HCB's Journal, 11 October 2012

Sleep is good, sleep is necessary, sleep is rejuvenating, sleep is essential, sleep is nurturing, sleep is peaceful, sleep is my friend.

They say sleep is helpful to weight loss:

Sleep Study

I have been running on close to empty for about two days due to a packed schedule. I am generally observant of my time and choose not to function on too little sleep - so it is really unusual to be dreaming of sleeping during the work day! I wonder what elszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Still grateful for:

- The people I love who love me back!
- 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 11 October 2012:
1344 kcal Fat: 44.16g | Prot: 113.73g | Carb: 142.64g.   Breakfast: Fage 2% greek yogurt, All Bran Buds, Splenda, water, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Strawberries, pineapple, blackberries, red raspberries, 2% Fat Milk. Lunch: 2% Fat Milk, water, Gold Standard 100% Whey - Double Rich Chocolate, Trader Joe's Turkey Jerky. Dinner: balsamic vinegar, water, green beans, olive oil, Garlic, sweet potato, raw red bell peppers, coho salmon. Snacks/Other: water, Trader Joe's raw almonds, Jordan Almonds. more...
2637 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 30 minutes, Desk Work - 7 hours, Sitting - 7 hours, Sleeping - 9 hours, Driving - 30 minutes. more...
on diet HCB's own diet  

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I think you're right; sleep is important to weight loss. You're going to get it whether you do it intentionally or not. You'll either do it on your own terms, or one morning you won't hear the alarm clock, or your head will hit the desk, or worse - your car will take the path less traveled some day. I have paid the penalty, on occasion, for depriving the sleep monster of his due. It just makes a day drag if you're dragging anyway. Too much is just as bad though; got to have that balance. You're doing great HCB! Keep it up. 
11 Oct 12 by member: DairyKing
Sleep is essential. I miss getting 8 hours in...I have to make the time for it again. Sleep is good.  
11 Oct 12 by member: Hildi72
I love sleep...want more...can't live without it. Life Coach told me minimum of 7 hrs. to prevent weight gain. Tonight...8 hrs. for me. That means bed by 9 pm. We can do this! 
11 Oct 12 by member: Neptunebch
Sleep is important and we can carve out the time for it but if it doesn't want to come, it doesn't come. I hope you aren't saying that you are having trouble sleeping because that sucks, I know. I go through phases where I just can't get to sleep. I blame it on hormones. The cooler weather helps, though, as it cools the house off nicely at night time. Enjoy some quality ZZZZ's tonight :) 
11 Oct 12 by member: evelyn64
Hang on there - the weekend is coming! 
11 Oct 12 by member: BuffyBear
@evelyn64: No, I sleep fine and quite confortably - my schedule got too busy both day and evening so I just wasn"t getting as much sleep as I wanted to get...I don't know how the truly busy parents of kids work and run to activites and family obligations day in and day out! I would be exhausted. 
11 Oct 12 by member: HCB
hey girl yes get that sleep in.. No sleep is no good for anyone. Also be safe girl esp while drivng 
11 Oct 12 by member: bonthronm
Good to know that sleep helps with weight loss! I slept in today instead of getting up early and going to the gym.  
11 Oct 12 by member: kmartdollie
I hear you about the sleep, I hope you can get some soon! It is no fun to be tired. 
11 Oct 12 by member: skwhite
When I don't get a restful sleep, I weigh more the next day. Weird. Get some rest.  
12 Oct 12 by member: Mom2Boxers
my bed makes me happy. 
12 Oct 12 by member: JessWhatINeeded
The worse feeling in the world is sleep deprivation! UGH. Sleep is so good for you and we all deserve it. This society is so fast-paced and I hate that people look at those who sleep 8 hours a day as "weak"- I look at it as taking care of your health. BTW-what do you do for work? 
12 Oct 12 by member: Lindsay6384
A good restful sleep helps make everything more tolerable, hope you get to catch up on yours soon.:) 
12 Oct 12 by member: newmooney
I can't function without at least seven hours of sleep. Take a nap...unless you are at work. They seem to frown on employees sleep on the job. 
12 Oct 12 by member: fatoldlady

     
 

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