I'm 187. But I don't feel it.
I've been fighting insomnia all week. That's never a good thing, for many reasons.
One reason is that it seems to throw off my eating/drinking. (I sound like an alcoholic...but I'm not.) When my body is over tired, I tend to indulge things that I normally wouldn't. I drink more coffee, less water. I may have a shorty can of root beer because the carbonation feels soothing. I eat chocolate because it perks me up. I eat crappy deli salads for lunch instead of healthy veggies and protein. And dinner seems to be a free for all.
There is science in this. It's been shown that people who sleep less, generally eat worse and have a hard time losing weight.
Yesterday I stayed home from work. It was my second night this week with no sleep and it produced a migraine. About 8:30 I made myself 1 egg/1 egg white scrambled eggs with an ounce of cheese. It took me about 40 minutes to eat it. I love eggs, but they seem to be going down harder and harder lately. For lunch I had a couple of servings of Pop Chips with some fresh pineapple and strawberries. No protein, but not crap either. For dinner I had a piece of sourdough bread with a couple of ounces of cheese melted on it. Again, not a great choice.
On days where I sleep well, I generally have my coffee in the morning with oatmeal or eggs. Lunch is a fresh salad or veggies and leftover dinner protein. And dinner is planned out with a protein, veg and little starch for me.
I think what makes it harder is that when I don't sleep I don't feel like I have a good plan for the day. Everything seems random and randomness doesn't promote good eating or even attempting to work out. Planning out the day (somewhat) seems to promote better habits. I know what's coming up and what I need to do and what I have to work with. Randomness seems to mean that I make snap decisions that aren't always the best for me.
All this to say, that even though I'm down a pound form yesterday, it's not earned. I think it's likely from stress and I don't want to lose weight that way.