Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
PRIMROSE128's Photo PRIMROSE128 SparkPoints: (4,938)
Fitness Minutes: (1,472)
Posts: 217
8/24/15 9:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm trying to go to bed early enough to allow for 8 hours of sleep. I do not alway manage to do so.

I think i gave myself caffeine poisoning a few months ago and now am trying to ween myself off caffeine entirely and forever. It is difficult to do. I must have been really addicted. I feel like it's taking me two or three months to get through caffeine withdrawal. probably b/c i cheat several times a week and have an extra small coffee or small decaf.

Stop eating 3 hours before bed time. Every thing is hard to do.

a Team Lead
for Leaving 240-ville, Leaving 270-ville and Leaving 250-ville teams.

Let's go teams!
Down, Down, Down, Down and Down!



 current weight: 242.2 
 
244
242.75
241.5
240.25
239
MFLOYD6's Photo MFLOYD6 Posts: 1,456
8/7/15 12:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am not as consistent as I need to be with setting a time for bed & time to rise. However, having been taking 1 mg of melatonin most nights & at least sleeping better. Still making 2-3 trips to BR every night.

Mary

Starting wt 213
Weight @ start of this challenge on 1/1/2015 = 188.2
Goal wt 175

T-together
E-everyone
A-achives
M-more.


 current weight: 190.2 
 
213
203.5
194
184.5
175
KERRY4614's Photo KERRY4614 SparkPoints: (32,554)
Fitness Minutes: (2,436)
Posts: 763
8/3/15 10:50 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
the three insomnia busters I chose were
1. Take control of your worries.
2. Go to your physician. I have an update appointment on Tuesday will let them know how I am doing.
3. Get yourself into a routine.
I have a problem with only using the bedroom for sleep and sex. I have a few health challenges including osteoarthritis, fibromylagia and cirrhosis and sometimes I lay down sometimes because it eases the pain.

My life tomorrow will be the result of my attitudes and the choices I make today.




 current weight: 199.0 
 
221
208.5
196
183.5
171
RADIANT888's Photo RADIANT888 Posts: 87
7/29/15 3:45 A

Reply
I really enjoyed Week 1 - but I do notice how much my focus wavers after a few days. I am consistent with getting up at 6.00 am most days (with the odd 'oversleep' by 30-45 mins or so). I realised that getting to bed at 10.30 pm was a little austere for me. 11.00 pm is better.

I really want to get in to my visualisation as I found that helps me to sleep right through. Cutting out napping has really helped me with sleep - as I am genuinely tired when I hit the hay.

My biggest objective though is to get out and do my morning exercise. Hopefully I will be starting a new job next week. If I don't get in to that habit from the start, I'll probably drop it completely - so AM exercise needs to be a real priority.

Health is Wealth


 current weight: 182.5 
 
259
231.75
204.5
177.25
150
MARGIMORRIS SparkPoints: (18,010)
Fitness Minutes: (23,637)
Posts: 147
7/20/15 1:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I accomplished week 1 pretty well. Read 5 resource articles...went to bed by 9:30 every night but one...got up at 5 every morning but two. Did all those things right but slept between 0 and 7 hours depending on the night.

 current weight: 220.2 
 
247
235.25
223.5
211.75
200
ABBY_ROAD's Photo ABBY_ROAD SparkPoints: (8,344)
Fitness Minutes: (8,041)
Posts: 3,849
7/12/15 6:35 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Saturday evening: 6h 52m
Woke up: 1x
Sound sleep: 5h 22m
Light sleep: 1h 32m

I averaged for the week: 6h 46m which is good (don't think it will ever be 8h)


"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night."
Steve Martin

Lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.


 Pounds lost: 0.6 
 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
CTETMEYER's Photo CTETMEYER SparkPoints: (14,726)
Fitness Minutes: (11,930)
Posts: 160
6/27/15 5:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm not drinking coffee after 4 PM, I take melatonin before bed, and I make sure to get 7-8 hours of rest a night. I'm not sure what to do about my journal-writing, though: We're not supposed to use electronics for an hour before going to sleep, but I like to journal on my computer right before bed. I don't want to write earlier or write in a notebook. So maybe I can just give myself permission to use my computer before bed. I don't have to follow every single rule out there!

"If exercise could be purchased in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation." -Robert H. Butler
SUCCESSFULRED's Photo SUCCESSFULRED Posts: 72
6/27/15 11:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This past week was full of stress and I realized how much it helps to get outside for a quick ten minute walk after supper. I have all the thoughts worked out and can sleep instead of think when I go to bed.

BKNOCK's Photo BKNOCK Posts: 14,341
6/26/15 9:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have been making an effort to be asleep by 10 pm. I get up for work around 6 am. According to my fitbit I am doing better, I have been averaging about 6 1/2 to 7 hours of sleep a night. I am also not taking my laptop into my bedroom and I have been reading before I turn out the light.

Betsy

"We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough."
-Helen Keller



 current weight: 165.0 
 
206
193.25
180.5
167.75
155
GALENE's Photo GALENE Posts: 110
5/6/15 5:08 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sticking to sleep and wake times plus meditation before bed times has helped immensely.

Galene
EST - Central Florida


 Pounds lost: 0.2 
 
0
4.5
9
13.5
18
RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 1,962
5/1/15 9:46 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sleeping on the side may help as it allows for easier breathing.
Suggestion 2 separate beds.

 September SparkPoints: 286
 
0
100
200
300
400
KROSS218's Photo KROSS218 Posts: 9
4/30/15 7:17 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have realized that a big reason I wake up at night is my husband. He tosses and turns a lot and ends up kicking me and waking me up over and over again. I decided that when he does that, I get up and go sleep in the living room. I get a bit more sleep that way, at least til 4am when he gets up to go to work.
I am managing to get to sleep a bit faster initially, but when I wake up in the middle of the night, I still have problems going back to sleep.

 current weight: 260.0 
 
262
249.5
237
224.5
212
RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 1,962
4/23/15 11:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
CRISTY

Hopefully with your plan, a more satisfying sleep will arise from your routine. :)

 September SparkPoints: 286
 
0
100
200
300
400
CRISTYRAY's Photo CRISTYRAY Posts: 62
4/23/15 2:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Beginning this week, one thing I noticed I was lacking was a consistent night time routine. I have done well implementing a new routine for the past few days. A list next to my chair in the living room has helped me keep on track. As a result, I have been getting to bed earlier, and getting up earlier. "earlier" still being hours away from the times I would like to see, but it is a major improvement. I think that joining this challenge will really help me in the long run.

Remember: I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!

Mountain time zone


 Pounds lost: 4.0 
 
0
3
6
9
12
RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 1,962
4/2/15 10:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
forgot my BP medication last night
Had to get up for a bathroom visit during the night.
Heart was racing after this.
Quite a scary experience.

Edited by: RKOTTEK at: 4/2/2015 (22:27)
 September SparkPoints: 286
 
0
100
200
300
400
A4HUSTON SparkPoints: (30,635)
Fitness Minutes: (13,031)
Posts: 250
4/2/15 8:00 P

Reply
I was consistent with my bedtime. Herbal tea before bedtime helps relax me. I have been falling asle within 10-15 minutes after I lay down.

Being a loser is a good thing.


 Pounds lost: 28.5 
 
0
10
20
30
40
PACEKA1's Photo PACEKA1 Posts: 51
3/29/15 1:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Consistent bedtimes and wake times for Week 2 and falling asleep was only a problem one night, but staying asleep has been difficult. Four of the seven nights I had to get up out of bed to read; the shortest was for 30 minutes but the longest was 90 minutes. Makes for a tired girl getting up. Although my total sleep time improved throughout the week!

"The body is a sacred garment. It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor."

.....Martha Graham


 Pounds lost: 10.6 
 
0
7.75
15.5
23.25
31
DONNA_W's Photo DONNA_W SparkPoints: (74,498)
Fitness Minutes: (44,552)
Posts: 1,934
3/22/15 6:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I started using jawbone up to track sleep and have been getting less sleep than I thought I was and in week 2 I am having a hard time falling asleep which is quite atypical for me. I can see if I am not tired enough at bedtime, I cannot fall asleep and then I sleep late and it is a vicious cycle. Trying to be active enough so I am tired at bedtime.

"Do. Or do not. There is no try. " - Yoda in the Empire Strikes Back.

"Today's accomplishments were yesterday's impossibilities." -Robert H. Schuller

"Don't wait for inspiration. It comes while one is working." -Henri Matisse

www.donnawalshwarren.com

https://www.facebook.com/DonnaWalshW
arren


 current weight: 200.0 
 
243
221
199
177
155
RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 1,962
3/14/15 9:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Had a bigger than normal sleep requirement, this week.
Frequent episodes of sleepiness thru the day.

 September SparkPoints: 286
 
0
100
200
300
400
BGIRL2000's Photo BGIRL2000 Posts: 13
3/14/15 1:36 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Week 2 was better energy wise then Week 1. One day I woke up and so much energy I got 9,500 steps in but it was just one day though. Although yesterday I was wiped out completely so I stil am a little hit and miss. Feel happier overall getting up earlier and am very glad I did this challange

 Pounds lost: 48.0 
 
0
22.5
45
67.5
90
CONFESSORES's Photo CONFESSORES SparkPoints: (5,384)
Fitness Minutes: (2,138)
Posts: 39
3/14/15 6:34 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I was consistent with bed time. Going to bed has become a priority every 8pm, so i can meet my sleep quoter for each day. That way i'm able to have an early start each day and still get my 8hours.

DAVENPLK's Photo DAVENPLK Posts: 47,857
1/5/15 9:21 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am keeping a sleep schedule...need to put husband on one. He's the one disrupting my sleep with his television and getting up at night.

Just take it one day at a time.


 Pounds lost: 42.8 
 
0
24
48
72
96
RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 1,962
12/16/14 5:51 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Phillips661
taking prostate supplement : Prostate Plus ultra max by Healthy Care

 September SparkPoints: 286
 
0
100
200
300
400
PHILLIPS661's Photo PHILLIPS661 SparkPoints: (19,204)
Fitness Minutes: (7,070)
Posts: 1,748
12/16/14 9:29 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Just starting on Wk. one challenge...looking forward to getting better and better sleep...harder workouts are improving my sleep..as well as not eating 3 hrs. before I sleep and getting my rituals done before I am ready to hit the sack...hope things cont. to increase and get better over this next week...one thing I do have going for me is my wife has a great sleep routine..usually sticks with it..all I have to do is mimic hers..except..I can't fall asleep before my head hits the pillow...that will never change..but I do think ....know...that I can do better in a lot of sleeping aspects...we'll see at the end of this week...actually..I'll respond back...next tues..since that would be a full wk. that I am supposed to work on before we reflect and goto stage #3...like others..this is prob. one of the hardest stages...here at stage #2..I might be here for a while..who knows...good luck to all...Rico emoticon emoticon emoticon

have a super spark day


 current weight: 237.0 
 
260
231.25
202.5
173.75
145
PHILLIPS661's Photo PHILLIPS661 SparkPoints: (19,204)
Fitness Minutes: (7,070)
Posts: 1,748
12/16/14 9:15 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
what prostate supplement are you taking...

have a super spark day


 current weight: 237.0 
 
260
231.25
202.5
173.75
145
JANROLG's Photo JANROLG SparkPoints: (86,914)
Fitness Minutes: (9,414)
Posts: 1,284
12/15/14 11:12 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Still work up during the night for no reason. Had a hard time getting up to get ready for the gym.

 current weight: 169.4 
 
169.4
159.55
149.7
139.85
130
RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 1,962
12/14/14 9:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
sleep affected by some medical procedures lately

 September SparkPoints: 286
 
0
100
200
300
400
FIRSTLADYJ1's Photo FIRSTLADYJ1 SparkPoints: (10,075)
Fitness Minutes: (3,922)
Posts: 412
12/14/14 3:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Having problems making myself to bed on time on weekend..

Jaymi and Nehemiah's Love Story - on YouTube (Courtship, Engagement, Wedding clips)
Watch Now
www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f71WY_vq_0

To Toot Toot Beep Beep Or Not? What's Your Opinion?
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4767032


 current weight: 216.0 
 
247
235
223
211
199
URSAMINOR1 SparkPoints: (15,072)
Fitness Minutes: (28,834)
Posts: 173
11/13/14 10:13 A

Send Private Message
Reply
My week 2 was a little better than my week 1, and the weeks preceding. I've been strict about not eating within at least 2 hours of going to bed (3 if possible), and that has helped a lot. Sunday night was a bit restless. The rest were good.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing badly."
-- G.K. Chesterton


 current weight: 196.7 
 
234
221.75
209.5
197.25
185
RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 1,962
11/2/14 5:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
10.30 pm to 7 am. night-time bathroom visits now improving due to taking prostate supplement

 September SparkPoints: 286
 
0
100
200
300
400
MEMORPHING Posts: 36
11/2/14 8:33 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I have been on week two for a few months. I got started and then didn't follow through with the weekly challenges, BUT I have been working on my sleep. For the past few weeks I have been getting 6.5-8.5 hours of sleep nightly. Usually I log in about 7 hours. This has been wonderful. The best changes I noticed were after I started exercising regularly. That seems to have helped a lot.

RAESUN54's Photo RAESUN54 SparkPoints: (129,940)
Fitness Minutes: (62,688)
Posts: 4,029
10/11/14 6:45 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have been sleeping well except nightly bathroom use. I always wake up at the same time everyday day. Internal alarm clock.

My name is Rae and I live in S Florida. I have been a member with SparkPeople since 2008. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor. I have been cancer free since December 2012.




 Pounds lost: 21.0 
 
0
16.25
32.5
48.75
65
RKOTTEK's Photo RKOTTEK Posts: 1,962
10/4/14 6:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Apart from night-time urination, my sleep patterns have improved and become more regular, since leaving work. no more waking up during the night and worrying about work.

 September SparkPoints: 286
 
0
100
200
300
400
CBMOOREFIELD's Photo CBMOOREFIELD SparkPoints: (27,019)
Fitness Minutes: (6,460)
Posts: 1,136
9/29/14 1:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm doing much better by keeping to a sleep schedule. I've actually been getting sleepy about the time that I was forcing myself to go to bed last week.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. - Thomas Jefferson


 Pounds lost: 26.4 
 
0
9.25
18.5
27.75
37
TATTOO_READER's Photo TATTOO_READER SparkPoints: (10,107)
Fitness Minutes: (3,492)
Posts: 124
8/19/14 3:20 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I haven't really spotted any patterns from Week one, but I'm not going to give in. I'm now setting myself a bed time and making it 5 mins earlier each day. Last night I turned the lights out at 11:30, so tonight I want to turn them out at 11:25.

I also need to get a grip on my eating habits. I ate very late last night so in accordance to the advice in the articles I've read on here, I want to eat my last meal no later than 9:30 tonight,

 current weight: 154.0 
 
158
154.25
150.5
146.75
143
C2SUSAN SparkPoints: (54,241)
Fitness Minutes: (30)
Posts: 805
8/6/14 7:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I feel like I'm almost back to my normal work schedule... is it the best.. oh no.. can it be better?? definitely, but right now this is what I am used to. I am working towards my goals... giving myself pats on the back for getting the goals done and picking myself up when I haven't reached the goal for the day as well as I could have...

ACGUINN's Photo ACGUINN SparkPoints: (8,533)
Fitness Minutes: (12,336)
Posts: 56
8/6/14 9:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Week 2 did not go as well as Week 1.
I've always been such a night owl, I had trouble going to bed any earlier than between 11:00 PM and midnight.
I've done pretty well at only hitting the snooze on my alarm once or twice. I want to get up and eat some breakfast, so I get up earlier.
I have not kept a similar sleep schedule on weekends. I haven't really gone to bed any later. But I just don't get up in the morning. Last weekend, I did get up fairly early and was thinking about getting up. Then my boyfriend came in and told me to go back to sleep because it was still early...so I did.
For the most part, I haven't been eating late, except for one night when I ate before bed, because I hadn't felt well all day, and I had slept all evening and skipped dinner.
I have only exercised once or twice this week. And then after losing my FitBit, I really got discouraged.

~Alicia~

Highest weight (2007):.................275.0
Starting weight (07/02/12):...........263.0
Started Sparkpeople (07/22/12):..255.0
Last weigh-in (03/29/15):..............212.2
Current weight (04/08/15):............213.2


I've lost 41.8 lbs since starting Sparkpeople, 49.8 lbs since I started my journey, and 61.8 lbs from my highest weight.


 current weight: 211.0 
 
263
234.75
206.5
178.25
150
~KINDREDSPIRIT~'s Photo ~KINDREDSPIRIT~ Posts: 6,031
8/6/14 8:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Finished week 2 and feel like I am still learning what to do. One of my problems I think is sleep apnea, but I do know that fix a lot of things to make it better.

great articles/tips!

cheers
barbara

Set yourself up for success and anything is possible. - SP



~KINDREDSPIRIT~'s Photo ~KINDREDSPIRIT~ Posts: 6,031
8/6/14 8:06 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Learning more about sleep deprivation and what to do to compensate is v. helpful. Still getting less than 8 hours sleep sometimes though. Will keep working on this. I will have to examine the journal to see if I have any insights as to what I can do better.

Like steadyandstrong, my sleep sometimes lasts 8 hours or so, but it is broken up by 3-4x during the night. I would rather that though then getting 4-6 1/2 hours with break ups!

The articles are v. informative and helpful. Will try to apply them!

cheers
barbara

Edited by: ~KINDREDSPIRIT~ at: 8/6/2014 (08:08)
Set yourself up for success and anything is possible. - SP



MKBWNSUGAR's Photo MKBWNSUGAR SparkPoints: (81,859)
Fitness Minutes: (31,258)
Posts: 3,631
8/3/14 11:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
w2d7, 8/3, out of town visiting dau and grandkids, will return tomorrow. Still journaling and working on goals.

Edited by: MKBWNSUGAR at: 8/3/2014 (23:32)
Martha
Southern Maryland
EST Zone
BLC Black Panther Pride Red Team
WRJ&G Team - 2015 Summer 5% Challenge


 current weight: 193.0 
 
221
210.5
200
189.5
179
C2SUSAN SparkPoints: (54,241)
Fitness Minutes: (30)
Posts: 805
8/3/14 9:41 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you!!

STEADYANDSTRONG's Photo STEADYANDSTRONG SparkPoints: (34,705)
Fitness Minutes: (12,454)
Posts: 2,571
8/3/14 10:54 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Wish you all the best C2Susan.

Today is the last day of Week 2. I feel good about getting to bed at a decent time this week.
emoticon emoticon

 Pounds lost: 5.4 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
C2SUSAN SparkPoints: (54,241)
Fitness Minutes: (30)
Posts: 805
8/3/14 9:55 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ready to start the new work week. I have seen some changes, although small, they are still changes.... just like my weight loss journey... to me a loss is still a loss... I'll take that 1/2 pound here and there just like I'll take that quality sleep... I am still trying and doing my best to get back on track. I see the doctor this week as another follow up from the surgery and it will be the first time I saw him since I went back to work, so I am hoping he can shed some light on more progress!!!

STEADYANDSTRONG's Photo STEADYANDSTRONG SparkPoints: (34,705)
Fitness Minutes: (12,454)
Posts: 2,571
8/1/14 5:14 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks Mkbwnsugar!
emoticon

Went to bed pretty early (9:30pm) but woke up to a thunder storm around 2am. Didn't fall back to sleep till 3am. Got 9 hours of sleep but broken up.
emoticon

 Pounds lost: 5.4 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
MKBWNSUGAR's Photo MKBWNSUGAR SparkPoints: (81,859)
Fitness Minutes: (31,258)
Posts: 3,631
7/31/14 11:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon STEADYANDSTRONG

w2d5, still working on the same things, writing in my journal. I'm not waiting as last to eat in the morning, doing better on my goals but have a long way to go. emoticon

Martha
Southern Maryland
EST Zone
BLC Black Panther Pride Red Team
WRJ&G Team - 2015 Summer 5% Challenge


 current weight: 193.0 
 
221
210.5
200
189.5
179
STEADYANDSTRONG's Photo STEADYANDSTRONG SparkPoints: (34,705)
Fitness Minutes: (12,454)
Posts: 2,571
7/31/14 3:18 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Feeling rested.


 Pounds lost: 5.4 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
MKBWNSUGAR's Photo MKBWNSUGAR SparkPoints: (81,859)
Fitness Minutes: (31,258)
Posts: 3,631
7/30/14 11:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
w2d4, keeping my journal, still working on getting to bed earlier and closing the kitchen when at appointed time.

Martha
Southern Maryland
EST Zone
BLC Black Panther Pride Red Team
WRJ&G Team - 2015 Summer 5% Challenge


 current weight: 193.0 
 
221
210.5
200
189.5
179
STEADYANDSTRONG's Photo STEADYANDSTRONG SparkPoints: (34,705)
Fitness Minutes: (12,454)
Posts: 2,571
7/30/14 3:53 P

Send Private Message
Reply
So I don't know if this will help any of you but last night I took some Valerian Root (capsulized herb). I took it around 7pm. Even though I wasn't yawning at 11pm, I decided to go to bed. I knocked out and slept pretty hard. Was a little fuzzy when I woke up (around 8am) but felt rested. Will continue using it, as I've heard it helps with sleep problems.

 Pounds lost: 5.4 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
MKBWNSUGAR's Photo MKBWNSUGAR SparkPoints: (81,859)
Fitness Minutes: (31,258)
Posts: 3,631
7/30/14 12:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
w2d2, my problem is getting to bed earlier so I can get up earlier and get my meals earlier so I won't be eating so late at time and can start doing my exercises in the morning rather than in the evenings.My sleep cycle is off. I'm retired, have a home based business and work a seasonal job from Jan-April. I've always been a night person, so after I retired, I created this monster.

I'm still keeping my journal, and I've picked getting getting myself into a routine and limiting food & beverage to work on this week.

Martha
Southern Maryland
EST Zone
BLC Black Panther Pride Red Team
WRJ&G Team - 2015 Summer 5% Challenge


 current weight: 193.0 
 
221
210.5
200
189.5
179
C2SUSAN SparkPoints: (54,241)
Fitness Minutes: (30)
Posts: 805
7/29/14 8:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Every day I set a goal and every day I hope to get some decent sleep... and yet every day I get up and go to work and keeping thinking that tonight will be different... I worked out... I'm tired... I should be primed and ready for some sleep but it seems hopeless... but I refuse to give up... It is so comforting to know I'm not in this alone... I know it can be worse.. and it will get better..

STEADYANDSTRONG's Photo STEADYANDSTRONG SparkPoints: (34,705)
Fitness Minutes: (12,454)
Posts: 2,571
7/29/14 2:20 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Week 2, emoticon

Well, after reading the last few messages in this thread, I realize I'm not alone. And yes, this is a very difficult challenge for me too. I went to bed at midnight. Woke up at 3:30am, fell back to sleep but tossed a bit. I'm working out consistently but what threw me off this week was the weekend. Went to an evening movie with friends and it blew my whole rhythm. I was doing good up to that point.
Time to refocus.
Goal: Start calming the body around 9pm but prepare to relax around 8pm.

 Pounds lost: 5.4 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
MKBWNSUGAR's Photo MKBWNSUGAR SparkPoints: (81,859)
Fitness Minutes: (31,258)
Posts: 3,631
7/28/14 11:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
w2d1, keeping my journal every day. This is the hardest challenge I've done yet, but it will be so worth it if I can get this under control.

Edited by: MKBWNSUGAR at: 7/30/2014 (00:25)
Martha
Southern Maryland
EST Zone
BLC Black Panther Pride Red Team
WRJ&G Team - 2015 Summer 5% Challenge


 current weight: 193.0 
 
221
210.5
200
189.5
179
KATZNBEEDS SparkPoints: (10,402)
Fitness Minutes: (5,854)
Posts: 8
7/26/14 1:40 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I'm still having trouble with this challenge. Falling asleep isn't my problem. Staying and falling back to sleep is my nemesis. My mind can get so busy so fast that I'm awake for at least 2 hours.
My goal is to sleep from 10PM-6AM. With a hot summer I like to get as much done as early as possible so I can stay inside and do sit-still stuff.
Playing music, even softly, irritated me no end. Like some other teammates I feel like I'm stressing myself out trying to sleep.

LIZZZIELU Posts: 44
7/26/14 9:58 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I joined this challenge, hoping to find something, anything, that will help me sleep at night. So far I have yet to come across anything I haven't already tried. I've had a Fitbit One since Christmas 2012 and have tracked my sleep every night since then. Thanks to menopause, I toss and turn all night long- too hot, too cold, uncomfortable this way or that. Doesn't matter what bedtime routine I try, what I eat or drink or avoid, time of day, etc. I'll stay in the challenge, but I feel like I'm a lost cause.

 current weight: 166.0 
 
176
169.5
163
156.5
150
C2SUSAN SparkPoints: (54,241)
Fitness Minutes: (30)
Posts: 805
7/26/14 7:51 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have been back to work for 3 days since being off from surgery and I am exhausted... Sleeping in on a Saturday never happened before and I debated last night on setting the alarm to get up at 5 like I do daily, I slept in an extra hour and a half and am still tired. I have so much to do and no energy to do it... Normally the weekends are the time to catch up on everything that didn't get done throughout the week... So far the most I've done today is eat my "clean" breakfast!!! I know this all goes hand in hand, so I have to keep doing the best I can to get where I need to be.

LACESS24's Photo LACESS24 SparkPoints: (22,056)
Fitness Minutes: (18,836)
Posts: 226
7/25/14 10:37 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Yes, I'm sort of thinking that since I've been paying more attention to my sleep, I've had worse luck getting a good night's sleep. We'll have to see what happens at the end of 4 weeks.

 current weight: 166.2 
 
187
170.25
153.5
136.75
120
C2SUSAN SparkPoints: (54,241)
Fitness Minutes: (30)
Posts: 805
7/22/14 6:44 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm now wondering if this challenge has got me in a more vicious cycle... I am trying harder to get a better sleep pattern but seems that I am stressing out more on getting in that pattern. Now after today I will be back on the old alarm clock get up and go to work routine. I have been off for almost 3 weeks due to surgery and have to go back to work tomorrow so that too is adding to the stress of getting sleep. Once again, another horrible night of not sleeping.

CHEWIES's Photo CHEWIES SparkPoints: (21,928)
Fitness Minutes: (7,591)
Posts: 69
7/21/14 1:42 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
To date my only routine is going to bed by 11:30pm. Although was sick yesterday, so was in bed @ 7pm. Was so tired, but couldn't fall a sleep. Stayed in bed though thinking I would eventually fall to sleep. Better days to come!

Page: 1 of (22)   1 2 Next Page › Last Page »

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Official Better Sleep Challenge Week 2 Discussion Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Week 2 Reflection 1/13/2015 12:57:41 PM
Week 2 reflections 3/26/2015 6:55:40 AM
My week 2 took months! 8/9/2015 10:43:53 AM
My two wk reflection.... 1/28/2015 3:09:25 AM
Week 2 reflection 1/28/2015 1:50:06 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=15457x42560x34688124

Review our Community Guidelines




x Lose 10 Pounds by October 14! Sign up with Email Sign up with Facebook
By clicking one of the above buttons, you're indicating that you have read and agree to SparkPeople's Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and that you're at least 18 years of age.