May Wrap Up!

Hello insomnia!  I woke up around 1:30 a.m. and could not get back to sleep.  After laying in bed for a little over an hour, I just got up and started doing work.  May as well be productive if I can’t sleep, right?  Ugh!

I think it was because I had buttercream icing last night.  Made a cake for my dad and had leftover frosting, which you all know I love the most.

I nibbled on a few things while I worked and then decided to get my butt to the gym at 6:45.  I did get a lot of work done prior to that at least.

Lifting was a bit tiring being tired, but I still got in a good workout.  I had my post workout drink (aka protein mainline) and headed home.

Breakfast later in the morning – banana oats with PB.

Classic and good.  I worked for a while, then took a 1 hour nap before lunch.

Here was my goal assessment for May.

1. Continue with the Fit Female program.  Still going strong with the lifting part of this.  The eating not so much.  I have been about 70/30 compliant with the eating the last couple weeks.  Weekends have been my downfall.

2.  No scale weighing.  Done.  I decided that I really need some accountability, no number scale included. Clothing just doesn’t do it for me. I really felt huge all month like I was gaining a pound a day, which isn’t true, but strange.  Not that I need to weigh every day, more like once a week, but I guess that is a tool I am more comfortable with.

3.   I am going to cull some books and donate the to the Friends of the Library book sale.  We donated about 20 books!

4.  Start work on the driveway project with crack patching.  Making slow progress.  Some of that is from weather because you need rain-free days.  I have come to the realization that this will be a summer long project and not just a couple weekends. 

5.  I will try at least 2 new veggies this month.  Success!  I tried Swiss chard (fairly successful) and celery root (FAIL!!).  I will confess to purchasing taro root and when I peeled it, the smell was horrible and I just couldn’t try it.  It also felt soft, so maybe it was a bad one.

And the season tally on the bike:

Miles biked in May: 364

Total miles on the year:  682  – Woo Hoo!!

My schedule is totally out of whack today with the no sleep thingie.  Excuse my incoherence today.

A little birdie visited today while I was working.  She sat right on the window sill and peered around looking in.  This cracked me up!

I wonder what she saw?

She sat there for about 5 minutes and then flew away.  Good thing Pixie didn’t see it or her liver probably would have exploded.

I could have had 3 of these today:

Do you ever get so tired that you can’t sleep?  I hate that.  I also got really snacky from being tired, which irritated me.

I had to get on the bike and ride to the bank to clear my head.  John said I haven’t been myself today.  I guess that is what happens when you can see a 4th dimension.

Dinner was a stir fry of chicken thighs, coleslaw mix (great for stir fries!) teriyaki and  white rice.

(plus unpictured potato chips and some peanuts).

Now I have to think about some goals for June, other than getting more sleep!

It will be an early bedtime for me.  I for sure am going to let myself sleep in tomorrow.

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15 thoughts on “May Wrap Up!

  1. Lisa

    I feel ya!!! I’ve been feeling “BIG” lately and the scale hasn’t moved and yet my clothes are tight. What the hell?? I don’t get it, but I don’t like it! I need another scale-free summer I think…
    Lisa´s last blog post ..32 Things – Update #1

    1. Lori Post author

      It’s actually not uncommon when you have been maintaining for a while for the ‘newness’ of feeling smaller wears off and the old feelings come back. I guess that shows that women of any size have body issues, not just the obese.

  2. E. Jane

    Like you, if I can’t sleep, I’m better off just getting up and doing something productive. I really dislike just lying in bed trying to sleep. The buttercream frosting would have done it to me too–big time indigestion and too much insulin overproduction, leading to some increased adrenaline (so my Dr. says). But–I do love buttercream frosting!

    Love your little bird pics! She looks like a smart little bird! BTW: Your stirfry chicken mix looks great!

  3. debby

    Oh that no sleep thing is no good! I feel for you. Its no good laying in bed trying to sleep. But if you get up and work, pretty much the whole day is shot. Although its frustrating, I seem to do better when I just lay in bed. Even though I think I haven’t slept, I feel better the rest of the day. Anyway, I feel bad for you. hopefully it doesn’t happen too often. And yes, when I’m extra tired, I have no resistance to the munchies.

    I have to remember to get some of that coleslaw mix for stir fries. Yum. Plus, no chopping, which is why I’m not having it tonight–lazy.
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  4. Shelley B

    That bird is too funny – reminds me of the squirrel who looks at me through my window. I guess we are entertaining to them? LOL.

    I can’t believe you got up in the middle of the night – I don’t sleep well, but usually stay in bed (although sometimes I do play computer games on my ipad) – eventually I fall back asleep. Does make for a draggy day, though. Hope this was an anomaly for you and not something that happens often.
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Wednesday Workout Update

  5. Fran

    The bird is funny.

    That’s horrible not being able to sleep at 1.30 am. Like Shelley I usually stay in bed when it happens to me but I’ve read more than once that it’s better to get up and go back to bed when you feel you can sleep again. Hope you had a good sleep last night.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Wednesday May 30 – 2012, The Workout Edition

  6. Satu

    Obviously the birdie didn’t see Pixie, because then she wouldn’t have been that calm and interested in what’s going on inside – you pointing the camera etc. 🙂

    I hope you didn’t work all night! If you did, no wonder you weren’t yourself. I always go crazy when I can’t sleep. And I want candy and chocolate.

    The scales haven’t been behaving for me either, so I haven’t bothered checking them for a couple of weeks. Next week I’m going to take a new set of comparison pictures.
    Satu´s last blog post ..How to Gain Self Control?

  7. Helen

    Hope you’re feeling more rested today. I wake up just about 2-2:30 every. single. night. If I’m not asleep by 3:30, I get up as the alarm is going off at 4 anyway. Sucks but I can’t figure out why I keep waking up and I don’t want to resort to drugs and I’m already trying natural remedies so there you have it.

    You did a great job with your goals this month!
    Helen´s last blog post ..I’m Not Usually a Lush: Wine and Margaritas?

  8. Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Ugh to the sleeplessness! Like you, I get up and do something. Otherwise, I’d just lay there thinking, “If I go to sleep NOW, I’ll get 3 hours,” followed by “If I go to sleep NOW, I”ll get 2 hour, 40 minutes”, and so on until I’ve got 15 minutes before the alarm goes off. I hope you got a good night’s sleep last night!
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  9. Biz

    I have the gift of sleep. I can literally be asleep within five minutes of hitting my head on the pillow, and if I didn’t set my alarm, could easily sleep until 11:00 a.m.

    Hope you have a great weekend! And I love using coleslaw mix for stirfrys – quick and easy!
    Biz´s last blog post ..Coconut Crunch Granola

  10. Jody - Fit at 54

    So late today – sorry!!! That birdie pic is sooooooooooooooooo cute! Yes, good thing Pixie was not around!

    I wonder if your hormones are attacking with the sleep thing & not feeling yourself… I know, everything is a hormone prob to me! 😉

    I feel the need for the scale as part of my life to keep track too – I use clothes too but I think having a few ways to measure is good for me… as long as we keep it in perspective…
    Jody – Fit at 54´s last blog post ..Eye, Brain, Joint, Cardiovascular Health – Nutrex Hawaii

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