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Monday, March 19, 2012

So for the past week I've noticed that my iron levels have been way low on the nutrition tracker & that made me think maybe that's part of why I've been so unmotivated lately. I just haven't had the energy. I'm sure the stress over my brother & my not seeing the results I wanted weren't helping either. But my iron intake is something I can control & I finally figured out what changed to make it drop. I had stopped eating my Cheerios regularly for breakfast. The Dulce de Leche Cheerios that I like have 50% DV of iron! So today I started eating them again. Hopefully I'll feel the difference.

Today I broke out my step & step aerobic VHS's. I bought the videos & step at a garage sale a few years ago & never got around to using them. (The video had an ad for the same step I have & wanted $109.99 + s&h. I bought the step & videos for $7! I love garage sales!) First of all it was really weird using the VCR. There's no menu options & it told me I should using the tracking button. LOL I had forgotten what the tracking button even was! Then the video I used was a Redbook video from 1992 (The other video is Jane Fonda from 1992.) & the leotards the women wore were hilarious. I was 12 in 1992 & I remember thinking that those leotards were so beautiful! Anyway, that video kicked my butt! While it did really make me sweat I still think I prefer my walking videos. The woman in this video would do a move twice & then move onto a different move. She was telling me to do the next move before I had figured out the last one. It was really annoying. I was really glad my husband wasn't home to see me stumbling around & yelling at the TV. But I did it, so ptttttht Redbook woman. Maybe I'll be able to incorporate the step into my walking videos somehow because I do like the idea of it.

On a high note, I did lose a little bit more weight finally. I also lost a few more inches. Which I hope I can do a little more of fast because the hubby told me I need a swimsuit in two weeks! We're going to Minneapolis to meet my step-daughter & her fiancé for her birthday. They've rented a hotel room in a hotel with a pool so... But I'm excited anyway. I love to swim & I'm not too embarrassed to get into a swimsuit. We haven't seen my step-daughter in over a year so it'll be good to see her again. I'm a little nervous though because I think her mom will be there too & the last time I spoke with her mom in person, 6 years ago, it ended in a screaming match. It was really bad. We have reconciled online since but it'll be the first time face to face again. I don't expect her to make a scene or anything, it's more my social anxiety causing the problem. I'm bad in normal social situations & this makes it a bit more uncomfortable. But I'll probably get it through it fine, just a little awkwardly.
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    I have been anemic before but I can't afford to go to the doctor until my hubby's health insurance kicks in. I hated taking the iron supplements (really upset my tummy) so even if I am found to be anemic when I'm checked I'm hoping I can fix it with food. I'm not sure if I've ever been checked for low hemoglobin or B12. Would they have tested for those at the same time or would that require other tests?
    2590 days ago
    Congrats on the weight loss and on the inches.
    2590 days ago
    Have you ever had yourself checked for anemia? There are several types... iron deficiency, low hemoglobin, or B12 deficiency. I struggle with pernicious anemia, and have all 3 going against me. I just restarted my B12 injections and a prescription iron. Makes a WORLD of difference in how I feel!
    2590 days ago
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