Redux & Reduction of Clutter, Debt and Weight
by moi  May 22, 2016 11:25 am

Are you getting enough sleep?

The correct question for this blog post is, “Am I getting enough sleep?” The answer to that would be not only no, but a lot less than I thought! I’ll start by reminding readers that good sleep is absolutely necessary for weight loss. The CDC says you should get 7-8 hours of sleep a night as an adult. I know I need 8.5-9 hours to be at my best. I also know I do not get that much or anywhere near.

The Fitbit One can track your sleep. I know there are other trackers out there that do it too. I have an app on one of my tablets that can track my sleep.  I already knew I wasn’t getting enough sleep. I work 12 hour shifts and I’m TIRED as all get out when I do my 3 day run. I recently started tracking my sleep with the Fitbit and I was shocked at how little sleep I was really getting. I’m averaging about 4.5 hours of sleep.

I used to work graveyards.   Funny thing that when I did I got MORE sleep than I do now.  The good TV shows aren’t on at 7am in the morning, nor did I need to cook or putz around the kitchen.  I did what needed to be done and went to bed.  There was always this timer going off in my head that counted the hours of sleep I would be getting until I went to bed.  I slept through the day as a result of a sleeping pill.  It was great!  Now, not so much.

Things happen in the evenings.  Booster meetings, band & choir concerts, rides to be given here or there, dinner, and then … the TV.  Who doesn’t zone out in front of the TV after work.  This right here is my downfall.  Meh.

Right now I am getting somewhere between 4 & 6 hours of sleep.  No wonder I’m so tired and no wonder I can’t lose weight or think.  I need to work on getting to bed earlier.

by moi  October 12, 2011 10:48 pm


The “About Me” page will explain what the blog itself is all about.  I hope to be able to update on a very regular basis.

Wednesdays will be dedicated to weight loss.  Today is about the basics.  I’m 5 foot nothing and weigh-in at about 179 lbs.  My body fat percentage as well as my scale can tell me is about 42%.  I’m really overweight if you know nothing about the height/weight chart.  The body fat might have been a clue!


How’d I get here?  I’m a typical woman in her 40’s, mother of 2, working full time and little “extra” energy.  I started out in my twenties right around 100 lbs.  My mom tells me I used to be a size 0 however I only ever remember being a size 3.  I went away to college and picked up the freshman 5 (15) as a junior.  Over the next 5-7 years I bounced around between 105 -115 lbs.

Weigh-in at Deliveries

My 30’s brought around children.  With my first doll I gained somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 lbs, weighing around 175 lbs by delivery.  My mother was positively furious with my OB for allowing me to get so big.  In the following few years I managed to get down to 140.  Then came doll #2.  In comparison, I didn’t gain as much as I did with the first one however I weighed in just shy of 195 lbs.  I was bigger around that I am tall.  That’s about 60 inches.  Next week I’ll upload the picture.

Doll #2 is now 10.  A few months ago I was creeping up on that pregnancy weight.  That is not cool.  I don’t even get a prize for weighing this much this time.  This has to stop.

This is me trying to figure out my weight and health.



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