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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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Sick of Being Sick

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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KALIGIRL 11/25/2013 9:20AM

    Bummer about thanksgiving - hope you feel better soon!

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CAPECODBABE 11/23/2013 8:02PM

    Hope you feel better (back to yourself) soon!

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    i hope you are back to yourself AAASAP!
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JAOTAO 11/23/2013 12:30PM

    So sorry to hear of your challenges ... when the fishermen can't go to the sea - they stay home & mend the nets. That's what I tell myself when things like this happen. Hope you feel better soon!

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    Big emoticon Please take care of you!!! emoticon

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