Erskine, Barbara ~ Lady of Hay
Don't run on EMPTY, EAT clean.
I have to admit for many years I did not eat right. Working full time and more helping run a business, small child to take care of, a home to run and suffering from depression, taking care of me was kind of a back burner thing. I'd get the afternoon slump at work (running on empty) and my quick go to fix was a huge cup of coffee and donuts or anything else that had sugar. By the time we got home a healthy home cooked meal was the last thing I wanted to deal with, so easy pre-made frozen crap was usually our quick fix and I kept the guilt off by always having salad or fresh cut veggies as a side dish. Of course you can't eat like this and not gain weight and in doing so makes the whole situation harder to deal with.
I finally put my foot down last year when I read Tosca Reno's books about clean eating and decided that things just had to change. I cannot say that I'm perfect at it and loosing weight has to be one of the hardest things I've ever had to do (even quiting smoking was easier).
Now when I run on empty I'm armed with healthier things to get through the day. I start the day off with a healthy breakfast, I drink my water and I eat more frequently, four to five smaller meals, each meal contains protein and a source of fibre, like fruit or vegetables.
Since I changed the way I eat, I find that running on EMPTY is a thing of the past.
Signing off till next time.