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Wondering Wednesday...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It is another sleepless night for me. I fell asleep in my recliner for about 3 hours last evening...and now I am up. Oh well, tomorrow is a slow day and I can nap if needed. I don't want to keep this up...because it can become a cycle. Not sure what exactly will fix it. I thought about contacting my doctor...but which one. I do go to my primary care doctor on Thursday. I actually am not seeing my doctor, but someone on his team. That is okay...because they talk and know what it going on.

Not really sure if this is my neck pain keeping me awake...my peri-menopause...just don't want it to make me manic!! I will start with the primary care...I see my gynecologist June 2...and if need be I will see my psychiatrist. Wow!! That's a lot of doctors to have. Well, they each have their role...and mine are really good!! I like them all. They seem to be really good at looking at me as a whole even when they are specializing in one area. I know that sounds funny..what I mean is...they work well and I always tell them what medications I am on and any changes. So they are all informed. If need be...they will talk. That doesn't happen very often, because I am a pretty good advocate for myself.

My blood work came back and wow!! My trigylerides where 203 in January and are 135 in May!! I was so happy! My fasting glucose actually went up from 101 to 105. Could be I ate something the evening before my blood work...even if it was before midnight it could affect the results. Anyway, I am pleased. The fat in my blood was really worrying me. My cholesterol was 161 and went down to 159. Not much of a change...but my Dad had high cholesterol...so could be genetic. It is better than it was a few years ago. It was up above 200. And I wasn't as heavy as I was in January. Go figure!!

Well, yesterday started out to be a long day and got even longer. I was leaving PLUK at 3:30 p.m. and got to my car and had a flat tire!! I was so glad I wasn't stuck somewhere on my way home...because I forgot my cell phone at home yesterday!! Of all days to forget it! Anyway, I have roadside assistance and City Towing was really great. Only took them 30 minutes or so to get there and we chatted the whole time he was changing the tire. He had to use my jack, because I was in the parking lot. I couldn't remember where it was and he said they put them in different places in every car these days. We finally found it and he put my spare on. My car needs a new spare...in time I will do that. I just hope they can fix my tire. I just got them in December or January. 4 brand new tires...and they weren't cheap...but tires aren't cheap. Anyway, I am going at 7 am to have them look at it and see if they can fix it. It is warranted, so hopefully I won't have to buy a new one. In about 5 hours...I will know for sure!

My weigh in today was so so. I was lighter than last week, but not as light as my scale says. I did wear jeans today. I bought some new white jeans and they are so comfortable!! And I haven't worn them since my surgery...I have been in sweats. I am sick of sweats!!

So next week is week 16 of DPP. Our last class for a month..then we have a class a month for six months...then one more blood test. We won't have anymore exercise classes, but I am a member of the Y, so that is not a problem for me. I will soon be in the pool again and that is my choice of exercise. I will also continue on the recumbent bike and nu-step. I don't do much strength training. I have too much trouble with my back. Everytime I try to do new things...I end up in pain and unable to exercise at all. So, I stick to what works for me. I also workout at home. And I went to the library today and got a couple exercise DVD's to try out. I want to try yoga again. My balance is better since my knee surgery in 2010...maybe I could do it now. I will keep that in mind.

Wow! I am rambling!! Guess that is what happens when you have a neighbor downstairs, can't sleep and must try to be kinda quiet...you go on Spark People!! I know it has helped me when I can't sleep. It gives me something to do that is quiet. Except for my sometimes noisy office chair!!

I am going to sign off for now. Just remember...it is what you make it!! emoticon
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    I'm trying yoga again, too. I've never really gotten into it, but I haven't really given it a fair chance. I'm glad you weighed in with a loss! That's great! Don't get discouraged if it's not a very big one.

    I hope your neck starts to feel better soon!! Take care!

    ~ Kayli
    3576 days ago
    Hi Angie, hope you can get a good night's sleep in there. Sounds like you've been doing good a changing some of your numbers. You're right about things that can be genetic which means you have to work harder to change them.

    You are doing great. emoticon
    3576 days ago
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