Friday, March 21, 2008

I'm Not Fat, Just Tired

So I was watching the Today show this morning and they were talking about losing weight. (If you are interested, see this.)

Well, recently, I have fallen off the diet wagon, and I have fallen hard! I was beginning to think that I had developed some kind of compulsive eating disorder.

I want to eat EVERYTHING and I just feel hungry ALL the time. (No, I am not pregnant, bite your tongue!)

So, what they said was that scientists have found that sleep deprivation increases levels of a hunger hormone and decreases levels of a hormone that makes you feel full.

HELLO! I haven't had more than four consecutive hours of sleep since the baby got her first ear infection, and recently between her wakefulness and Becky's cough, I rarely get more than two hours of sleep in a row.

So, the good news is if I work on getting a little more sleep (they said at least 7 hours) that my appetite might normalize...and you won't find me on your doorstep, salivating and disheveled, looking for Twinkies at 2 a.m.

Of course, the bad news is...back on the diet wagon.


P.S. The tubes go in on April 17. Woo Hoo!


Puhlman said...

I knew it. I knew that all the food I ate and all the sitting around had nothing to do with me being fat. I am so glad now that they figured this all out. This explains EVERYTHING. Just think how good I would look if only these kids would sleep through the night. Thanks for the clarification Denise. I feel so much better now. I am going to go eat some easter candy now.

Melanie said...

Crap!! So you're saying I need to be in bed earlier than 1am. Is that supposed to be daily? How about a week of bed before 10:30 and sleep until 7am. Do you think the kids will go for it? Maybe you should wait until after April 17th. hehe

Amberlyn said...

So does that mean I've been sleep deprived my whole life?

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