Monday, March 2, 2015


If you are a mom, you have more than likely been roused from deep sleep by the piercing screams of an infant, who, as luck would have it, you are responsible for.  You fumble through the dark to put an end to the dreadful wailing using whatever method you think might end in success (No, I'm not referring to some ghastly deed! A bottle, diaper change, etc.).  Last night. I endured a night such as this.  As I laced up my running shoes this morning and began my first steps, I felt like I was hit by a truck.  I realize that my attempt to shrink to my old size might take more time than I thought.  You may already be aware of the benefits our bodies reap from a good night's sleep.  You may also know that depriving you body of this much needed rest will cause your metabolism to be altered, thereby resulting in weight gain (Patel, Malhotra, White, Gottlieb, & Hu, 2006). That being said, I am going to blame my being overweight on my kids who insist on waking up 500 times a night for various reasons.  Last night it was Alisi who had a bad dream and Lusi who was just screaming.  Now I get to try finalizing Outcome #3 of my portfolio so I can turn it in tomorrow.  All I want to do is sleeeepppp!

Patel, S. R., Malhotra, A., White, D. P., Gottlieb, D. J., & Hu, F. B. (2006). Association between reduced sleep and weight gain in women. American journal of epidemiology, 164(10), 947-954.

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