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...