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Wish me luck

It has been days since I have gotten any sleep, well I should say  more than 2 consecutive hours at night. Is it sad that the thought of getting three hours gets me excited?

Emma won an Adventure Time with Fiona and Cake pre-screening party from http://www.houseparty.com. She is super excited and it is going to be a ton of fun. I am looking forward to it because she is so very excited, I am not excited to entertain 9 kids 7 years old and under when this tired and cranky. Thank goodness I can slap a smile on my face and get through just about anything. I work fairly well when sleep deprived and I know someone is watching. I just need to get my butt up and get stuff done around the house. I have all the party stuff done so it is just cleaning and finishing painting the bathroom. It’s been hanging out 80% finished for a while now, and I would like the painting stuff out of that room before guests come.

On another note I found a 10 minute prenatal yoga video on Pinterest, I called the resident nurse to see if I can get approved to at least do that. I could use a bit more flexibility for labor and it may help with the sciatic, round ligament and fybro pain I have going on right now. Just waiting on a call back. I emailed her the link and she is going to review it when she has time and get back with me.

Wish me luck today. And to all you parents sending your kids here. Don’t worry all my over tired violent thought are focused in one direction so your kids are safe. LOL!!

Can’t get enough

 

There are a few things that always seem to be lacking in my life lately.

Sleep:

Lately I have been running on only a few hours of sleep a night but could nap all day. It is making it hard to be productive. I have been forgoing naps and trying to reset myself so sleeping at night is something that happens again. Too many months of constantly being woken up due to bathroom trips and feeling extremely ill ruined my schedule. Not that sleeping has always been something that I was good at but dang, it is getting worse! The plus side is that if I don’t reset to a better sleeping schedule I will already be used to constantly being up when the baby gets here.

Water:

Why the constant feeling of dehydration? Is it even possible to consume any more fluids than I already do? On a daily basis I have been consuming 14 to 18 servings of water a day. It would not be hard to drink more. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing though. Anymore I just might float away! My glucose test results were 101 so pretty much perfect so my OB is not worried and neither am I. Each morning when I get up I must have 3 16 oz glasses of water just to feel like my tongue isn’t covered in sand. It is so weird!

Limbs that work properly:

Sitting, standing, laying and even walking my legs and feet will randomly fall asleep. The Ob said that Male fetus is on my sciatica and that all of my organ and muscles got lazy due to pregnancy. She said that everything in your body relaxes to get ready for delivery but my body decided it was going to get all relaxed and ready early and there is nothing to worry about. But dang is it annoying. Nothing is more fun than walking through the grocery store and having my legs basically give out on me. This is one of the  reasons I can’t exercise, too much risk of getting injured.

Exercise:

As it stands I am not allowed to. No other restrictions though so it is better than being on bed rest. After my next visit in 2 weeks I am hoping to get the okay to do some light walking and/or maybe some prenatal yoga. I personally feel that if I can get a little more activity in it will improve my mood, help me feel more motivated during the day, maybe help with sleep a bit and get my endurance up just a little bit so labor goes smoothly. I just need my treadmill moved to the basement so I can use it. It has been in the foyer forever!

 

Father’s Day :) (And I wore a bathing suit)

We had a little too much fun last night at Greekfest then home by the fire. Pat is pooped out and napping now. Emma wanted to build a birdhouse with her dad for Father’s Day. She and Pat enjoy feeding and watching the birds together so it was a really thoughtful gift. Who knew a six-year-old would choose a gift because it means something. She is getting so big so fast. She needs to stop. NOW! So here is our Father’s Day run down.

Home Depot bird feeder Kit, it even came with the kid sized tools too! This was found at Toys R Us.

First Pat and I got up and wished we hadn’t stayed up so late last night. Was it worth it? I would say yes!

I start a mean fire 🙂

Next we picked up Emma and went to lunch at Pat’s favorite Mexican Restaurant.

Emma and Pat at lunch!

Then we returned home and Emma gave him his gift. They sat and built it and enjoyed each other’s company.

Building

All that is left is to paint it… That step will come later.

How cute! They did a great job!

After that I took Emma outside to play in the kiddie pool so Pat could nap in peace and quiet for a bit.

I wore my new bathing suit/swim dress today. I was a little apprehensive about taking a picture but I decided to put on my big girl panties and just do it. It is the first bathing suit that was not from the plus sized section I have bought in years. By next summer I will be thin enough for a bathing suit I am truly happy with. For now I am happy I got to shop out side of the plus sized section.

Allen B. Cinch Front Shirred Bandeau Swim Dress, from JcPenny

it is about time for me to make some dinner and Emma want’s to take her dad out for ice cream tonight after dinner. I will have some pineapple lime no sugar added sorbet. So yummy! Then home for the kiddo’s bedtime and my daily dose of Les Mills Pump.

Dessert without guilt: My Healthier Chocolate Cake Recipe!

It is possible to eat something sweet and not feel the need to beat yourself up afterwards. It is okay to treat yourself every once in a while, it is even better to do it and still feel you made a far better choice than you could have. This was me last night. I wanted, chocolate, I wanted crunchy and I wanted salty all at the same time. So I hit the kitchen and threw together a microwave chocolate cake. It was far healthier than any processed snack and still fell within my clean eating guideline so I was pleased with myself and my craving was satisfied. I still don’t harbor any guilt over my choice either. That is rare for me. So here is a picture of my delicious creation and the recipe. This is a single serving recipe.

Oh so tasty!

Clean Eating Chocolate Cake:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons 100% unbleached whole wheat graham flour
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 packets Stevia In the Raw
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut
  • 2 teaspoons applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons skim milk (you could substitute with milk of choice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1 pinch course sea salt

In a small bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients (minus the chips and salt) and Stevia well. Add wet ingredients and stir well. After it is fully mixed pour into mug or ramekin add chips reserving a few, sprinkle remaining chips, seeds and salt on the top of batter. Place in microwave and microwave on high for 1 minute. It did bubble over just a tiny bit so I would recommend placing it on a microwave safe dish or paper towel.Let cool for a minute then enjoy! I am yet to calculate the nutrition to an exact but my rough calculation rounded it out to about:

  • Calories: 170
  • Fat: 2 grams
  • Carbs: 35 grams
  • Fiber: 6.5 grams
  • Protein:5.6 grams

I feel like I am running on E today. I slept less than two hours. I am so temped to grab a Sugar Free Red Bull so I can function. So far I have resisted but have accomplished nothing. I rarely have caffeine via doctors orders. Apparently caffeine and Sleep Deprivation Disorder is not a good mix. Who would have thought, huh? Right now I am having a smoothie in hopes that it give me some up and go. If not, I will be naughty and have some caffeine. After I blog I am going to have an egg to so I get my protein in. Thank goodness today is an easy workout day. Yoga and C25K!  I think I will do LMP Flow and some Gaiam Energizing Yoga too, get the blood flowing before my C25K. Yawn!

Already looking tasty!

Hope this gives me some energy!

What was in my smoothie?

  • 1 mango
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 handful spinach
  • 2 mandarin oranges
  • 1/2 cup FF Greek yogurt
  • 1 handful ice
  • 1 handful of mixed berries: blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
  • 1/3 cup FF milk

 

I want a do over!

Got up this morning and got Emma off to school as usual. I got half ready to make my pre-run breakfast. I didn’t get any further along. I maybe slept two hours last night. Between the storm freaking out the dog and me having a hard time falling back to sleep I may of been better of just staying up. Tico my beagle mix is usually never afraid of storms, the cracks of thunder that freaked him out must of sounded like fireworks or gun shots. Those two things scare the pee out of him, literally. My bed is screaming my name, loudly. Thinking of answering it’s call. Working out with no sleep is not good and I don’t want to take a day off just because my dog was freaked out. Round one is so close to being done, now is not the time to mess it up! So back to bed I go for a two hour nap and some much needed sleep. My body needs it, my run and Pump Extreme kicked my butt (in a great way) yesterday.

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My Scaredy Beagle

I can’t get enough..

This picture sums up how I feel right about now... DRY!

Water. still feeling dehydrated. I am so tired of water, I feel like I have drunk so much I may drown. Getting re-hydrated is really important though. I started craving soda, something I gave up months ago. Something I have not wanted in so long. So I had some sparkling water with some cherries. It was yummy, quenched my craving and was not a soda. Why would I crave something that would dehydrate me more? maybe my body wants sugar? Meh, who knows. I think I am going to have a cup of tea with some honey and lemon then hit the hay early. I usually do not go to bed until well after midnight, Maybe going to bed at 9:30 will reset me. I have one heck of a workout tomorrow, Pump and C25K tomorrow and contemplating doing so extra abs.

Shopping tomorrow for a new bat for Emma, she has been using her wood bat from T-Ball and I think it is a bit too heavy for her with Coach Pitch. She just isn’t getting any speed in her swing. She wants a pink one to match her cleats and glove. I don’t get my opportunities to get her girly things so this is exciting for me.

Well, I am off to the kitchen to make my tea then heading to bed. Have a good night everyone! See you tomorrow!

If There Were Healthy Delivery Options, I’d be in Heaven

As I whined about earlier, I don’t feel well. After a day of rest my stomach is okay, but the ear and throat.. Nope. So, now I am hungry and need to be feed, and the kid (who now says she doesn’t feel well) needs to be feed in an hour. I don’t want to cook. I really just started sitting up. So who is coming over and cooking for me?? It was worth a try right? 🙂 I am craving a Vernors right now, first time in months that I have actually wanted soda. Must be because I am sick and here in Michigan we grew up being given Vernors when sick. It’s a Midwest thing. I am not working out today, no way!

 

On another note, I did register myself for The Color Run 5k yesterday. So that is done and I am officially committed to run my first 5k. Oh my. I better get on the C25K  program so I don’t kill myself! Two of my team members signed up but no one else, so I am hoping they get on it soon so they have a slot. Hint* Hint* People.  I am making tutu’s for the run too so that should be a fun and crafty activity for me to do. I have not crafted in ages, I have been thinking I’d get back into it, for the sake of having a hobby other than fitness and finding the lowest calorie way to make foods I love so I can eat them and blogging about it.  I think I’ll learn how to cross stitch and make inappropriate samplers. It would be funny and I would feel like less of an old lady while doing it. I have mentioned it to some friends and we are thinking of having adult cross stitching nights. Should be fun. I think my first one will sat ” I LOVE then the silhouette of a rooster below that. Get it? hehehe

 

 

 

Six Confessions

1. I did not push myself as hard as I usually do workout wise this weekend, I did at least exercise though so it could be worse.

2. I slept more this weekend than I have in months

3. I was lazy with hydration.

4. I cheated and got on the scale a day early. I am very happy with what I saw and can’t wait for results day tomorrow.

5. My week starts anew today with regular life stuff but my health and fitness week starts on Tuesdays. I started on a Tuesday so now that is set in stone.

6. I had a cheeseburger yesterday on a WHITE bun. Gulp. We went out for lunch and the burgers are preservative free and all natural but they do not offer whole grain buns. I went for it. It was yummy. It was also about 3 oz bigger than any beef serving I am used to eating, I did get a bit of a bloat from it.

 

So now today I will be sure to:

 

1. Push myself harder.

2. Continue sleeping.

3. Water, Water, Water!! And then some more water!

4. Not get back on the scale until my Tuesday weigh in tomorrow.

5. Enjoy my week.

6. Well, I don’t think there is much to change about 6, I won’t be eating anywhere but home this week so not having too much beef or bleached flour won’t be an issue. So I will be a good eater.

Where did Saturday go??

1:00 pm. That’s what time I got up today. WTF! There is no reason for someone to be in bed until that time. Granted I did not fall asleep until 6 am or so. insomnia got me again. But I hate feeling like I took almost an entire day and threw it down the toilet. I told my husband that he she never let me sleep that late. he relied “Well, you finally look rested.” That maybe so but did I look that bad all week? Hmmm? Well, if I did who cares.

So I went to the Consignment shop to check my account and found that I sold enough of my Fat JoAnn clothes to buy two new workout outfits! I can’t wait to work out now. I will be able to do it without my yoga pants falling down. I also went out for some yummy salads with Emma and she bought a purse and a new Skylanders figure. Not too shabby.

Quite some time back I bought two dresses knowing they would be way to small, three sizes to be exact. I have a feeling that they may fit now so I think I will try them on later and post pics if they fit.

Time to go do some picking up in the kid’s room them get my Pump in for the day. Chow!

No doughnuts but…..

Happy Friday everyone!

Just so you know. I did not have a doughnut last night! Go me! I did melt some cheese with sriracha sauce on    some whole grain baked tortilla chips. A whopping 310 calories worth. So I feel guilty this morning and am fighting the urge to step on the scale. Must.not.give.in! i haven’t been eating enough over the past week so I am sure my indulgence will not hurt me. On the other hand the not eating enough calories for the week may. I have had a small appetite all week. Still eating all my meals, just not much of them. Getting lots of my veggies in at least. I am sure that will bounce back after I get sleeping  again and this Fybro flare passes. After this and Emma gets on the bus I am going back to bed for an hour and hoping it refreshes me a little. I am sleeping in until 9 tomorrow, I’ll just have to threaten some lives before I go to bed, both human and pet.

I wanted to start Couch to 5K  yesterday. But I did not. Too tired. I sis get my scheduled workout in though. Pump and Shred, I killed it.   I may give it a try tonight if not for sure tomorrow.

I found another 5k that I really want to do. My friends and I dress up and go out for Halloween for mine and one other friends birthday every year. But I am thinking it is time to change it up a bit. There is a zombie 5k The Zombie Dash this April but now they are going to plan a Halloween Weekend one! It is a 5k plus Zombie Apocalypse. And if you know me you know I love me some zombies. You start at a cabin in the woods and have to make it to safety without being caught by zombies, So in a way capture the flag/race/awesomeness.  If no one else wants to do it I may just have to ditch everyone for the Halloween Birthday Extravaganza Weekend that I plan every year.

And to round off this post here is a picture of what I made for dinner last night. Udon Noodle Soup with Shrimp, Crab and lots of veggies. with a spinach salad. Have a nice day 🙂 Time for my nap then onto hours upon hours of neglected housework to catch up on.

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