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  • Hubby's like that sometimes with the sleep. He just wakes up too early, and is wide awake and can't get back to sleep. I can't relate. Only times that's happened for me is after flying over multiple time zones, like 6 hours+.
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    • Kathi, have you read this article? BBC News - Full Moon disturbs a good night's sleep

      Have you ever looked at your sleep patterns in relation to the cycle of the moon?

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      • Originally posted by Goldie View Post
        Kathi, have you read this article? BBC News - Full Moon disturbs a good night's sleep

        Have you ever looked at your sleep patterns in relation to the cycle of the moon?
        Thanks Goldie, just did. Full moon was last week for us, so don't think that's the issue.
        Female 55
        Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
        Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

        With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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        • Slept 7 hours with light>deep. Got up at bit after 0600. It's raining here, so not so much like being in a sauna when you go outside.

          I really think my length of sleep is tied to quality. Today I had double the light sleep to deep with just at 2 hours of deep sleep. The UP calls REM sleep (when your extremities are paralyzed) deep sleep. In all the other phases you can move. REM is where your immune system is strengthened and bone/tissue repair happens. As we age it decreases. One study I found says adults get about 20% of total sleep in REM. So the days I'm waking up at 0400, I'm getting at minimum 50% REM and sometimes as high as 80%! Last night I got about 20%, so I slept longer, but woke up less alert and rested.

          Now my knee pain - well I got rid of the shoes I wore and the corn chips are gone (yes, Tomi - another thing we have in common). So hopefully today, I will have a better day.

          Need to run errands, pick up veggies, and re-do a paper. Once I get the veggies, I will plot out next weeks meals. Tomorrow I finish the majority of my office. If I can't get to the bookshelves (I have a fear of heights and they go to the top of the 12 foot ceiling), I'm still considering it done.
          Female 55
          Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
          Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

          With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

          My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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          • I think I slept okay. I got up a couple of times and the new UP switched from sleep to active automatically. I'm trying to reset it so it won't do it again! Today I've got finishing the office on my schedule. Since I was the only one home for dinner last night I pushed the bacon wrapped hamburger to today with sautéed mushrooms, broccoli slaw, and probably oven potatoes, since both DH and DS will be home. Walked 2.5 miles yesterday. Will try and beat that today. Next FN Star tonight - wish they would have a paleo candidate. I've pushed my papers to this week, mainly because I've not gotten final comments from teacher on one and non-specific feedback from peer on the other. Like I've said before, I've got to be in the mood! Okay off to switch laundry to dryer and start a second load.
            Female 55
            Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
            Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

            With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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            • Office did not get done. Bacon wrapped hamburger, sautéed mushrooms, broccoli slaw, and potatoes were all tasty. Messed around with one of my papers. Relaxed with DH. Tomorrow is movie night. We will be watching despicable me, as I've not seen it and wanted some comedy. Thinking of meat, chili, onion mix with fried egg on top for dinner tomorrow. Need to pay bills too.
              Female 55
              Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
              Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

              With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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              • Making chili verde sauce with the tomatillos, garlic, jalepenos, and banana peppers that came in my veggie box yesterday. Will freeze to use later.
                Female 55
                Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                • Slept 7 1/2 hours deep just edging out light sleep by 24 minutes (3:32 to 3:56). Weighed in today and I'm staying steady, no up and no down . I need to get moving more and tighten up on my eating, but have yet to make it a priority. Most of the time I'm okay, but I need to get rid of the 80-20 mentality (thanks Siobhan for a discourse in your journal regarding that). I'm going to come out of surgery with a huge belly in comparison to the girls, who now overshadow the belly some. I'm definitely apple shaped . Bunch of little errands today and a promise to do better a day at a time. Will let you know how it goes.
                  Female 55
                  Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                  Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                  With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                  My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                  • Good day over all. Got my chores done and car in for service. Driving a loaner.
                    Eats:
                    B - 2 cups coffee, stevia drops (10 total), unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and one unsweetened cocoa packet
                    L - 2 scoops primal fuel in 12 oz water
                    D - hash made with potatoe, onion, chili, pork chop, red pepper
                    Female 55
                    Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                    Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                    With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                    My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                    • Almost 8 hours of sleep with light>deep and therefore I'm not bursting with energy. Clinic today. Hope it's manageable. Packed homemade chicken salad with some gluten free crackers and a plum for lunch. Need to go get my coffee. Would love to stay home, but wouldn't get anything done, so that's not going to happen. Okay off to get ready.
                      Female 55
                      Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                      Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                      With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                      My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                      • Clinic was slow. Dealt with some student issues. Was exhausted - so crashed when I came home. Up, tired, but restless - this is what I feel like when I've either a) eaten bad choices - had enchiladas for lunch and/or b) have something on my mind - nonspecific thoughts of stuff to get done. So I've checked in, caught up, taken a tums, am drinking some water, and am going to curl up on the couch with a light quilt and my kindle. Maybe after a chapter, I will be able to go back to sleep....
                        Female 55
                        Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                        Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                        With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                        My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                        • Sleep is such a weird thing. When I started my exercise regimen, I slept great! I'd drop off at 10:00PM and sleep soundly until 6:00 and wake up refreshed. Just lately though I've been getting up at 3:00AM with busy-brain. In fairness, my shoulder has been bothering me, so I have been avoiding my favorite position on my stomach with my right arm overhead and my head resting on my forearm, because it aggravates my shoulder. So I am certain that will affect my sleep until I get used to a different go-to sleep position.

                          Since I started with the night waking, I am aware that I'm more tired during the day, though it's hard to tell what is the cause, since working out adds fatigue in varying amounts too.

                          Here's hoping you find your way back to a good night's sleep!

                          DC
                          Height: 5' 10"
                          Highest Weight: 292
                          Recent Starting Weight 287
                          Current weight: 244.0
                          Goal weight: 195
                          Body Fat 32.5%

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                          • Hope you got back to sleep. Sleep is one thing that gets harder as we get older, I have found, to my dismay. But it can be done. I remember those days in my youth when I dropped off for 7-8 hours no problem at all no matter what - I did realize I was very lucky and I did enjoy it and not take it for granted.

                            I seem to need to have two sleeping periods. Maybe this is natural for me or maybe because of my many years of night shift work.
                            My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53052.html

                            “"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. - Dag Hammarskjold

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                            • Thanks guys. I did go back to sleep and between the two shifts got in 8 hours with deep>light.

                              I'm going to have to make sure I have good food available when I get done with clinic so I don't make poor choices because I'm tired. I had a perfectly good lunch packed and just didn't eat it.

                              Okay today is a new day. Brisket with onion, garlic, and carrots is in the slow cooker. DH works 09-1900, so late dinner. Will add some roasted fennel and brocolini to round out the meal.

                              Have to redo and turn in a paper. Need to work on syllabus, assignments, and calendar for a class I'm teaching this fall. I've not taught it before, the co-instructor has not taught it before and it has to be changed from a 14 week class to a 7 week class. Oh, and the bug guy is coming around noon as we have had a spider invasion. I also plan on making spaghetti sauce for tomorrow and putting a flank steak into some marinade. So a full day, but right now I'm allowing myself some quiet time sitting in bed with my coffee and the girls curled up around me. I like to start my mornings slow - I am so not a morning person!
                              Female 55
                              Starting wt: 198, Goal: 135, Current with PB: 165
                              Started at a size 16 down to loose 10

                              With PB my asthma has improved, low back pain is gone, & I've got more energy

                              My Primal Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60175.html

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                              • I'm sure the new class will fall right into place - you're a pro at this stuff!

                                I make the same poor food choices if I don't think ahead and have things prepared. I try to make an extra serving of meat so I have something to fall back on the next day. Breakfast is always eggs and sometimes bacon too - but if I come home from work and I'm hungry - and I know dinner won't be for another 3-4 hours - it can be disastrous if I don't have something to grab from the fridge. Last night I made salmon steaks - I made 3. We ate 2 and I have the 3rd for after work snacking today. I'm trying to keep this as a part of my daily cooking habit - otherwise, I come home and grab less than ideal things --- nuts (they cause me to bloat), commercial jerky (it has sugar cane extract), or corn chips (total fail). I just need to be on top of things. I'm running about 50-50 in that department.
                                1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                                2. Eat to heal
                                3. Move to live
                                4. Embrace today
                                5. Live with intention
                                6. Respect my body
                                7. Cultivate joy
                                8. Find my passion
                                9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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