Good Day, Mateys!
I forgot to mention in my post yesterday one very vital, important thing that I need to work on bettering. Sleep. It's SO important!!
While we were on vacation I went to bed every night by 9pm. I didn't always fall asleep immediately, but I got some GREAT sleep. We're talking 9+ hours. Solid. That is unheard of in my "normal" life. And I woke up on my own every day feeling refreshed, usually around 6:30a.m.
So in addition to researching eating clean (thanks for the recommendation, Dawne!), losing these last 15 pounds, hitting the gym and drinking more water, I'll be making a conscious effort to get to bed earlier.
Last night I was in bed by 9, but didn't fall asleep until after 11!!! It was so frustrating and maddening. Then, I woke up at 3:15 and didn't go back to sleep until after 5. And when I did, I had horrible, awful, gut wrenching, realistic dreams. Dreams that there was a plane crash, and although my family wasn't on the plane they were in the area where the plane crashed and I didn't know if it had killed them or not. I managed to find them and there was water everywhere and I was trying to hold Owen and Christian above the water so they wouldn't drown. And then there were rabid dogs trying to eat our pup, Charisma.
Can you imagine wild dogs trying to tear into this sweet thing?
Anyway, needless to say it wasn't a very good night of sleep. I got up at 7 and have been going ever since. BUT, I will be making an effort to be in bed most night by 9:30p.m.
In other, totally unrelated news... I remembered this earlier today. When we were in Cali driving down the freeway we saw a guy. A really stupid, reckless, immature guy. Know what this fool was doing!? Riding his motorcycle down the freeway, POPPING A WHEELIE. At 70-80mph, the guy pops a wheelie on the freeway and rides like that, surrounded by cars and semi-trucks going just as fast.
I about died of a heart attack. I always get scared/nervous for people. It's why I can't go to rodeos (What if someone gets hurt!? What if someone DIES!? What if they are hurting the calves!?) or watch the Olympics in real time (ARGH! All the pressure!!!!). I instantly told Josh I was glad that guy wasn't a man in my life... as a brother, husband, son, brother-in-law, whatever. I would be a hot, nervous mess all of the time.
As part of Dawne's challenge I've given up treats for the month of Sept. It is HARD! I don't start my HCG until Monday and I'm supposed to binge for 2 days before starting. Guess I won't be binging on chips, ice cream, cookies, pastries, etc!! :-P I hope I can make it through the whole month. I didn't realize how much little treats are a part of my day. A salt water taffy here, a mini Reese's PB cup there.
It's good to be aware, conscious of what I'm putting into my body. I haven't started a food journal or anything like that yet, but I might. We'll see how it goes.
Hope you're all having a good Thursday! I have absolutely ZERO plans for the weekend, and I couldn't be more excited about it. I figure Kate will have some de-stressing to do from school, the boys are still out of sorts, and Josh and I have had a bit of a hard time adjusting back to "real life". The vacation was SO nice, just the two of us, all the time in the world to chat, and our normal routine is nothing like that.
Have a great evening!