Am I Sabatoging Myself

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

I'm exhausted again today. Skipped the workout and got an extra hour of sleep. I don't seem to be having allergy problems, so I can't blame them. I just don't seem to have any energy! I know I'm not depressed because I want to do stuff, I just can't find the motivation to get up and actually do it! (My garden is currently showing neglect because of this.)

I'm thinking about going to the dr. I wonder if I've been pushing too hard with the exercise. I was doing about 350 calories a day with one video. Then I switched it up to two different ones. One burns about 600 calories, the other 500. I've also started walking again. So I'd say I'm burning 600 - 800 calories a day. My food is around 1600 calories, with usually one 2000 calorie day. That doesn't seem like it's too "out there", so I don't know why I'm so tired all the time.

Last year I was told my thyroid was on the low side of normal, so maybe I should get that checked again and see. Something has to give soon!
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    Okay, I have a few things to say about this. I hope maybe they can be of some use to you. Burning 600 - 800 calories and eating only 1600 might be part of the problem. Have you adjusted your calories burned in your fitness goals? You may find that you should be eating more. Also - as for thyroid - do you take something? I am not a "there's a med for everything" kind of girl, but I have a naturopath and he suggested a natural bovine thyroid supplement for both me and my mom (after we had our levels tested by a doctor). I don't take it like I should, but my mom does and it really helps her out. It's called Thytrophin PMG and it's by the company Standard Process. If you don't take anything for thyroid you might want to look into it. Lack of energy sucks. I have it every day and I need to do something about it. Hope you start feeling better!
    4287 days ago
    yes please have your thyroid checked's very important when we think there can be something wrong we need to go to the doctors.he can also tell you if you are overdoing just slightly.good luck. emoticon
    4287 days ago
    Maybe you should try taking some b12? I know it really helps with energy levels. As for thyroid issues, my old endo told me that hypothyroid levels start at a TSH of 3 or more but a lot of doctors aren't familiar with the new recommendations and the labs will show anything 5.5 or lower to be normal when in fact you can feel terrible at levels that high. I know that I don't feel good unless my TSH is around 0.8. Finding a good thyroid doctor can be tricky since so much of it is based on symptoms, I suggest checking out and Mary Shomans thyroid info page. Its also possible you may just be doing too much or the weather or not enough sunlight? If you get your thyroid tested you may also want to test your D levels. burning 800 calories a day and eating 1600 is not healthy either, you need more food to sustain that type of a workout.

    I hope you feel better soon!
    4288 days ago
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    Go have some blood work. It might be your thyroid. I waited a long time before I finally acted on my thyroid problem and it wasn't a pretty sight. Go get it check it is just a blood test. You should probably have your Iron checked too.
    4288 days ago
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