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Feeling off

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Yesterday was a weird day for me. I was feeling off my game. I didn't have any energy. I ate healthy meals and snacks, but still felt hungry and when I got home from work, I just couldn't find the energy to work out. I took a shower, put on my PJs and prepared dinner. I didn't drink any wine (like I normally would on a bad day), and although I kept eyeing the pantry for something I could munch on, I didn't eat anything until dinner was ready.

My husband could tell something was off and asked me if I was feeling ok. It's unusual for me to come home from work and immediately jump in the shower instead of work out. I was having some issues at work, but nothing really that I wanted to talk about because there wasn't anything specific I could point my finger at as far as work-related problems. I just felt....depleted and drained.

After I ate dinner, I seemed to gain a bit of energy and I was able to get some laundry done and relax with my family watching some TV. This morning when I woke up, I felt rested and so far today I've been able to focus at work, I fixed a couple of issues that I left work with yesterday, and my mood is improved.

Part of me wonders if I'm not getting enough Vitamin D. I had been taking a B12 supplement and stopped taking it a few months ago. I wonder if I need to increase both of these and see if that helps?

It's easy to get frustrated. I eat a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and veggies every day (most days I eat 7), I get at least 7 hours of sleep at night, and I exercise almost every day. I drink plenty of water. I feel like I'm doing all of the right things, and yet I still have off days. Am I just not eating enough? Is it just the winter blues because I'm stuck indoors most of the time because it's really cold and bleary outside?

I will purchase some more Vitamin D and B12 supplements and see if that improves anything.

I just have to hang in there until the sun decides to make an appearance and then I'll get outdoors and get as much fresh air and sunshine as I can!
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FINDINGBOBBIE 1/20/2014 8:04AM

    Hang in there, it's normal to have off days even when living a healthy lifestyle. Maybe your body was just telling you to slow down for a minute.

The winter blues suck! I try not to let the cold temps keep me from going outdoors, I find that my 30-60 minutes outside helps and don't suffer from the winter blahs as bad.

I hope everything works out and supplements never hurt.

Wishing you some warmer temps and some sunshine emoticon
Bobbie

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STINA1980 1/16/2014 10:35AM

    I noticed a huge improvement with my mood and weight loss when I added Vit D to my diet. Best of wishes to you!

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