Tomorrow is the last weigh-in for the Healthy Eating Habits challenge. I must report that I have crashed and burned . . like big time. Can you see the flames? Look out your window! It should be visible!
I’ll tell you what happened. It started last Sunday night. I cut down on sleep. I know that my body despises lack of sleep. Like, quite honestly, I could sleep for 6 hours, eat nothing the next day, and gain two pounds. I have teetered on the edge of a thyroid breakdown for so long (factored possibly by genetics and definitely induced by poor life habits), that this particular circumstance is magnified in me.
I did not intentionally hurt my body. But I did intentionally sleep less to get more work done . . which yes, hurts my body. So I guess I kind of did do it intentionally; which makes the whole thing worse that I am the problem. Of course that means that I am also the solution – should I choose to be!
I then made the mistake of stepping on the scale before we left for the Mackinac trip. I had still been eating well and exercising lightly. But the lack of sleep had taken its toll. The scale said something unpleasant and I gave up.
So tonight I am thankful that although the challenge ends tomorrow, I will continue healthy habits myself. I know what my body needs. I need to give my body what it needs to stay healthy. If I can master this, it will be more valuable than winning any challenge available to mankind!