Adequate sleep is something the body needs to have to function at 100%. Granted, some people don't need as much as the next person to function at a high level but I do think that overall health makes a difference. Sleep gives rest to the body. We don't need to go into the dynamics and science of sleep but here are a couple quick formulas for you.
Sleep + Bad Eating = fat with 1/2 energy
No Sleep + Good eating = Tired with 1/2 energy
Sleep + Good Eating = Full Functioning Body
If you are trying to get to a place of better health - changes have to be made in order for you to succeed. There is a quote and I don't know the author (Einstein, Chinese Proverb, i don't know) of it that defined Insanity.
Change has to take place. We will not succeed doing the things that got us in poor health to begin with.
I found an Article done by a student at Stanford. It talks about the benefits of sleep and some of what hinders our sleep.
Because this is such a long post already - I'm just going to give Calorie Intake, which was 1,849. This is the closest that I think I could get on actual calories going in. On Saturdays I have rewarded myself with Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte' and a slice of bread to go with. It was the only thing different for my eating schedule. It has been a good thing to look forward too throughout the week.
- Treadmill ....... 4.26 miles
Miles til Goal: 978.5