Night 5 CPAP-less

It’s been 5 nights in a row without my CPAP.   For me that’s big thing, I’ve had one for a few years now and I couldn’t sleep the night without it without waking up every 5-10 minutes when my breathing would stop.

We went on a weekend trip to Hampton Beach a few years ago and I forgot the machine.  It was the worst 3 days without sleep ever.  I’m really excited to not have to drag that machine around every place we travel!

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Night 5 CPAP-less

Feeling accomplished

I’ve been walking 4-5 times per week, on average 3.5 miles per walk. I try and average A 15-16 minute mile and am having decent success hitting hose numbers. 

Today, one of my staff, you know the guy who runs 5+ miles without blinking, asked me when I was gong to start running. I laughed and joked that I wasn’t ready. It did get me thinking though and once I got to the track I decided to walk half and run half.  

Amazingly, I didn’t die.

I averaged 14.22 per mile for 3.78 miles. Slightly misleading because the first and last 3/4 miles are rough main roads and I’m constantly dodging cars and people.

I marked off what a 5k would have been and given its the first day of running, it’s fairly decent.  Overall, I feel good, I don’t hurt, and that’s an accomplishment. 

  

Feeling accomplished

Update

so its been a couple of weeks since I posted and thought I should.

I think I’ve got the eating thing down now. Now I firmly believe that it was solely related to bite size and chewing. I was taking too big of a bite and not chewing enough.  I went back to basics, lots of soft foods, yogurts, cottage cheese, oatmeal, a shake for lunch (after my walk) and a small meal for dinner.  

I’ve gotten to the point where I can eat eat more than I had been and small bites have really quelled the nausea almost completely.  Beef is still a probelm and I’m staying away from it for the time being, no point in pushing it. 

Beer on the other hand is a nice addition.  It doesn’t bother my stomach but I can only have 2.  Any more than that and I feel it the next day, again no point in pushing it.
I’m 5 days away from my 3 month surgiversary and I’m down 80 pounds. I head back to my primary, the NUT, and the surgeon in mid July and I’m hoping for 90+ pounds by then.  My ultimate goal is to be able to do all the adrenaline type activities that you can’t do when your fat (sky diving, etc).  At this point that’s about 40 pounds away and by my current track, that should happen in less than 3 months. I’m in no hurry, I get there when I get there, but the trip is getting easier as I go. 

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