Thursday, March 17, 2011

Work in Progress!

I have officially had my CPAP machine for just over a week and I think last night might have finally been a successful nights sleep.   Justin laughed that I was in the exact same position when he left for work this morning as when I went to bed last night.  I'm never that still during the night so I'd say that was a huge success.  Each day has gotten easier to sleep with in the wind tunnel.  My REM meter plus only tried to drown me once and thankfully no repeat performances yet.  Last night I even was even able to sleep past 5 with my machine on.     My sleep study results were super interesting and showed that I actually spent very little time in REM sleep.  I think I'm finally sleeping well enough to move through all the levels of sleep because I woke up in the middle of the night from a crazy dream and ripped off my mask.  Good times!  I knew this wasn't going to be a success over night and I keep reminding myself of that by I'd really go for two nights sleep in a row.

I had a followup visit with the nutritionist  today.  I wasn't looking forward to this visit since I had enjoyed my birthday cupcakes, wine and so on but over all it was a good visit.  2 pounds down and considering how much I enjoyed my birthday treats I think that is a huge success. That's a total of 13.2 pounds on the nutritionists fancy dancy body scanner.  The best part was the progress I could see in the change from fat mass to muscle mass.  I've lost 20pounds of fat mass since Jan 27 and my BMI is down 2% as well.  I'm finding motivation in the fact that my pants are fitting better. 

I think I"m on the right track with improving my nutrition, exercise habits and sleep patterns.  I will admit that I'm totally impatient and I want all of it to be perfectly aligned and working ummmmmmm  yesterday!  Patience is not a virtue that comes easily to me.  Thats a work in progress too!


  1. Go Mary, go Mary, it's your birthday...Well it was anyways. ( ;

    Keep pushing baby!

  2. You are doing awesome! So proud!!! When's our next walk? :)Oh and Happy ST Patrick's Day!

  3. AWESOME!!!! One of these days I want to walk with you.... Keep up the good work!

  4. That is wonderful, Mary!! Keep up the great work!!!


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