[[Side Notes: Tired Eyes
There are some days where I just don't get enough sleep and I'm exhausted. Add in driving off road up to 100+ miles a day for work, in the heat of the sun or cold of the wind, with not a lot of things to keep you entertained, you can see that staying awake while out in the field can be quite difficult.
This has been my problem lately, which I believe is from several factors, including a health issue and lack of good sleep at night. I have been trying to work on the sleep part (lights out at 9.15 every night!) and am currently working with a doctor to figure out the health woes, but as it's a work in progress, there is only one things that seems to help keep me awake whether my body needs it or not: FOOD.
I've talked before about eating when I'm emotional, not eating when I'm stressed, over exercising, etc. Lately the emotional and stress haven't been too bad (ok, that's a lie, the stress part has. Searching for work is very stressful in the winter for a field biologist) but being tired has and I'm eating like I'm training for a marathon! I don't know that holding onto a steering wheel for dear life while driving burns many calories, but this is what caused some serious stress as I eat to stay awake...do you see the cycle?
Work and get tired --> eat to stay awake --> keep working and not be able to exercise (and I'm injured, that doesn't help) --> eat to stay awake --> stress out over not exercising and disordered thoughts return --> stress out over returned disordered thoughts --> emotionally restrict over overeat
It's seriously a never ending battle. I just need to figure out the exhaustion part and maybe it will end. And yes, I've been drinking coffee, although I don't like to. I believe that our bodies should be able to stay awake naturally and without a jult, but that's just me...
So I need suggestions on some energy high foods/snacks to have! I've noticed that I have to snack and not eat a meal, because then I go into a food coma and I'm falling asleep or have to pull over to take a nap, so snacks are good if you've got them! ]]
In other news, I took care of a sick Whit this weekend, and did some shopping to get ready for winter. I’m on a flannel kick so I’ve already bought two from Target…this also goes to show that I’m my father’s daughter; the man loves his flannel shirts!
Anyhow, only food picture from this weekend
today was my dinner:
Sorry for the gross colors of the picture, but I swear it tasted good! Daiya cheese with a griller’s patty, roasted veggies from my produce box, and unpictured salsa for dipping!
Ok, early night tonight because I’ve got a full week ahead of me…yeesh.