The Return of the Sugar Monster
I thought I had beat it, but chocolate cake, even bad chocolate cake, is my downfall. Especially with sprinkles. I think my daughter may have left something out, hard to do with a mix, but put chocolate frosting on anything and it tastes good.... Read more
Finally got my Wii Fit
Traded a video game for Wii Fit tonight and worked out with it for the first time...super cool since the pool was closed! Time for bed after a quick work out...sleep tight!... Read more
The Hot Chocolate 5 K...rocked!
This morning I got up at the crack of dawn and got ready for a 5 K race, my first this year. I was training for a half marathon in February when I was rear ended and side tracked...so this is my first race of the year. Walked with my good frie... Read more
Slept 6 hours with my CPAP, and two without...I felt like I was on a ventilator instead of the CPAP, so now I need to read the manual to adjust it. Where are my sleep techs when I need them? All in all I still slept 8 hours so I am thoroughly ... Read more
I got it, I got it!
I got my CPAP machine and had my tutorial on how to use it. I knew my sleep apnea was severe, but not "your pressure is 17 and the highest the machine goes to is 20" serious. I am probably the only person who is excited about getting their mac... Read more
Back in the Swim of things
Today was my first day back in the pool since I began the Sleep Study on October 9th. It felt great, and I was surprised how many calories I burned! A bit difficult to swim with only 2 lap lanes open, but I got 35 minutes in. Yesterday I ende... Read more
To Fire or not to Fire, that is the question.
I'm a nice, person, sometimes too nice. So I have been calling my doctor every day, left her two different test results at her office. It has been one week, no call back. No approval on my CPAP machine. So, I am sleeping or at least trying to... Read more
Still picking up the pieces! Facing the Halloween demons.
Today I decided to go back and track the food I ate on Sunday...even though I really didn't want to. I think in the big picture it is important to see what I ate and what the result was...versus what I normally eat. Also, it made a huge differ... Read more
The Morning After
Well, I survived Halloween. Not sure how to remember or count what I ate...church potluck, followed by Halloween birthday party with a pizza theme. I did eat way less candy than usual, one fun size snicker, and one fun size pack of M & M's. A... Read more
Yes I can!
First time trying to blog on the go! At the beach, waiting for my phone to charge so I can use my CardioTrainer. Addicted to it now. It is cold and windy but I have 6 miles to bike. Let the clown out at the hospital during my glucose tests a... Read more
Final stretch of sleep reasearch study!
Well, today I cheated. I looked at the scale at my morning weigh in...it looked fabulous in kilograms...126, then I had to do the math! Excited that I have finally lost some weight, 5 pounds in 3 weeks and mostly in my stomach. Even better th... Read more
Getting out the vote!
Had a fun and exciting day...went to see former President Clinton speak today at the Palmer House in Chicago in support of our Illinois Democratic candidates. I have never seen him in person before and he looked great. I enjoyed hearing him sp... Read more
It's A Beautiful Day!
Had a great bike ride by the lake...10 miles per hour for 6 miles!
Have hope...when I lose 15% of my weight I will be re evaluated for my sleep apnea!
Have a goal...15% by March!
Have inspiration in everyone else who is doing this... Read more
Pushing the rock up the hill...
Still pushing the rock up the hill but the rock seems to be getting smaller. I am looking into participating in another study, this time on binge eating disorder. Not sure that I qualify as I never "binge" per say, as eating a half gallon of i... Read more
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One more week!
Slept great last night. My stomach seems to be shrinking, still can't see my weight but I am feeling better. My sense of humor seems to have returned and I had fun this morning pulling a few pranks on the staff. My friend is having a garage s... Read more