September 6th, 2008


Back to Normal

well, hopefully soon anyways. As of yesterday, I am now being medicated. The meds combined with the fact that I am on vacation for the next 10 days should help things as well.

For the past several months (heck, probably a year now), I've been averaging 3-4 hours a night of sleep and it hasnt been "good" sleep. It's not that I stay up late. I'm usually in bed by 10:30 and the alarm is set for 6:30. More than enough time for me to get the sleep I need
The problem: my brain will not shut down at night. I lay in bed and my mind runs through the events of the day and what will probably happen the next day. Eventually, I do fall asleep. Most nights, something will wake me up and my brain will go into overdrive again.

A lot of it is due to stress at work. I've been working almost 60 hours a week these days. Add that to the lack of sleep, and my health has been real messed up for the past year.

Weight - I'm now at the heaviest I have ever been. Even though I have been watching what I've been eating and not eating past 7pm at night, the pounds have been building up. The doctor said that the slack of sleep and the stress are probably preventing the weight loss.

Blood Pressure - oh yeah, its high. Between everything that has been going on, he said he expected it to be on the high end.

So we'll see how things go for the next month. Im just glad vacation time is here.

Hugs to all

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What American accent do you have?
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Western. Like Midland, Western is another accent that people consider neutral. So, you might not actually be from the Western half of the country, but you definitely sound like it.

And if you're not from the West, you are probably one of the following:
(a) A Pittsburgher - the quiz can't tell the difference;
(b) Someone from Canada (probably southern Ontario) who doesn't have a Canadian accent;
(c) Someone from northern New England who doesn't have a New England accent; or
(d) Someone from Texas or the Heartland who was born after 1980.
You are definitely not from New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Detroit, the Deep South, etc.</font>

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We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?