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Friday, August 23, 2013

Well....I was up at 4:30am monday thru thursday.

Monday - I did a quick workout in my basement
Tuesday - I went to the gym for a quick workout
Wednesday - I did an exercise video in my basement
Thursday -- I was up early, but could not get moving
Friday - I slept in until 5am and was dragging myself out of bed.

I am so tired that my brain is not functioning properly. I got out of the shower today and was going to dry off with the hand towel. Last night, instead of turning the alarm off at my brother's house, I turned it on - while we were in the house - so the alarm was blaring everywhere. Little mistakes over and over again, which tells me that my brain is tired. On one of my previous blog posts, FIFI warned me of this and I knew what she was saying was true - our bodies need sleep, my brain needs sleep. But....I also need exercise. I also said that I would try my new plan for three weeks. This is a change to my system and any change is going to be received with push-back. I also realize that I have not been able to get to bed before 10pm due to taking care of my brother's cats. I need to make this work. The other option - is to see if my employer will let me cut my ours to 20 hours per week (cut salary in half too) or get a new job.

Oh, one more way the lack of sleep is affecting me. Yesterday I was so tired, I just felt like giving up -- "Why not have an ice cold beer? I know it would taste so good". I was able to get control of myself and realize that I was just tired. I did find that I had a weakened ability to limit carbs -- I enjoyed a few slices of fresh 7 grain bread with my dinner as well as a half-a-bowl of cereal before bed. All-in-all, not a big deal, but it doesn't help me lose these last few pounds. What I am trying to say is that the lack of sleep limited my ability to say no to extra food.

So much to think about. Next week my daughter goes back to school, which means my schedule will be back to a routine. I will focus on getting to bed by 9pm and see if I can get this 4:30am wake-up schedule to work.
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    I think you're doing great! It takes time to make changes. Giving yourself 3 weeks and then acknowledging that one week is negatively affected by another responsibility doesn't seem quite fair to yourself. Over the course of a lifetime, one week isn't a big deal. Is caring for your brother's cats a regular thing?

    Stay safe, take the time it takes and don't be hard on yourself! emoticon
    1736 days ago
    I have trouble sleeping. I took two yoga classes this week. The first night I slept twelve hours. emoticon The second night I slept quite well. Last night I didn't sleep as well....gonna do yoga or Pilates daily to get my mind, body, and soul into a sleepset....yep I just made that word up! emoticon

    I can relate to tiredness and making poor decisions. Thank goodness you choose the refreshing nonalcoholic drink. I am proud of you for making this great choice while being tired.

    You are doing great! I am proud of you and your focus! You go girl!!!!!!
    1736 days ago
    Thanks Kiko :) I am especially pleased that I did not have that ice cold beer last night. Instead of thinking about the beer, I started thinking about an ice cold lime selter water - perhaps with some fresh mint - how good it would taste - how refreshing after my long commute home. Focusing on something else - though forced - seems to do the trick.
    1736 days ago
    All in all it looks like you had a pretty darned good week. Yes, hopefully your "normal" routine will help. I require my 7 1/2 - 8 hrs. every night, so... I can feel for you.

    Have yourself a great weekend & acknowledge the good choices you made this week. ;o)

    Kiko : )
    1736 days ago
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