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For Day Ending 10/16 (Wed) - Sleep Diary

Thursday, October 17, 2013

What time did you wake up today? 9:20 am thinking it was 10:20 am

What time are you lying down to go to sleep? 12:30 am

What, if any, was your bedtime routine? - Pills, moisturize, read

What were the last food(s) you consumed tonight? Dinner - 8:00pm-10:00pm sorta dragged out dinner.

Did you exercise today? Lots of stretching and strength and yoga today...

Did you consume any alcoholic beverages today? No

Did you consume any caffeinated drinks or foods today? 1 Cup of coffee - Morning, 1 Diet Coke this afternoon

Did you take any medications (prescription and/or over-the-counter) today? (Standard routine - Yes)

Did you take any naps today? No

What types of stressors did you encounter today, and what types do you expect to encounter tomorrow? - Play date went well, though there were a few moments of social awkwardness - me being so rusty and not having a lot of friends to hang with. But I actually enjoyed myself.

How hungry did you feel today? Light to medium

How awake did you feel today? 4 (though driving without my sunglasses made it hard to not want to squint which starts the yawning process in me.

How irritable did you feel today? Feeling really good, had a great Scrapbook/Cardmaking play date today.

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How long did it take you to fall asleep last night? - 30ish minutes

How many times did you wake up during the night? - 3

In total, how many hours did you sleep last night? - 9

Energy Level - 4 (Though I am going to pace myself so I don't run out of steam)

Stress Level - Mild -but I feel something brewing just under the radar.

Quality of Sleep - Weird - I had dreams about going back to work at Untangle. Like - WHY?! would I go back to a place I know very well was a sexist, misogynistic, anti QA place? It made no sense at all. In fact I really was weirded out by the thought.

Self-Esteem - Faltering today. I have tomorrow that I have built an image around in regards to going to lunch with some folks, and whether they will ditch or not. _I_ still put too much power into what others think of me.

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I had a wonderful day going out and getting out to do a scrapbook play date. I realized that I am so social rusty that it was at times a bit awkward but we made it through. Can't wait until next week.

Tomorrow I have to call the former work and find out why my Cobra paperwork has not shown up since we so need to get that started so there is no gap in coverage.

  
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SENTERSTOCK 10/17/2013 10:22AM

    Good for you! Nothing like some scrapping! I am doing my diary in my hard book journal, hard to make time on the computer with work too.
But will try to share my week wrap up with you. Funny this week I am doing pretty good ~ avg 6.5 hrs solid streak, which of course I would like to improve but still pretty good...love how you are really observing and noting things.


Senterstock~ Grandmother's Fitness Club, co-leader

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For Day Ending 10/15 (Tue) - Sleep Diary

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What time did you wake up today? 9:15 am

What time are you lying down to go to sleep? 1:00 am

What, if any, was your bedtime routine? - Pills, moisturize, read

What were the last food(s) you consumed tonight? Dinner - 9:30 pm - It consisted of Chinese take out that we like (its cheap) Lemon Chicken *Yummy*, decent Chicken Chow Mein and Garlic Chicken. Garlic chicken wasn't spicy enough :(. Topped it off with 5 Girl Scout shortbread cookies.

Did you exercise today? Yoga and walking (* and got Dan to work with me today on learning Yoga)

Did you consume any alcoholic beverages today? No

Did you consume any caffeinated drinks or foods today? 1 Cup of coffee - Morning

Did you take any medications (prescription and/or over-the-counter) today? (Standard routine - Yes)

Did you take any naps today? No (I SO wanted to at 4 pm)

What types of stressors did you encounter today, and what types do you expect to encounter tomorrow? - Actually kept my head on today, got a lot done on four designs, and put a lot of the backlog of un-inventoried new beads away. Tomorrow - Going to a friends house for a few hours to do scrapbooking... should be interesting - given its my first time.

How hungry did you feel today? Was great until 8pm

How awake did you feel today? 4

How irritable did you feel today? only snapped twice... which is really good

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How long did it take you to fall asleep last night? - 30 minutes - but then was awaken an hour later because Husband still was reading (It was 2:30 am)

How many times did you wake up during the night? - 3 (not sure if waking up and dozing from 7:45 to 9:15 counts as waking up or not

In total, how many hours did you sleep last night? - 7 but I woke up at 9:20 after just dozing for almost 2 hours

Energy Level - 3

Stress Level - LOW - actually feel really good.

Quality of Sleep - Moderate. No nightmares and stayed most of the night under the covers.

Self-Esteem - Reflective today. I'm not depressed, not frustrated, feel good actually. Doing mentally sound today. And I actually feel restful/calm. (Plus I really like Vanilla Almond Milk - this is quite tasty - eating breakfast and typing)

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Adding a New section ---- Tracking lingering thoughts and added to the dinner part - what did I eat--

I've noticed that I think I need to start tracking what my lingering thoughts or ideas or whatever is on my mind before I go to bed. I think there is something here that manifests itself into my dreams and may be part of the triggers for the nightmares.

  
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TAISIAKAT 10/16/2013 10:37PM

    Thank you Celest for the compliment. Thanks Senterstock for answering the question :) Thank you LotusBurger for the support!

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LOTUSBURGER 10/16/2013 6:38PM

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SENTERSTOCK 10/16/2013 10:46AM

    I know this one - TO-Be-Filled-Out ;-)


Senterstock ~ Grandmother's Fitness Club, co-leader

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CELEST 10/16/2013 8:57AM

    Your sleep diaries are very interesting, but please tell me what TBFO stands for?

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For Day Ending 10/14 (Mon) - Sleep Diary

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What time did you wake up today? 9:45 am

What time are you lying down to go to sleep? 12:30 am

What, if any, was your bedtime routine? - Pills, moisturize, read

What were the last food(s) you consumed tonight? Dinner - 8:30 pm

Did you exercise today? Just my yoga - I had planned on going outside but got caught up getting a new necklace design started.

Did you consume any alcoholic beverages today? No

Did you consume any caffeinated drinks or foods today? 1 Cup of coffee - Morning

Did you take any medications (prescription and/or over-the-counter) today? (Standard routine - Yes)

Did you take any naps today? No

What types of stressors did you encounter today, and what types do you expect to encounter tomorrow? - Working out trying to get a plan of action started so I can have some sort of routine. - Not getting this routine started and tomorrow - dealing with a DR. I really have no real interest in seeing.

How hungry did you feel today? low - actually.

How awake did you feel today? 3- Fairly alert

How irritable did you feel today? 2 - low.

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How long did it take you to fall asleep last night? - 30ish minutes

How many times did you wake up during the night? - 3 I think

In total, how many hours did you sleep last night? - 9 hours

Energy Level - 3 - sluggish but that sometimes is normal for me when waking up

Stress Level - low - 2

Quality of Sleep - actually - I had some dreams that woke me up but I didn't write them down, but it left me unsettled. Then - my kitty wanted to snuggle.... climbed on my side and curled up making it hard to move. Not the best sleep I have had, but not back. DID however wake up with my lower back hurting. Need to stretch that out this morning

Self-Esteem - 3 - Feeling okay.

  
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SENTERSTOCK 10/15/2013 7:27AM

    Good for you, for kicking this off!
Senterstock, Grandmother's Fitness Club, co-leader

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The Sleep Journal - Come join the Sleep Challenge

Monday, October 14, 2013

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SENTERSTOCK 10/15/2013 7:20AM

    I just think I will...

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Making a routine - and allocating time - creating structure

Monday, October 14, 2013

Last night's dream I had a glimpse of what I think is part of the belief system that may be interfering with my building a business and being successful at working at home - for myself.

The dream - while I will skip the intimate details basically had the overall theme of unorganized, disorganized, couldn't find anything, had no real structure, or direction. With the librarian who was sitting in the front of the 'mess' saying
- You'll never be able to organize this and make something of this. There is not enough time.
- You're going to run out of time before this even is usable.
- Why bother even starting - you'll just run out of time and have to get a real job (which is the real painful one of this belief - that my Craft isn't real enough to be classified as a job)

But I decided early on in this process that its a Vocation/Business - not just a job. There are jobs to do within this Craft business but it is not 'A Job' (The real part I will take on in another blog - just not today)

Back to the first part of the dream issue;

Allocation of time - I realize part of what happened the last year at work for me was my structure of allocation of time was disruptive and demanding. Even though there were fixed activities each day, it was the unpredicted but expected crisis of the day that was the hard part, and lack of any sort of preparation to make it easier when whatever hit - hit me hard and constantly made me feel unprepared, or incompetent, or worse an idiot.

Because of that - I made some things what I called business first aid kits, tools and processes that when these crises hit, I could hit the ground running with some structure so I could function instead of feeling lost or worse scattered.

Last night's dream tapped me with the reminder - that I am in uncharted waters and I haven't created my first aid kits (processes or high level tasks) that allows me to structure my time without cramping my creativity.

Setting smaller daily goals that achieve an outcome for the bigger goal of getting my business moving along as well as my soul replenished (working in my garden, doing my outdoor meditation, setting up scheduled exercise and walk time) is something I need to do.

Otherwise its just going to be last week all over again, with by the end of the week - while I did accomplish things (organized the paper craft side of my art studio to find duplicate of things, organized the fabrics so I know what I have right now to work with, and took pics/posted to both Etsy and Ebay items for sale) - I was rather dysfunctional in the way I accomplished those.

- Now what does this all have to do with loosing weight; Simple, my stress is what keeps my weight on.

It isn't how much I eat - we've got that pretty much under control, and I exercise (want to do more) - it is my sleep, my stress, and my mood that is just dragging me down to where I fall apart. Then the exercise goes out the window.


Btw, here's one of the cards this weekend I made

  
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TAISIAKAT 10/15/2013 1:56PM

    Senterstock - share ? I love see other peoples cards.

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SENTERSTOCK 10/15/2013 7:19AM

    Poco A Poca ~ Little By Little
Love your card! I was just thinking of getting to my card stock! Got some birthdays coming up...

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