Saturday, April 26, 2014
The good news for this past week is that I didn't die sometime before today.
The bad news is that my back has been feeling like it's on the cusp of going out since Monday. My back is very finicky, it really wants 8-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night to feel rested and ready for a new day. Unfortunately for my back (and me) I've only been getting 5-6 hours of sleep each night.
Here's an analogy that kind of sums up my back and it's sleep requirements. Imagine carrying 8 bricks in a backpack all day, then for each hour of sleep you get one brick is removed from your backpack so after 8 hours your backpack is empty again in the morning, ready to load 8 more bricks into it for the day. In my lack of sleep I'm only removing 6 bricks at night, leaving 2 bricks in my backpack. So the next day I get 8 new bricks, making 10 bricks in my pack. Then only 6 get removed the next night, leaving 4 bricks, then adding 8 fresh ones. And so on and so on.
Each day my back feels worse, like carrying some left over load from all of the yesterdays that I didn't get enough sleep.
If that made any sense to anybody reading, congratulations. I just re-read it and t confused me and I knew exactly what I was talking about :(
This week's numbers (not good ones either)
Weight : 226.0
Gain : 2.4
Total : 94.0
So even while keeping my calories down I still managed to gain 2.4 lbs. I am disheartened by this greatly. But this is now a new week, a new opportunity to try and get it right.
Have a great last weekend of April.