Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Weight Loss Wednesday

Time for another Weight Loss Wednesday post! Honestly, my scale has not been very friendly to me lately. I'm not going to let it get me down though. I have been working out and building muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat. Also, my clothes are starting to fit better. More importantly, I'm in this for the long haul. This is not a quick fix, this is a lifestyle change.

I went to visit a sleep doctor last week. He has me taking an herbal concoction that is helping me to get to sleep easier. Also, he prescribed a med to help me STAY asleep and not wake up millions of times through the night. I have Asperger's Syndrome and one of the traits we have is not being able to get to sleep easily or stay asleep. 

Chronic insomnia has plagued me my entire life. With these new meds, I feel like I'm FINALLY starting to catch up on all that lost sleep! Between this and regular exercise, I'm finding more energy than I've had in ages. What a great feeling!

The crack down on the kids continues. Yesterday, they got grounded for not having their chores done when daddy got home from work. I'm glad to have MyHero taking an active part in helping me to enforce these rules.

Perhaps we will all finally be able to get into a routine of getting our part done to keep this family and home running smoothly.

Oh, here's a funny for you! Yesterday, RoboBoy and Fashionista were having a debate about something or other. RoboBoy said to Fashionista, "Are you hallucinating?" Both Fashionista and I looked at him and I asked, "Do you know what that means?" Fashionista explained that it means to see something that isn't really there. Then RoboBoy changed his exclamation to, "Are you crazy?" LOL Perhaps I need to have him tackle a few context games.

That's my post for today! I'm off to check the kid's chores and school work!


more of Jesus, less of Michele said...

Keep plugging along with the fitness, Dee. You're doing great! :-)

Virtual Paul said...

I had to say "hi". I am on a lifestyle change/weight loss journey also. I blog about it and I also homeschool my 2 kids. I just followed your blog.

Dee said...

Hi Paul! Nice to meet you! Not too many dads out there homeschooling their kids. Way to go!

Dee said...

Thanks Michele! So glad to have friends like you who encourage me to keep at it!

Kerry said...

From one insomniac to another...I hope the meds continue working great for you!!! I totally understand what it means to go through life sleep deprived. ((sigh))

Dee said...

Yes, Kerry, it sure is not any fun! Have you tried melatonin?