Tired = hungry

I really hate it when I don’t sleep well. I know that I will be really hungry for the entire day and food will be a struggle (thank you ghrelin hormone). I slept horribly last night. We went out for coffee last night and I ordered a decaf latte, but there was a bit of Beavis and Butthead going on with the baristas, and it would not surprise me if I actually got regular, since they messed up John’s drink.
Whatever the reason, I couldn’t get to sleep, couldn’t stay asleep, and woke up way too early. So, I just got up and was at the Y before 7am. Stomach was already growling so I had 1/2 of a balance bar before working out.

When I got home, I was reminded of how much food is such an addictive thing for me at times. I had a teaspoon of peanut butter out of the jar to take the edge off my hunger while the oatmeal was cooking.
I put it in my mouth and just closed my eyes as the peanut butter melted in my mouth and made my salivary glands go crazy. It was a blissful moment. I was kind of in a drug-like trance, savoring each bit of that spoonful.

Not sure if that set off something in my brain today, but I struggled with food today. I ended up around 1600 calories – so not bad, but I feel hungry still from lack of sleep. Guess I am going to have to go the bed early!

At least today was my last day of work for the week, the weekend starts tomorrow!

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5 thoughts on “Tired = hungry

  1. Kelly

    Your description of the peanut butter cracked me up. LOL
    Some days we are just hungry. It’s a pain but it’s part of life. Sounds like you handled the situation.

    Love the blog. I’m adding you to my blog roll.

  2. Chris

    I totally know what you mean by that Zen moment of enjoyment. I am losing weight and I quit drinking to accomplish my goals. Yet the other day I had a glass of wine and felt nicely rewarded

    Love the post!!!

  3. debby

    This really interested me, Lori, because I had not really connected being tired with being hungry. I will have to pay attention. I do know there are some days that I am more hungry than others. What drives me the most crazy are the days that I am not hungry, but just want to eat and eat.

  4. Jen, a priorfatgirl

    mmmm…..peanut butter! I love it! What brand do you use? I have been eating FitNutz, it’s the powerdered stuff but have been thinking of branching out – I want low-call so there aren’t many options.

  5. Lori

    Debby – I’ll have to dig up the info on the ghrelin hormone. It’s actually quite interesting!

    Jen – I indulge with full fat PB. I have PB2, but nothing like the real thing. I use natural peanut butter. I am going to make my own cashew butter when this runs out, probably have to do a post on that, too! 😀

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