Wednesday, July 9, 2008

keeping on track

I've been really struggling with my eating and exercise. I think it may be time to pick a plan, but oh how I hate the restrictions. The medical complex where most of my drs are has a weight loss clinic now. I think I'm going to go to the orientation tonight and see what they can recommend or do for me. Although, the thing is that unless my insurance will pay then I can't afford to attend the clinic...yet. But, I'm happy to report that my hubby just got hired at as the parts guy at a used car dealership making almost twice as much as he would have been making as an electrition apprentice. Maybe some of the stress will be gone now that we'll have cushioning room instead of paycheck to paycheck!

My work/school has been killing me! I'm exhausted, and have no energy or really time (seriously) to work on all the weight loss stuff beyond eating a little better. Getting a half hour even to exercise has been impossible. I have a new edition to my text book to teach from, so updating all my slides plus my advisor up my behind about research is just exhausting. Never mind that instead of 16 weeks we get 5. Insanity. Add to it my sleeping problems and, well, you get the idea. But, I can report that I finally got some sleep last night. Was it enough? Probably not since I'm still yawning a bit, but it was good sleep for a change! I didn't realize before, but my 24 hr allergy pill was keeping me up. I didn't take the pill yesterday and took some melatonin last night and slept all night long! I just can't do the 4 hours per night and function. I need a minimum of 8...9 if you want me really happy.

Anyway, time to get back to work. I'll let you know what the med center says!