Monday, June 14, 2010
I couldn't sleep last eve. Maybe got three hours. Gave up about 3:30am and got up. I walked for an hour, maybe 3 mph, slower than I usually walk. Thought I might as well put what energy I had to good use. Then did some laundry and house cleaning. My hubby also needed my help with the repair of the porch. I felt like I'd done strength training after holding clamps over my head while he tightened them up. Hope the repair works. We had wind damage last week. It is unclear whether it was a tornado or not, but it was wind for sure.
But, anyway, I'm at significant risk for overeating on days I haven't slept. I am committed to do the best I can, track everything, and accept the tired feeling today. When Natalie naps about 2pm, I will try to lay down, too.
Days like today are one of the reasons I'm not crazy about going back to work. When I have to go to work tired, I am no good. When I ran a grant writing business out of my home, I often would sleep at odd times and work when I felt good. I never missed a deadline. When you have an office job, you have to be there whether you can keep your eyes open or not. But I'm afraid I do need to work a few more years. I'm scheduled to go back to work 20 hours a week on August 2. At least it isn't full time. I'll probably be working long days Monday and Wednesday and keeping grandkids (#2 is due Sept 6) Tues, Thurs, Fri, and Sat. So I'll be quite busy.
It will all work out. I will continue to eat smart and be active. And nowdays my insomnia is usually only bad maybe once a month. Maybe I can continue to improve my sleeping, too. -Marsha