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Good Day/Bad Night

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Tonight I am having trouble sleeping. I been tossing and turning all night. I finally decided to get up around 4am to spark a bit. I am hoping that I can tire myself out again. Yes, again because I went to bed shortly after 9pm because I was exhausted. But I got up at 11:37pm I felt like it took forever to fall back asleep, unfortunately this is not unusual, then I got up again around 1ish am then 3ish am and finally just after 4am I gave up.

My nutrition was fine all day. Can't think what on the food side that might keep me up. One diet coke at dinner? I did not overeat so I am not stuff. I am not in the least bit hungry so it not hunger pangs.

Stress and concerns for this past week seem to be under control. I was worried about my mom's surgery and hospital stay but the surgery was last week and her recovery was fine. Mom is back home since Tuesday. Our bathrooms are being renovated. I was stressing a little about that but the contractors are so accommodating and lay back that the stress just flowed right out of me. Yes, there are some things I need to pick and purchase this weekend but really I don't mind shopping. Tee Hee... I don't know maybe pressure of purchases being needed for Monday? Eah, don't think so.

I enjoy a wonderful visit from my nephew and my SIL (Ralph son and ex-wife). We talk about everything including workouts, nutrition, my SIL is a OB/Gyn so I value her opinion, actually even before she became a MD I valued her opinion, we use to work out together back in the days, think back now...we were HOT. LOL! Finally we talked about Ralph and how much we all miss and love him. But again this is nothing unusual except maybe the death part. She always loved him, I knew that, Ralph knew that, their son knew that, even her new DH knew that, shoot her DH loved him! You have to experience him to understand how his personality just captured you and you did not want to walk away. Again this is not why I can't sleep. Yes, I am still mourning his death but our discussion of his memories are heart warming. I can handle it.

My workouts this week were not my usual intense ones and except for Tuesday and Friday were way shorter than usual too. Still no reason to mess up my sleep.

In fact, yesterday my friend and I had a 2.5 hour brisk walk. We were talking and laughing so much that we did not realize how much we walked. By the time we turned to head back well, it turned out to be a very long heart healthy walk both mentally and physically. We had lunch at her home. She a vegetarian so lots of veggies. It was delicious. Similar to what I make her when she comes to my home except I grill the veggies. She present them raw over cold pasta and olive oil. She did add vegetarian caviar, which I never had before. I will say it again...lunch was delicious. We waited to digest then did a half hour of restorative yoga. It felt great. I was tearing up from the purging! Yoga can be so powerful.

I even had a lovely evening with DH. The kids had a play date and we went out for a bite to eat. Nothing fancy just the local dinner. The lovely part was just be able to talk with DH without constant interruptions. Of course, half our conversations was about our children. LOL!

So, what is my problem? I don't know...pressure to make some purchases by Monday, doubt it. The caffeine in the one diet coke I had at dinner? Maybe, I try to stop having any type of caffeine by late afternoon. Plus, I rarely have diet coke, maybe my system is not use to it anymore.

I think after a little sparking I gonna try to fall asleep again. We shall see.

Have a great weekend spark buddies.
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    I hope you were able to get some rest. I've struggled with sleepless nights too. Maybe today you realized the reason. In any case, I hope you are sleeping well tonight.

    Take care,
    Rebecca emoticon
    2486 days ago
    Hope you sleep well tonight.
    2486 days ago
    I know for me caffeine would be the problem.

    Or it could be you just missed us all on Sparks and needed to feel closer to us all. emoticon
    2486 days ago
    Sounds like you have a lot going on in your life. Even although you are saying you are relaxed about it all, it is playing on your subconscious mind.

    I have been awake since 4.30 am! It is now 8.30 in the evening.

    I had a pretty full on day at work yesterday and I know that was on my mind.

    I have a roast to cook tomorrow, and meeting our son's "new" girlfriend!

    Trying to have the house all ready, at least the basics clean!

    Hubby did the floors yesterday and I ironed last night. Sooty got washed and groomed today, also cut hubby's hair. Then off to the football! WE lost again!!!!

    So I am hoping you get a good night sleep and I am hoping I will as well!

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