Monday, April 12, 2010

Got A Little Carried Away...

I was planning to post something interesting today, but this week is starting out to be my BEST week yet! What I mean is, I have finally started to feel energized and fully awake again. I really struggle over the winter with Seasonal Affective Disorder, and I have to use the therapy lights and vitamin D just to keep myself from sleeping for 4 months! The weather has been nicer and I've been taking walks. I'm getting lots of sunshine. I am out of the sugar fog and getting plenty of protein and other nutrients I need to function (it is painfully obvious to me NOW that part of my problem has been not getting enough protein. Lesson learned!) I am also taking a B complex supplement, and this weight loss makes every movement a little easier.

I admit I have been a slug over the last 6 months. I'd pry myself off the couch for a walk or a bike ride or maybe lift a few weights but OH how I dreaded it. I was soooo tired. Every move was such an effort. I felt like I was walking through molasses. My house started to get cluttery and the to-do's piled higher and higher. You can always tell the state of my mind and emotions (and resultant energy level) by walking in the door and looking at my dining room counter. When I am doing well, it is an inviting place to sit for a snack or to do paperwork. When I am not, it is a dusty avalanche of lost paperwork and random junk. It truly reflects my state of mind. So does my to-do list which has gotten about 20 pages long over the winter. But lately, I've been getting things done. Sort some things here, pay some bills there, do a little more cleaning, check off some to-do's. And today I had SUCH a burst of productivity that I barely sat down until just now after 10PM, having *just* finished putting a third coat of finish on an oak bed I am refinishing for my little girl. She is getting much too big for a toddler bed! She is inheriting big brother's old bed, and it looks like new with the work my son and I put into it. I also just put the finishing touches on my income taxes, which I prepared for 2 hours today. And I ran errands too. Got lots done, but ran out of time and brain capacity for a well-thought-out blog. So this is what you get instead :)

Tomorrow I will write. I do so love to write!

And I will live and enjoy this amazing, energetic, beautiful gift of life I have been granted! And you do the same.

23 comments:

Diana said...

I'm glad you had a good day Lyn! :)

Lissa said...

Good for you! Keep that momentum going!!

Miz said...

THIS MADE MY HEART SING.

In Honor of Me! said...

Lyn, as I read your entry, tears came to my eyes. I have been where you are, but I am not there now. I feel so hopeless. It seems like I will NEVER feel good again. Apparently, I have been anemic for a while, but when I got on the scales this morning, they ready 243.9....up from 221.4 on 12/7/2009. Please God, let me get back on course and start feeling like Lyn.

Thanks for listening. I am usually an upbeat person, but I am not coping well with this recent failure.

Pamela

Missa said...

What a fabulous post!!!
Good for you for getting out there!! I totally relate to the state of the dining room table. At the moment, sadly, it is flowing to the living room, the bedroom, the guest room..... I need to clean!!!

1st Fat-Rat Guest Post today. So Excited!
http://losingethel.blogspot.com/2010/04/guest-post-what-to-look-for-in-fitness.html

Cheers,
Missa
LosingEthel

Daisygirl said...

My home reflects my mental well-being too. When I start feeling better, it's a huge overhaul to make things nice again. I'm so happy you are feeling the joy of feeling good. So many people take it for granted!

Daisy

Kyle Gershman said...

Ah...life is good

spunkysuzi said...

Way to go! That's a great place to be at :)

CJ said...

Every woman's state of mind is reflected in her home! Its good you are gaining momentum back!

beerab said...

Great job girl! Thanks for the comments :D

Oh and that topless picture is sexy- you tease ;) lol!

that TOPS lady said...

I'm so glad you had a productive and happy day!

My house often reflects my mood too...although I don't want it to be that way.

RLibby said...

What a fantastic post :)

Renee
PR Coordinator
Medifast, Inc.

Anonymous said...

Lyn, you sound fabulous and I'm so happy for you. I continue to be SO TICKLED at the amazing changes that not eating sugar and getting enough protein make for you. Keep at it; we're all behind you.

With warmth and hope for continued sunshine for you,

WarMaiden / Sarah

Valerie said...

I'm *so* happy for you Lyn! It's all falling into place for you. It's wonderful to watch.

Keep up the great work!

Physicallee Fit said...

Way to go for positivity and productivity! Awesome!

Seth said...

who doesn't enjoy a great day of productivity?! Keep it up and going!

M Pax said...

Woot on meeting your life with energy! That's the best achievement there is. :D Enjoy it.

Amy said...

I've been lurking and reading for a few months. Just wanted to jump in quickly and say how proud I am of you for your success.

I think you look slimmer in the second set of photos that show you weighing the same as 2008. You obviously are toning up even better this time around.

The Fat Chick said...

Glad to hear you had a good day!

K. said...

glad u r feeling so upbeat. love it when that happens 2 me 2. hope yours lasts.K.
my blog: www.it-is-time.com

Previously Plump... in progress said...

So glad that you're starting to feel better! It's always nice when the sun starts shinning :)

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

I feel the same way, once the clutter starts I break down, I need the order, in every aspect of my life. When I go back to work, it's going to be a big change and shock to my system!

Ice Queen said...

What an optimistic and thoughtful post. It made me glad to read. :D