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Thursday, October 04, 2012

I fell asleep about 8:30 pm and am up at 12:30 am. I tried to stay awake. I just couldn't!! I was so sleepy!!

So I am on Spark People getting some Spark Points and blogging. Good thing to do if you can't sleep!! I get a lot done during the night on Spark People when I am not able to sleep. I know the professionals/doctors frown on working on the computer during the middle of the night. I give them credit for knowing that it does wake you up and it is harder to go right back to sleep. I know I will have time to lay down and will get tired about 4 am, so I am not worried about being awake now. I did get 2 nights of good sleep, so it is a pattern for me to get about 2 good nights and a bad night after that. I did try to get back to sleep before I pulled out and turned on the computer. When it didn't happen in 30 minutes I got out of bed! I will not toss and turn for longer than that. Doesn't make any sense!!

I lost .6 pounds from Monday to Wednesday. I know that isn't much, but it is two days during that TOM. Not bad I say!!

I rode the recumbent bike and did the nu-step recumbent cross trainer yesterday. I think I might take today off, because I have to do laundry and going up and down the stairs is enough work for me with my arthritis! Maybe by Saturday I can get back in the pool. I don't swim during that TOM. emoticon I do other land exercises instead. Like the bike and nu-step and going up and down the stairs at my apartment. emoticon

I am having a hard time not eating in the later evening like after 7pm. It is dark and I know it is a habit in the fall and winter. I had calories left and a little fat, but I went a little over board!! I can't have just a serving of one thing. I eat one thing and then another. Not sure if you would consider it binging (spelling), but I know I am hungry and just want a little something. Then it turns into more than that. I don't eat a whole lot, but I do go over my calories and a little over my fat. emoticon emoticon I had a caffeine free pop last night, at least it was diet caffeine free. Diet soda is my last hold out. I haven't given it up yet. Not sure I will.

I ate well until last night!! I wanted to go get some fast food and resisted!! I am going to the Pita Pit on Friday with a friend, so decided that would be my treat. That is pretty healthy. I use turkey and lots of veggies on the pita. I also eat a whole wheat pita. And I try to limit the sauce I have put on the pita. emoticon I love the romaine lettuce there as it is so fresh!!

I still have some of my bountiful basket left. The bananas were really green. I have eaten two of my four tomatoes. Some of the lettuce salad with some carrots and sugar snap peas I bought at Albertsons Monday. Also ate some apples and I think my avocado is about ready. I think I will have my broccoli tonight. emoticon No oranges in the basket the last Saturday which is probably a good thing, as I didn't eat the last ones...I gave them all away. Citrus fruits tend to give me heartburn. I can eat a few oranges, but had some in the basket a couple weeks ago so had my fill.

I did have some frozen blueberries last night. Don't like the fresh ones, but I do like frozen. I know that is funny or quirky...just how I roll!!

Well, I better close this blog. It is getting pretty lengthy!!

Have an awesome day!!

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    Wow, 12:30 and you were up? You get up early anyway! I know what you mean about eating in the evenings, especially when it's dark so early. That must be one of those "survival instincts" ingrained in us. They say Vitamin D is good for S.A.D. and wintertime kinda things.

    All of our snow has already melted (still a little on the roof), how about you?
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    You beat me as it was 0430 when I woke

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    i am going on 30 days of zero pop. It's well worth it!! Good luck on quitting! and yes your not the only one who can't sleep. ; Get some sleep!

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    Comment edited on: 10/4/2012 4:24:45 AM
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