Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 651 To Nap Or Not To Nap and Rockin' a 159 Cholesterol Reading

Day 651

To Nap Or Not To Nap and Rockin' a 159 Cholesterol Reading

This morning was well paced and on track for a wonderful Monday. My calorie budget was in excellent shape by mid-afternoon, but I was tired. I had play rehearsal at 7pm, so a decision had to be made. Do I take an afternoon nap before play rehearsal or do I skip the nap, go to spinning class, then race over to play rehearsal? This is where I realize that I must take a nap. Getting up at 4am would leave me tired, even without potential sleep apnea complications, and I needed to be alert for play rehearsal. I made the decision to nap instead of spin. I would love to report that I did it all, but I just can't. I have before, pushed myself into a crazy schedule, but no---there's no reason to push that hard. I really had zero business taking on an acting project right now, and I know this, but I did---and I will give it my all. This part of my schedule is only active until July 30th. Then, no more acting for awhile!

Don't get me wrong, I love acting, it's just that there's so much I want and need to do personally and professionally, and these are also things very important to me. There's just not enough time in the day to do everything I want to do.

I'll be going to the doctor on Wednesday for counsel on my sleep apnea question. I must find out if I'm really still affected. If so, I'll refuse to sleep without my CPAP machine. I'm OK with it either way. Yes, I was hoping that I could truly be done with sleep apnea, thanks to this dramatic weight loss, but if that's not the case--it's fine, completely.

I received my cholesterol numbers from my last blood donation visit and the number is even better than before. My non-fasting overall cholesterol was 170 a few months ago, now--it's 159! Just to re-cap--my blood pressure on my last donation day was 120/78, and my cholesterol was 159. I'm beside myself thrilled with those numbers. So this is what it feels like? Awesome, absolutely.

Play rehearsal tonight was really good. I have a much more confident stage presence now, even more than last years production of "Call Me Henry." I'm more than 50 pounds lighter than when I started that play---and it shows in my movements and overall feel on stage. It's a very good feeling indeed. I was so completely consumed with insecurities while doing that first play. Now, I may still be slightly insecure, but I'm way ahead of where I was back then. Just like everything else along this transformation road, it becomes easier.

I had a few errands with Amber to accomplish after rehearsal. It put me back home really late, and despite my resolution to be headed for sleepy town by 11pm, I didn't quite make it. But despite the late night, I was so happy and feeling just incredible. It was a good evening indeed.

July 8th is the tentative date for the AOL story release. If that changes, I'll let you know of course! I'm excited! It's a first for me. Thank you for reading. Goodnight and...

Good Choices,


  1. Nice work getting the number to 159, not always easy to move that in the right direction so it goes to show reward for your efforts. Look forward to the AOL release.

  2. Re: the nap. Wise man. :) Forcing unnecessary exercise--especially at the expense of needed rest--is a sign of an eating disorder. The last thing we need is to jump from one bondage to another!

    Willl there be a video done of the play?


  3. Great job on the cholesteral and b/p numbers! I am a cholesterol watcher and know how difficult it is to keep it under control.

    Sean, take care of yourself. The last thing you need after losing all the weight is to have other health problems arise from trying to "do it all." But I do understand that you want to live every moment to the fullest. Moderation.

  4. I agree with my dear friend, Deb...you made the right decision, and the play rehearsals will be over a month from now..you can resume your grueling exercise routine around that time which, in my opinion, would be fantastic. :) Until then, just continue doing your best while doing the best for yourself too.

    I'm so excited that your AOL thing is happening during my birthday week. I can't wait for everyone to see it.

    You're the best..."just communicating."

  5. Congratulations on the numbers and the AOL interview. Let us know when your performance takes place at the Poncan. I don't want to miss it. I don't think I have ever seen you act before, it should be fun:)

  6. Great job on the blood pressure and cholesterol. I really hope losing weight does make the sleep apnea go away!

    A good nap can go a long way! I would have gone for the nap as well.

  7. Great job on the numbers!

  8. Great job sean and yes your doing great having a big interview like that..how cool..I love you brother..have a good evening..

  9. Wow, Sean. 159! That is so incredible. I wish I could see your play. Maybe someone will bootleg a dress rehearsal to throw on youtube???!!!

  10. Fantastic #'s on the cholesterol...so proud of you for getting your health in order. :)

  11. WOOHOO! They're releasing the story on my b-day ;)

  12. I found your post really interesting and it has really improved my knowledge on the matter.


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