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Itís been a bumpy ride Ö

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ah, the first 50 pounds were almost a breeze, and then came the bumps in the road.

On some levels, Iím not sure what happened, but in other ways, itís not much of a mystery.

I was probably due for my first rough patch anyway, since itís hard to think that I could possibly go about reaching my big goal of losing a total of 232 pounds without at least a few bumps in the road.

Itís a lot of weight to lose. My body at one point went into some crazy deprivation mode when my eating started to lose itís regularity. I was already at a deficit, and then I added to it, if only for a short while, and then everything just unraveled from there.

I was hungry. Oh so hungry.

Then my sleep schedule fell out of wack and I gained at least one extra sleeping disorder on top of all the sleeping disorders I already had.

Lovely. So now I have Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) on top of everything else. Goodie.

It wasnít pretty, me going about practically a sleepless insomniac with RLS.

I wasnít Sparking, because I didnít have much energy to have much Spark and I wasnít shopping regularly and when I did, Iíd be too tired to cook.

Exercise? Well, I didnít do much of that either. I did do some, but no where near where I was before.

I was so tired, it was a wonder that I didnít sometimes fall asleep right where I stood sometimes. In fact, sometimes even still, the short walk to my bedroom after I wind down for the night seems a little too much.

I have to convince myself I wonít fall asleep enroute and wake up after snoring a while on the kitchen floor.

And then to top off all that sleepiness, Iíve been busy, busy, busy.

But thatís the story of my life anyway it seems. It was before, but somehow without the sleep, I lost control.

So I think my biggest challenge now will be to get enough sleep.

Iíve been doing a little better, but not enough.

My life, and the chaos sleeplessness created, is gradually getting back into place.

And in the meantime, I hope my Spark will grow again and my floundering will stop.

Anyway, hereís to trying to get back on the weight-loss wagon. Ö

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WILLOW49 4/21/2013 9:04PM

    I know all about insomnia. I've been doing better and hope you do, too! Sleep is so very important!

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VLINDER2014 4/21/2013 9:46AM

    SLeep is so important and when you can't get it because of sleeping disorders makes it so hard. I hope you do one thing today to make you healthier.. getting back on track is hard and without proper sleep even harder.. Just take it one choice at a time.. One step.. I hope something turns around for you so, you can get some kind of peaceful rest. emoticon

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JLITT62 4/21/2013 8:22AM

    Insomnia is killer. I haven't been sleeping great for weeks myself & last night I spent a mostly sleepless night on the couch with my dog after she threw up on the bed at 10:30 (which she never does).

Good luck getting more sleep - it makes a huge difference!

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LILLYBY50 4/21/2013 8:07AM

    Wow --- sorry to hear about the sleep thing --- I hate being sleepy.....

Funny thing though -- I do my desk work on a stability ball.... if you get sleepy while on one of those and nod off....you also roll off......not a pretty thing and it sure does wake you UP!!! Don't recommend it though and now when getting dozy, I go ahead and try to take a 20 min nap --- better than fighting the sleep. Can you take little power naps?

I have been in a little off the preferred path route lately too --- Here's to us both keeping in the right track!

Lori

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VAPIDWENCH 4/21/2013 12:39AM

    Hey, it's a rough patch; your weight loss best seller would be an awfully dull read without one. I'm sure you're already working out some new tips and tactics, and before you know it you'll be motoring away again. Remember: don't beat yourself up. Double underline that. We all get stuck in the mire, but you kept on exercising, even if it was a different amount. Anyway, now you're back to take on the next chapter.

Sorry to hear about the sleep issues though.

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DIDMIS 4/21/2013 12:09AM

    Hon it isn't easy to keep up a fast pace on losing. Sometimes we expect too much. Drink plenty of water and little by little get back into the groove. i got restless leg syndrome while in the hospital and they gave me something for anxienty but it did have a little drug in it I wouldn't ordinarily take. it worked though. Be sure you are getting enough potassium and take an over the counter magnesium. That helps me. Be sure you don't get too much or too little potassium though
God bless you and keep on keeping on.

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STRIVERONE 4/20/2013 11:34PM

    I have too agree with DDOORN's comment. You need to do whatever is necessary to get your body and mind rested. I continue to have some sleep disorder due to working rotating shifts for 30 years and I've been retired for 13 years now. I do much better with my weight and fitness goals when I am well rested.

Yes! We are all rooting for you.
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NDTEACHER1 4/20/2013 10:06PM

    Praying for you.

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DDOORN 4/20/2013 9:28PM

    You're Back! Step One to your Bounce Back!

We're rooting for you & praying for the right relaxation technique medical intervention or whatever it takes for you to get a super stretch of restful sleep!

Don

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SLOWANDSTEADY06 4/20/2013 8:34PM

    Girl, you need to hang in there! There are rough patches in every area of our lives, especially weight loss. You have done so well so far, don't let the speed bumps stop you. They may slow you down, but you only have to stop if you force yourself to stop. You can go right over them, even if you have to do so slowly sometimes. Life sucks, but it gets better. You've done well. Keep going! We're all here to support you.

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