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A gorgeous St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

As someone who is part Irish, I've always enjoyed the festive spirit of St. Patrick's Day. This year, it seems especially festive to me. Maybe it's because I've been away from my family for 14 years. Maybe it's due to the fact that Detroit's weather is supposed to be sunny and almost 70. Maybe it's because I've been doing some Avon training and am geeked about getting out. passing out books and meeting new people. I'm not concerned about the real reason - it may be all of the above and more. I'm just going to enjoy the day and make the best of it. Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone!

  
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C11ELF16 3/17/2011 11:45AM

    Have a fabulous day !

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JOHNMARTINMILES 3/17/2011 8:56AM

    Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!

‘Tis a fine day for the wearing of the green!

May the sun shine always on your face,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the road always rise up to meet your feet, and
Might you be in Heaven for an hour ‘afore the Devil knows you’re dead!

Erin Go Braugh!

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Sleep Struggles

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lately, I've been having weird dreams and waking up about 3:00 in the morning. I start out with such gusto and run out of steam so quickly. I wish there was a magic way to get a good night's sleep on a consistent basis and be able to make it through the day with enough energy.

  
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CTEMPLE 3/20/2011 6:45PM

    Ah Patty same here!
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NPA4LOSS 3/16/2011 12:45PM

    I wake up about 3 am also. I just pick up a book and read until I get sleepy and go back to sleep for another couple of hours. My sleep issue may be related to my thyroid problems. any chance of that?

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SPACEYKP 3/16/2011 11:19AM

    Have you tried taking anything? My Dr. has recommended Benadryl, but you can't take it ever day or you will become tolerant to it. The nights I have taken it I sleep okay but I'm usually groggy in the morning. Now I've been taking Melatonin and it works really well. I like it a lot better than Benadryl and its only like $3 for a bottle WalMart.

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ANGIEINTRAINING 3/16/2011 8:46AM

    Have you checked out the better sleep team on Spark People? There are a lot of different techniques to help you sleep better.

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LOLEMA 3/16/2011 8:39AM

  Been there, that can be miserable when your sleep pattern is disturbed.

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What's a Schedule?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I have been trying to set s schedule for myself for the last month. I still don't feel that I have one. The short job stint didn't help any. Some nights I don't sleep long at all and get a lot done in the morning. These are the days that I run out of steam about 5 pm and am not good for a whole lot after that. Other days, I sleep later than I want and feel like I'm running behind all day. Today is one of those days. I think the only thing that puts some type of "schedule" in my day is my daily "to-do lists" that I try to prepare the night before. I feel better if I can cross off at least a few of the items on the list. I guess I'm still looking for the perfect answer to having a perfect schedule. (I know...it's not going to ever happen. But, it's a goal...)

  
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DONNABRIGHT 3/15/2011 11:15AM

    Good goal to have - I'm a little off by the time change. For some reason it got to me this year.

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Funeral Today

Monday, March 14, 2011

I'm going to a funeral today of a guy I went to school with. He had gained so much weight that he decided to have one of the stomach operations (I'm not sure which one) that helps you lose weight. He then got so thin that anorexia set in. Eventually, he gained all his weight back. He had so many health problems that I couldn't even remember them all, let alone list them. The last problem was when he tried to get up to use the restroom, fell and broke his hip. His obituary picture showed a person that looked at least 20 years older than he actually was. This is the second son that his parents have lost.

This makes me even more grateful that I never got to the point that I felt I had to resort to surgery to lose weight. I am grateful that when it came to losing weight this time that I stumbled on Spark People. I am so glad that SP helps me work on myself both mentally and physically, making me a better, healthier person all around. And I really appreciate all the Spark People friends that have encouraged me when I was down and cheered my successes. I will be forever grateful.

  
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    It's always hard to lose a friend especially someone our own age.
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Restful Weekend

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I had a very much need restful weekend. I didn't do much of anything yesterday morning. I went out with my family to dinner to celebrate my brother-in-law's 60th birthday last night and had a wonderful time. I actually got almost 10 hours of sleep last night. (I can't remember the last time I did that!) And I just had a leisurely day with a friend. It has made me totally relaxed and ready for the week. Just what the doctor ordered!

  
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