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Friday, June 05, 2009


I feel relieved! As per the Pulmonologist whom I saw today who is affiliated with my sleep doc, I can only change my sleep time of 10+ years ( 1 a.m.) 15 minutes at a time to slowly bring it down to wherever I want it. (11 30 p.m.) Whew! what a load off of smart DH was already doing it having now brought it down to 12:30 a.m. So, forget the 18 days repetitive action to form good habit of getting in bed on time!! The rest do not matter as much since I can be pretty good with it. Guess what else I found out? He favors my challenging my body to exercise more if I can handle it just like my specialist from Mayo Clinic! I got inspired to try ( while making sure my Oxygen sats are OK and pulse is never over 120 beats and I feel fine) and raise my walking speed on the treadmill to 2.8mph and I succeeded feeling OK at the end of 20 minutes. I did a total of 35 minutes on the treadmill. Also re-started strength training ( thanks to Tarangini's challenge) - of course without any weights for now to go up to 2 lbs. So excited and happy!! Yipppeeee!! Its been one exciting and happy day!! Can't wait to see what I can do

Thanks for your support and encouragement my dear sparkly sparks! I also apologize for accidentally deleting couple of your comments while trying to go to your page to respond!

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    I'm a little confused what you mean about reducing by 15 minutes a day. Are you trying to go to bed 15 minutes earlier every day? I need to try to figure out how to make sure I'm tired enough to fall asleeep when I lay down at 10. Any tricks for that? Or staying asleep. According to my gowearfit armband, I wake up constantly during the night.

    I hope this works for you.

    Congrats on being able to do more. That's wonderful!!!!
    3240 days ago
    Take each day one day at a time, never pushing anything. Take it all in stride. I hope that this new development will bring you more relief. Thinking of you...
    3241 days ago
  • LUCKY-13
    Glad to hear you're doing better!

    I have the same problem when it comes to changing my sleep habits, but since I'm going to work early (7 AM) most days, I have to go to bed at 10 PM. That gives me a good 7 hours sleep most nights since I'm up at 5 AM. If I can keep a routine of going to bed the same time then I'm usually alert at work, but DH is a night owl and I enjoy staying up on the weekends with him. Come Monday I'm usually paying dearly! lol

    That's great news about the exercise! Your baby steps will become leaps of success in no time!

    Love the cartoon! One of the best laughs I've had all week! Thanks! I needed that!

    3241 days ago
    That's great news about the exercise and the sleep!
    Hugs, Leslie
    3241 days ago
    I'm very pleased to read that the doctor says you can up your exercise, Neeta! that is great news! Congrats on those 35 treadmill minutes and on getting back into some strength training. PROGRESS!!!

    3241 days ago
    Good news on the sleep methods and the exercise! Way to go!
    3241 days ago
  • RHALES199
    Glad the Dr's visit went so well!
    And good for you for doing so well on the T-mill! Way to go! you go, girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3241 days ago
    Wohoo Neeta!!! You go girlie..but like the doctor says...don't over do it.
    3242 days ago
    I am so happy and relieved for you. I like the idea of reducing 15 min. at a time. I am now at 11:30. I just have been waking up earlier. Like last night only 7 hours sleep. We can do this slowly and maybe really change our sleep habits. Although I like being up late in the stillness at that time.
    3242 days ago
    Great News!!! Let's Celebrate. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    I am so happy for you.
    3242 days ago
    I always feel that everyone needs to listen to their own body and use that as their guide! Unfortunately we tend to measure ourselves based on those we see around us and of course we are all individuals and are bound to have our own unique qualities - that is what makes us who we are :-) Nevertheless, it is always reassuring to get affirmation from the experts in the field!
    Take care.
    3242 days ago
    LL! Being DEAD?! Very funny. Great news from the doc. And if you are a night owl - that's ok to! Don't fight it too hard. Let us get through the rest of this challenge together. I need you to do it!
    3242 days ago
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