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This Isn't Working!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Thank you everyone for support and encouragement..... emoticon emoticon

Well, as I woke bright and early this a.m., I lay there tired and thinking, this isn't working!
What isn't working?
This diet.... yes it IS working.
This walking .... yes it IS working.
This prepping meals mostly in advance.... yes it IS working,
This drinking 3 cups of green tea.... yes it IS working.
DRinking lot of water...yes it IS working
Getting rid of 5 lbs this week.... yes it IS working.

but this sleeping, it IS NOT working... I am trying hard to be an early to bed early to rise person, but it would be different if I was actually sleeping.. Even with taking a sleeping pill, some nites I not only don't sleep... but wake up multiple times and can't get back to sleep. I think I have it figured out that I am waking sometime around when the sun gets up, so if I get to bed by 10 or 11, that would be ok, but not when I keep waking up....

So today, I decided I would get up instead of lying there thinking I will go back to sleep, because I won't... Maybe the solution might be to have an afternoon nap. I have always avoided them, because for years if I did happen to fall asleep after supper or something, I wouldn't sleep at nite... And also, my mother was chronically depressed when I was a child and slept soooooo much, it scares me. So, probably I have gone just the opposite.... Well, I need to refill sleeping pills today, I should talk to the pharmacist and see what he says..

But, on a positive note, Buddy and I did our 3 laps around today... maybe I should try for 3 laps for 2 days a week and 2 laps for the other 3 days and maybe a WATP at least once a week...
Breakfast - apple fresh greek yogurt, onions, red peppers omelette, strawberries and blueberries.
Lunch - home made soup & (to be cont.)
Supper - 3 chicken tenders, tomatoes
Snack - homemade soup, greek yogurt
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  • TERRI289
    The Lila project is going great!! Just working out those little hitches.... emoticon
    1801 days ago
    It could be that you are getting used to the medicine and it isn't working like it should. Talking to the pharmacist or a doctor seems to be in order. I'm like that where I wake up a lot during the night even with a sleeping pill. I am beginning to wonder if it has something to do with getting older. I have to talk to my doctor myself.
    1803 days ago
    Sleep is so very important, and I really hope things improve for you. Sounds like everything else is going GREAT! I also wake up multiple times each night, and sometimes just get up to spend a couple of hours doing something, and THEN am able to get back to sleep - and sleep in a bit later to get a "full night.". It's a different kind of "schedule" but for me it's better than lying awake staring.

    Hope you can resolve this Lila - congrats on all the other things working!!!
    :) Gail
    1804 days ago
  • NHES220
    Congratulations on the weight loss and glad that is working. Sorry on the sleep problems, I can only imagine how frustrating that must be!
    1804 days ago
  • BEEJAY49
    Your Yes it IS working list is great! :) I have the elusive sleep problem too, have forever. Hang in there! HUGS!
    1804 days ago
    Well, I have to agree with you YES, it IS working well as the no the sleeping isnt working
    so you are not alone
    1804 days ago
    Glad to read your blog and learn more IS working than not! I too, struggle with insomnia... I keep trying different tips... bed earlier... less time on computer... sleeping aids.. etc... so far.. nothing works long term... so I keep on keeping on...

    Have a wonderful week!!!
    1804 days ago
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