HCB's Journal, 09 September 2012

It seems like I am doing a catch-up dance with sleep lately - lethargic about my exercise, too. I am not usually like this but my DH says we are yet to recover from vacation when we did not get the rest we anticipated.

I like having events to look forward to meet goals. Next Saturday is the Pancreatic Cancer Purple Ride to raise funds for research. We will bicycle ride with my friend and her daughter - they lost her husband to pancreatic cancer in February - a sad loss.

Grateful for:

- The good health of my loved ones

- My FS Buddies who support and encourage me to continue
- "Butt-kicking" myself to a smaller size today
- My DH - who is my greatest "cheerleader"
- My Bengal cat companions named Bodhi and Ravi
- My work - which has meaning and worth to other human beings
- My connection to the Mother Earth and its entire splendor
- My physical health

Diet Calendar Entries for 09 September 2012:
1143 kcal Fat: 37.14g | Prot: 93.69g | Carb: 125.46g.   Breakfast: 2% Fat Milk, water, watermelon, Cantaloupe Melons, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds). Lunch: mushrooms, scallion, red pepper, baby carrots, water, Litehouse blue cheese dressing, baby spring mix, Harvestland chicken breast, red grapes. Dinner: chicken satay, peanut oil, water, shrimp, steamed dumpling, green beans. Snacks/Other: water, blackberries, Splenda, Strawberries, All Bran Buds, Chobani nonfat vanilla yogurt. more...
2691 kcal Activities & Exercise: Standing - 15 minutes, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 15 minutes, Desk Work - 6 hours, Sitting - 7 hours, Sleeping - 9 hours, Resting - 1 hour and 30 minutes. more...
on diet HCB's own diet  


Could be a lot of things - could be those french fries haven't left your system yet - LOL. Thank you in advance for doing the ride - I lost a beloved Uncle to pancreatic cancer.  
09 Sep 12 by member: BuffyBear
Thank you from me too. Uncle here with pancreatic cancer. 
09 Sep 12 by member: jenkie5
I'm feeling the same way, I was short of sleep for a couple of days and its taking me forever to feel right again....I'm blaming it on getting old. Back in the good old days when I was young one good nights sleep and I could make up for a week of missing sleep...now it seems to be the opposite.  
09 Sep 12 by member: fatoldlady
Vacation recovery seems to take many forms. And traveling across the country can put us out of our sleep patterns with different time zones or even just from being on a different schedule. Maybe try some melatonin in the evening to get you back into a rhythm. It seems like pancreatic cancer is becoming more and more widespread - not sure why. But what a tragic disease. My best friend's husband died from it so I've seen its effects first hand. Good for you for supporting the cause :) 
09 Sep 12 by member: evelyn64
Glad you are catching up on your rest - your ride next weekend is for an incredible cause - lost a grandpa to cancer when my mom was a freshman in college, wish I could have met him.. I saw an Alzheimer's Event going on this weekend in the same town as our volleyball tournament - lost a grandmother to that awful disease 9 years ago..  
09 Sep 12 by member: erika2633
Sometimes the change of seasons can change your body rhythm a little bit too. Regardless, you are doing great! 
09 Sep 12 by member: skwhite
Cut yourself some slack, HCB, you've been working very hard and you just got back from vacation! That ride sounds very cool, what a good thing to look forward to. 
09 Sep 12 by member: kmartdollie
Take care of your self and if your body telling you to relax do that.. I am sure you will feel better soon 
09 Sep 12 by member: bonthronm
I agree, rest and you will bounce back before you know it. I have been very sick the last 6 days and I know its hard. Why look, that little bonthronm has done slipped under the 300! Wow, together you two are a force to be reckoned with ! :) 
09 Sep 12 by member: Steviefan1


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