I am just so tired…

November 14, 2009 | By | 39 Replies More

… and I think a lot of you can relate to that. There are times when everything just seems too much, and your energy runs out. You might have noticed that I haven’t updated my blog much lately, and that’s one of the reasons – life and other commitments just got the better of me.

On the other hand, nothing of any notable interest in the weight loss department has happened, I am ashamed to say. I am still sticking with the Gabriel Method Weight Loss, but have yet to see the desired results. Yes, STILL. I am wondering whether I am doing something wrong with my visualization? I am not sure what it is, but I am getting just a little frustrated. Don’t get me wrong, I still do strongly believe in the Gabriel Method, but think that I should have seen some results already. Has anybody else tried the Gabriel Method? I would love to hear your results.

Either way, living after the Gabriel Method can only make you healthier, so that’s a plus!

To get back to the being tired – one big problem when tired is that lots up us tend to eat when we are tired. The body is trying to get the energy to stay awake. That produces an appetite. If we all get enough sleep, we wouldn’t be so tempted by all the food during the day – this is proven. I am often sitting in front of the TV extremely tired but don’t want to go to bed yet because this is “ME” time, and instead I start eating. Instead, I should be going to bed! Check with yourself when you do something like this next time, whether it’s not something else you need.

Apropos, – time for bed for me now, I am nearly falling asleep at the keyboard! 😉

Category: Emotional Eating, My Weight Loss Journey, Weight Loss Challenges

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  1. Petra – I know that one of the biggest reasons that people overeat is because of fatigue.

    It has been shown that most overeating occurs in the state of “tense tiredness” and it can be very subtle, so we get used to feeling that way.

    The best thing to do is become an observer of your own behavior and start giving yourself more of what you need on a daily, even hourly basis.

    I recommend that people do the “check-in” with themselves with 2 questions – “how do I feel?” and “what do I need?” Then start acting on those needs as much as possible.

    Fatigue is a HUGE factor for most people – we just have way too much going on!

    .-= [email protected] Eating´s last blog ..More Chocolate – Less Stress Eating? =-.

    • Petra Weiss says:

      @Carol, thanks for all your good advice!

      • Robyn Cupcakes says:

        Hi Petra,
        I have just found your blog via the Carol Solomon website and have responded because some things you said really resonated with me.

        I too feel that 15 kilos is exactly what I need to lose to feel good again (I weigh more now than when I was full term with my second son!), I too stay up way too late watching TV because its ‘me’ time, and I too have photos of myself looking good that I look at for either inspiration or depression, depending on my mood!
        I feel like I don’t even look like me anymore, not the mental image I have of myself anyway, and choosing clothes to wear each day is just an exercise in despair. I have lost interest in clothes shopping (sacre bleu!) and make little effort with myself because there doesn’t seem to be much point!

        Even when we have social engagements my heart sinks because a)I have nothing to wear that I look any good in and b) I always feel like people will be thinking ‘wow she’s gotten really fat!’.

        Anyway, things have gotten so desperate now that I intend to sign up for a12 week challenge that is happening at a gym up the road in January…and just pray that paying all that money and having someone make me accountable will get the weight off. And that hopefully, finally, I’ll be able to keep it off (the other big challenge).

        Interested to see if you’re still going with the Gabriel method (one of the few i haven’t tried) and share the ups and downs…


        • Petra Weiss says:

          Robyn, I feel with you! You sound exactly like I feel… the worst is to remember how it felt when you were slimmer and how good you felt, and to know that no matter what you wear you will feel fat and out of place.
          I am trying to keep going with the Gabriel Method, but I have had so many things happening in my life and have been so busy that I haven’t been able to do my visualization for a while, and I admit I still haven’t lost anything. I do take my supplements, and believe that they are very good for my body, but I still need to change my eating habits 🙁 Will keep you updated!
          I wish you much success with your challenge at the gym!!!

  2. Hi Petra,

    Being tired is something that we all experience once in a while.

    I feel the way you describe at least once or twice a year. And it can last anywhere from a couple of days to a week or two.

    The only thing that helps at such times is getting the rest I need.

    Otherwise it will just feed on itself.

    Not getting enough sleep and eating instead of sleeping is a sure way of putting on weight and rather quickly too.

    Even when you are doing everything right, eating the right foods, drinking enough water and taking the right supplements, using the Gabriel method or whatever but if you don’t get enough sleep and eat it at late hours instead of sleeping everything will be sabotaged.

    I’m sure that you already know that on some level.
    Just take the rest you need.

    And things will fall back into place soon.

    Please take care.

    .-= [email protected] Diet Menu´s last blog ..4 Ways To Stop Your Young Athlete From Eating Junk Foods =-.

    • Petra Weiss says:

      Thanks, Vance! I have sworn to go to bed earlier and sleep longer, and the few days that I managed have already made me feel a little better. I also try to take some of the hectic out of my life.

      • Hi Petra,

        I’m really glad that you’re feeling better. Getting enough sleep is the first and foremost health and well being requirement.

        Who knows why we don’t always pay attention to that even when we know it’s true.
        I’m just as guilty of doing things at the expense of sleep at times as anyone else.

        That’s why I know how it makes me feel when I do that. The worst thing is that to make up for lost sleep takes multiple hours. If the sleep deficit is let’s say 12 hours it takes at least 24 hours of sleep just to catch up.

        But the toll on the body due to lack of sleep can hardly be fully repaired.

        I realize that you know all this but a reminder once in a while is a good thing.
        Even as I type this I remind myself to take my own advice.

        .-= [email protected] Diet For Athletes´s last blog ..4 Ways To Stop Your Young Athlete From Eating Junk Foods =-.

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  4. scheng1 says:

    Actually that’s easy. Make a big glass of lime juice without adding sugar, add some ice. It’s an energy booster without adding calories. I used to do that when I faced exam stress and extreme work stress.
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  5. Hello Petra,
    I don’t think much of most diets. A basic understanding of the way our bodies work is required. I refer to the process as the three M’s.
    Menu – has to do with healthy eating and the calories we take in.
    Metabolism – has to do with reasonable cardio and aerobic exercise which could be anything we do such as walking, swimming, bike riding.
    Motivation – Probably the most difficult. That is why I recommend having a buddy. A buddy can help us and we can assist our buddy in staying motivated.
    I know this is simplified but it really is not complicated.
    Also, keep in mind that SEX is a great motivator and a wonderful natural source of cardio aerobic exercise.

  6. Dont ever give up. Try hard. You will definitely get the result.

  7. In losing weight, hardest part is to make right choices and stick to it

  8. I agree with Raj. Dont ever give up. If you do so, you can’t achieve the success.

  9. Hi Petra,

    What can I say about the thing you questioned above is the each method will only become effective if one sees it and understand thoroughly of what is the process. Gabriel Method about weight loss is great and it has lots of testimonies regarding the method. One must reflect deeply must have a strong motive of the desire to loss weight. We all know that losing weight is not easy because our major problem is our self. I appreciate your honestly of telling these things. Just like a talking to a friend. Thanks!

  10. HI. I am doing lot of exercises for weight loss. But nothing is giving good results. What to do?

    • Petra Weiss says:

      I have heard that weight loss is to 80% eating the right foods at the right time, and only 20% exercise. Work on your food intake (what and when) first and foremost?

  11. This is when you have to dig down deep and make your self do it. These are the times when we can really see what we are made out of. Cheers!

  12. If you want to go for dieting plan then you must have in your mind that it ‘ll take some time to get the desired results. You should never give up because consistency is the key to success in fitness plans.

  13. I’ve started sleeping better, since I’ve started taking yoga. I think the quality of my sleep improves when I know how to relax myself. I would recommend.

  14. I was just reading your post on the benefits of drinking water and mentioned there how I started to get massive boosts to my energy levels by making sure I was hydrated all day. I’ve found that a good loooong drink of water when I’m really tired also helps to make me feel really full and cuts the temptation to eat as a comfort when the energy is missing.
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  16. Saying “one big problem when tired is that lots up us tend to eat when we are tired. ” is really true and something that I agree with. Although, trying this weight loss method is worth considering.

  17. Amy says:

    I totally agree with the eating more when I am tired, especially a lot more sugar and right before bed too! But I have been trying to integrate more water into my diet.

  18. Edguardo says:

    It’s tough not to be so tempted by sugars and carbs. I’ve found that I’ve been able to substitute honey for refined sugars in most of my recipes but also to snack a lot more frequently during the day, it’s really helped me to maintain my weight.

  19. Sam says:

    I’ve been dealing with weight issues for a few years now. I’m always fluctuating, I definitely have issues with the time of day that I eat at. This is a really informative article. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Janet says:

    I’ve found that by cutting out Dairy from my diet that I feel so much better. I definitely have to supplement my calcium but it’s worth it in the weight loss department. Plus I have more energy instead of feeling so heavy.

    • Petra Weiss says:

      Janet, I love my dairy so much I am not sure whether I would be able to cut it out; I think not, but if you can do it and it helps, go for it!

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  22. walter says:

    I wear sauna suits often and love the feeling of sweating out those toxins. i wear it walking and around the house.

  23. It’s not only that you are eating more when you are tired. Another very important thing for muscle building is enough sleep.

    If you don’t get enough sleep, that can ruin almost all of your diet results. That is why professional sportsmen get quarantined before their matches. They need their rest to maintain the best possible shape.
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  24. Cheer up! At least your still on your program of losing weight right? I understand you that there are lots of commitment to be done. But keep on fight and it will surely pays off.
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  26. Jaycee says:

    I wonder why there are so many supplements to take with the Gabriel Method. Surely if we eat the healthy well balanced food then we should not need these expensive supplements.

  27. Frank says:

    You are right Petra because almost every one who has ever tried to lose weight can relate to the feeling that you have rite now. I don’t know much about the Gabriel method but I can surely say that people who are able to successfully go through this phase are the ones who get their desired physique.
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  28. Patricia says:

    I agree with you Petra, there are times that I want to relax in front of the TV watch my favorite show and just eat my favorite snack! But now I can’t do it. Taking care of the house is sometimes so stressful!

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