Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I am so excited to be able to go to the 92 degree therapy pool before work today. (It was closed the previous 2 Tuesdays and I really missed it. The outdoor pool at the gym has been really cold the last 10 days or so...If I get myself going in the morning I can go to the therapy pool at work on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I plan to be there twice a week for as long as possible. I always feel better after spending at least 30 minutes in the pool. Today my goal is to spend a whole hour in there and perhaps spend half of it just relaxing and floating. I got a little stressed out this morning when I weighed myself as there was a 4 lb weight gain after this past week of relative inactivity and too much restaurant food. (Oh, that darn sodium.)
I made an appointment to see a lung specialist regarding my sleep problems and have to wait until September 22nd which actually is fairly soon. Sometimes those appoinments are scheduled 2 to 3 months out. I am supposed to bring a sleep diary for 2 weeks with me. Last night was a fairly good night with waking up (as far as I recall) only 3 times. I don't feel rested, however, and it probably was more often. I would love to go back to bed instead of to the pool and get another hour or so of sleep. I think there is some connection with the inactivity lately because of knee pain, allergies (high pollen counts) and weight gain. I hope I can have a sleep study after the consult with the lung specialist.