Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sorting Out How I Feel About Being Out Of Sorts

Today was a weird day. I felt quite a bit more munchy than normal and I really had to talk myself into working out. In hindsight, I almost think I should have allowed myself the break because I did not end up feeling energized like I usually do, but rather just more exhausted.

I even toned down the toning up significantly, but am still totally feeling wiped. I also had a nap earlier this evening which I nearly never do. Considering how busy I am this weekend the fact that I decided to grab a few moments of shut eye part way through my day really speaks to how much I needed it.

I think my body it trying to tell me something, but I’m not sure what it is. It could be that I’m reacting to hormones, tiredness, or even the last tiny bit of this cold holding on for dear life. I don’t know. I just wish I didn’t feel so beat and so unlike myself.

- 9 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 toasted whole wheat English muffin with light peanut butter
- 1 wrap on a soft tortilla shell with deli ham, grated cheese, spinach, dried cranberries, fat free Miracle Whip, mustard, and pepper
- 1 banana
- 2 miniature Mandarin oranges
- 5 whole wheat crackers
- 1 cup homemade turkey soup
- 2 egg omelet with grated cheese, onion, mushroom, and pepper
- 1/2 cup low fat pumpkin pudding

- 35 minute walk
- 25 minute workout video


  1. Sorry that you are feeling "out of sorts". Your post really gave me hope of, someday, being connected to my body the way you seem to be. I think it's awesome that you know somethings not right. It seems SO healthy!

  2. Could you be pregnant? And yes, I'm serious. It sounds like those kind of symptoms to me. Hey, where did you find pumpkin pudding? What brand and where? On my last post, I wrote about trying not to be jealous of are who I'd like to be more like. I work hard to only be happy for you and not to be jealous of your amazing success!!!

  3. Hi there ... Congratulations on a great loss this week! Maybe you should have some blood work done. I've had some of these symptoms before when losing weight and my electrolytes have been "off". Could you blood pressure be a bit low. Could it be SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)because of the weather. I know here in the nation's capital, we're not getting enough sunshine. Maybe a visit to your doctor just to get a little check up might be in order. Anyway, take care and I hope you feel better soon.

  4. Hah, I thought the same thing Dawn did - are you preggers?? With both my girls, the first symptom I had was tiredness and just not feeling right...

  5. Thanks, all! No, I'm not pregnant... it was just a low energy day, I guess. Dawne, I totally get the jealousy thing (although you have NO reason to feel that way - you are rocking this journey). I know I shouldn't, but I often look at how others are doing and wonder what I can do to get the number they are or to reach the fitness goals they have! We just have to keep at it and do what's right for us!

  6. Oh, and Heather, that's good advice. I'm hoping to have some blood work done next time I go to the docs just to see where I'm at.

  7. Sorry, Dawne! I forgot you asked about the pumpkin pudding... I snagged the recipe (easy-peasy) from here: