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Monday, September 17, 2012

CPAP Streak: 6 days

I didn't make it long last night probably 3 hours. I have my doc appointment Wednesday and I'll be asking what to do about the ripping the mask off every time I start to change position. I'm not really awake when I do it, at least I don't remember doing it most times. Maybe a sleep aid? Dunno. We'll see what the expert says. But I keep putting it on night after night and that's the goal - so I'm doing it.

Today my schedule changes and that makes me nervous about my fitness minutes. My dance troupe has been on hiatus this summer and we're back on with biweekly practices starting tonight. Yes, it's trading one form of movement for another - I don't know why I'm nervous about it, but I am. When we were off...I would walk 4-5 x a week. Now we'll be rehearsing 2x a week. Yep, dance is movement, but it's not sustained movement. Typical rehearsals (especially in the early stages of choreography) are start and stop. Once we have the choreo set, we start running it over and over and that's less start and stop.

I guess I'll still aim to walk 2x during the week and see where things go. With work and family, adding in two 2-hour rehearsals eats up a lot of time in the week! Then, there's 1-2 private students a week and you know, laundry, LOL.

I'm excited for troupe to be back at it, and I need to just let go of worrying and enjoy it. It's movement and it counts. If I need to compensate by lengthening my walks a little I could do that, right? right.

See I just needed to work through my process, LOL.

Coworker on vacay this week which means office will be quiet, yay...but also means I'll be working my butt off to keep up. Um, yay?

Have a great week folks!

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GOPINTOS 9/21/2012 10:06AM

    I am working backwards on the blogs, but I am glad you went to the dr.

You are doing so well!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Wheat Belly Team

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Saturday Check In

Saturday, September 15, 2012

CPAP Streak - 4 nights

Last night was a better night, made it til 3:30 a.m. before I ripped off the mask.

The last week has been crazy with jodie being down with the shingles, work, etc. I didn't get the exercise that I wanted in, but I made sure to get at least 10 min a day in and that just had to do.

Working my Satuday, but it's pennies in my pocket so no complaint. :)

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GOPINTOS 9/15/2012 7:53PM

    WTG on your streak!!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Wheat Belly Team

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 9/15/2012 11:42AM

    I hated my CPAP when I had to use it. Good luck with it!

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Friday Check In

Friday, September 14, 2012

CPAP Streak: 3 nights.

I doubt I got more than 3 hours on it last night, I could not get comfortable and ripped it off sometime after 3 hours. I don't remember it, think I must have been half asleep. But, I put it on and that's the goal, so it counts.

Wheat: 95% successful. That's the problem with not doing the grocery shopping, sigh. So I ended up eating a tortilla before I really even thought about it.'s all part of the process.

On to the weekend.

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TEAM-ERIC 9/15/2012 8:38AM

    Every effort counts!

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Thursday Check-in

Thursday, September 13, 2012

CPAP Streak: 2 nights

6+ hours last night, best night so far. Whew.

Wheat free: So far today.

At the camp I was at, I didn't go hog wild by any stretch of the imagination, but I ate things that had wheat. And subsequently felt crappy.

Such a shock.

This week has been a slow slog of getting in the groove and wheat has been here and there again.

So today, no wheat, day 1.


And again and again and again, as long as I need to keep restarting I will.

Yes, yes I know. "Just don't take that first bite".

Yes. I know. I hear you. I understand the logic and wisdom there.

And here I am again.

Over the weekend I ate some wheat and I felt sluggish, exhausted and achy. I dislike those feelings, so I'm reminding myself of why I'm not eating wheat again.

This a.m. I woke up a little bit refreshed. this is a big deal for someone who hasn't had good sleep in so long it's not funny. I decided to use that lil extra "zing" to motivate toward no wheat, which will only make me feel EVEN BETTER.

So, that's today in a nutshell. So far. :)

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BRANDYSDONE32 9/14/2012 2:00PM

    Yes tart again and again and again thats what I do lol eventually I know I will get it and stick with it.

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TEAM-ERIC 9/14/2012 4:48AM

    Kudos on your 2 night streak!!! I just can't imagine how difficult it must be to go wheat free.....I admire you for each day you do accomplish it!

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Oh yes they call him the streak.....

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I'm starting a streak - to see how many nights in a row i can be compliant with my CPAP machine.

I hauled it out last week, even took it on the long weekend when we were sleeping in a tent. Some nights are easy, some nights are irritating as hell with it.

But, I think....I might be feeling the good effects of the effort. A little. Maybe. and it motivates me to keep on. So a streak? Just the ticket.

Last night will be night 1, because Monday night, I didn't unpack it. Why? Well...let me tell you.

At retreat, Jodie had a "heat rash". But then it got worse and she was so miserable and by Monday a.m. I realized, it wasn't heat rash it was shingles. So I broke camp, packed the car, drove 5.5 hours home, took her straight to urgent care, dropped her back off at home, went to fill her prescriptions, and finally walked through my door "home" at about 9 pm. I didn't unpack the car, I literally fell into bed.

She's now on medications and that helps, but she's pretty freakin miserable.

I'm energized for my dance and my health after the retreat. Tuesday was my weigh in and while I didn't watch what I ate at retreat, i didn't go hog wild either and there was lots of exercise invoved so when I got on the scale I had a moment of horror that it said I'd gained 5 pounds.

Then I got over myself. My feet were so swollen yesterday I couldn't wear my work shoes. So I didn't even track that weight, just shrugged and thought, if it's still there next week, we'll deal with it.

The reality is I wore a pair of dance pants this weekend that I haven't been able to wear for about a YEAR no joke, so the scale can....bite me. :)

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TEAM-ERIC 9/14/2012 4:46AM

    Oh those scales....they don't always know the real deal! The proof of that is right there in your dance pants! Good for you for not letting the numbers get in your way.

I hope Jodie is getting better!

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WAVAIRENE 9/12/2012 10:27AM

    I think that sometimes...the scale LIES. :) But on the other front...if you let your CPAP work it's magic I think you'll really notice a difference. If you've seen any of my posts you know I have a love/hate relationship with my machine. But, it really helps me rest and makes me feel so much better. Good luck!

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KRICKET57 9/12/2012 8:58AM

    Good for you! do not let the scale rule your life, there are other indicators. Have a great day!

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IAMFRANSGIRL 9/12/2012 8:51AM

    Congrats on telling your scale off! Being able to wear something you haven't worn in a year is a better indication that you're progressing anyway!
Ugh on the shingles, that's miserable! Wish her well.
Keep up the hard work!

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