I weighed in this morning...no picture because I had left my phone downstairs and was way too lazy to go get it. Its because I was soooo tired. I started watching this season of the Biggest Loser on DVR a few days ago and last night was like a BL Binge-a-thon. It was ridiculous. I was up until almost 3 AM watching this show...and thats after being up two nights ago until 4AM watching the show...
The good news is I'm all caught up on the show. *insert sarcasm*
The bad news is that my children get up between 6-7AM and theat means I do to...and when I'm lacking sleep I'm ALWAYS fatter.
So I did a little research and sure enough....not enough sleep will make you FATTER.
Check out this article here.
So first, the later you stay up the more you eat. They say about 6% more calories than the other boring old people that hit the hay by 9PM...
Second...lack of sleep actually alters your fat cells. They become less sensitive to insulin. That was super interesting to me. Being a type 2 diabetic...I wonder if my night owl tendencies had much to do with eventually coming to that diagnosis!
Finally...lack of sleep ages your fat cells approximately 20 years. Also making them less efficient/effective and lowering your metabolism.
So...is it any wonder that I weighed in this AM at 201. Making me really grumpy and irritated that there was a 2 on that scale.
So I'm hitting the hay early tonight and I'm going to do a Fat Wednesday weigh in tomorrow AM and see where it brings me back to.
And in the meantime I'm going to practice the art of being old and boring and go to bed EARLY for the next week to see if it helps me lose weight.