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Up and at 'em at 4:30 a.m. to go swim before work!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It wasn't easy getting out of bed this a.m. (as per usual) but I decided since I did not really do any exercise yesterday I just have to go. I don't have a handicapped parking permit any longer so have to figure an extra 15 minutes for walking to and from a parking place. It is almost 5:00 and will have to leave the house by 5:30 in order to get there early enough so I can have a whole hour in the pool before work. Today I am going to try a few more exercises than I usually do in the pool and see how that goes and try not to overdo. I feel very fortunate to have a therapy pool at work that I can use.

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VXWALL1942 9/14/2010 11:37PM

    I am thrilled you have the therapy pool at work. You inspire me with your tenaciity and consistency.

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CATLADY52 9/14/2010 3:30PM

    Good for you to get up early to get to the pool. I have become a real sleeper-in-er this year because I stay up late watching baseball. That is not an excuse, it's a reason.

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TEDDYTEDDY 9/14/2010 10:18AM

    I actually was in the therapy pool for 40 minutes this morning. I am so proud of myself for not wimping out.... emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 9/14/2010 7:22AM

    I get up early, too, but don't leave the house either. You are awesome!

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MSLZZY 9/14/2010 6:41AM

    Now that is pushing yourself! Have a terrific Tuesday! HUGS!

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MRE1956 9/14/2010 5:56AM

    Wow! I get up at 4AM to get my stuff done before my workouts - but I don't leave the house! Gotta give you credit for actually leaving your home so early for a workout!

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and the beat goes on....beat goes on...

Monday, September 13, 2010

I am a bit beat this morning...slept some but had the usual approximately 2 hour awakenings. Last night I was so tired I just rolled over and didn't track on my sleep log (it seemed like so much work to get up and find my glasses!). This morning I am waiting for my morning brew (but still limited coffee intake to help with the adrenaline rushes).

Had a nice day yesterday. Picked up a girlfriend and brought her home and we made pork and vegetables stir fry. She did all the chopping while I fussed around in the kitchen, washed clothes and cooked the rice and tea. It turned out somewhat bland as she didn't want me to put in hot sauce (which I would usually do), but it was very good and all three of said, look how healthy we are eating.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 9/13/2010 7:20PM

    I often wake up every two hours or so - have any insights on that? I never thought about keeping a sleep log.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 9/13/2010 8:02AM

    It may take a little time getting your sleep but you are on the right track. All in all it sounds like you had a good day!! emoticon

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ANGIEMOE7 9/13/2010 7:57AM

    I have been struggling a lot with feeling so tired & sore in the morning! Ready for some relief from this cycle! Have a great day!

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SAMI199 9/13/2010 7:04AM

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MSLZZY 9/13/2010 6:58AM

    emoticonSounds yummy. Keep working on getting enough sleep. Easy to say and hard to do. HUGS!

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And now some ME time....

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I have been so focused on my hubby and his decision to hunt or not to hunt....I think it is time for me to get back to me and how I need to lose weight and get proper sleep at night. I am trying various tactics with the sleep and the latest is that I closed my window to keep out the pollen. My room is probably full of pollen (and dust) so my project this weekend is to clean up my room and see if a less dusty polleny atmosphere will help. Since I closed the window I noticed when I wake up I just seem to go right back to sleep. I also tried one of those Breathe-Rite strips a few nights and I think that may have helped also. I have been trying to go to bed by 8:30 so I get plenty of time in bed as my alarm goes off at 4:30 or 5:00 depending if I am going swimming before work. This week both days when the alarm went off at 4:30 I was still feeling exhausted and tried to go back to sleep for an extra 2 hours (which did not work) and missed out on the therapy pool both days. Next week I will go to bed earlier the night before the morning swim and see if that helps.

I have read getting 8 hours of sleep helps with weight loss. I think it could be related to stress, as the few nights I get a good night's sleep I feel less stressed out and the last time I ended up in the ER with high blood pressure, etc I had had a very bad night for sleep the night before that. I have had a few people suggest over the counter sleeping pills but since I am suspecting I have a breathing problem at night I think that could be a dangerous "solution." I will wait to use any kind of medication for sleep until I have seen the lung/sleep specialist and see what she says. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 9/13/2010 5:57AM

    Get better soon !!!


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MSLZZY 9/11/2010 11:32PM

    Take care and hopefully you can sleep better now!

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SLIMLILA 9/11/2010 11:14PM

    Sorry to hear about yet another person who has trouble sleeping just like me. I did finally give in and get sleeping pills last Dec. Diabetic nutritionist suggested I take them regularly like I take my metformin, and dr. and nurse agreed. I went along, but I find some nights I sleep and some I don't same as before the drugs, just now I don't have them as an option for when I really get exhausted... I have slept well after chamomile tea, and hot milk and a hot candlight bubble bath and a sleeping pill... quite a regimen! I wish you luck and rest!

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DJS-DEBBIE 9/11/2010 5:33PM

    Seems to be a really bad time for pollen this year. My DD is in agony and I am pretty stuffy myself.

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GWENFITNESS1ST 9/11/2010 9:17AM

    Thanks for sharing. It sounds as if you have some good solutions! Have you tried the "I need sleep" Spark Team? They may also help you. emoticon

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Husband might not go hunting...phew!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Yesterday he told me that he doesn't think he should go hunting because he likes his sleep. He takes Ambien to get to sleep and doesn't wake up until 7:00 a.m. every morning. He does remember that last year when he went hunting his son rousted him out of bed about 4:30 a.m. and he didn't like it. Now he really wouldn't be able to get up that early unless he went to bed about 8:00 p.m. and he doesn't want to change his sleep schedule. I told him he should call his son and discuss it. Perhaps this may be a good excuse for him to avoid hunting which I thought all along was a really bad idea. Time will tell. emoticon

  
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MSLZZY 9/10/2010 10:28AM

    Very good idea to skip hunting! Why take a chance on something happening?

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FLAME42 9/10/2010 8:29AM

    Please help your husband stick with this new decision. If he has thinking problems he could change his mind again. Encourage your son to allow his dad to stay home safely with no pressure.

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NANAMOM652009 9/10/2010 7:56AM

    Looks like he made a good decision. It sounds like that is really what he wants to do (not go hunting). God Bless.

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NANCYRUBIO 9/10/2010 6:55AM

    Looks like he really doesn't want to go humting. He must call and cancel. Don't sllow him to lay the blame on you.

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TATTER3 9/10/2010 6:51AM

    What a decision to make!! Keep Sparkin'!!! At first I thought this was a fun post...then I looked at the rest of your blogs...oh, my. You DO have decisions to make. Be blessed.

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The battle for sleep....

Thursday, September 09, 2010

I have been tracking my sleep pattern for over a week now and it looks pretty abnormal. Two nights this week I was able to stay asleep for 5-6 hours in a stretch. Otherwise I wake up about every 1-2 hours throughout the night and when it comes time to get up I am still tired. This morning my alarm was set for 4:30 so I could swim before work and I decided to go back to sleep for 2 more hours but couldn't get to sleep and gave up after 30 minutes. I am awake and sparking now but even though I had 1 cup of coffee, I have a headache that feels similar to a caffeine withdrawal headache. I think the pollen count is high today and I still have my window in bedroom open but will definitely shut it before I go to work today and hope that helps my sleep, too. In about 2 weeks I will be seeing the lung specialist regarding my sleep problem.

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FITMARY 9/9/2010 7:49AM

    I'm sorry to hear that you are having these sleep problems. I have them myself and they are NO FUN! I wish I had some great advice for you.... I'm sure you know all the obvious things: no caffeine after noon, regular bed time, no eating or working in bed, no alcohol, etc., etc.. Those do help, although nothing works all the time. Maybe misery loves company? I just try not to get too worked up over it and make sure I take it extra slow the next day. Good luck!

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