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The Buzz Crash

on April 8, 2014

Remember that “riding the buzz” feeling that I had? I appear to have crashed a bit. I can’t seem to roll my butt out of bed at 6 a.m. for my full dose of early morning exercise. Last night I fell asleep in my chair while watching television. I woke up, briefly thought about writing a blog, and almost immediately realized that the best course of action was to go right to bed and fall asleep again. Today felt like more of the same.

Maybe I’m trying to play catch up. Honestly, I’m not sure. All I know is that I’m tired through and through. I’m also moody as all get out. Is it possible to experience hormonal fluctuations even two years post-menopause?

Okay, so I won’t blame hormones for my swinging mood. Instead, I’ll chalk it up to the buzz crash. While I’m experiencing this, I have also noticed that food cravings frequently connect to state of mind/emotional balance. When I’m down and tired, I want to eat stuff that really won’t do me any good — like junk carbs and sugar. I would be extremely happy right now with some homemade cinnamon toast. Toasted white bread, spread with butter, and then sprinkled with a mixture of white sugar and ground cinnamon. No nutritional value whatsoever. Quite the opposite, in fact, but it’s delicious.

Good thing I don’t have any bread in the house. Saved from my own cravings!

My blah is not helped by the fact that it rained when I got home from work and was still raining after Tai Chi class so I didn’t get out for an evening walk. Even though I haven’t overeaten, my body feels like I have because I haven’t exercised to the extent that I would have otherwise.

Oh wah wah wah. You know what I just realized? When I’m tired, moody and crashing off of a buzz, I turn into a whiney beast. Just ignore me, okay? I’m going to relax in a hot tub and resolve to be much improved in body, mind and spirit tomorrow.

Thanks for listening.

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3 responses to “The Buzz Crash

  1. Skye says:

    Tiredness affects everyone, and you were out of your environment and in an environment that probably sucked a lot of energy out of you in a variety of ways. You probably just need some rest. And given that you eat such a reduced calorie diet, plus you had some unaccustomed carbs, it may take a little more time to restore your energy levels.

    I imagine you will be back up on top soon, if you aren’t already by the time you read this!

  2. Mary Stella says:

    Thanks, Chrissy. I needed to hear this. Love you, girlfriend. Hope you’re doing great.

  3. xxoooxxxooo The best thing about days like this is that they pass…. And we can learn not to hurt ourselves while waiting for the batteries to recharge. Hugs to you. I sure love your honesty!!!

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