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yearly checkup at the Sleep Center...

Friday, February 17, 2012

My computer chip will tell the truth, my compliance is about 98% which is a good thing. I hear of so many people who have CPAP machine prescribed and then do not use them. Some of those people even have died because they "didn't like" using the machine. I sleep better but not perfectly. I have been waking up quite often during the night (about every 2 hours) but it is a big improvement over what I used to do and I usually get up pretty easily (of course with alarm). I woke up at 3:00 because I had been in bed for 8 hours at that point. I was in bed about 10 hours and probably got a total of 8 hours of sleep.

I am up early and have to leave soon to get to work at 6:00 today in order to get to the clinic on time.
Hope everyone has a great day!!!

P.S. One time when I woke up a show called Accidental Millionaire was on. It was on Green Planet (?) and was a show about people finding very valuable items either in their attics or on curb or thrift store or even inherited. Very interesting. One lady found a million dollar painting at the curb with the garbage and it turned out it had been stolen about 30 years ago and she got a $10,000 reward from the owner and a finders fee from the auction house (Sotheby's). When she realized it was a stolen painting she got paranoid and was afraid she would go to prison and at first Sotheby's did not believe she even had the painting. That show kept me awake during the night for about 30 minutes and I set my timer on the t.v. to 30 minutes so I would go back to sleep.,,LOL

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MCGS62 2/17/2012 2:45PM

    I need distraction like a tv to go to sleep too...
good job using the c-pap machne

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SUSIEPH1 2/17/2012 2:33PM

    Well done on your compliance test !!.
That was one lucky lady in that show!
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MSLZZY 2/17/2012 8:10AM

    Great compliance record and I would love to watch that
show, just not that early in the morning!

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LILRED75 2/17/2012 5:59AM

  Hooray on you compliance record!!

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Smoothie #5...pinkish but not sweet...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Today's smoothie is not as sweet cause I decided to have my banana and blueberries on top of my corn chex.

Smoothie had 4 plum tomatoes, 6 mini peppers (red and orange), 1 tangerine, 1 scoop of egg white powder and 2 tbs of ground flax seed, 2 pkts of stevia (how could it not be sweet?)....

It did not taste as good as my earlier smoothies so next time will put in more fruit.

Today I plan to finish up doing my medical reimbursements for last year (the deadline is March 31st)... so it will be nice to get a check to tide me over for awhile. Have to look into dental coverage for my retirement. emoticon

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MCGS62 2/16/2012 4:25PM

    Is the soothie diet working? It sounds flavorfull except for the flax seeds

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SUSIEPH1 2/16/2012 1:28PM

    Have fun with paper work .. I will try your smoothy but will add some carrot for the sweetness ..
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MSLZZY 2/16/2012 7:07AM

    I think I would like yesterday's better. Good luck with
your paperwork today! HUGS!

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BD3269PM 2/16/2012 7:02AM

    I love smoothies but have not really experimented with adding vegetables into them. You got me thinking... emoticon

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Smoothie #4...an orange one instead of green

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Today's smoothie has carrots, banana, red and orange sweet peppers, stevia and water. When I realized I had forgotten my protein powder (egg white or soy) it was too late as I did not want to be late for work 3 days in a row....(I was on time today)...

I did have hummus and tabouli with cucumber on whole wheat pita bread, so will have to get some extra protein in for dinner tonight. I have thawed out ground turkey to have a turkey burger.

I have officially lost (according to the gym's scale) about 2.5 lbs. I like to weigh myself in the morning before I eat and am probably a bit dehydrated so I showed a larger loss but am happy with the general downward direction of my weight.

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SUSIEPH1 2/15/2012 1:22PM

    Smoothy was lovely!!
Great you are showing a loss but don't forgot Scales can be fickle ...
Best way of seeing your progress is how your clothes fit and how you feel!.
Have a great day!!
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Smoothie #3 Holding weight loss....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Today I used 2 baby bok choy, 5 strawberries, 1/2 frozen banana chunks, 1 cup papaya, 1 scoop powdered egg white, 4 tbs ground flax seed, and 2 cups of water (and 1 pkt stevia). It tastes pretty darn good. Drinking half for breakfast with a cup of coffee and half is saved for lunch since it made a whole blender full again.

Problems with new coffee maker this morning. I think the ground Vietnamese coffee floated into the water chamber and clogged everything up. (Note to self: do not used Vietnamese coffee with regular coffee maker.

I was late for work yesterday so today I am leaving at 6:30 to be sure I am not late 2 days in a row. So have to say goodbye for now. Everybody have a nice Valentine's Day.

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SUSIEPH1 2/14/2012 3:18PM

    Your smoothie sounds great !
Must try one for myself..
I made one yesteday with Cos lettuce, Celery,Spinach, Protein Pwd, Parsley, and yoghurt .. tasted really nice .. Hugs
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MSLZZY 2/14/2012 11:45AM

    Hope your day improved. HUGS!

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1 lb + 3 lb = 4 lb loss in 8 days...yeah!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I thnik all the veggies I drank yesterday morning helped with additional weight loss. I was a bit discouraged with only a 1 lb weight loss in 7 days but 4 lb in 8 days is soooo much better. We were told to weigh only once a week but I need to know daily how I am doing. I realize water deprivation versus sodium retention can affect the numbers on the scale but I am still pleased to see a nice drop in 8 days.

Today I had another interesting smoothie: Cooked collards, raw chinese broccoli, celery (was a bit stringy), frozen banana, fresh strawberries, stevia sweetened coconut syrup, 1 pkt of stevia, lots of water. I used a jumbo straw to drink this (they are available at the Asian grocery store). I am not sure but I think I also added a scoop of egg white powder for another 22 grams of protein.

I also made a small omelet with 1 fresh egg, 1 scoop of egg white powder and 2 ounces of low fat ham with .25 cup of salsa.

About 600 calories but since I got up fairly late this is like a brunch for me. Will have a small unch and will be able to eat a somewhat normal sized dinner.

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SUSIEPH1 2/12/2012 1:09PM

    Woo hoo!!
Love it!! Doing well my friend !!
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JILLITA55 2/12/2012 11:21AM

    It appears you are right on with your food. Congrats emoticon emoticon

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