Thursday, January 02, 2014
Now I know why I've been sooooooooooo tired. I finally did the blood tests that my doctors have been nagging me about for a few years. And it turns out I have a pretty extreme case of anemia. Go figure!
I had the laziest Christmas vacation. It was fabulous. My body was absolutely craving rest. Got it!
Now I'm on megadoses of iron, under doctor's orders. And I hope to have some energy again soon!
Monday, December 30, 2013
Howdy, cowboys and cowgirls!
Well, you can't eat like this and expect anything other than weight gain. Yup, up 6 pounds, folks. It was worth every Oreo ball.
Other than one day of attempted reboot, I haven't tracked food or exercised in 6 weeks. That's right, 6 weeks.
I feel pudgy, lazy, and absolutely ready now to restart. Mentally ready and physically needy.
What I mean by that is that I've been feeling sooooooo tired. To the point of kind of wondering what is wrong with me. Am I sick??? Well, anything is possible, but I've come to believe that it's all the crap I'm eating. Sugar, sugar, sugar. AND complete and total lack of exercise. I felt so much better when I was eating better and actually moving my body on a regular basis. This piggish slothfulness only encourages more piggish slothfulness.
Don't get me wrong. I've been rather enjoying some down time. Some laziness. Some relaxation. But... this cannot continue. I don't want to continue gaining a pound a week. Good Lord... can you imagine? I'd gain 52 pounds in a year at this rate!!
I want to get my energy back. I want to feel comfortable in my clothes again! (It's amazing what 6 extra pounds do to how your jeans fit!)
And so it begins. I am starting by cutting waaaaaaaaaaaay back on sugar consumption and amping up my water intake. And -- dare I say it -- getting my buns back to the Y. Today. Yes, I will do it.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
As a friend of mine said, when I get sick, I get really sick!
I guess it's just a cold. I've been coughing my head off for a week.
The worst of it is that I fainted and hit my head hard on the floor. That didn't help matters. We think the fainting was caused by dehydration. Anyway, the day I fainted, I slept ALL day. I ended up going to the doctor, concerned about possibly having a concussion. Doctor said I probably have a mild concussion. She gave me some cough syrup with codeine to help me sleep at night. I can't say that's really helping. But this morning finally for the first time in a week, I slept in. Late. Hurrah.
Naturally all fitness activities have ceased. It was going so well too! I was running, cross-training, toning, trying new things. The toning was starting to pay off -- I could tell I was firming up. I was signed up for a 5k today that I obviously didn't run in.
I didn't eat much the first days of this, but the last few days, I think I was so happy to be eating again, I've been overdoing it a bit.
So today I decided it's time to start tracking again. I'm eager to get off my butt and move just a tiny bit again. Just a short, slowish walk maybe. Nothing strenuous.
We were going to host Thanksgiving this year, but after I got sick I knew I just wouldn't have the stamina to do all that work. So I had to uninvite everyone. The funny thing is no one else is stepping up to take it on. I don't think anyone has the desire/time/stamina to do all that work! LOL
And lastly, work is enormously frustrating right now. Loooong story I won't bore you with. It's just that I'm in a lose-lose situation. I have to get something done ridiculously quickly, and given all the conflicting requirements, I'm pretty sure no one is going to be happy with it.
That's it. The story of my life.
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