Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ugh

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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize how much the B-vitamins helped until I stopped taking them for a week--I take a "hi-stress B&C".

Deb Willbefree said...

Sooo, where are you in your monthly cycle? I only ask because it seems to me that even during the summer, you had bouts of high energy/low energy/munchies.

Your blog is a good log for you. As you look back over it for weight loss tips, perhaps you could note mood/energy swings. A simple happy face/sad face on calendar squares would do the trick as youi read along thru your blog.

Just a thought...may not be germane.

Deb

Lyn said...

Deb~

yeah, I think I am mid cycle. I do tend to have weight stalls and emotional blahs at mid cycle and during PMS. That could be part of it.

Anonymous said...

You might want to check out adrenal fatigue syndrome ( you can google it and check out the other symptoms). Most traditional doctors don't understand/ believe in AFS, so you would need to go to an integrative doctor if you wanted to be tested. Good luck! Cin