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Sleepless days and stress!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Well I finally did it, I stepped on the scale, and it wasn't good! The weight has jumped back up to 212!! emoticon emoticon emoticon I have been really bad at watching what I eat and part of it has to do with the fact that I can't sleep and so I get up and eat. There is no one else home during the day (I work 3rd shift) so instead of coming out and talking to someone, I eat, and it is mindless eating, half the time I don't even want it but if its there, I eat it. Afterwards I am upset with myself and so I eat more, but that doesn't make me sleep any better!
Have been stressed about a lot of things so that doesn't help the sleeping either. My almost 8 week old granddaughter was diagnosed with a form of epilepsy and has been hostitialized twice already. The first time she was taken by ambulance, with lights and sirens, since she had quit breathing and her lips had started to turn blue from the local hostitial to a larger one about 2 hours away. The second time my daughter and son-in-law called the larger hospitial and told them what had happened and they were told to bring her up right away to the E.R. Both times she scared the heck out of us all.
Then yesterday my clothes dryer totally quit and isn't worth fixing, and my car seems to think it needs random dash lights to come on and off when ever it pleases, but no one can figure out if there really is a problem with the motor or if there is just a short somewhere.
On Fathers Day my granddaughter was baptized. That was a wonderful day. My son even agreed to be one of her sponsors emoticon. For him that was a big deal, he hates getting up in front of people for any reason.
The gown she wore was the same one I wore and that my daughter wore. I just wanted to share some pictures of her from that day. They make me smile. The last one is of my granddaughter and Dad, I just love the face she is making!


I want to set a good example for her and once I figure out what to do about the not sleeping I think things should get back on track! I have been exercising, and feel rotten on the days I don't!
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WNTMOREOFLIFE 6/29/2011 8:37AM

    Hi CHUBBY_MOM!

I saw your Huddle message from the "Never Been Skinny" team that asked folks to come to your page, so here I am!

Boy oh boy, I know how hard it is to make stuff happen when you're not sleeping well! Sleep should be prescribed like medicine! It's that important, from what I hear and read. Especially when you're trying to see to your wellness. And it makes sense with regard to the mindless eating, as it seems to go along with the H.A.L.T. formula that describes some of the reasons we eat:

Hungry
Angry
Lone
ly
TIRED

I know that doesn't solve the problem for you, but at least it confirms that the two are, or may be, connected.

What do you do to throw off stress? Are you working out much these days? That both relieves stress and tires you out more so that your body and mind are ready for bed when it's time to go.

Have you ever had a professional massage? I'm biased, I know, but you'd be amazed at what we store in our muscles. Anything you feel, your muscles store, pretty much. Or reflect somehow. As does your whole body.

Are you drinking all your water?

These are just a couple of suggestions, and I hope they help! If not, just know that you've been heard, and someone is hoping that things get more restful for you soon!


Jen

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CHUBBY_MOM 6/27/2011 4:21PM

    Oops, think I should have used spell check! Sorry about the errors but I HAD to get this posted!!
I used it this time!!

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