Saturday, September 23, 2006

flotsam and jetsam

This has been a weird week. I have had very little trouble staying under my Weight Watchers points because food hasn't really been that big of a deal to me -- I am eating when I'm hungry and not when I'm not. Yesterday all I had for lunch was fruit and yogurt and it felt like enough. I just didn't want to bother with fixing anything else to eat.

Another reason was that I was going to see my doctor about some symptoms that were worrying me -- dry mouth, frequent urination. My family has a history of diabetes and with my brother-in-law's recent complications from it, I didn't want to fool around and ignore any possible symptoms, even though of course I worried that they'd think I was just being a hypochondriac. The doctor doesn't seem too concerned, and would want me to do the same kind of lifestyle modifications I'm working on anyway. I'm going for a fasting glucose test on Monday. They were happy that I was down 9 pounds since the last time I was there a year ago.

I have just felt so run-down and lethargic lately. I don't really feel like exercising at all and have skipped a couple of workouts -- swimming and Spinning, neither of which I really love anyway. There's so much extra STUFF with those workouts: special clothes, special time to be there, an instructor who's going to push me harder than I might want to go... I used to like those workouts but I'm just not feeling into it these days.

My sleep has been terrible too, I just don't want to stay in bed past 5:00 a.m., and I'm waking up frequently before that. All in all, I just feel off. But at least I should lose weight this week, as long as I don't blow it this weekend.


  1. Maybe your body is saying it needs a break from exercise and it's also saying that it doesn't need the food and this time, you're listening to it.

    You've been running around and starting a new job, being away from your old job, school and all of those things. It's bound to catch up with you and maybe you are just tired. I'm glad you are taking care of yourself.

  2. I think everyone I know lately seem to be a bit under the weather, a case of the blues, etc.

    My old WW leader reminded us that the two big times for rejoining WW was New Year's and September -- both were times of renewal, fresh starts. Maybe for those of us who have been working, we are just running a little low as we go uphill. I know I've had a case of the blues for a variety of reasons. It just occurred to me that the day is getting darker sooner, etc. which may be another factor for your sleeplessness, etc. You're like me; looking at the bright side -- I'll lose weight!!


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07