Monday, March 10, 2008

Is anyone else affected by the time change?

Every year the time change in the spring messes with my system. It seems like it takes me months to adjust. Actually, sometimes it does. Last night I went to sleep at 11:00pm and woke up at 6:15am. I went to work, came home, proceeded to read blogs, visited with my neighbor, then took a nap at 7:50pm. The baby was asleep and I was at a point where I didn't think I could stay awake. Clint came in at 9:20pm and here it is, a little over an hour later, and I am ready to crash again. If I didn't need a bath, I would be asleep by now.

Does anyone else suffer from extreme fatigue when the time changes? Maybe it's psychological and I THINK it affects me, therefore I do experience physical symptoms, but it's all in my head. Who knows. The worst year was 2002. I *was* suffering from depression so maybe that had something to do with it. I am not depressed this year, nor have I need for the last few years, but everytime the time changes in the spring, I am wiped out.

I didn't workout today. I went to the Animal Shelter to look at puppies, went to JCP to buy the baby some outfits, paid my cell bill, then went back to work. I had the intention of going after work but got into a lengthy conversation with a co-worker. Deep down though, I knew I wouldn't make it this afternoon. My true intention was to do cardio AND LBWO tomorrow. This may be a BFL no-no, but I am doing it anyway. I'll do the cardio at the gym and the LBWO at home. I don't want to do the LBWO at home, but I will as I only have 1 hour to get to the gym, change, workout, change, get to work. There's not enough time to do both cardio and LB.

I need to drink more water. I drank about 16 ounces today. Seriously. I think I am part camel. I've said that many times. I had about 16 ounces of coffee today and that was it. I will maybe get in 8 ounces of water before bed but that's it. My goal for the rest of the week is to get down 64 ounces. I'm going to make myself drink 16 ounces before I allow myself to eat. I'll hold the food hostage!!! I can't wait to see how this affects me weight. Does water really help you lose weight?

I'm off to get ready for bed. I can't take this anymore.


Amanda said...

I use to have the same problem with the time change...I was constantly telling myself that it was an hour earlier. One of the cool things about Japan is they don't do the time change thing!!!

KatieFeldmom said...

I'm dragging this week and I blame the time change .... yesterday I was late to work because I kept aimlessly hitting the snooze button (at least 7 times). Whoops.

Drink your water!!!

Laurie said...

Time change sucks - I was asleep all week.

Laurie said...

damn Katie - always telling me to drink my water too. Girl drinks too much if you ask me, think she's got a problem (wink, wink). Girls like us can hold our water better don't need to drink so much.