I've also been working out less. I'm having a hard time finding time and energy to work out. I've been stressed out a lot lately, and I feel like that stress is draining me of energy. If I work out after I get off work, I don't make it home until 7 pm. Then it's 7:45 or 8:00 pm before I get dinner cooked. That is really late for eating dinner. If I eat dinner then work out, I feel like I'm going to hurl. I like to work out on Sundays, but I often feel too exhausted by the time I do all the grocery shopping, cutting food for the week, and doing a bunch of other errands all weekend. I also need to buy a really good pair of shoes to work out in. My feet are always hurting from working out, but I don't have money for expensive shoes right now.
I've read many times that getting enough sleep is vital to weight loss, but I can't. On weekdays I get 4 to 5 hours of sleep, weekends 6 to 7. This last week I've been falling asleep early enough to get 6 hours during the week, but I keep having a really restless night of sleep, and I wake up several times during the night. How do you get your body to sleep more? I drink almost no caffeine anymore, unless I am eating out. What else can I do?
I'm not sure that doing a low carb diet is the best thing for me anymore. I've been thinking about doing weight watchers or a low calorie diet, but those seem like a lot of work, and I am not sure which is best for me. I would love to know what you think. One of the things I am having the hardest time with is cravings for sweets. Sometimes I feel like I am going out of my mind from cravings.
Things will probably start looking up since I just let out my problems and frustrations here. I would love some encouragement from you, my friends.