Monday, May 23, 2011

Weigh-In 28: SSDD

Loss: Yet one more lb.  I'm only .5 lb loss away from having less than 100 lbs to go!!!

Despite my late night jog just before bed I slept like crap again last night.  Snackers got up at 5 am this morning and his presence in the living room set Vladdy to barking and Kody to meowing so, to make matters worse, I was woken up at 5 am also and, despite 45 minutes of best effort, was unable to go back to sleep.

I'm really tired and would prefer to just go back to bed this morning as apposed to working and doing school work but I gotta do what I gotta do.  I have next Monday off for the holiday and all I can say is thank the stars for that because I need it!  It seems like I've worked every Saturday since the new boss took over and Sunday's consist of either spending the entire day running errands and cleaning the house or granting myself a day of rest and feeling guilty because errands need to be run and the house needs to be cleaned.  I really freakin' miss having a maid BAD!  As soon as I get into a house and have a month or two to acclimate to the new bills I am definitely going to find a way to put her back into the budget if I can because she was worth her weight in gold.

Snackers is working split-shifts again this week (night jobs) too so that is only going to make things worse and mean that I will have to step-up even more and carry the extra burden in the house.  I understand and appreciate his night work but if I don't find a way to start getting more sleep and a better quality sleep I am seriously going to crack up.  On the up-side I have been having a lot of positive mental moments when it comes to my weight and how much I've lost.  I find myself looking in the mirror and just being stunned by the difference that I can see or putting on clothes fresh out of the wash and relishing in the fact that they fit loosely.  Last night I was sitting in my recliner and realized that my hips no longer touch the insides of either arm on the chair and this morning I climbed up onto my smoking chair/bar stool and felt like it was a lot easier and less awkward than climbing on a bar stool usually is for me.  My mind is in a positive place ... I just wish my sleep habits could be too.

7 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1/4 serving sunflower seeds
1 Healthy Choice lunch
1 slice sourdough
1 turkey sloppy joe (home made)
1 100 calorie snack pack
Daily Caloric Intake: 879

Today was not a good day.  I did nothing and I don't even want to talk about why.


  1. Not being able to sleep is the worst, have you tried melatonin? I use it sometimes, if it's not enough I'll pop a klonopin.

  2. Yeah my mom gave me some melatonin but it didn't do anything. The worst part is that I don't have any trouble falling asleep, I just can't seem to stay asleep and it sucks.

  3. Just found your blog, You rock girl, looking at your body shots. I am still so damn far away from what you have achieved. About you sleeping trouble, have you tried shift your exercise time to the afternoon, to get really tired? I always take a hot shower when I am not tired enough for bed and that helps for me. Keep it up!!

  4. Hi Jan, thanks so much for the encouragement! I actually don't have a problem getting tired ... in fact it seems like I'm always tired now. But when you sleep you go through 5 stages of sleep from the lightest to the heaviest which is REM sleep. When you go through 1 through 5 you then cycle back to one again but before you wake up you start to cycle back to 5 and you do this over and over again throughout the night. That is, if you are getting a healthy night's sleep. I have the problem that, whenever I go from 5 to 1, instead of going back through the cycle I wake up and then go back to sleep from one to five. So I fall asleep almost the instant my head hits the pillow but I wake up five or six times a night and usually when I wake up at 5 or 6 am I can't go back to sleep so I slept 5 hours last night and 4 hours the night before.

  5. So frustrating about the sleep. I wish I had some ideas for you on that front...
    .5 of a lbs until you get to 100 to go!!! Wow that is just great! You will get there, and as more weight comes off each 10 lbs seems to make more and more of a difference, so you will be experiencing lots more of those "hey I fit in this chair!" moments!!
    Keep up the good work!