Sunday, July 31, 2005

From the Files of "Should Have Been Obvious"...

I am feeling all tired and run down, and I couldn't figure out why. And y'all know that I have recently begun tracking my eats on FitDay. Well, as much as I have fought this whole track-what-you-eat thing, there might be an upside to getting around to doing it. It seems I am consistently missing the mark on iron, selenium, and zinc. I eat 2-3 cups of spinach a day, so I never would have thought that getting iron would be a problem. There is a chance that I am anemic.

The three minerals that I lack are all easy to get if you eat meat. Well, I really don't eat much meat at all. So, I am going to find a supplement to help me cover these nutrients and see if my energy returns.

I did make it all the way through my workout (37/200) yesterday. At about the 30 minute mark I thought I would quit at 45, but then I got a second wind and made it to the end of the hour.

Oh, and I ate cereal for breakfast instead of the typical diet shake. It was nice to chew my food instead of drinking it. Odd for me, because I am typically nauseous when I wake up and tend to have a hard time choking down food - thus the liquid meals even when I am not "dieting." There's a whole shrinky dink session in that one statement - how wonderful life must be if I wake up nauseous every day in anticipation of what I will face. Yeah, I am making some changes so that won't be the case - but tiny little baby steps at a time.

3 comments:

Allan said...

That Fit Day thing is a fabulous tool. At 500 calories per day, I have to be careful too. Enjoy the exercise and diet. Its sounds like you are on the path.. Keep going..

Allan said...

Glad to see that the diet and the exercise has not stopped you from voicing an opinion. There was never a thought of telling him, I just let it hang out there.

Ginger Delicious said...

I noticed that I've been working out like a hellhound on this diet and have been feeling soooo run down...i know i tend towards anemia as I was turned away from the local blood drive.

i need to give fit day a try...

thanks for the heads up!

ginger
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