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Birthday-Birthday Goals-Low Iron-OhMy!

Friday, November 16, 2012

I had a birthday yesterday. It was pretty low key on the home front, my DH was tired as usual, so we went somehwere easy for dinner, nothing fancy. He brought me a pan, its funny cuz I said I wanted a over safe skillet, and he got me Im not really sure what you call it, a 'chefs pan' but its Kitchenaid and its the thought that counts. I may still exchange it. My DD got me new pajamas, which is what I said I wanted too, so win-win. My aunt sent me a check for $100, which will be my new Brooks. I bought myself a Coach bag off ebay, but have yet to see it. I told my husband it was coming and he could wrap it-he thought it was for xmas-so I guess its for xmas. I hope its nice, its small but i got it for 35 bucks with shipping, so I hope its not too small! I never buy myself stuff like that so its a splurge.

At work, they decorated my desk with streamers, and I got a card and cake and they even sang off key for me which was totally embarrassing-i loved every minute of it! I am not a limelight girl-and try too stay low key most of the time-esp. at work! I don't like to draw attention to myself, lest it be negative attention! It was really nice, last year no one knew it was my birthday and they scolded me for not telling, this year they made up for it. I feel loved.

The only down part of the day was the Blood Drive. My co-workers had talked me into signing up-they did it earlier this year and had a race to see who can give blood the fastest. So I joined in, just the 3 of us. I had never donated blood before, I always meant too, but never planned ahead for it. So anyhow, Im there, they do all the tests first to make sure your fit enough to donate. And my iron was too low. I was a Blood Drive Reject. I was SO sad, I nearly cried right there and then I did start crying walking back to my desk, my friends already sitting in their chairs bleeding. I felt like such a loser.

But then the whole office surprised me with the cake et all, so I cheered up. So that was my day. I guess I need iron pills. No wonder Im so tired all the time! My Birthday Goal is too do a 5K walk or run every month for the next year til I turn Forty! I hope that in pursuit of this goal I get more like a size I would like too. I know I have to watch my eating-but I hate that! But its inevitable.
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    Sorry I missed commenting on your Birthday earlier but I just saw the Blog,
    I eat spinach and it is loaded with iron if you do not want to take a supplement. Please be careful as low iron can lead to all sorts of health issues so I hope you went back at another time to donate blood.
    I love that you are doing the 5K every month.
    Keep pushing toward the goal of better health. emoticon
    2026 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    I'd say the silver lining is, as you say, now you know why you've been feeling low energy! Plus, a friend told me recently that when she gave blood, they told her not to run for like a week afterwards...I guess you're supposed to lay off exercise after, I didn't know that. (I can't give because of the arthritis - or the drugs I'm on for it - I can never remember which, I just know I'm not supposed to donate blood.)
    2035 days ago
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    That 5K a month goal is an awesome idea!!
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    2037 days ago
    It is always a bummer to not get to help out when you plan on doing so but the blood drive at least alerted you to an issue you can correct now.

    Happy birthday dear, and good luck with your 5k goal.
    2038 days ago
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