Monday, June 18, 2012
Chances are, if you are a women, you know what TOM stands for. And chances are, if you are a man, you have stopped reading here. TOM, or time of the month for those not hip to the lingo is that one week women "generally" dread. Unless of course, you your TOM isn't every month and you are trying to conceive, which is good in the PCOS community. This week is my TOM.
I am tired, super tired, as in "Okay cardio is done, nap time" tired. I barely made it through my ST. In fact, I kinda skimped a bit on it, but I really felt like I was going to die or something.
Morning cardio was yet another interval increase, but so is every morning. So this morning on my treadmill I went 3 minutes at 4.0 mph and 2 minutes at 3.5 mph, repeat for 55 minutes. Though I got through the thing, and even did another killer 5 minutes at 4.0 at the end, I was drained! So drained. Generally I get enough of those "feel good chemicals" or "runner's high" to keep me active through my hour or so of ST and my two or three hours of dancing around the house afterwards. This week, not so much. I don't know if it's the True Blood I recorded yesterday or the huge massive Red Lobster feast I had, or if it really is just TOM, but I am soooo tired. It's annoying how tired I am.
Plus it doesn't help that I have been suffering from some killer swimmer's ear since Saturday. For those of you who don't know what I'm refering to, I'll explain. When you swim, or bathe, or generally put your head near water in any way, you run the risk of getting water trapped in there. There is the water that is just in the ear, and a quick head shake and gravity can get it out, then there is the dreaded evil behind the ear drum, where the only solution is to ADD more water. Oh the humanity!!!! Of course, I wouldn't be writing about this, unless it was the second of the possibilities. I took a shower and still just could shake it out...literally. So I added some ear drops I had picked up for a sore ear a couple of months back and wait for the connection between the two liquids. Once I hear the pop, I thought I was safe to let it drain out. But this wasn't good enough. Mind you this was on Saturday, so on Sunday I was suffering from a dizziness that would come and go. Today I can still feet something in that ear. So, luckily yesterday I picked up some Swimmer's Ear drops (yes that is a name brand). So hopefully that will help.
As a child I use to be constantly on medication for ear infections. It was a year ago thing and so bad, they were debating on putting in "tubes." Luckily my mom is a little strange and did that ear candle-ing thing and no problems since. But I still hate to mess with my ears, so this is driving me crazy as well.
So, yesterday for Father's Day, we let Dad decide where to go. He choose Red Lobster. Now, that is a place we normally don't go to. It's a bit more than what we like to spend on our weekly Sunday meal together (yes, the family eats one meal together a week) and combined with my mom's allergy to crab (another great injustice of the world) it was a real treat. So, did I go crazy? You bet I did, but this was the first time going there in 15 or so years. I got the lobster bisque (so good) and the crab parmesan linguini (half order). Plus one biscuit...my mom devoured the rest. All in all, after coming back and tracking it (yes it was already entered...awesomeness!) I realized I did a heck of a lot better than I was expecting. I was thinking, 1200 to 1500 calories. Wrong! Even with the two saltines, it was estimated at 950 or so calories. Considering I didn't even need a full dinner because of the amount I ate, I did really well.
I don't feel guilty at all. And sure, there is a chance that my wonderful 158.4 Saturday weight in will turn to 160 on Wednesday, but I enjoyed my food and my dad had a good time. I ate something I probably won't eat in another 5 years, plus I really do think my body is starting to work off this weight. But then again...I am also on my TOM! Damn TOM.
So we have come full circle, and this where I leave you. I need a shower, some ear drops and possibly a nap. Plus I have a lot of work to do today that I really don't want to do. Have a great week guys!!! And keep up the Spark POWER!