the whole thing. And proceeded to feel absolutely awful for the rest of the morning and into the afternoon.
Stupid stupid stupid! And yet, if I were in the same situation again, I’m not sure I’d do it differently. I just really hate when people comment on my weight or eating habits and I’d rather avoid the situation.
Anyway . . . what’s done is done. Just curious to know whether anyone else can relate? Please tell me I’m not the only one who does stupid stuff like this!
Determined to feel better, I went for a slow but steady 5 mile run this afternoon and sat by the pool for about an hour before dinner. I was hoping the pool would be more relaxing, but there were a lot of kiddos there, and I needed quiet time, so I headed home to make a smoothie fit for Slimer!
It’s a little hard to tell from the pic, but this guy was disgustingly GREEN! I went a little overboard with my spinach, so I added a heaping tablespoon of cocoa powder to take the edge off the spinach flavor. Usually, I can’t taste the spinach in my green monsters, but I guess I was too heavy-handed tonight. The cocoa powder rescued it, though!
I also enjoyed a ginormous bowl of strawberries alongside.
I was hoping a light, fresh dinner would get me closer to feeling 100%, but I think the lack of sleep is winning out.
I’m dedicating the rest of my evening to resting and an early bedtime! Cross your fingers that I can actually sleep tonight!
Questions of the evening:
Have you ever been in a situation where you felt like you had to eat something, but you didn’t want to? How did you handle it?
Do you ever have trouble sleeping? What helps you?