Sleep

I finally got a good sleep last night.  I took caffeine totally out of my system yesterday which meant for me no tea.  I wasn’t groggy yesterday and felt strong while working last night.  I got that relaxed feeling on the way home as I usually do but instead of trying to go right to bed, I sat on the couch to relax with a half of glass of red wine and took 15 minutes to drink that.  When we went to bed last night my wife said that I had fallen asleep before she did which never happens.  And then this morning I woke up at 5:30 without an alarm and felt really good.  So we’ll try it again tonight with me working until 9 and see if that changes anything. 

I’m really getting into the whole foods train.  I’m feeling like I’m getting close to hippy living but I WON’T buy clothes made out of hemp!  I’ll leave that to the wife…

 

Eating today:

Breakfast – 3 eggs with a handful of brocolli

Morning snack – clementine and handful of sunflower seeds

Lunch – Kale salad dry, carrots, one Lindt’s dark chocolate square

Afternoon snack – apple and a handful of almonds

Dinner – 4 meatballs, green beans 

Exercise today: 4 hours in the warehouse

 Weight : 251.2 – down .2lbs

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Patience

A third day of gain and it’s hard not to brush this off.  But in context I’ve been losing so much that I can’t be too frustrated.  I just need to focus on what I do today and prepare for tomorrow.  I’m done with turkey sausage for a while, going back to broccoli tomorrow.

I’m still so much healthier than I was a month ago.  Even if I’m stuck at this place in 6 months, I can still put my thoughts towards that.  I just might not be blogging as much…

Eating today:

Breakfast – 3 eggs with turkey breakfast sausage (1/2 lbs)

Morning snack – clementine and handful of sunflower seeds

Lunch – Kale salad dry, carrots, one Lindt’s dark chocolate square

Afternoon snack – apple and a handful of almonds

Dinner – 1.5 chicken breasts, green beans

Exercise today:

3 hours in the warehouse

Weight : 251.4 – up .4lbs

Still in the blahs

There are times when I don’t feel like writing and now is one of those times.  Maybe I’m more reflective.  I want to listen more than talk.  It could be part frustration too.  Frustration with lack of weight loss progress, frustration with car bills, frustration with this cold, long winter, frustration with being at the beginning of several journeys than at the end.  That’s a big one.  So the next question I have to ask is how is my faith walk?  Maybe not so good.  I need to be making better decisions with God in mind and allow Him to be able to take care of my needs.

 

Eating today:

Breakfast – 3 eggs with turkey breakfast sausage (1/2 lbs)

Morning snack – clementine and handful of sunflower seeds

Lunch – Kale salad dry, 1.5 chicken breasts, one Lindt’s dark chocolate square

Afternoon snack – apple and a handful of almonds

Dinner – soup

Exercise today: day off

 Weight :

251 – up .4lbs

Rest?

I woke up this morning after 9 hours of sleep and I still had bags under my eyes.  I tried to sleep this afternoon but kids don’t understand the concept of quiet when they’ve been locked in the house for 3 months.  But being in bed for 2 hours was rest.  Then I went on the exercise bike for an hour because tomorrow will be a day from exercising.  Just no time for it.  So kinda out of it, don’t feel much like writing but the weight is still coming off.  I was really happy with this number.

 

Weight 250.6 down .4 lbs

Eating:

Morning – Bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon and  a little milk

Lunch – Lots of asparagus and a couple of bean chips

Afternoon snack – handful of sunflower seeds, 2 squares of Lindt’s dark chocolate

Dinner – Pork, potato wedges, cauliflower salad with bacon bits – it was just so good to pass up.

And then when you need sleep more than ever… (from yesterday)

It just doesn’t come.  Another 5 hours of sleep last night.  Just laid there for 3 hours waiting for sleep to come.  I’m going to try going back to some of my old routine for relaxing (watching a tv show).  It’s strange.  Yesterday was a harder day of not thinking about food.  A friend is helping me with my car at lunch and he asked me if we should go out to Café on Labree.  I thought about it, I really want a cheeseburger.  But I started thinking more about where I want to be in the future and made a choice for the future.  Today, no regrets.  The choice is made and I’m looking forward to next Friday when we go there for an evening dinner. 

The thing is I don’t feel that tired.  My only caffeine is my tea which is a normal part of my routine.  Once I get to work and get into the flow, the tiredness takes a back seat.  If I had to work tomorrow and this happens again tonight, I can’t make any promises.  I can promise that I will be sleeping in tomorrow and fully enjoy the day.

 

Eating today:

Breakfast – 3 eggs with turkey breakfast sausage (1/2 lbs)

Morning snack – clementine and handful of sunflower seeds

Lunch – Kale and carrot salad dry, two Lindt’s dark chocolate square

Afternoon snack – apple and a handful of almonds

1.5 chicken breasts and a fist full of brocolli

Exercise today:

3 hours in the warehouse

 Weight :

252.2 – up .2lbs

Sleepless nights

Had a difficult night of sleep last night.  It’s the whole thing of knowing I need sleep after a long day yesterday and then knowing I needed to wake up.  Asleep by 1, awake by 5.  I’m not exhausted as I thought I would be but tonight I feel there’s even more pressure to sleep.  I’ll be taking melatonin tonight.  I do like it with working in the warehouse that I don’t have to wake up early to work out.  I know that working out early in the morning is the best thing for me and I actually sleep better when I work out in the morning.  I just want to sleep more!! Some might say just go to bed earlier. The person to whom I’m related by marriage throw’s that off because I can’t sleep until she gets to bed OR she wakes me up when she comes to bed and then I’m up for much longer.  It’s at this point where I’m consciously thinking about separate bedrooms.  It’s also at this point where I see that same person’s face telling me that’s not going to work for her…

 

Eating today:

Breakfast – 3 eggs with turkey breakfast sausage (1/2 lbs)

Morning snack – clementine

Lunch – Kale and carrot salad, handful of sunflower seeds  dry, one Lindt’s dark chocolate square

Afternoon snack – apple and a handful of almonds

1.5 chicken breasts and a fist full of brocolli

 

Exercise today:

3 hours in the warehouse

 

Weight :

252 – down 1.2lbs

No more exercise

The next 3 days will have no scheduled exercise. Why? Because of an active lifestyle.  I’ll be putting in 3 hours in the evenings in my employer’s warehouse, walking around and being on my feet during that time.  I’ve been wanting to put some time in the warehouse to help the company out and to pay off some stuff.  So this will be an experiment in how this work will affect my journey.  I have to remember that I’m on a quest to be healthy, not in a race to lose the most weight as optimally as I can. 

So not much for writing these days.  I need to get my sleep and enjoy my family as much as I can during these 12 hour work days.  Rest is really important as I’m finding out.  I feel so much better when I get my rest and my body reacts better to the rest as well.  There are a lot of studies that show that when you don’t sleep, you eat more.  It’s true for me as well.  I can’t wait for Saturday when I’ll be able to sleep in and finally have a restful day, one I haven’t had for a while.  Unless I go help my parents with their house…

Eating today:

Breakfast – 3 eggs with a fist full of brocoli

Morning snack – clementine

Lunch – Kale and carrot salad – dry, two Lindt’s dark chocolate square

Afternoon snack – apple and a handful of sunflower seeds

1.5 chicken breasts

 Exercise today:

3 hours in the warehouse

Weight :

253.2 – down 1.2lbs