Ever run yourself down and forget to eat? - Chevelle Tech
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Ever run yourself down and forget to eat?

My grandkids spent the night and with our dog situation the kids sleep on the couch, I get the recliner and wife and dog gets the bedroom. So I cant sleep on the recliner very well, not getting a decent nights sleep, get up and eat a small breakfast and a donut at the park after we cardboard ski down the hill for a half an hour. Go home a grill cheese and hang out with the kids. Still run down and lethargic. Later as im cooking dinner I realize I really didn't eat much today. So six tacos and a plate of rice, pumpkin pie, ice cream ive got my second wind back! Unfortunately gotta hit the hay early, got us scheduled for 10 hour days for the next two weeks.
So guys, remember to stop and eat before you find yourself burnt out and exhausted. Jim
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 19, 12:03 AM
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Re: Ever run yourself down and forget to eat?

Not so much as forgetting to eat, but lately had a few times after getting home from work where I'd fall asleep on the couch and sleep through dinner time. Finally getting up 9-9:30ish (or surprisingly around 11 one night), which is too late for making dinner. Also, I sometimes will simply become too engrossed in whatever I'm working on and realize I've worked through lunch, so I just grab a quickie snack and just wait for dinner.

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Re: Ever run yourself down and forget to eat?

When I get involved in a project I forget to eat too. In fact, I barely take time to find a tree out back for a bathroom break. I hate to break the rhythm stopping to eat, and if I do, I don't feel like get back into whatever I was doing as much. There's nothing like a brick of lasagna to take the fun out of a rear end swap.


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Re: Ever run yourself down and forget to eat?

Fairly common during spring and fall for me to not eat much (although it doesn't show). Ate a bowl of cereal yesterday at 6am, got working around the house and farm, then went over to help my cousin pull the injection pump on his combine. His mom showed up about 7pm with a pizza and some fried chicken. Got to thinking, hmmmm.... that bowl of cereal 13 hours later was all I'd had all day. If I'm busy working, I don't even think about food.
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Re: Ever run yourself down and forget to eat?

Not me, I get hangry if I don't eat. When life give me one of those really busy stretches though, I've been known to run on about 4 or 5 hours of sleep for up to a couple weeks at a time. Usually this ends with me coming down with a bad cold and being forced to rest, but I still eat

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Re: Ever run yourself down and forget to eat?

I fast quite deliberately, so NO! When I dont eat, I KNOW it!

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Re: Ever run yourself down and forget to eat?

When I was growing up in So. Dak. we lived on the farm. Come harvesting time there was many long working hours. We would have a huge meal at noon. Would take a short cat nap (about 1/2 hr.) after lunch and be all refreshed and ready to hit it again until 4 when the women would bring out a small snack (usually sandwiches and fresh fruit) and an ice cold beer. Then we would work till around 9 pm or later and have a small supper. Now days i find it hard to quit working on a project and disrupt my rhythm. But if I don't stop to grab a bite to eat I end up getting a headache. So I stop to eat.

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Re: Ever run yourself down and forget to eat?

I can go from breakfast until 10 or 11 pm if I am busy without food.
The last few years I found that I better drink water or I will get muscle cramps in my fingers.

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Re: Ever run yourself down and forget to eat?

I think the fluids is where people can forget too. Probably more important than the food in the short run.
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6 tacos and a plate of rice with pumpkin pie and ice cream anytime after 6pm for me equals a sleepless night, danged reflux.

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Re: Ever run yourself down and forget to eat?

For me, carbs in the AM get me going but within 2 hours I have to eat some protein or my blood sugar gets too low and I get tired. I also do intermittent fasting and that really keeps stuff stable for me.
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Re: Ever run yourself down and forget to eat?

I must not be suffering from that. For 50 years I've weighed 175. Been retired for 16 months and I've gained 10 lbs............might have to go back to work!
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Like some others have said, once I get working in the garage, I get in the zone and forget to eat.

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Re: Ever run yourself down and forget to eat?

Not since I was a teenager. I used to a lot then, now I'm more likely to eat and forget to get up.
Back then, I'd get up and leave in the morning, be out all day, come home, miss dinner... Those days are gone.

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