So here it is, I begin my adventures of new me-dom. I have had sleep issues for a few years now. One study revealed a fantastical sounding diagnosis: Ideopathic hypersomulence. Sounds fancy, right? It means, "you're really tired, and we don't know why" I battled mono and gained 20lbs. 3 years later and i'm snoring horrifically. I am asked, "for the sake of our marriage, please get another sleep study done" This time around, I have sleep apnea. Part of me is relieved, maybe i'll start to feel good? Perhaps. Or maybe i'm treating a symptom of something bigger. Either way, there is a part of me that is quite excited to slap that CPAP mask on. Not only is it tremendously sexy, but it also could prove to make me feel good when I wake up in the morning. Quite a novel idea!! It's been so many years for me of exhaustion that I truly hope that this is a fix for me.
My next quest is an ENT consult. I have ginormous tonsils and may need to have them removed. Yet, again, something that I am hopeful to work, may get me off the mask quite quickly, but the little girl inside me says, "eek!!" Apparently the older you get the more that it hurts...
I have ANOTHER doctors appointment Thursday. I'm going to be asked to be prescribed antabuse. It's that wonderful drug that makes you terribly sick if you drink. I'm not a person who drinks to get drunk( i think it's pointless in fact, and defeats the purpose. NO FUN!), but I do have more than one drink a day, and I am an extremely social person, so this way I don't have to have will power, I just have to not want to have a migraine and puke my brains out. Works for me. Then hopefully in a few months I can be my own source of will power and remain balanced. I also believe this will help my sleep issues.
I am going to see an acupuncturist to work on my adrenal glands that I believe are fatigued, and an old knee injury so that my work outs aren't impeded. Which brings me to my next area of my transformation:
I have begun crossfit, and have consistently been going for 6 weeks now. I am addicted! I absolutely love it, and I can't wait till I finally get some quality sleep. I'm going to be unstoppable!
Finally, I will be adhering to a paleo diet. Not because I believe in the theory that it stems from, but because I've tried it before, and it makes me feel amazing.
So here we go, I stop drinking on Friday, I'll begin my paleo eating, hope to get aupuncture soon, and will be breathing while I sleep in just over a week. Thursday night will be "the last supper" Celebrating all the positive steps i'm taking to improve myself. I can't wait! I'll be making a daily journal that inludes my crossfit workouts, my meals, and how i'm feeling. Follow my blog, and lend me some support! I could really use all the help I can get...