Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Luck of the Irish?!

Hi, Happy St. Patrick's Day :)

I didn't realize it was St. Patty's Day until I had left for work. No green on me today, oops!

So, weight this morning was 124.6! Ahhhh....haven't seen that number in, well, ever! I jumped right over it when I gained weight in jr. high. It gives me such a boost. Now that I am weighing, I do believe I will continue to lose it instead of up and down week to week. I feel great. Hey 110, I am coming to get you! Hoping for 122 or lower by my birthday, I think I can get there just fine.

I started journaling yesterday as well, just to give me an idea of how many calories I am consuming, what my workouts are, how much water I am drinking and my day to day weight. I am excited to be journaling. I plan on doing a food journal once a week starting soon. I really need more pictures around this joint!

Now, onto a little more substance. I have a confession to make! My sleeping habits are out of whack, and it is not because of Daylight Savings. I try to be in bed by 9:00 every night, because my first alarm goes off at 4:45AM. I feel that is an adequate amount of sleep. However, in the past month, it keeps getting later and later at night that I go to sleep. I have been getting in bed by 10, but don't fall asleep until 11 or so. Which is not nearly as much sleep as I should be getting. So, I have a plan to get my sleeping back on track.
  • Hot Bath: I used to take a hot bath every night at 8:30ish and it totally winds me down from the day. Hoping I can start doing this again most nights.
  • Hot Tea: I have heard tea helps when drank before bed.
  • No More Laptop in Bed: My brain associates my bed with all the wrong things. For example, TV watching, Internet Surfing, and Reading. I need to break that habit and fast. 
  • No Workouts for at least 2 hours before bed: I tend to do last minute workouts right before bed, which leaves me full of energy. So, from now on, all workouts will be done by 7PM.
Do you get enough sleep? How do you unwind before bed?

Have a fantastic St. Patrick's Day!


Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Great job on the weigh-in... and thanks for the really sweet comment on my blog! Totally made my day.

So let me get this straight... we're the same height... with about the same weight goal... and both our "loves" were born on Sept. 27?! That's too weird!

Nicole @ Let Them Eat Lettuce said...

Sounds like some great plans! I can't believe working out gives you energy though! I usually feel like crashing after ards!

Taylorvillegirl said...

Congrats on the weigh in! Sounds like you have a great plan in place for continued success. Keep it up. :)
I also have trouble sleeping. I try to read before going to sleep. Or do a crossword. I usually just end up falling asleep in front of the tv. Probably not the best person to give advice. My friend says lavender really helps her. She sprays it on her pillows.

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the weigh in!! I'm struggling with trying to get to bed at a decent hour too. I know how important sleep is for the body. Good for you for recognizing your needs and trying to achieve them!