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!