Sunday, September 27, 2009


Sleep is where weight loss really occurs for me. I went into this weekend weighing 202, which means from last Sunday to Friday I had gone from 202.4 to 202. How lame is that? So this weekend I stuck to my diet really well--I didn't do too much snacking and kept within my calorie range. Just like I've been doing ALL week long.

And today I weighed in at 200.6. The only difference? Sleep. I'm the kind of person who needs around 9 hours of sleep. If I'm getting that much sleep regularly I don't get sick--and I guess I would lose weight faster. Argh. How can I get enough sleep during the weekdays? I'm not sure, but I'm going to have to if I really want to lose weight.

Has anyone else noticed if sleep makes a difference for them? I read in the Reader's Digest a few years ago what a difference sleep makes for weight loss--which is why people who have sleep apnea often can't lose weight and even gain weight.

So my goal for this week is to continue staying in the calorie range I've set up for myself, continue exercising, AND get to bed at 8 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I can't on Tuesday and Thursday because of Taekwondo. Hopefully if I get to bed at 8 then I'll be asleep at nine. We'll see.


Sandra said...

Yes, I have sleep apnea. Since I got that stupid mask thing I have to wear at night to keep my airway open, I have lost more weight, more easily than before. Still hate the mask though.

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

Hey girl. Sleep makes a HUGE difference for me, but I can't seem to sleep more that 5 or 6 hours at a time. It has been terrible. I used to sleep 8 or 9 hours too, but dang. This getting old really sucks!

Shanna Blythe said...

Yeah. I think it would be really hard to adjust to.

I ALMOST wish I had that problem! My husband thinks I'm lazy!!