I am feeling SO sluggish lately. I cannot seem to gather the energy to do *anything.* I mean, I do what I have to... walk my daughter to school, take her to dance, volunteer, all the usual things. But nothing extra is getting done and a lot of chores, like yard work, are getting put off. This isn't a new problem for me; I've had energy issues on and off for years. But I had pretty good energy over the summer and I just felt *well*. And now I just want to sleep (but don't... not in the daytime). I wonder if the change in diet has anything to do with it. Maybe it is the weather change. I always feel like hibernating when it cools off, and want to eat starchy things.
The bike will arrive tomorrow and I will be riding every day, whether I feel like it or not. I recently got cable TV, too, which we haven't had before. I had a box put in my workout room because I find it a lot easier to keep on pedaling if I am engrossed in some interesting show. I don't watch TV much, so reserving it for workouts is a nice little incentive.
I find myself drinking a lot more caffeine lately just to try and get things done. I am back up to about 3 cups of caffeinated coffee per day and sometimes a diet Coke, too. I have to admit I feel worse, not better, after adding the diet sodas back in, so I decided they are not worth the crutch value and won't be buying anymore. I also don't think the coffee is helping and probably ought to cut that back to one cup a day again. But I just don't know what to do for energy. The way I feel it is amazing anything is getting done. Time to increase the vitamin D and the B vitamins, I guess.
A Message to Open my Eyes
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