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Exhaustion

Friday, December 02, 2016

Soo... the first two days of the diet overhaul went well in the sense that I stuck to my plan well. My significant other has been very encouraging. In fact, when I was sort of "slipping" a bit last night (mentally, I mean) he handed me an apple so I wouldn't be tempted to go hunt for a snack on my own. It was incredibly sweet and wonderful of him. He has his own hopes/dreams for health, and I think together we're going to one day make an unstoppable team. One step at a time.

Anyway, I finished yesterday at 1665 calories (only 35 calories under budget!) and 105 g of protein. I intend to make today better.

The biggest change I'm noticing is how TIRED I am. Truly. Now, in fairness, I'm always tired. However, this is such an exhaustion that I'm sleeping 10-12 hours each night. I overslept terribly today. I haven't been to swim either day. :( I just don't have the energy. I'm going to try to go tonight but earlier so that I have dinner + a snack to look forward to when I get home. I won't be able to do that every night because of my schedule but I can at least do it Fri-Sat-Sun while I hope my body regulates to the decreased calorie intake. At least I've been gradually decreasing my intake over the past month: can you imagine if I'd gone from 2500+ per day to 1500? That would have been quite the shock. Instead, it's only a drop of about 500-600 calories a day. But it doesn't explain why I'm tired.

I just need to push through and make sure I'm doing something activity-wise, even light, every day. My body won't adjust if I don't just push through.

Today was the first "headache" day too. But, again, it's not as bad as it could be -- and I know I just need to be kind to myself, push forward gently, and persevere. It will be okay soon.

So... I may not swim crazy laps tonight. Maybe I'll just pool walk and tread water (not the "running" I do in the water that I call treading, I mean true gentle treading) to just enjoy feeling my muscles move through the water. After all, every workout doesn't have to be the high intensity adrenaline rush I always seem to go for. I've never been one to do things half way.

"Patience is a virtue and virtue is a grace; and Grace is a little girl who doesn't wash her face!" ----- I used to say that rhyme to myself when I was a little kid because I've always been naturally impatient. Adulthood hasn't been much better! ;)

I need to keep treating my body with patience, gentleness, and kindness. I'll get there.
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    good plan. Yes, it is difficult, but sometomes it is all about just doing SOMETHING!
    1653 days ago
  • SHINING_ON
    Thanks, those are very good suggestions. I've been low in Vitamin D several times before so I wouldn't be surprised if I am again, especially with how stuck indoors I've been these past couple years from injuries. I should probably just starting supplementing again but I'll also ask about bloodwork. I've had my TSH done in the last month and it was subclinically low. At this point, we're not going to do anything about it medically but it's definitely something I need to keep in the back of my mind!

    Thanks for the great feedback. I appreciate it!
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    1653 days ago
  • VANILLASKY15
    Make sure you are getting all your vitamins in. When i was this tired i was lacking iron.
    1653 days ago
  • DOCHOGAN
    You may need to get blood work done. I found out my vitamin D was low and I was seriously low on TSH- hypothyroidism. Also, my iron was low
    1653 days ago
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