Slept like a Baby
Last night I slept like a baby...wow. Still a little tired though. A little over a week left of the sleep study to go. Weighed in this morning and the research assistant said I won't be disappointed with my weight loss. Heck, I will take any... Read more
Day 12 - Sleep Research Study - Rock on!
Today I feel great. Last night I was fitted with a different mask that felt more comfortable and I slept better than the night before. Drove to the lake for my morning walk. Beautiful day and the sun is shining. Totally prepared today with m... Read more
Just keep walkin'...
Yesterday was an awesome day...I felt so energized I cleaned, I cooked, I got a ton done before my 7:00 trip back to the city. Didn't sleep as well last night, got to cut out the green tea, and I am trying a different CPAP mask tonight. So, ev... Read more
Slept 8 hours last night, didn't wake up at all which is awesome. No apnea due to the CPAP mask. Feel really great. Now I also have a sleep lab work out space. Brought in my Yoga Mat and did some yoga poses, sit ups, leg lifts. Still not ea... Read more
Had a great weekend in Chicago. Hung out with a childhood friend downtown and had some new experiences. Almost got fined $50 for picking a flower, walked a labyrinth for the first time, left my car keys in the parking garage bathroom...ok, som... Read more
Sleep Study Update!
Two nights ago I was fitted for my CPAP mask at the University of Chicago and had a great nights sleep for the first time in a long time! Last night was an apnea free night. I might have to live there forever! Each morning I am greeted by "ho... Read more
Snore no More...Sleep Study, Day Four
Saturday night I began the research study that I qualified for to treat my previously undiagnosed sleep apnea. Twenty one nights of sleeping away from my family...but this is "taking care of me" month. Saturday night was dinner, to be eaten in... Read more
I don't usually dream...but last night my dream included my childhood friend Lisa, my BFF. In November it will be 3 years since she simply stopped breathing. It was so unexpected, such a shock. People aren't supposed to die at 44. We were ha... Read more
The Fastest Work Out Ever
Last night my husband and I went to work out...at 10:15. The pool closes at 10:30 and the Health Club at 11:00, but what the heck, the whirl pool was calling my name....We got there at 10:23, I ran to the whirlpool, got in a full 5 minutes befo... Read more
October - Official taking care of me month!
This month I have decided to focus on my health. De cluttering my basement has helped my emotional well being, but put off working out consistently. Now I am working out before I attack the basement! Today I swam for 20 minutes and did 20 on ... Read more
Qualified for sleep apnea research study...totally excited!
This week I was tested for diabetes and found out that I am negative for diabetes but positive for pre diabetes. For me, that is great news, since now I qualify for a sleep research study which hopefully will help prevent me from developing dia... Read more
I finally have begun to realize the importance of baby steps. I thought I had to spend 2 hours a day at the gym to lose weight but this month have found that simply by cutting out the sugar in my tea and coffee and giving up pop for the most pa... Read more
Loving the weather...change is in the air.
So thankful that the weather is cool today and not humid...it makes working on cleaning out my basement much easier! Working on my new goals of cleaning out the basement and setting up my new home gym. I can't wait to get rid of all the clutte... Read more
Wake up call from Mom
OK, Mom called this morning. She usually only calls when someone dies, not always true, but she is an active and busy lady. Ever since her heart attack 11 years ago she exercises every day, no matter what. I guess this should be a wake up cal... Read more
What a difference our circumstances make in our attitude and how we treat ourselves. This year has had some unexpected challenges, my father in law's health, loss of income, forcing me to change some goals and priorities. What I have noticed i... Read more