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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Let me sing you the song of my people

I hate mornings

Much like Garfield the cat, I would prefer to stay up late and sleep in till noon if the opportunity presented itself.  But here I am, its 5:30am and I’m wide awake.  Did I change my sleeping pattern?  No.  Unfortunately the reason I am up so early is because I had a terrible night.  I was waking up all night long and this morning I just feel kind of awful.  And the reason for all of this is horribly embarrassing, I snore like a wildebeest. 

I haven’t always snored like this.  Sure if I was extremely tired I would possibly snore, but normally snoring is not an issue for me.  But within the last year it is becoming a real problem.   Poor Wunder Hubs has to sleep with ear buds in just so he can get some rest.  And it doesn't matter if I am sitting up or lying down, the snores they come in full force. 

This happens when I get too heavy.  I’m guessing it is just one of the many signs that my body just can’t take all of this weight.  And no, I have not been good lately.  You can pretty much tell by the frequency of posts how I am doing.  If I am posting, I’m trying to improve my health.  If I’m not posting, I've likely ordered at the drive thru and am in a burger coma.  

I found this lovely illustration here.

As always, I say to myself “I will start dieting                                        “ This usually is some magical date that will bring an event that is so glorious that I will no longer be addicted to food.   Typically it is a holiday.  This time it is moving.  You see we are in the process of buying our first house (YIPPEE!!!) and we have decided we will improve our lifestyle dramatically when we move in.  The plan is to eat at home or pack food for every meal, work out at least 30 minutes a day, and never be addicted to food again.  In many ways this change is not an option, we will need to watch our budget, we are putting the work out equipment in the living room, and we both need to get lighter for our health.   Will this work?  I have no idea, but man I really hope it will.  I suppose real change would not be connected to some special event or time but instead would just start to happen.  Or maybe it has already happened.  While I continue to fail I also continue to try again.  So maybe the frequencies of these two will start to switch and I will be more successful and less of a failure.  All I k now for sure is that there is a beautiful sunrise out the window, I am enjoying some apple cinnamon oatmeal with black coffee, and in an hour we will go walk through our new home with an inspector getting one step closer to moving in.  So I am going to focus on the good things and be thankful that we are all still here.   


  1. Martie we all have those times we are sure we are a failure... I hold on to the fact that we really aren't failures.... especially when we never give up.

    I know I don't want to get weighed when I'm not being super careful... that's when I make myself jump on the scale.

    By the way congratulations on your house purchase... that is wonderful ... YAY!!!

  2. Thank you Launna, there have been so many amazing things happening in my life right now. I am so grateful. I will get this all figured out. Right now other things are falling into place. As always I appreciate your kind words and support.