There was a bit of decluttering during my holidays that was promptly brought to donation as I wanted to get it done before I got my Covid booster shot in case it was hard on me. I barely felt it and only had a bit of a sore arm, but it was tame in comparison to the previous shots, which hurt so much I couldn't use my arm and felt nauseous from the pain.
The day after, I was able to make it to my appointment and retrieve my trial CPAP machine. The first night, I barely slept as the automatic pressure was so high that I felt like I was a balloon being blown up. I quickly figured out that the mask needed tightening. But then I had another problem. My mouth was terribly dry. Groggy, I found the setting for increasing the humidity as having a drink of water. But I still struggled the rest of that night as it would ramp up the pressure too quickly and startle me each time I was just falling asleep. Once I reached the minimum time I needed for the trial compliance, I slept without it. The following day was much better as the setting for the ramp up on the pressure was unlocked and I set it to 45 minutes instead of Auto. This gave me proper time to fall asleep. Despite all of that, I felt more rested than I have in awhile. I even think I'm grinding my teeth less. They're definitely less sensitive. And I think the dark circles under my eyes are less pronounced.
Despite the holidays, I've lost 8 lbs! I'm aiming to get to around 120 or slightly less. I have 23 lbs to go currently. Think I can do it?
I started out with Noom, but I found it too much with the constant forced readings, committing to things that didn't apply to my situation, step-counting, and daily weigh-ins. Now I'm using My Fitness Pal. I think Noom is better for a complete newbie to the fitness journey.