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The Roller Coaster of Fatigue

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Trying to regulate fatigue is difficult and even more difficult with a sluggish thyroid.
Yesterday was a good day, lots of energy. Today I was ready for a nap after only 2 hours of being awake. Now, one hour before step class, I am ready to breakdown into tears and then take a very long nap.

I opened the window in my office hoping fresh air would help, it hasn't. I ate on schedule, nothing. I got up and moved about, nothing. SO, so tired. I think the spike in fatigue this afternoon is due to a stressful moment I had. I'm will have to be more mindful and see if there is a connection - I'm sure there is on some level.

If it were any other day I would seriously consider not going to the gym but I just can't miss step class, I love it and the energy of the new instructor too much. I'm hoping the walk to the gym helps wake me up!

Tomorrow I weigh . . . I have no expectations. I've eaten healthy and worked out so it is out of my control.


I almost destroyed the world

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I did it again, waited to long to eat lunch and I almost destroyed the world. I know better. I know I must eat on a regular basis or I become "low on sugar." Today I pushed the limits and had to make a call for help when I knew I wouldn't make it to my lunch destination due to circumstances out of my control.

My husband answered the call and rushed me food before any destruction started. Bless him for even measuring portions of frozen peas and chicken. He added a treat of a cooked plantain as well - I ate it first. YUMMY



Knowing is half the battle

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

With Doc telling me that I do have Hypothyroidism makes it easier - knowing is half the battle.
I still get frustrated with the fatigue and foggy brain though. Today is one of those frustrating days . . . if I could be at rest, close my eyes and shut out the world. (Heavy Sigh)

Early symptoms:

* Being more sensitive to cold - YUP
* Constipation - YUP
* Depression - Borderline
* Fatigue or feeling slowed down - YUP
* Heavier menstrual periods - YUP
* Joint or muscle pain - YUP
* Paleness or dry skin - YUP
* Thin, brittle hair or fingernails - YUP
* Weakness - not sure, probably no then.
* Weight gain (unintentional) - YUP

Late symptoms, if left untreated:

* Decreased taste and smell - NO
* Hoarseness - NO
* Puffy face, hands, and feet - Frequently
* Slow speech - NO
* Thickening of the skin - NO
* Thinning of eyebrows - NO

I am thankful that Doc and I figured this out in the early stages and we can treat it naturally so I don't have to be on the man made medications for the rest of my life.

Also, my body tends to wake up as the day progresses so I know things will turn around during the day. Plus, I have step class tonight, 6:15 p.m. can't get here fast enough. I love that class!


Body Image

Monday, April 26, 2010

I have been thinking a lot about body image lately. My mind is preoccupied with it due to having a lot of photo's taken of me recently.

Body image is how someone feels about his or her own physical appearance.

Body image is hard for me. I see one thing when I look down, I see another when I look into a mirror and I see something completely different when I look at a photo. Mind you, it's a full body photo or a photo of me turned to the side that I hate the most; take a head shot and I think it's grand.

I'm not sure how to get over this issue. I'm not sure how to love the one part of my body I hate the most . . . my stomach. Some of it stems from childhood and hurtful things my mom said to me and behind my back but within earshot. But for the most part, I have just come to dislike that very part of me. I even have a very unpleasant nickname for it which I REFUSE to disclose to anyone and force myself to think something beautiful when I want to be unkind to myself.

I keep trying to tell myself, "Love the skin you are in," but let's face it, I don't love all of me.


Quiet Moments

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sometimes it's nice to take a quiet moment. A moment to relax. A moment to just to be present.

I took that moment today and I found it refreshing. I giggled and I danced. It was a beautiful moment that I took for myself by myself.

Sometimes it's okay just to be quiet and enjoy the silence. To breath and exhale quietly. To reflect. To be with just with me.

I enjoy my quiet moments.

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DIVALOUNGER 4/22/2010 10:10PM

    It sounds like a wonderful gift that you gave yourself!

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