Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Woke Up Ready!

This morning, I woke up ready to get going! Not on anything in particular, just on life.

This is worth mentioning because of the serious sleep deprivation and fatigue problems I've had over the past several months. I generally stay up til 10 or 11 and don't fall asleep until 11 or 12. Then I wake up 2 or 3 times in the night, plus my daughter sometimes comes in my room and wakes me up. Then the senior dog starts barking, sometimes as early as 5am, but always by 7, and I feel just exhausted and get up dragging and wishing I could stay in bed one more hour. But not today.

Today I woke up on my own, just before 7, and felt awake and ready to take on the day. I felt positive. And I don't even remember waking up once in the night, either. It was the best night of sleep I've had in weeks, maybe months. I believe this improvement in sleep quality is due to the change in my eating habits. Lower carb, higher protein, better nutrition, level blood sugar. That's what I think.

I got a lot done again today, but even more important, it was joyful. I am ready to have my joyful life back. I am so thankful.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hooray for taking your life back.

Leigh C. said...

I'm really happy for you! It looks like things are finally falling back into place. You already know you can do this. Even if we falter, perseverance is the key. Keep up the good work:)

Taryl said...

That is wonderful to hear, Lyn! Calm sleep and healthy waking patterns are a good predictor of health, and sleep is one of the first things to go when your body chemistry is wonky. Insomnia, grogginess, and perpetual exhaustion of always my warning flags something is amiss.

- Arctic Mama

Lori said...

I'm glad for you.
Lori

Leslie said...

Sounds great, Lyn. Amazing what the diminishing level of crap in our diets due to us - we come alive! So how is it I keep going back to the dark side??!! Take it easy and have wonderful holidays.

Anonymous said...

Delurking to say that, you probably know this already, but I read when I was first home with my 2 babies that sleep deprivation is a fast-track to obesity and diabetes. In an effort to make up for missing sleep, your body craves quick-fix energy foods = high fat, high sugar stuff which just keeps you on the hamster wheel.

Ahdra

Anyway, like I said, you probably know that already, and with your particular dietary balance issues it is even more complicated getting good sleep maybe, but sleep is the number one area I address when I begin to look at reducing weight/getting healthier.

So glad to hear you feel great today! You inspire me in the ups and the downs.

Anonymous said...

Oops...didn't realize I inserted my name in the middle of that last comment...it should have been at the end. Sorry if that was confusing. ;)

Ahdra

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Joy to the world!

LHA said...

This post is proof positive for everyone that perseverance pays off! It is not the stumbling or veering off course that loses the race, it is quitting trying at all. Each day lived feeling good is such a terrific gift. I'm happy that it arrived for you right here at the holidays. You earned this....so enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Good for you!! You are awesome. :) That positive and thankful attitude will carry you a long way. Here's to waking up ready to live your life!

SG said...

what a great feeling!!!