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Sleep Challenge Days 3, 4, 5, and yeah, I lost track...

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Oh goodness! I am finding out how difficult it is to keep a journal especially when you don't get the rest you need. emoticon I do think I have noticed a pattern though. I don't know if a pattern is a sign of progress? I'm hoping that it means my body is having some sort of inner battle "YOU WILL SLEEP emoticon NO YOU WON'T! emoticon" I just don't know. The pattern is: stay wide awake for several nights in a row for obscene amounts of time.....become completely exhausted......have 2-3 good nights of rest.......then back to square one. I have cut back on the caffeine though, so I'm hoping that will help. Still taking the power to sleep pills. One of these days, I shall rest once again. emoticon

All I know is that on Friday night I was wide awake until after 3 am and STILL got up at around 7 to make it to aqua zumba. emoticon Which, I LOVED by the way! I am unable to do zumba on land because it's just too hard on my feet, so this is a great alternative. Anyway, I am keeping consistent with going to the gym and I have made it a point to go to at least 3 aquatics classes a week. I have lost a pound this week, and I am down a total of 4 since I came off that ridiculous medicine. I'm pretty excited and I am feeling better! I do plan to continue with the sleep challenge, but it's just so super hard to keep a journal when life is so busy and I'm super exhausted. I will keep trying. Thanks for all the support everyone! Have a terrific Tuesday! emoticon
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    I'm sorry to hear about your sleep these past few days. I, too, suffer from insomnia, and the only thing that has helped me (knock on wood) is exercising. I will say that I wake up 2-3 times a night, so I'm still right there with you in some ways. I just wish both of us could get decent rest!

    Way to go on the 4 pound loss! That's fantastic!
    1633 days ago
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    Way to go keeping up with the water exercise! Its always a great alternative when you have bad joints. Unfortunately, there is no aqua Zumba offered here :(
    You may have hit the nail on the head why you are unable to sleep. In a nutshell: busyness. If you have such a chock full crammed life of to do things, its time to take stock and set priorities. A big part of not being able to sleep is thinking about all those things that need to be done. You may think you are relaxing before bed to try sleep, but they are probably whirling around in your subconscious. You need to organize and set schedules of most important to least or even things that dont really need to be there. In other words, you need to free up your time so you can relax and have some me time and not be so stressed out. Stress will keep you from being able to sleep every time.
    The fact you cant even take a minute to journal tells me you really have too much on your plate.
    Good luck with it!
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    1633 days ago
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