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A new me

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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...
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    wow! very ambitious and awesome (especially the crossfit... seems like amazing stuff!)

    talk to jeckie on our Hen House team about paleo for recipes and stuff- she's really into it!!

    i am thinking that it's possible that going the antabuse route is a little extreme and personally i'd try maybe hypnotism first! ;) but each to their own i suppose! i'm also struggling with cutting down the drinking as a social activity... too many calories!

    we are super excited to have you back in the hen house and really hope you will stick with us because we're all doing really well (the active ones of us!) and are WAY more participatory than most teams on here... although of course still stuck on our one main board ;) (we like it that way!)

    emoticon and congrats on your awesome steps!
    2896 days ago
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