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where did I leave my sleep

Thursday, August 01, 2013

I am feeling pretty tired, the last few nights I have had insomnia, I dont experience this very often.
Maybe stress, but I am not really sure, I feel tired and yawn my head off til I lay down, then nothing.
So, I am really hoping tonight I can sleep.
It doesnt help that our neighbors run the roads on 4wheelers and motorcycles all night, and makes our dogs bark their dang heads off.
I guess when you dont have to work for a living and get up at 4 am its just fine to do that.
So, anyway, when I am tired I tend to eat more and so today I did, I had a really good day up til dinner, then I snacked and had pizza.
But I got in a good sweaty walk so I guess I did fair.
I am going to set the alarm and move it across the bedroom in the morning so I can get up at 7 and go walking.
I have to force myself to get up out of bed and go lately.

  
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CAPECODBABE 8/2/2013 8:30AM

    I hope you got some sleep. emoticon

I don't have that problem very often, but when I do I know it takes a few days to get back to normal sleep times.

I hope you slept well and got up and walked !

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KIMBERLY_Y 8/2/2013 12:09AM

    I have that problem too. Keep pushing!

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SJACK06S 8/1/2013 11:17PM

  I hear ya! I lose all control and motivation when I'm tired. I hope you can get back to a regular sleep schedule soon!

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oooo weeee whats up with that, whats up with that????

Saturday, July 27, 2013



So Im scrolling along, doing my SP thang, when I notice something that made my head turn around, like the girl on the exorcist....my weight on my tracker, was a full 10 lbs higher than my actual weight!!
WHAT THE H E DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS IS UP WITH THAT????
So, I went in and changed it to my actual weight. I know full well that the last time I weighed I put the right weight.
I am unsure how that happened, but it made me pretty ticked off, I hadnt noticed it in over a week since my last weigh in, this isnt the first time SP has gotten my weight ticker messed up, this is one reason I do not share my tickers!!!!
I had lost about 60 lbs and it had me having lost less, its just wrong, wrong I tell you!!!!!
Work so hard and every pound lost is a victory and then to have it set 10 lbs higher than you actually are.
Oh well, just gotta keep a closer eye on my trackers and such I guess.
So, today its nice and cool out not too hot, a little sun, rain is in the forecast but I am hoping it holds out at least til after 9pm tonight, we are supposed to go to the drag races, first time I have been in forever ever and I am looking forward to it, being outside and not in some dumb movie theater or store.
Another little bit of good things to look forward to, my son is going to be coaching little league football along with his best friend and old football buddy and I am lookng forward to going to their games, I miss going to football games, my son played from 5th grade thru high school and I loved it.
Got in a great long walk Thursday night, but sadly skipped yesterday, hoping to maybe squeeze in a late evening walk before heading on to the racetrack, weather permitting.
And tomorrow is grilling out day, steaks and mushrooms and corn on the cob, yummmmmy, now, wait, about that weight tracker....I might need to change it again, ohhhhh boy!!!! emoticon
Have a great weekend to everyone.

  
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CAPECODBABE 7/27/2013 6:09PM

    emoticon on 60 that's emoticon

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TINY67 7/27/2013 2:52PM

    Never checked mine I'll have to do it, now.

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LDANIELS17 7/27/2013 11:52AM

    Wow! That is weird how your ticker changed on you. Maybe I need to pay more attention to my own. I love how you can make a little humor out of te situation with the pictures lolol. I hope you have a great weekend with your family!
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JANET552 7/27/2013 11:05AM

    I have never noticed a change in my weight ticker. Do I just not pay attention? Maybe. Have fun at the races. Funny you should mention football -- our weather today feels like football weather. What month is it anyway??!

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RONNIEHUEY 7/27/2013 10:53AM

    Have a good weekend with your friends and family

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i have to be my own sunshine.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

lol lol lol
that is what i was doing after i was searching online for foods both high in fiber and vitamin d...
first answer, low on vitamin d, get lots of sunlight!!!
duhhhh....
i dont think i have seen any here in about a week, its been hotter than hades, but just dry over cast steamy humid heat.
no sun. and, im inside all day at least 4 days a week here when i work, so its not like i can go out and lay in the sun, maybe i can walk out on the deck for 10 minutes or so. i get what i can i guess.
so, i am still trying to tweak my diet so that i can get in my 25 of fiber
and my 120 of calcium, or more, and my 100 of vitamin d...and still stay within calorie range.
so far, lots of apples, which are still high in sugar and carbs, so, is it better to go over carbs or under other nutrients?
i pick low carbs, i can and am still taking high doses of vitamin d and fiber in the form of tablet or powder.
last vitamin d check was june, and it was 52
i will have it checked again in sept when i return to the doc....
so, i guess for now, i stick with lower carbs and keep taking supplements.
i have got to cut back on my dairy, i had really drastically increased it when i first broke my foot and in spite of taking 50,000 iu once a week and 5,000 iu daily of vitamin d
i still increased my calcium in the form of food.
so now is the time to get back, i had to go down the stairs to my car today, and these are pretty steep stairs, and coming back up, i was out of breath, first time that has happened to me in awhile.
and this is a three story house, so its up and down thru the day.
which is good, i need the added steps and cardio.
but i have noticed getting out of breath more easily...which means, its time to get back to more intense workouts, enough puttying around!!!
i have to find the time and the solitude...there is a gazelle and an eliptical here at work, so while my charges are sleeping, i am going to add what i can, even if its only a few minutes and up and down the stairs as much as i can handle.
you do what you can do right!!!
so everyone have a good day.

  
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CAPECODBABE 7/24/2013 4:32PM

    Hope you figure it out.
One thing I've learned...nothing is good for you emoticon
I walk every day, hope that is enough emoticon

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CAROLANGEL 7/24/2013 11:00AM

    Hello! I live in Nebraska, so i know the lack of sunshine sometimes! dont quote me, but i think that i have heard that all you need is 15 min a day.. so that is good, I have been thinking of getting a sunlamp for the winter. also on the calcium, dark leafy greens are a very good source of calcium and protein etc. dairy or animal protein in the calcium actually leaches the calcium from our bones. so if you can find a vegetarian supplement for vitamin for it, that would do your bones much better.

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mother may i...!!!! arhggg!!!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

and so it begins!!! I knew having my son move back in was going to be stressful, at best.
But now hes asking to use my car!!!!
He went out to work on his and sprayed it with water for some reason unknown, and now it wont start.
To work, wouldnt be so bad, as its only about 5 miles away.
and he doesnt have to be there til 11pm, but hes wanting to take it to one of his NA meetings.
And while I am all for him going to his meetings., it is over 25 miles one way, and back, then running here and there.
All I need is Honey getting mad at me over letting my son use my car.
It has been a point of contention in this house for a decade now!!!
And I am just thinking ahead, this is the only car we have that is even driveable to get groceries, for me to get to work, go walking, doing my errands, etc.
I am sick of it, right now an anger is building up inside me that I want to punch a punching bag and there are none available!!!
I am sick of it!!!!
If I say no, its well he missed his meeting, and if I say yes, its well, I have to listen to Honey go on and on about how hes a grown man, let him grow up, what does he do with all of his money, etc.
I am sick of being put in the middle and of having my home invaded and my automobile hijacked.
Stress!!!!
i REALLY NEED TO GO WALKING!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 7/23/2013 9:38AM

    Sometimes 'helping' is enabling. He can ask for a ride from a buddy in group maybe. Or spend this morning working on his car. Hubby says he needs to take the distributor cap off, dry it off as much as possible then try it. Maybe even try carb cleaner or WD-40 on the the OUTSIDE of it to help. If that don't work, take the plug wire off of the coil and dry it off too. Hope this actually works.

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CAPECODBABE 7/22/2013 7:56PM

    I know just how you feel.

My son moved back WITH his 2 year old daughter
(I love having my granddaughter here) but emoticon

Breathe, Val

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GRANDMABABA 7/22/2013 6:19PM

    Our daughter and sil took great advantage of us for 12+ years, even taking over our large home rent free while we moved to a tiny condo with a big mortgage. Never did they offer to help with extra expenses, did little to maintain the place, etc. sil is a critical care neurologist and now they are planning a family vacation to Hawaii because they 'deserve' it. Hope you can nip this in the bud so you won't end up making yourself sick from stress.

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webmd gave me so many choices

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I really thought I was coming down with "something"...I was unsure just what they might be.
I had been feeling very run down, fatigued to the point of dozing off on the couch, which I never do.
Aching joints and muscles, headache, and woke up coughing up phlegmn.
I felt this strange overall feeling, like I just needed to stretch and shake and couldnt keep still, like I was jittery.
Was sure it was flu.
I laid back down at 5 am this morning and slept til 9am, uninterrupted and probably would have slept more and longer had my son not woke me when he got up to get ready for work.
I actually feel alot better right now.
Not as tired or achy, headache has eased off and no coughing.
It must have been the 12 hour flu, lol.
But its so so sooooo hot here. We are under a heat advisory and it doesnt look like walking is going to happen for me anytime soon,
I squeeze it in where I can and hope I can in the morning, super early, like daybreak early.
I sure hope whatever had me feeling so bad is gone,
Sons girlfriend has been here for 2 days and has been a big help, cleaning, dishes and laundry, lol, feels good to be a lady of leisure,
even though I miss having my house all to myself.

  
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MISSCUS 7/18/2013 12:06AM

    Glad you're feeling better. Son's GF was a Godsend!! Dehydration usually can cause sticky mouth, but not phlegm/coughing. Hope you continue to feel better. I like the sound of 12 hour flu!! Much better than 72 hour flu, or 5 day flu we've all had before....

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CAPECODBABE 7/17/2013 3:03PM

    Sounds like it could be dehydration.

BTW - I have no medical experience whatsoever, but I have been dehydrated before and it just doesn't go away with a glass of water.

Take care of yourself Val

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ARCHIMEDESII 7/17/2013 2:41PM

    You could have had some heat exhaustion. The heat really does wear a body down. It cause fatigue like that. have you been drinking enough water ? this heatwave has been pretty bad. I've been guzzling water and it still doesn't seem to be enough when I walk outside. How hot is it in the morning ? If the mornings are cooler, try walking early in the morning before the heat gets oppressive.

Glad you're feeling better, but do take it easy, just in case.

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KNYAGENYA 7/17/2013 2:27PM

    WebMD is evil! If you continue to feel bad good and pay your family doc a visit.

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