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Chronic fatigue

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The past three days I have been feeling that 'completely worn out and can barely stay awake feeling' which usually hits just after dinner. Tonight I didn't actually fall asleep but Tuesday I did and last night I did shut my eyes for a while. I took a day off from working out today after many days in a row. The weather has been nice except a little chilly in the mornings. I've been eating healthy but maybe a little bit lower protein this week. I did have some stress at work that may have contributed. I sometimes don't realize how much anxiety I've had until the stressor has passed. Just trying to keep track to see if there is any pattern to this feeling. More emotional overall tonight...sadness, grief issues....
Well, the previous two weeks I had not really had this happen, to this degree anyway, was hoping being back on the program was helping but.... hmmmmm
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DDOORN 10/3/2013 11:23AM

    Great to hear of your bounce-back! Yep, our body wisdom sometimes trumps everything else!

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JCHIP65 9/27/2013 7:51PM

    And what a difference a day makes! This afternoon I did my workout and noticed improved strength, more energy and I added a nice walk tonight and still not sleepy...
I'll have to listen to my body and take that rest day sooner!!
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MOM2ACAT 9/27/2013 4:56PM

    If it keeps up, I would see a doctor. Being sleepy during the day can be a symptom of an underactive thyroid, fortunately, that can be helped with medication.

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KITT52 9/27/2013 8:29AM

    do you get regular rest.....might be time to see a doctor

have a healthy day

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JITTERBUGJOY 9/26/2013 11:12PM

    It could just be your body letting you know it needs a day or two to rest and catch up. Then you will be back on your feet and back at it again!

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20 DAYS

Friday, September 20, 2013

I just realized its been 20 days since I came back into the old healthy lifestyle routine. I am really amazed at how easy it has been. I never feel deprived or like I can't have enough food that I want. Back when I started this process over 6 years ago I remember feeling the deprivation and frustration with not feeling full when I ate. I learned to not eat to feel full but to eat to not feel hungry anymore. That is one lifestyle change that stuck with me even after I stopped eating the healthy foods and dropped off on the exercise. That must be what prevented me from gaining even more weight than I did especially since the darn menopause has probably done its part to increase the fatigue and decrease metabolism!
I am a little bit frustrated that I lost soooo much strength in the past 3 years though. I'm not sure what's up with that b/c I never entirely quit working out for this entire time. I did try to maintain a higher activity level. And I did have spurts of doing the weight training but it just caused what I felt was an unusual amount of pain so it was hard to stick with it.
I have had to start back at "ground zero" to avoid the "whole body" pain I would feel. So far so good. At the beginning of this week the dumbbell weight increased 2 lbs with only what I consider normal growing pains. Its still tough to do both the weight training and cardio on the same day but it does seem to be getting easier and I am feeling better for it too I think. But it sure is weird to be burning only 800 calories a week rather than the 3000 I used to do regularly! But I think I'll get back there, at least to visit sometimes ;-) LOL

  
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CAROLIAN 9/20/2013 11:58AM

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MADMANSMAMA87 9/20/2013 11:28AM

    Awesome! Eating healthy foods all day really does keep me full for longer too! I never feel deprived either & my body feels so much better when I fuel it well! I could never imagine going back to my old way of eating! Go You for making such great progress!

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Tough One

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Today was a really tough day. More grief issues cropped up for some reason, probably b/c of a a local tragedy. Losses are so much harder to take since dad died in May. Felt sick, exhausted and like I might break! But I kept on the routine, tried to block out the "troubles" from my mind. Stayed with the program. I should've done more workout but it seemed like all I could do to get the beginner routine done. Did some other self care, hot bath, and yes some comfort food but a healthier type and stayed in the calorie range and appropriate portion size.
I guess that makes it a winning day....

  
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DIETER27 9/18/2013 11:07AM

  Yes, I'd say you had a winning day . Sorry for your loss. Hope you have a better day.
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MADMANSMAMA87 9/18/2013 10:42AM

    Hope you have a better day today honey!

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LBSPOERL 9/18/2013 12:58AM

    I had a similar day today and the last couple of days... trying to remind myself to take it easy & that taking care of myself is more important in the long run than pushing myself past limits just to maintain my program! Glad to hear you got in some self-care, a hot bath, & healthier comfort food - the workout can be saved for another day! emoticon

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CMOMMYFLY 9/18/2013 12:07AM

    Yup, I'd say that's a winning day. A hard one, but you done good.
I'm so sorry for your loss. A father is a precious gift.

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The emotional Journey

Sunday, September 15, 2013

I am so fully aware now of how important it is to make ME a priority. I hate it because it sounds so selfish but my story is proof of how detrimental it is not to. I first joined sp in 2007 after having already lost 60 lbs before I discovered sp. I ended up losing 50 more lbs in 6 months. I worked so hard. I got in the best shape of my life. I kept the weight off for a couple years and maintained my exercise routine pretty well too. Then major changes happened and my family changed (new partner and his kids added to my household). I tried to make them feel at home and made meal plans to accommodate their tastes and rearranged the house sacrificing my space to exercise and my time to workout so I wouldn't bother them. And in a new relationship trying to accommodate the "being together" time with someone who has no interest in working out or eating healthy, ended up being more sacrifice from doing what I needed to do to be healthy. Now after 3 years of this I have gained 35 lbs and I am so frustrated and angry and sad. (An edited post I made toady on a team page.)
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I just thought it would be interesting to see the emotional progress I will make as I get back on track again.

  
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CAROLIAN 9/16/2013 2:45PM

    I know how it is been there but not anymore Mine is coming off again slowly Yours will go away again emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BR0NW3N 9/15/2013 10:00PM

    I know what you mean. I was able to get down to 180 lbs. several years ago, then a whole bunch of things changed and I found myself unemployed and with my life thrown in a blender. Even when I found work, it was miles away so I had to deal with a long commute on top of everything else. Gradually my weight crept up and now I'm at an all time high. I feel awful, and I can't stand to look at myself in the mirror.

Now that I'm in a job that I like (and where they seem to like me), I feel secure enough to try shifting the focus back to me. At least a little bit.

The fact that you lost so much weight, though, gives me hope. You did it before, so you can do it again. And maybe, so can I.

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Final Week

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Well I did all the challenges and videos.. and most importantly stuck with my own program that I have fine tuned to get into a nice aerobic, strength training, conditioning routine. I'm using HIIT, boxing conditioning workouts. weight training with free weights, pilates, yoga and my elliptical to keep a variety of things involved to do cross training and keep myself challenged and from getting bored. I work out at home in some capacity almost every day and go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week to do what I can't do at home.
I still haven't been watching the diet too closely but I have added more veggies daily and protein shakes after the intense workouts. Have gained a couple lbs. but could be increased muscle??? I can hope. But will start using the nutrition tracker again to keep a closer look at things for a while to see how I'm really doing with the calories etc.
Boot camp was a good start to the year to get seriously on track for my continued growth as a person with a healthy lifestyle!
Wt: 157lbs

  
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LOTSOFBUTTER 2/9/2009 3:52PM

    awesome. you look great. how did you do it/?

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SAIDTHEFAE 2/1/2009 3:34PM

    Wow great job on doing so well with boot camp!

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