The "Whiz-ard" That Is Dr. Oz

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49 Weeks to Go

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Week three is now over – I can’t believe how fast it’s going.  My tally for the week was a measly $2.00 for kiwis.  Obviously not from Whole Foods.  If I bought them there, they would have been personally flown in using alternative energy sources to my non-solar powered home.  My apologies – I’ll try to quit making fun Whole Foods….for now…I do have to say, that the kiwis (they weren’t organic – sorry!!!) did give me an energy boost in the morning, just like Dr. Oz said that they would.  I really thought it was going to be hooey – yes it’s a word – but I felt better all day long.  I had to have an apple today – no more kiwis, and it worked too. 

Since we are talking about things that seem to work – here is what has been helping get to my sleep goal:

  • Not checking my clock through the night.  I never thought this would make such a difference, but it has.  I no longer stress about how much time I have to sleep because, quite simply, I don’t know.  I still have until the end of January to discover more tricks, but it has been the biggest help
  • Turning my alarm clock away from me – again, I’m learning not to be so time obsessed and it helps keep my room darker
  • Trying to keep some form of routine before I go to bed – it really does seem to work
  • I can’t tell you if the nuts are helping or not – I’d have to eliminate them and right now, I don’t want to mess with anything
  • Keeping my room cooler – as much as I hate being cold – this does seem help

Here is what I need to work on:

  • I’m supposed to be in bed, lights out by 11:15 Monday – Friday.  I’m still reading at 11:45.  I do need to work on this
  • Turning off my thoughts – my mind tends to wander and race when I turn the lights out.  Luckily there is supposed to be a solution for this – a “Worry Journal” but more on that in a different post

Dr. Oz has the “Ultimate Sleep Challenge” – I’m going to see what he has to say and report back.  I’m going to get seven hours of sleep if it’s the last thing I do…


Author: Jill Schneiderman

Hello and welcome to my blog. This started as a one year experiment to try to improve my health, turning to Dr. Oz for advice. One year became two and after that, the writing bug hit and writing about travel, lifestyle and my own musings became more fun. I'll return to the "Whiz-ard" when the feeling comes, but exploring other topics and getting to connect with new people and re-connect with old friends has been fun! Remember, any health advice you see here should be vetted with your family doctor. Any travel advice that I give though, should be followed! I am a marketing professional, working in media. This allows me to continue my obsession with all things TV and print and get paid for it. I'm an avid traveller, reader and shopper but make time for friends, family and volunteering so that I don't feel completely shallow.

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