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Feeling down & out

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

I hate, hate, hate feeling tired all the time. Walking around like I'm in a fog, yawning all the time, barely able to keep my eyes open. The only time I really seem to perk up is after a meal or a snack, which, obviously, is not a solution.
The problem is, fatigue is a part of my life. No getting around that. It gets worse every time I lower the dose of steroids I'm on - which I did yesterday. I'm so excited to be down to 10mg! On the other hand, I hate the adjustment period.
Yesterday, I completely skipped making dinner, and passed out on the couch. I only woke up when hubby called to let me know he was on his way home, and I asked him to pick up dinner. SO mad at myself for doing that! I got a large meal from ChickFilA, of course. But, I did workout for 15 minutes. I didn't put my heart into it, but at least I was moving before I passed out on the couch. emoticon

Ah, fatigue. How I hate you so. I know I just need to keep exercising, keep eating right, keep doing the best I can during this adjustment period. It's just so stinkin' hard!
It doesn't help that I did not lose any weight this week - in fact, I gained half a pound. I have been staying in my calorie ranges, at least I can pat myself on the back for that. But it's time to buckle down and put some effort into my workouts. As much as I can, anyway.

Tonight's plan: shrimp pasta for dinner, perhaps with a salad if it is still good. Workout at the gym, starting with ST for my legs, and moving to the elliptical if I'm up for it.
emoticon Definitely overdue!!
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    being tired is no fun. my hubby allowed himself to take a sick day and he still took a nap after i got home. i have been feeling the same. Sometimes we just have to let ourselves rest and relax properly to reenergize. I either use my wifit if i am really tired or do some relaxing yoga
    2420 days ago
    I agree with PANDA_QUEUE. You should take it easy until the adjustment period is over.
    Isn't fatigue the worst? But I'm glad you were able to get your steroid dose lowered.
    emoticon Hattie
    2421 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Light on the pasta, (normal portion is a reasonable portion.) heavy on the greens. Look for the energy food! Stay strong, and keep moving at whatever pace. All the best, Laura!
    2421 days ago
    Sorry to hear it! I know fatigue is the WORST. I always want to eat and not move at all if I'm ever feeling fatigued. How long does the adjustment period usually last? Can you just take it easy until it's over? It probably is really hard on your body to make the change.
    2421 days ago
    Feel better soon! emoticon emoticon
    2421 days ago
    Hope you are back to feeling well soon!
    2421 days ago
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