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Anemia Update

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I started a Biggest Loser challenge on January 1 and started off doing GREAT! I was eating right and working out again. And then....

I fainted again last Saturday. I'm assuming it's the anemia. So I was back to extreme laziness for two days and have been working my way back since -- taking my iron pills faithfully and eating more meat. Actually I'm eating more in general because the iron pills make me a little nauseated, and I seem to feel better when my stomach has something in it.

So the weight I lost at the start of the challenge came right back on, and here we are 11 days into the month and I'm starting over. I'm not too worried about it. Assuming the anemia will gradually fade away, I can get right back to what I was doing -- eating lighter (but more meat now) and exercising again.
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IAMBIZI 1/11/2014 6:15PM

    did your doctor tell you how long it will take to build up your iron counts again?
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KALIGIRL 1/11/2014 5:46PM

    Glad you are taking the pills again and taking some time to recoup.

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THETURTLEBEAR 1/11/2014 11:42AM

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KNYAGENYA 1/11/2014 11:00AM

    Take care of yourself.

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Anemia

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!

  
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CAPECODBABE 1/5/2014 7:53AM

    Glad you got an answer and it's not too serious.

Do you use cast iron frying pans? I've used them my whole life and hear they help a bit

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IAMBIZI 1/5/2014 12:12AM

    iron can be constipating!

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KNYAGENYA 1/4/2014 12:48PM

    I'm glad they were finally able to figure out what was wrong.

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KALIGIRL 1/4/2014 8:56AM

    Glad you found the cause - and here's to your new found energy!

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JACKIE542 1/2/2014 9:39PM

    So glad you know what was wrong, pretty soon you will have your energy back. emoticon

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SIX POUNDS

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.

  
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KALIGIRL 1/2/2014 9:37AM

    Here's to cutting back on your sugar and regaining your energy!
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KNYAGENYA 1/1/2014 8:00AM

    You can do it...I have faith in you.

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Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

I'm so happy to be enjoying a nice Christmas holiday wtih my family. Life is good!

I'm also really looking forward to getting back on track. I haven't been eating right or exercising at all for about 5 weeks now. My sickness is done, so it's just a matter of laziness and busy-ness. So... back on track very soon, as soon as these next two very busy days are past.

So... see you all on the other side!

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    Merry Christmas!

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    Happy Holidays to you. emoticon

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MIA

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Well... I blame it on sickness, but I have pretty much fallen off the Sparkpeople wagon. I'm still coughing up major organs. I've been 100% lazy for 2 and a half weeks now. I'm working on eating better again... and last night I went to the gym again. I walked for 30 minutes and did all the Cybex toning stations. Baby steps, folks.

Oh, and I tracked food yesterday! Just need to reestablish the habit.

So... I'm working on it, inching my way back. Now, if only this darn cough would GO AWAY!

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KALIGIRL 12/4/2013 9:00AM

    Here's to baby steps - so glad you are working on it!

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IAMBIZI 12/3/2013 9:24PM

    emoticon get better!
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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 12/3/2013 10:02AM

    It's hard to be sparking when we're not feeling well. Take care of yourself and don't push to hard to start.

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KNYAGENYA 12/3/2013 9:42AM

    I was starting to worry about you. I am glad that you are doing ok. Feel better soon my friend.

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SQUIRRELLYONE 12/3/2013 9:36AM

    Welcome back to the land of the living!

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ERINOUELLETTE 12/3/2013 9:34AM

    I hear ya! I am also just recently back on the wagon, it's tough staying motivated especially when your sick!

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