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I've sprung an energy leak. . . ugh...

Monday, January 16, 2012

I was so tired and irritable the end of last week. I just didn't feel like posting. Pretty much each day I woke up tired and fell asleep exhausted. Eating was mostly good. I did endulge several times on some low carb atkins candy I bought for my husband. I'm not sure why I did - I know it's junk. I definately didn't feel too good afterwards. I will make sure if I'm going to treat myself, it's atleast something I will enjoy like dark chocolate or cake.

I quit coffee on Friday. My headaches weren't bad, which was awesome. I quit in the hopes that my energy would get better, but nope. I guess I need to face facts that I need to take iron supplements for my low iron and low ferritin. I really don't want to because of the constipation and pain, but I don't know how long it might take for just eating Primal to help, or if it even will. I am hoping I can get an appointment with Chris Kessler about his without needing to do the whole intake thing (I can't afford it), but I want to get a second opinion on this.

I haven't been tracking my food much, but I will start again. Mostly so that I know my carb counts. I am a little curious about macro ratios and calories, but will not choose foods or limit foods based on these. For the most part I just want to see if my fat and carb intakes affect my energy at all.

Energy @ Waking: not much
Energy in Evening: **will record tomorrow**
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    Ugh. Instead of supplements can you switch to cooking in an iron fry pan? That was always the conventional wisdom for increasing kids' iron intake without supplementing. It might not give you enough, though, if you're anemic already.
    2350 days ago
  • EFAY32
    I drink one cup of coffee a day and without it, I'm exhausted. Heck, even with it I'm exhausted. I feel your pain either way, haha. I know the more I exercise the more energy I have... it's just finding the energy to exercise. Best of luck! emoticon
    2350 days ago
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