6AM – Camomile & Spearmint herbal tea, 3 1/2 oz ground beef, 1 Tbsp Sour Cream
7AM – cappo
9:30AM – herbal tea
11:30AM – cappo
12:30PM – 4 oz chicken sausage, CO bite, 1 oz blue cheese
3:30PM – lemon/ginger tea, 1 T cashew butter
7:30PM – 6 oz grilled veal chop, salad of lettuce, rocket, tomato, mushroom & cucumber, 1 oz Paul Newman classic salad dressing, 1 oz unsalted macadamia nuts,

Calories: 1544

Exercise: 60 minute aqua aerobics class – she worked us hard. She always does. She’s one instructor that takes her job seriously and is not only encouraging but motivating. She squeezes the last little bit of energy out of me in every class I take from her.

Insomnia: Up since 2AM. Need a nap. Took a nap. This has been going on for too long. It’s time to get a handle on it. 3-4 hours of sleep is simply not enough. I’m sure it’s menopause related but there must be something I can do to minimize it. I’ve tried a few sleep CDs. I’ve tried sleep meditation. I’ve tried EFT. I’ve tried camomile tea. Occasionally, I’ve even used Ambien. I find that I wake up nearly every night about 2AM and then can’t get back to sleep. Checked out a book from the library today on homeopathic solutions to insomnia so will be reading that for ideas.