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Sleep problems...with 8 hours of sleep.....now what?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I've been working on our daughter's Halloween party which is Saturday, it snowed yesterday, so it's kind of hard to get going on it, normally it's here at the house, so I'm not really in the mood to do it, but I know I need to get going on it. I've been feeling tired, I think it's because normally I go to bed at 2 am and I've been going to bed around 1130-midnight. I don't know why I should be tired going to bed earlier, but man, I really am. I'm getting 8 or 8.5 hours of sleep and I really need to get back to getting less, this is raising havoc on me, for some reason. I'm feeling so drug out it's not funny.

I seem to feel so much better with lots less sleep. I know they get after you for getting 7 hours and less sleep, but wow, I do feel so much better getting 7 hours of sleep, than 8 and more. Is that weird or what? I can't help it, I just can't handle this 8 hours and more of sleep, it's really doing me in. so what do you do when this happens. I'm telling you, I just don't know if I can do this anymore. I've been doing 8 hours of sleep for nearly a week now, and I'm really feeling like I'm sick, that's how bad it is....I don't know if I can do this anymore.

So that's the delimna.....how do I "fix" it...go back to less sleep, or stick with it...I'm lost....any suggestions? emoticon

  
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BARB4HEALTH 10/25/2013 8:47AM

    I have been having trouble getting 7-8 also. I want to, but my body won't comply! So, I at least "rest". I read an article about resting/sleeping and it said even if you can't sleep a solid seven to eight hours, at least rest. So, sometimes, I just lay there as if I was sleeping and my body rests. Works for me!
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TATTER3 10/24/2013 1:03PM

    your body has to adapt. I've been there. I'm used to getting 4-5 hours sleep a night and have been striving to increase that to 8. I'm up to 6-6.5 average and there are days that I just feel bad after sleeping so 'long'. but eventually it will be oday. I'm adding about 15-30 minutes every 2-3 weeks so it's slow going and I wake up a lot..but I know that it will be worth it in the end. Keep Sparkin'!

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Finally!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I had such a great day today, our son had asked me last week to go to the Halloween stores with him...he didn't want to buy anything, he just wanted to go somewhere with me, and I'm so happy, you can't even imagine. He has never asked to go with me anywhere, but he has gone if I asked him to. He is such a wonderful son, we're so blessed.

I wish and pray that he find a girlfriend, he's so lonely, but then again, he's very shy. All of his friends, the female ones, have a boyfriend, and I so wish he could find one. He'd make the best Dad ever, because all the kids seem to flock to him so he'll play with them. He teases and jokes with them, which they love, and he is just the kindest person. That's what my prayers focus on so much now, is his happiness.

I had such a great time with him today I wish we could do it all the time.

I got a wig to go with my costume, and things to make treats for the party Saturday. I hope it doesn't rain, it wasn't supposed to, but now it says it is.

Oh, I LOVE the exercise DVD, it was very wearing, but well worth it. I went to my Endocrinologist today and he said everything was perfect (Diabetes-wise; after having it since 1975, that's great news), PLUS I'd gone from 163 to 157.12. YES finally I've lost weight! I've waited since March to hear I've lost more weight, and finally it's happened!

Well that's my day for today, I'm going to be very busy tomorrow, cooking, and Friday. I hope you're day is wonderful, too!

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TATTER3 10/24/2013 1:04PM

    sounds great! Keep Sparkin'!!

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New video

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I had won a video on the spin, something I'd never expected and I'm going to try it today instead of my usual walking video...I just hope I don't drop over. :D Actually I hope there's nothing involving getting down on the floor or on my knees, I can't do either of those. I get on the floor and I have a hard time getting up, because I can't get on my knees (without a ton of pain because I'd fallen last year 2 times within a 2 week period, both times flat on my knees, once on our living room floor, the other time on concrete. Both times I'd tripped over something; a tablecloth and concrete that was bulged up).

Anyway, I'm looking forward to being able to try this, I hope I can do it, because I'm so excited about it.

So off I go to try it out, after finishing up here. Have a great day everyone, and don't forget those smiles! emoticon

  
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BARB4HEALTH 10/25/2013 8:42AM

    Knee injuries are the pits! I got one from falling and one from sitting (now that's a story!). I don't understand about winning the video.
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TATTER3 10/23/2013 10:09AM

    Do what you can....Keep Sparkin'!!

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STUDLEEJOE 10/22/2013 11:18AM

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Remember the Sunflowers and Bluebirds.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Wow, it feels like I've not exercised at all, even though I've been walking a mile a day, but today I went back to the exercises I'd been doing before and I actually got wore out. I never did before but man today really hit me. I think that's a good thing, I hope.

Anyway, I have so much to do this week, I don't think I'll ever catch up. I almost wish it were November, but then again, November 27th was my Dad's birthday....I hate coming on the day, because it brings so many memories and just depresses me, same with Father's Day, and Feb 10th...I really miss him and I notice it so much during those days.

I've really got to get my mind on something else during those times, and take it off the negative. I know my Dad's still around me, but I just can't give him a hug, or talk to him and get advice back like I used to.

I still talk to him, almost daily, but I only wish he could answer back. Maybe he does with all the Sunflowers and bluebirds I've seen (whether real or photos, etc). Oh well, life goes on, unfortunately.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/25/2013 3:18PM

    I know what you mean about the anniversary.
It does get better with time.
emoticon I decided to remember my mum and dad's birthdays not the days they died, because their lives were not all about their final illnesses and deaths, but about their time on earth.
So although I do recall the time of year they died, I put the rest of it out of my mind.

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TATTER3 10/22/2013 6:44AM

    Bless your heart. Thinking of you!

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Inside Exercises

Monday, October 21, 2013

Well the weather has gotten to the point where I walk outside and end up freezing, so it's back to inside exercises, but that's alright, at least I get it done, now let's just hope it's working out.

Getting a little tired of going to the doctor and not having any weight loss, while I'm following my diet and exercising every day. This week I exercised, but not in my usual way, it was more walking all over the country getting things. First day I've missed my actual exercising time, but I guess that can be allowed, since I've been exercising daily since February.

I'm going to miss that warm weather, mainly because I used to love going out for my walk and just feeling the warm summer breeze on my body as I walked along and seeing the countryside and all it's wildlife. Oh well, Spring will be here before we know it.

I hope you're having a great week, I know I am. I'll see you soon! emoticon

  
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TATTER3 10/22/2013 6:44AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!

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