For about 2 weeks now, I just haven't been feeling well.
My energy is waaaaaaaaaay down.
I don't even want to work out or go for a walk.
I don't even want to go outside, which is incredible since I LOVE the outdoors and until this week, we've had great weather for August. The usual heat, humidity, and haze (those 90*+ days with 60%+ humidity= a heat index near 100* where you need gills just to breathe) hasn't happened until this week.
I haven't even wanted to just get up and go outside and sit. (of course the cicadas are so loud, they drown out the bird song.)
I have worked out - a bit-- but just mostly Functional Fitness where I am doing a lot of gardening chores, hauling water to plants since we've not had any rain in a month (that part is usual for August) and canning veggies from my garden.
Since the chiggers are so bad, I don't go into our woods, where I get my biggest boost of motivation. Did I mention how loud the cicadas are??? Ear splittingly loud. Headache inducing loud.
If I do too much, I feel like I need a nap (but if I nap, I don't sleep at night).
Once again, everything feels like SUCH an effort, like when I was 50 lbs heavier.
We've started homeschooling, which has meant a bit of an re-adjustment to my morning schedule, but not much since son sleeps until 9am or so and we don't start school until 10 or so. Plus since he got his Irlen filter lenses, he's doing most everything independently now so I just assist, monitor, and guide. So that can't be why---actually seeing all his victories is exciting, not energy depleting.
I've evaluated my eating. It's honestly pretty good. It follows the 80/20 rule of healthy habits MOST of the time but no deprivation. Calorie intake was a bit high, so I've adjusted that, but still I'm sooooo tired!!
So this morning, after my veggie omlet and 16oz of water, I took my blood pressure. 114/78. ah-ha!! Too bad I'd just taken my blood pressure med with my glass of water!!
Maybe, maybe, maybe THAT is why? Could it be time to either reduce the dosage or even get off the blood pressure med? Edema still is a major issue for me, so maybe just a reduction in dosage?
I'll check it daily for a few days. Maybe I won't take the bp med tomorrow and see what happens.
I want my energy back!!!!