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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Well, trying very hard to get into the mood to get going, but not very successfully. I don't know what I need to do..... but like Monty says, the longer I put it off the harder it's going to be.... and kids come in Weds.... so, it's hard. I've never been in this down mood at start of school before, I've always been anxious, excited and raring to go.

The sleeping pills are supposed to put me to sleep within a half hour, and last nite it took 3 hours. That would be great if they gave me a less interrupted, longer sleep, but with school starting there goes the last one.

I started a new diet plan today and wouldn't you know it I get call from principal with a supper invite.... but it was at 3pm for 5 pm.... is it just me or is that downright inconsiderate..... he knows very well I am diabetic. Anyway, I said I had just eaten and would come over at 6 for tea, but got there at 15 to 6 and they were just starting to dish up. I apologized and said I didn't mean to do that, but apparently the food hadn't been cooked prior to that. I said my stomach was kind of churning and all I ate was some green beans and carrots.... and several waters and tea.... But, I didn't want to be first one to leave, especially since I was last one to arrive, so I didn't get home till 9 am and we need to be at school in am for meetings at 8:30.

Well, one positive I did borrow the movie Australia with Nicole Kidman, but I'd feel too guilty not trying to do my work and watching that... but then again, I'm not accomplishing anything, so maybe if I watched a movie and totally vegged out, it might help me to reset my mood or something.

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TERRI289 8/30/2010 8:21AM

    Some people are really good at planning-note the dinner didn't get served until 5:45 but the invite was for 5!!

Hope you took a little break-isn't Hugh Jackman(hubba hubba) in the movie Austrailia?


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SCOOTER4263 8/30/2010 7:07AM

    Yeah, that wasn't the most considerate invitation, but maybe it was a last-minute sort of thing to get everyone together before the first day? I wouldn't take it personally. *shrug*

You sound like you're all in knots, poor dear. Maybe watching the movie would help you get some much needed relaxation.

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MONTY68 8/30/2010 12:58AM

    Hi Lila
I am sorry you can't get into the mood, I think you are going to have to look deep within to see why. It seems like all things are affected right now, one possible solution is this is a let down after your summer of really being on vacation and now it's time to work and get back on track. Also the sleeping pills are not doing anything for when you need them. As you said the way they work, you will almost have to quit taking them or readjusting the time you go to bed, so that you can get up earlier.
Perhaps it is like exercising, it seems you chose to read. Maybe like spark says do a 10 minute thing. Try it with all the things you need to do. Put at least 10 minutes on what ever project needs done and do it, perhaps you will continue and get it done.
Do your best to get to the bottom of this so Lila can get going.

Monty emoticon emoticon

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JESSSPARK 8/30/2010 12:08AM

    I'm with you, that's a really weird window to invite someone to dinner... I say watch the movie!

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It's like fall here, cold, dreary and damp.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yes Mom, I did turn off the computer and go to bed...... But even though I took the sleeping pill at 11:07, I saw 1am on the clock..... hopefully it's not already becoming ineffective. Then I slept till 6:30 and peed and went back to sleep, to have the cell phone alarm at 7:30????? But, I eventually went back to bed and slept till 10am.... Took a Lila day..... didn't go to school, didn't even look in boxes (feel very guilty cuz I'M not) but I had a bubble bath and read my book and did 20 min. on elliptical so far. I cooked a big pot of soup.

My new neighbor/teacher brought me celery from town today and came in and had a hot chocolate (it's cold like fall here) and we had a nice long talk/visit. It's been a long time since I did that, it was very nice... most of my friends (living in isolation so long now) are on-line or family.... I ate well today and relaxed. Wish I could get in the mood for planning and organizing, but not yet.... will be crazy if I don't get with the program.

Terri, I am weighing daily again to see if this taking a sleeping pill and getting more rest can actually be effective in weight loss... an experiment as I say...

So the latest experiment with taking the sleeping pill each nite results:

Tues.....BS 8.9 Wt. .... 202.5 Pedometer - 12253
Wed. ....BS 7.1 Wt. .....201.5 Pedometer - 10882
Thur....BS 9 Wt... I forgot to check! Pedometer - 13703 (I danced b-4 bed)
.......................(Didn't sleep very well- took a long time to drop off)
Fri -.....BS 8.0 Wt......199 Pedometer - 7790 (Richard Simmons video)
.......................(fell asleep ok, but kept waking up - storm?)
Sat...... BS 7.6 Wt. 199.5 Pedometer 4542
....................... (took pill at 11:07 but saw 1 am on clock)

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MONTY68 8/29/2010 1:41AM

    Hi Lila
So Saturday was a Lila day, perhaps that is good. It was nice of the new teacher to stop by. A lot better to get to know her before school starts. By the way when does school start?
I am not sure what sleeping pills are suppose to do. If it puts you right to sleep or allows a longer better sleep. But you also were taking it to reduce your BP and I thought you said would help in weight loss?
You made a comment about not being able to get into the mood to start planning and organizing. What do you need to do to start? Or what is keeping you from getting in the mood?
Sometimes, each day not doing it makes it even harder to do it. It would be great to see you excited again, what can we do to help that?
Lets see what Sunday brings.


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Holding on as tight as I can

Friday, August 27, 2010

Well, I hope it was the storm that kept waking me up all nite and not that the sleeping pills are already not being effective.... I did go to school today around 10:30, but I feel like my hands are tied and things out of my control, can't set up my classroom till they fix my computer location and then was told about staff going out to supper at 4pm and we were going at 5:30 (I'd had lunch at 3:15, a very healthy fahjitas)

though I made some good choices at supper, I came home wanting to eat, but have through sheer determination limited myself to some grapes and 2 cups of chamomile tea. I had a halibut steak and some tomato and feta salad and marinated mushroom salad and beets and pickles and a scoop of maple walnut ice cream and some strawberries and pineapple.

So the latest experiment with taking the sleeping pill each nite results:

Tues.....BS 8.9 Wt. .... 202.5 Pedometer - 12253
Wed. ....BS 7.1 Wt. .....201.5 Pedometer - 10882
Thur....BS 9 Wt... I forgot to check! Pedometer - 13703 (I danced b-4 bed)
.......................(Didn't sleep very well- took a long time to drop off)
Fri -.....BS 8.0 Wt......199 Pedometer - 4515
.......................(fell asleep ok, but kept waking up storm?)
Well, I haven't exercised today, but may still.... I am tired, I considered taking my pill a half hour ago, but still want to exercise, and maybe read, so I think priority right now is to get off the computer..... Good nite all.....Thanks for your support and encouragement...

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TERRI289 8/28/2010 8:44PM

    Would it help to stay off the scale? The scale still depresses me too much so I spend more time checking out the fit of my clothes.

Don't over do!!! emoticon

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SCOOTER4263 8/28/2010 6:56AM

    It's so difficult to turn the dratted thing off, isn't it? Although what's even more difficult for me, when I wake up at 2:00 a.m. and can't go back to sleep, is fighting the temptation to get on SP and dawdle around until dawn. Hope your sleep problem resolves - it's no fun having insomnia.

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NORASPAT 8/28/2010 6:25AM

    Just get off the comouter and go to bed.

Pat in Maine.

Off to the boat logged in read your blog and off it goes

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So much to do.... so little time.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Well, I got up and tried to do some more organizing. Last nite, with all my sorted piles all over the floor, I tripped and knocked over the shelf on the entertainment centre and the TV and the Cable box. So, today when I turned on computer, it didn't work right. Had to call dh and get directions over the phone how to get it all up and going again... Not a great way to start the day. But it certainly convinced me to clean up the piles.....

I threw out garbage and boxes and went over to the principal's house but he was in town picking up new teacher. So he came over to school later for a bit and will be there tomorrow. I unpacked some school stuff and was going to photocopy some first days stuff, but copier jammed and I couldn't get it undone, so that was a good enough reason to come home. It was about 8pm and getting kinda dark. When I talked with dd and dh in city, they had red alert weather and it started lightning. We have really loud thunder here now and apparently there's 70 mm rain and possible hail called for....(summer in Canada) and now the lightning - guess the rain isn't far behind...

So the latest experiment with taking the sleeping pill each nite results:

Tues.....BS 8.9 Wt. .... 202.5 Pedometer - 12253
Wed. ....BS 7.1 Wt. .....201.5 Pedometer - 10882
Thur....BS 9 Wt... I forgot to check! Pedometer - 10003
(Didn't sleep very well- took a long time to drop off)

I've started a new book by Lori Lansens called "The Girls" about conjoined twins (joined at the head). I haven't done any exercise as such today, but I walked back and forth in the school to the office and around house and am already over 10000.

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MONTY68 8/27/2010 11:47AM

    Hi Lila
Sometimes when we have to much to do, we get less done. You are lucky you didn't get hurt. I know you have a lot to do, but take one thing at a time. List the priority of what you are doing, you need to put in some "me" time for exercise and healthy things for you. I know you like to read, and that i a good thing, but plan some of the things you have been missing. Walking is great, start adding things back in that you use to do.
It is interesting that you didn't sleep well with the pill, maybe you have to also go to bed earlier.
Today is a new day , one more thing and one thing at a time.

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TERRI289 8/27/2010 7:22AM

    You had a busy busy day. I am so glad that you didn't get hurt when the piles tried to trip you. It is annoying to have the computer not working. We are all so attached.

My meeting at the college went over by an hour so I am still sort of tired. Starting to miss the high school,

have a good day!! emoticon

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NORASPAT 8/27/2010 7:10AM

    Go to bed earlier and then you will drop off sooner.
I was always told I hour before midnight is more healthful than 2 after and I am sure it is righ. I am trying to be in bed by 11pm but Dh will watch TV and I Spark. Not good so I told hime last night I wnat to be off the computer by 10pm.
My fingers are acting upfrom the weights and computer.

NOW my SAD is beginning to kick in. Every tree, that has started to turn makes me antsy. My summer has been too short and I am VERY restless. I might ask for a light box fro Christmas, probably thanksgiving. Pat in Maine.

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Day Went Fast - Don't Know How Much I Accomplished

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I tried - I went through boxes, and then sorted stuff - you have to realize this is all like school worksheets and books type stuff. I have about 8 empty boxes, 1 box of books to give away, and some garbage to throw out.... and piles (sorted out by topic) all over the house.. DD told me tonite she pulled all the clothes out of their drawers and then if it fits, fold and return, - if not, dispose of.... that sounds so much easier.

So the latest experiment with taking the sleeping pill each nite results:

Tues.....BS 8.9 Wt. .... 202.5
Wed. ....BS 7.1 Wt. .....201.5

Trying to figure out if getting a decent sleep will reduce my stress hormone cortisol and help in reducing weight...

Well, I did take 10 min. on elliptical, and then when I called dd and dh, I turned on my WATP, but I didn't stop for supper, so I 'm just eating now at 10pm, not good.

Breakfast - oatmeal cooked in milk with almonds and cranberry bran muffin and 1/2 cantaloupe
Lunch - corn on cob, blue grapes
Supper - pepperoni stick, mini bagel w/ cream cheese & jam, Green Giant broccoli w/ cheese,

Must go post and see where my shortfalls are today...

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PRESTIGEPUB 8/26/2010 5:45PM

    Too many abbreviations here...what are dd, WATP, BS (other than the usual interpretation)? I guess people who regularly correspond with you can translate but I haven't a clue!

I agree with Pat; try to avoid those processed foods. Your menu, other than breakfast, is certainly unique, especially dinner! Try some nice fresh veggies and fruit--it's summer, and everything's at their peak.

Congratulations on making progress towards getting organized. It isn't easy but can be done, one pile at a time.

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TERRI289 8/26/2010 11:18AM

    HI!! I so know what you mean about sorting papers and what not. The never ending piles pf papers that need to be sorted. I need to organize for my college classes.

Steve used his cpap machine last night and I slept better. Will try to get a mini nap before errands and meetings today.

You sound a lot more relaxed. Deep breathe!! emoticon

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NORASPAT 8/26/2010 8:53AM

    Hi there it looks like you are doing better. I certainly hope so. Communication with DH and DD is a good thing I hope so long as some positive comes out of it.
I have become a lover of the power of positive thinking.
There are way too many things to complain about so I am determined to look at the bright side.
When there is no bright side I will creat one for myself. Stay positive and focus and you might try to avoid so many processed foods so many chemicals in there. Some of those interfere with sleep.I do realise it must be very hard so far away from town.

Sleep is a very important factor in our lives. You burn more calories sleeping than you do sitting up watching TV or reading. Sleep also rests the heart and mind and so much more. PLEASE take care of yourself you are my good friend now.. I am subscribed to your blog so I see when you post. Pat in Maine.

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MONTY68 8/26/2010 12:51AM

    Hi Lila
It looks like you got a lot of things done today. That is good. What is your BS suppose to be? It is interesting that a sleeping pill could drop the BS and the weight also in 1 day. That is good.
It seems like you are getting settled in and getting things back in order. Keep up the good work.

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