Hours of Sleep?

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"Dinner" never occurred.  As it often happens on Mondays, I was too busy with work and just ate a bunch of little "snacks" instead:


Around 3 PM, I had cereal in a mug:


And a few hours later, a ProBar "Fruition" bar (will be available in stores in August!).  This was the Cran-Raspberry flavor; the blueberry was the best!


On my way to work (eaten in the car) – a PB sammie that the Husband made me as I dashed around to get ready:


And while at work, around 8:30 PM:


Not enough GREEN in my diet today! I’m going to take a shot of wheatgrass right now!




How many hours of sleep do you get a night?  I’m convinced that I’m averaging 6 a night so I’ve decided to keep track via an Excel Spreadsheet:


My "goal" is to get 7 hours of sleep a night this week.  Truthfully, it’s going to be a challenge, but I’m going to make the effort to go to sleep ASAP.


On that note…..





  • Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork July 13, 2009, 7:17 pm

    I'm not really sure. Lately the mini-me has been having sleep issues which has thrown us off too. But I think I tend to get a full night's sleep. However, I need more than average to feel human.

  • Help Meghan Run July 13, 2009, 7:19 pm

    I *love* your sleep goal! 🙂 I think sleep is a super-important and often-neglected part of a healthy lifestyle. I get 7-8 hours a night.


  • Mrs. LC July 13, 2009, 7:21 pm

    aw good Caiti (or good Kristien?) – you spread your PB to the edges!!

  • Island Girl Eats July 13, 2009, 7:39 pm

    That is so funny that you are keeping a sleep log! My husband is so obsessed with how many hours he sleeps. I always ask him if he keeps one!

  • leslie July 13, 2009, 7:51 pm

    i think that sleep log is an excellent idea – you need it! i like to get 8 hours and function best with that. hang in there, you are handling the insanity of your life so well!

  • roseyrebecca July 13, 2009, 7:52 pm

    I get about 7 a night. I don't think I've been getting enough lately though because I've been really tired, dehydrated, and constantly thirsty for no reason. It's weird

    Sorry you didn't get to eat dinner but I love the post it in the cereal pic! 🙂

  • Rose July 13, 2009, 7:53 pm

    That's a great idea, Caitlin! I find that I sleep very little. I'm not sure if I should actually say how much, but it ranges from 5-7 hours. Very rarely over. 7 does feel best though.

  • lighterportions July 13, 2009, 7:58 pm

    I think I usually get around 7 but then there are usually a couple nights a week where I only get 3-5 so I could be a little more diligent in trying to get more adequate sleep in sometimes. There are just so many more things to do in a day though!

  • randomlymikey July 13, 2009, 8:04 pm

    i am also impressed with your sleep goal. it is often neglected. i know i do not function as well if i don't get 8 hours of sleep. i would actually prefer a little more than that- but that is usually impossible.

  • Amanda @ Panda Lunch July 13, 2009, 8:15 pm

    I love cereal in mugs! I'ts just more fun that way. Very cute pic.

  • Kathy (Moving Beyond Perfection) July 13, 2009, 8:56 pm

    I LOVE your post-it! In fact, I have a similar one on my computer. Well, it's a little different, but it says "Every day is a GOOD day!" just to cheer me up when I'm completely exhausted at work. It also helps to see it when it's pouring and depressing outside!

  • Christina July 13, 2009, 9:02 pm

    I need 7 hours or I get the worst headache, without fail!

  • MarathonVal July 13, 2009, 9:18 pm

    1) I have started to love my wheatgrass shots too! Nasty stuff, but I really do think it has improved my energy levels. I use the Amazing Grass powder, which is good stuff, but I've heard frozen is more potent and better for you though.
    2) Congrats on the triathlon sign up, yay!

  • Mary Sailors July 13, 2009, 9:36 pm

    I love this, I just posted a blog on balance and talked about sleep! It is so important, I can't wait to follow this, check mine out if you want!! Yay!

  • Leahbug July 13, 2009, 10:23 pm

    Hello! Delurking with a quick question – are there going to be different C&K workouts this week, or do we do the same as last week?

  • faisal July 13, 2009, 11:50 pm
  • Catatonic Eyes July 14, 2009, 12:05 am

    Love the pb sammie! Yummy! I do not get enough sleep. Seems one day each week I sleep half my day away and am usually pretty exhausted. I am monitoring it pretty closely right now but not sure how to get more without meds and not sure I want to go there…

  • Courtney July 14, 2009, 12:30 am

    Honestly? SIX HOURS OF SLEEP? You're my new hero. That's physically impossible for me. I need 8 or more. 🙁

  • Erica July 14, 2009, 2:42 am

    What a busy night- hope you got lots of sleepies last night!! I average somewhere around 6….I really want to push mine up to 7 as well! I'll be here to cheer you on 🙂

  • Matt July 14, 2009, 3:28 am

    I usually get around 7. I wake up at 5, so it is hard to go to bed at 9 PM to get 8.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 14, 2009, 3:48 am

    leahbug – no we just did that one routinue! try to do more reps so if you want challenge yourself a little this week. 🙂

  • k July 14, 2009, 4:06 am

    I usually get between 7 and 8 hours. In the summer it tends to inch closer to 7 (and sometimes below) because there is more daylight and more going on. In the winter, it creeps closer to 8 because it gets dark at 4:30 and so my body starts to think it is bed time much earlier.

    Good luck reaching your sleep goals!

  • prinny July 14, 2009, 5:44 am

    I get something between 7-8 hours of sleep per night. If it's less than 7 for a couple nights I'm not very useful… and sometimes, I just need 8-9, it's something that I feel…

  • seesaraheat July 14, 2009, 5:53 am

    When I'm doing good, I get 7 hours of sleep but most of the time it is 6'ish and I really could use 7.5-8, so I might just have to hold myself accountable too. Good luck 😉

  • Jennifer July 14, 2009, 6:21 am

    I love your sleep goal. I think that is the one thing I do really well at most of the time….I love my sleep.

  • Niki July 14, 2009, 7:00 am

    I function BEST on 7 hours so I try really hard to get that amount and I usually do:)

  • Susan July 14, 2009, 7:08 am

    I need 7 hours to be fully functional, I can do 6, but not too many nights in a row. I actually slept a whole 9 hours (first time since Christmas I think!!) this past weekend, and actually felt sluggish all day!! It did however cure a scratchy throat I was getting, so I guess my body needed it.

    Tracking your sleep is a good idea, it's so easy to blow off a bad night's sleep as "just one night" but I bet it happens more than we realize!

  • Lindsey July 14, 2009, 7:38 am

    I'm impressed that you function so well on only 6 hours of sleep! I am an 8 hours a night kind of girl or I feel tired all day.

  • Angharad July 14, 2009, 10:23 am

    That's so funny – we both blogged about sleep goals yesterday!

    My optimum number of hours is 8 or 9 but I will take 10 any day if I can get it!

    So, you'll take my challenge then, right?!

  • Hope July 14, 2009, 10:32 am

    I am SHOCKED by people who consistently get 8 hours of sleep a night. I can't think of the last time that happened for me. As you know, it's major damage for eating! If I'm worn out and not getting enough sleep, I'll eat sooooo much and usually soooo much garbage throughout the day, especially at work. But I'm trying to be better about my bedtime. I've learned that since I got married, I stay up later, usually out of feeling that I "need" to because my husband is still awake. Well, he doesn't get up at 4:00 in the morning to go running! I do!

  • Pam July 14, 2009, 10:56 am

    Hey good luck on your race!


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