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I wondered if I would get there, but i feel i am getting more regular at getting to sleep on time and getting a full night's rest.

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Not doing so good this week. Cannot seem to remember to journal it at all. But then most nights are about the same as before.

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week 3 done

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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week 3 done, doing well

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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7/23/18 1:35 P

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Still getting to bed on time, need to schedule day better

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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7/19/18 6:06 P

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I have managed the last 4 days to go to bed the same time, takes 1 hour to fall asleep but stay in bed, my wake up time can vary but I get up in the morning when I wake up, if everything isn't done I put it off until the next day, do most important things for the day, need to schedule nighttime routine and plans for the next day earlier.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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3/10/18 4:39 P

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You are trying to keep to a routine as much as you are able due to circumstances. Good for you. Work with what you have, dear. You are doing great.

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Just finished Week 3 and starting week 4 here. This week was a little tougher on the bed time end. By preparing for the next day it pushes off my actually dinner/relax time in the evening so my wind down routine has suffered - I'm still going to bed close to the same time. Waking time has been fairly consistent - I almost don't need the alarm anymore. I have switched to just the fitbit silent alarm to wake me which is much gentler.

This weekend will be an exception though. We are flying out to Colorado to see our youngest son. Flight time is 5:30AM in Boston - which means waking up at 2 and leaving the house at 2:30AM. With the time difference - we will arrive in Colorado at 9:30 am and spend the entire day with him. Also turning the clocks ahead means we will be losing an hour while we are there.

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11/15/17 7:30 P

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Since I started this challenge I have hit 7 hours much more than before. My Fitbit keeps track of my sleep and whether or not I hit the times I want to go to sleep and get up. I'm doing much better at that too. The journal isn't helping that much =, I like the Fitbit because it tracks things automatically.

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9/20/17 8:34 P

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Still find journaling a bother but know it is for a reason. That's why I am here.
Don't reach for the tablet or phone when wake up. Am waiting an hour , will get a book but time it. Not read for hours. I am falling back to sleep easier, so the reading doesn't happen often.
Found I like the warm milk with vanilla in it before bed. Am looking into using lavender oil in the air. Want to wait to since I am getting a little more sleep.
Weekends I stay with grandchildren so I get up when they do. About 8 so I don't feel bad about not getting up at 5 -5:30. In fact, I actually get 8 hrs, there!

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9/18/17 10:05 A

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week 3 check in
kept on with sleep journal
kept up with bedtime routine - added lavender breathe right strips to wash face with lavender soap, aroma of Lavender or Sandlewood, yoga (to help sleep), glass of cherry juice or cup of chamomile tea, stopped fluids by 8pm (except the Cherry juice/tea and wake up at least twice in the wee hours) and stopped electronics by 10pm. I avoided naps at night a bit better this week.

I still wake up in the wee hours and sometimes I get back to sleep immediately and sometimes it takes a little deep breathing.

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9/13/17 10:27 P

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9/13
7th day of week 4
need to work on sleep

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getting better

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4th day of week 3
Cooler since yesterday, sleeping better now

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9/8/17 11:59 P

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2nd day of week 3
I will not sleep well till the weather changes, warm for 5 weeks & 90 f,too hot no matter what time it does not change inside only outside.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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1st day of week 3, I have not checked this weeks challenge out yet,doing so now.

I have pleurisy, 2 types of anemia, macrocytic anemia, Iron deficiency anemia, from blood transfusions with wrong antibodies, causes blood to replace daily instead of 100 days, chronic pneumonia, pleurisy, chronic kidney disease, a partially collapsed lung, low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years. Now formed scar tissue.I am 56 years old. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 4 years as well. I have new blood clots now,2019.I am on P.S.T. time zone.


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8/23/17 10:48 A

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I stuck with my bedtime and waking routine, and I'm getting more into a good sleep routine.

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I'm finishing week 3 and from the article i read it is SO true that if you work out at a high intensity, you need more sleep! I need to adjust here and there. I've incorporated a 6-7 min meditation to my daily routine and that is like a nice boost of energy for me! The heat was a little unbearable and kept me wound up for a couple of days. Keep on sparking friends! emoticon emoticon

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I am going on to week 4 now. Today I clicked the left side of the date range at the top of the "other goals" page where I track my sleep goals. I looked to see if there were differences between the number or type of goals met depending on whether I got more than 6 or less than 6 hours of sleep. It did seem that I did better when more of the routine bedtime goals were met, but there wasn't enough information to be certain of this. I will continue tracking these same goals while moving on to step 4 of the program.

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5/18/17 8:39 P

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I feel best if I get 7 hours of sleep, good if I get 6.5 hours, but do markedly less well with 6 or fewer hours. It is very rare that I have had trouble falling asleep but it is sometimes difficult to go back to sleep if I wake up (which I usually do after about 5 hours). I had a stretch of getting 7 hours but then dropped back down to 6.5 and ranged between 5 and 6.5 most nights this last week. There has been no difference in my routine at bedtime. Four changes in life: partner is away visiting daughter, sister came to visit, animals restless, increased calories and sweets. Am staying in week 3 until more stable.

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Hi All,
It's been a few weeks since I've been on here but my sleep patterns are going well. I have at least 7.5 hours of sleep each night sometimes more. I still need to work on a more consistent time of going to bed.

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i woke up well this weekend. i had plans so i neede d to be up around 830 on sat and 715 today. i did not get to bed very early either night (morning, it was after midnight) but i woke up before my alarm and had energy. both days i got out og bed before i needed. saturday i was up at 8 so i did a 30 minute workout! so yes i had about 13000 steps with only 1 workout. so tha was good. i zoned out when i got home. but i am sleeping deeply and am waking up ready to go,

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2/26/17 9:54 P

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week 3 was not successful with my new habits. i was sleepy a lot, did not do any journaling befor bed, i got behind on my meditation readings. i napped a lot. i got behind on my workouts too.

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i was realy sleepy today. my brain was not focused. i had meetings and stuff that broke up my mental flow. i wanted caffine before noon. but i pushed through. next week i start my no caffinated beverages for about 6 weeks. i hope i can get my brain to focus to not crave it anymore

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my training is done so i can return to my old schedule. i miss the extra hour of sleep and the fact that it is dark in the morning. on the otherhand i like getting done earlier. there is less traffic to fight in hte morning. i was to tired to cook dinner so i made a wrap and nuked some stem pack veggies. less mess and still filling. i juist feel lke i am dragging. but like my hubby said we have years of bad sleeping habits to undo. i hope we both can have more success.

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2/5/17 11:39 A

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I have started to do a short meditation at night. I wash up and then sit or lay comfortably and allow my mind to just find quiet. At first I was not certain it was helpful but I am now feeling less tired in the mornings and less stiff as well, that might be due to also starting some short yoga practices in the mornings.


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This challenge is definitely a solo project right? I mean I comment on a post and see that it was written 9 months ago! So much for updated right?

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My sleep is still hit or miss. I find I need 7 hrs. to feel my best, but I only get it about half the time. I do best when I go to bed early, because I ALWAYS wake up around 3 am--I just have an internal alarm clock, and no matter what time I go to bed, I wake at 3. And I"m alert and rested. The fatigue sets in later in the day if I don't get enough rest at night. So I go to bed at 8. I live alone so no one is bothered by this. And I'm tired by 8 so it doesn't seem hard. And since starting this challenge I've been faithful about doing it daily. I fall asleep about 1/2 the time. My problem is I have ptsd so I struggle with nightmares that interupt my sleep. I'm on medication that somewhat controls them, but not totally. So I have disturbed sleep. Other than the nightmares I don't wake up until 3. But keeping to the 8 pm-3am schedule seems to be allowing me to get in a few more hours, so I'm going to keep it up. Also doing my exercises in the morning with my last session by 2:00, and having no caffiene (I cut out diet sodas and coffee a couple months ago) has helped, as have not watching tv or being on the computer an hour before bed. So I'm slowly making progress.

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I am feeling so much more ENERGIZED since I started getting my 8 hours {at least~that's what my body needs!} more regularly! I think I am beginning to shed my "night owl" status! Now to get to bed~ since finishing up on SP!

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I didn't check in earlier for week 3 because I'd begun sleeping 7-8 hours without significant waking during the night. I'm guessing that all the steps have been useful, but also the gradual return of normal daylight as we move into spring. I'm really making an effort to stick to my regular schedule, especially that regular bedtime! I try to remind myself that staying up late is just not worth the misery of knocking out my sleep rhythm. Working on a good balance for my evening eating has also been important in this process. It's such a big relief to feel alert through the day.

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Well I'm back after the holidays, and I'm still more on-track than off-track, except that I've stopped emailing my sleep partner and I'm not managing my work stress effectively. Sticking to my morning wake-time of 4:15 AM has worked; now as the clock nears 9:00 PM I habitually think, "Time for bed, because you want to hit your sleep goal." (I'm like Bonita - now that I'm falling asleep reliably (yayyyyyy!), I need to be in bed a half-hour longer than my sleep goal. Since I'm going to get up at 4:15 AM no matter what, the rest really is just math.) I'm going to go-ahead and check myself off for week three. (Finally - I'm coming up on two years!)

On a different note, does anyone else find it funny-sad that the "Official Better Sleep Challenge" has 23,000 members, but the "I Need Sleep!" challenge (which seems to be based on ranting rather than productive action steps) has 1.1 million members? I'm grateful for the structure and space of the "Official Better Sleep Challenge" to patiently, productively work on my sleep habits. I'm so pleased with my sleep successes. Of course, I think it's funny-embarrassing that I've been working at this for the better part of two years, but I wouldn't have done it without SparkPeople. Thanks SP.

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I'm not quite sue on how I am doing this, maybe it is just being more mindful, but I am keeping cup with 7+ hours of sleep. Part of the success is that I have realized that I have to be in bed at least 7 1/2 hours to get 7 hours of sleep. The rest is math.

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12/13/15 8:41 A

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Hello fellow Spark Sleepers,

I'm more on track than off-track: went to bed an hour-and-a-half late on two nights, but otherwise am sticking to the plan (limit caffeine in the morning, and none after noon; prep gym bag and lunch for tomorrow; do something to goof off and feel good in the evening; start winding down (dim the lights, floss, meditate, stretch) an hour before bed; lights off and eyes closed at 9 PM).

And, I've got a new routine with my email sleep partner that seems to really help reduce work anxiety and work dreams: Each morning, I pick ONE goal for work that day, and I give myself permission to let everything else happen as it may.

My biggest challenge remains *going to bed on time*, especially since I've discovered that I need to include time for goofing off. On the two nights last week that I went to bed quite late, I tried to sleep in the following morning to compensate, which didn't work - it never works!

I'm going to repeat Week 3, so that I can focus on these goals: Leave my morning alarm set at 4:15 AM no matter what, and be in bed with lights out/eyes closed by 9 PM.

Wishing you light and laughter,
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I am still working on a better bedtime routine but have started turning off the tv about an hour earlier to read. I am not snacking any more in the evening and I have been consistently going to be and getting up at about the same time for awhile now. Some nights my sleep seems better, other nights not. But it's a good start.

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Have been refining my evening routine some: I've been more consistent in turning off the computer by 9:30pm; brush teeth (bathroom lights are bright...) and then getting some light stretching exercise for legs and back, along with dimming the lights. Then a bit of reading: chose a different *quiet* book on Zen teachings...so I'm learning something...but not firing up the imagination for weird dreams--LOL

For the most part, its been better this week....had one night with sore feet, and some other sore muscles from a gym workout where I tossed and turned; the other nights it was more like : OK the feet hurt, walk around the house once, and back to bed/sleep ok...! Very nice improvement!

We'll see how next week goes; as we will be out of town, sharing a condo with some friends. What nighttime routine?? LOL sigh... hopefully will be good and tired from the exploring during the day.
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I had three or four really good nights sleep, as I enjoyed a warm Organic Nighty Night Tea before going to bed and each night woke up only twice each night, also had way less tossing and turning from neck and shoulder pains.

Last night, I was stressed with thoughts that would not turn off, I didn't drink my wonderful tea and woke up after just 3 hours of half sleep. So at 2:30am, I was taking a nice warm soaking bath - hoping it would make be go back to sleep again... but that didn't work either.

At 4:30am I got out of bed, got dressed and studied for 2 hours. Then daylight began. And of course all the thoughts that kept me awake all night long, they all left as soon as the sun began rising. Oh how I hate that!!!!!!

Had no energy today. I have already missed my bedtime for tonight as I do every Weds night, so I am just trying to mellow out before climbing into bed.

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8/30/15 9:14 P

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trying to cut the caffeine more and more.

Can't wake up same time each day b/c the start of my work day varies between 7:30 a.m. and even 2:00 p.m. !

Can i go to be at 9:00 every day ? - I'll try again.

Sleep journal ? Wow - that's hard to do !

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8/14/15 10:08 A

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I have read in more than one place this week that the bedroom should be only for sleeping and sex but I believe for some of us there are exceptions to that rule. I find if I move to the bedroom before I go to the bedroom early to read I purchased a LED light recently with four levels and an hour timer on it which I use quite often while reading.When the light goes off I turn on spa music or nature sounds on the TV and if my husband comes to bed he changes to shows but I am asleep by then. I do however hate waking up to I love Lucy.

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7/21/15 8:54 P

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Going to bed by 9:30 PM helps me a lot. Getting up the first time my alarm goes off is also beneficial. I find that I can't eat fewer than 2 hours before bed, or else I can't fall asleep. Meditating before bed is great!

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7/4/15 6:39 P

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I have forced myself to go to bed at 9 pm every night and I read for about an hour. It seems to be working! I have also written down my thoughts if I wake up in the middle of the night.

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6/22/15 1:44 P

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I tried to keep to a schedule this week and managed 5 days out of the 7. I found I woke up early but I would stay in bed and rest until I was supposed to get up. Having a schedule did help me sleep better, but mostly fall asleep faster which was one of my main issues. So I'm happy about that. My optimism about life in general is improving with consistently better sleep. I'm actually quite amazed how much lack of sleep feeds negative energy.

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I started having honey and lavender tea two hours before bed. I enjoy the tea.

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I agree the more activity I have the better I sleep. I am getting up earlier on my days off. Now I just need to work on being more productive!

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Week 3 pretty much the same. Bed between 10:30 - 11:00 p.m. consistently and getting up by 7:30 a.m. but still waking several times at night. I do find the days I have more activity I seem to sleep better so my coming week's goal is to be more active each day!

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I always thought I was getting 8-9 hours of sleep each night. But since I started using the Jawbone up24 which tracks my sleep. I find I am averaging about 7.5 hours of sleep. Since taking the sleep challenge I have been trying to have regular bedtime and get up time. I do believe that is helping.

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I had set a week 3 goal of being in bed at 11 and up at 9 but found if I had a busy day I would fall asleep quicker (at 10) and be up earlier and a little more refreshed. So I guess my new goal is to keep my days busy by exercising and getting out of the house and socializing more.

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1/13/15 1:00 P

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I like URSAMINOR1's goal of lights out by 10:30. This is a good cut-off point for me as well. I need to enforce another rule for myself...No caffeine (Diet Coke) after work. The cut-off time for this is 4 p.m.

Just take it one day at a time.


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11/19/14 9:08 A

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I set a week 3 goal of turning my lights off at 10:30 every night. I think I met that goal maybe 3 times. I'm going to repeat week 3.

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10/6/14 9:40 A

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Monday's are the worst, but I got up on time without pushing the snooze button. I can really see the difference that has come from following the advice of this challenge.

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


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9/28/14 11:12 A

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I have been going to bed earlier and sleeping for 4-5 hours a night rather than 2 or 3 at a time. i usually fall back to sleep after waking up but this challenge has been very helpful to me!

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8/10/14 11:33 P

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Hang in there STEADYANDSTRONG emoticon

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The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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Had a horrible day yesterday and went to bed at midnight. Ouch!!
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8/10/14 5:21 P

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w3d6,went to bed at 1:30, got up at 1020, journaled, m emoticon aking progress

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Went to bed earlier again, journaling, still working on it.

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