Winter is not just hard with the lack of sunshine, it is also very hard with lack of sleep. The pattern for me looks like this lack of sleep means:
I make poor choices because of the mid insomnia and therefore my behavior reacts to those choices.
I’ve had my meds altered and there has been improvement, however, the full nights sleep has not. I’ve gone back to Zumba because I love it, however, my obsessions with my body resurface and trying to find a spot to stand where there isn’t a mirror is not always easy.
I have continued to improve my eating, however, I have realized that when I’m tired, I eat sugar based foods. Doing so means I sabotage my weight loss goal and the scale reflects. So if you look above the Situation is I’m tired, the thought is “need something to keep me awake” the emotion is “defeat” the behavior is eating sugary foods (chocolate, ice cream, etc). It’s a vicious cycle.
Trick is, how do I become balanced?