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Sunday, July 22, 2012

So this week has been a tough one for me. Everything pretty much came to a grinding emoticon! I was so weak and tired that I could barely function let alone exercise. I didn't even bother with taking time to fix meals. I haven't been so tired in over a year. emoticon

I cannot begin to tell you how long I slept last week. I know that Monday I slept a normal 8 hours, got up ate breakfast, took a two hour nap, got up ate lunch, and took a 21/2 hour nap. It was bad. I knew something was up because not only was I exhausted but I was also feeling light- headed.

I finally went to the doctor because I thinking that it had been a few months since I had my Vitamin B12 injection. i then realized that I also have a Vitamin D deficiency along with the B12, and Iron.
I was told to to eat a little more and back off the exercise. ARE YOU SERIOUS? EAT MORE AND STOP EXERCISING?! That is so not what I wanted to hear!

These vitamins are essential to having a strong functioning body and brain. The lack of B12 was causing tingling and neurological issues.

The Vitamin D Deficiency was what was making me want to sleep constantly.

So I got the B12 infusion, and picked up some Vitamin D supplements. My hubby also bought Vitamin D milk for me to drink. I know this is a good thing but I do worry about the fat content.

I have managed to let this go, and take good care of myself this week. I have not exercised ANY this week, and I gave myself a few " free" days. I did not go crazy, but I noticed that when I ate more (especially protein), that I felt a lot better.

Now, that I am feeling better, I am going to get back on track, but I'm revamping my daily calories up a bit until I get back up to speed.

As for the Vitamin D, lets see, drink vitamin D milk, and get some sun. You mean to tell me that I just need to lay out? Yeah, I think I can handle that!

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    Glad you went to the doctor before it got worse and happy you're feeling better. I'm also lacking in D and iron probably B12 too. I take a B12 daily and take iron tabs when I start to feel different or go on an ice binge. One thing I found out is that when my iron is low so is my blood pressure which I take everyday. When I started my spinach smoothies, it made a big different with my iron levels and I felt great. Hang in there and take care of yourself. Hope you're back to winning soon
    2063 days ago
    I stold your cat!
    You are on top of this and I am just very glad you went to the Dr. when you did. Jiminy Chrismas...this is some good info and I loved your creative pics...haha
    Blessings to you...
    2065 days ago
    Thank you so much for the love ladies ;) XOXO!! I am feeling SO much better, I just had to slow things down a bit-although I did not want too! LOL Nixxie!! I'm thinking Vin Diesel and Henry Cavil serving us the umberella drinks, and giving us the mani-pedi's LOL !!! I appreciate all the love ya'll. It was a tough week, but I GOT THIS!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2066 days ago
    Glad you're starting to feel better! Not getting enough vitamins really can do a toll on the body. I take a multivite in the am and still feel a little rundown sometimes. I take folic acid and my bvitamins. It does help. I'm just glad you're ok! Best wishes on your journey!
    2066 days ago
    I take a "D" supplement every day. If you do lay out in the sun be very careful. 10 minutes without sunscreen is plenty! Take a nap mid-day, that helps too!!
    2066 days ago
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    Just be sure to use sunscreen when you lay out. Skim milk has added Vit D-same amount as whole milk. So you can use skim milk and don't have to worry about the fat. So glad you're feeling better.
    2066 days ago
    Glad your feeling better....Great info and fun pics..very well done!
    2066 days ago
    We need a day poolside with really obedient do-boys that will give up pedicures and massages and cute umbrella drinks (that are, of course, calorie and fat free but also delicious). If I am going to daydream, it's going to be GOOD! hehe Glad you are starting to feel better.. I was worried!! When your body says "HEY YOU! REST!!!" you should do it! hehe Take care of you! Love you bunches! XOXO
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