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I'm happy to find this site and hope to get back to a more comfortable and healthy weight. I'll start out by getting the sleep I need and go from there.* I love the food tracker and other helpful tools available on SP. However, I believe I've made 'beginners' mistakes by expecting a huge change in a very short period of time.

*For one thing I still haven't got my sleep controlled. I've been through just oxygen, then to a Cpap, I was using a Bipap for Sleep Apnea and it seemed to ...
I'm happy to find this site and hope to get back to a more comfortable and healthy weight. I'll start out by getting the sleep I need and go from there.* I love the food tracker and other helpful tools available on SP. However, I believe I've made 'beginners' mistakes by expecting a huge change in a very short period of time.

*For one thing I still haven't got my sleep controlled. I've been through just oxygen, then to a Cpap, I was using a Bipap for Sleep Apnea and it seemed to be working okay. Then the insurance bombed me. (Except see my Blogs re: Oxygen & Bi-Pap Machines.) In the meantime, I'm learning to eat the things that are better for me and connecting with the Diabetes teams.

I invite you to read my Blogs. Also check out the links by experts on the Better Sleep Hygiene blog. I also have a Fitbit that helps me keep track of all sorts of things like my sleep which is my main concern right now and a dear necessity.

Hugs and health to all. Having SUPER SP Friends is part of the trick!!

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Member Since: 11/4/2010

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My Goals:
One of my goals is to stay healthy long enough to meet other goals. So far, not much luck, but I'm still trying. I'm hoping the Bi-pap and FitBit will help there.

Uh...back to a C-Pap with hopes of the Bi-Pap returning in the near future in 2015.

My Program:
Use Nutrition Tracker to keep track of what I eat and what I should eat to control Diabetes 2 and lose weight.

I love my Fitbit, especially the sleep tracker. With it I had proof I wasn't sleeping & could set things in place to help.

Personal Information:
I'm from southern Utah, moved to northern Utah w/family at age 5. I joined SparkPeople in November 2010.

Since I'm a Leo, (August 1st*) ruled by the sun, I changed my background color to yellow. My favorite!

*Added especially for Miss Peaches (Brenda).

Irene

Other Information:
I love to read mysteries, Glenn Beck, humorous, and slightly off kilter books. Appreciate my KINDLE. (Thank you, Helen & Bob.) But am learning to really 'dig' my iPad.

My work is published in "Mosaic, a Collection of Short Stories"; and "Tapestry, Poetic Threads of Life." I hope to get so I can have enough energy & creativeness to start writing again.

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1CRAZYDOG
4/27/2015 10:02:20 AM

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“Perspective can make our problems look bigger than they really are.” Gail Lynne Goodwin **ME here – or thy can look smaller than they really are with the positive perspective!**
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Good Monday morning! On the run, but just want to tell you you're in my thoughts! HUGS



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4/26/2015 9:48:36 AM

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POW! You are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! You made the time to exercise and I applaud you!!! I believe in YOU!!! Keep up the right choices!
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4/26/2015 7:45:46 AM

Blessings to you!

Both Dad and Mom are here, so he is definitely around. Due to the Alzheimer's, Mom definitely doesn't do well when he's not here. Gets panic attacks. VERY much the opposite of who she was. **SIGH** But she's doing well and he's getting a little more rest, so both good things.

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4/23/2015 8:37:27 AM

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“If you don’t have a sense of humor, it isn’t funny.” Wavy Gravy (Woodstock emcee)
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Dad was gone all day yesterday, so Mom had huge anxiety -- part of the Alzheimer's. :-( But she calmed down finally when he arrived back. Hoping today is a better day.



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4/22/2015 2:31:53 PM


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As we close our eyes tonight may we know how blessed we are and celebrate with gratitude. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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