Bringing us to Friday...

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Bringing us to Friday...
Fri, 05-23-2014 - 7:25am

I was exhausted yesterday, unusually so, and left silks about 5 minutes early. I'm wondering if it might be anemia which I'm prone to normally.  This is probably tmi, but my periods have been much shorter than normal but much heavier. The hypochondriac in me also thinkis it could be the tic I found a couple of weeks ago on me that was engorged. It was a lone star tick so no lyme disease but they said to watch out for flu like symptoms. The thing is a lot of those smptoms like chills and achy joints I have normally!  We'll see how I feel today but yesterday after teaching boot camp and leaving silks early, by the time I walked the dog in the evening, I was wiped out!  Oh, after all that meatloaf talk, I made meatloaf last night. It's such an easy meal to put together.  No wine, though. 

I have a few clients today and am hoping to catch parkour in between them.  I have to time this exactly right to make it work and the first client can't be late.  Wish me luck!  Anyone have plans this weekend? It's my son's birthday but he's going to Beast Coast.  I would love to go watch but don't want to deal w/ the crowds.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 05-23-2014 - 9:11am

Jean, I imagine you're checking your diet to make sure you're getting enough iron?  

FSN, have things calmed to a dull roar?  

Happy, I too hope your achiness is nothing.  But remember that if we don't give ourselves enough rest, our bodies find ways to make it happen anyway.  

I've got my client this afternoon.  She's getting close to the end of our sessions and part of me hopes she doesn't renew.  Is that awful?  Part of me is tired of having to do it and the other part of me is annoyed that she cannot keep our schedule straight.  We do everything via email and she will still often text me the night before and ask me what time.  It's frustrating.   

That aside, I've got freelance stuff to finish today.  Planning to do a strength workout although my legs are still very sore from Tuesday.  Finally made some plans for the weekend...  we're going to some sort of gaming party tomorrow and out to dinner Sunday.  Keeping Monday as a low key day.  

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 05-23-2014 - 12:55pm

Jean, take some iron and see if it goes away?  Check off possibilities, one by one.  Heavier periods can DEFINITELY make you more tired, as do the change in hormones!!!  If you ever decide to get your hormones checked, do the saliva test...much less expensive, and it's only a snapshot in time, as your hormones fluctuate daily, weekly, etc.

GR, no, I would be relieved to get rid of drama in my life, so I would imagine getting rid of a drama client would be good.  Speaking of which, I think I am a drama person...with graduations coming up, I started thinking about ds again.  If I go to the graduation, I would be supporting him, but probably crying the whole time because I am so sad about the whole situation.  If I don't go, maybe that would help him realize that he has pushed me too far.  Nothing will change between us until a significant jarring event occurs...I feel like I am "damned if I do, and damned if I don't."  I know that it will be less drama for me if I don't go...and frankly, I really don't feel that graduating highschool is that significant an achievement.  Maybe that is the tiger mom in me.  :P

Yoga today, work, more work, and travel to my mom's for a couple days.  I'll still come home on Sunday so that I can spend some time with dh.  Dss has graduation on Saturday.  With his crappy attitude towards me, along with dh not wanting me to be very involved with raising him, I really don't care to go to his graduation.  I used my mom as an excuse.  I really do want to see her more, as she seems to forget to eat except when she is around people (me included.)  She was a size 8 when my dad was alive, and now she is a size 0.  :(  She asked me to bring an electric saw, but I told her I was too scared to use it since dh just had surgery from an accident with it.  I am going to try to saw whatever it is she wants sawed when I am down there.  Good thing I am going, or she might have bought one herself!


Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 05-23-2014 - 2:33pm

Yikes Fresh, I am too scared to use an electric saw too. My husband does woodworking so he has saws of every kind and they scare me. And that is sad about your mother. Can you sign her up for meals on wheels or something to help remind her to eat?

Jean, maybe try the iron like Fresh and Gym suggested. I have upped my carb intake since I've been running so much and it seems to be helping me. I've also limited myself to no more than 25 miles per week until I can get my weight under control. I am a little on the light side and I really think it makes me look hard and old to be too thin. 

Gym, what is a gaming party? Sounds interesting. 

I have family coming in this weekend so it'll be a busy one for me. I'm doing 8 miles on Sunday with my sister and then a group run on Monday (5 miles) with my gym. I'm really looking forward to the Monday group run as there will be so people from so many different levels and it should be a fun morning. I need to make sure I have plenty of gas for the grill because I know we will be cooking out every night since the weather is going to be fantastic. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 05-23-2014 - 2:51pm

I went to bed early ( well, early for me) and I feel better today. I went to Zumba this morning.  . No working out this weekend although I might run on Monday...the pool at the gym is supposed to open this weekend...although I was there this morning and it is going to be a race to the finish to get it looking good...I have to laugh as my friend who they laid off last fall was always in charge of this and like many things there, I think they way underestimated what she did...I would sort of like them to not be able to open on mean of me....Jean, I take iron supplements...I found out I was anemic when I had to have surgery on my foot...the anesthesiologist said 'you're anemic' and I said 'no I"m not'. But it turns out...I was...they never found a cause but I keep taking the pills...FSN, I still vote for going to your son's graduation...sit in the back, wear sun glasses to hide the tears, but (and I am speaking for myself) I would rather regret what I did than what I didn't do....GR, hope your gaming is fun! Karla, enjoy your family...Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 05-23-2014 - 4:30pm

Thanks for the advice on the iron. I ate two pieces of meatloaf yesterday and felt great today. LOL, I'm sure it's placebo but I'm glad to be back to energy!

GR, I know exactly what you mean. I was so excited when a client told me last winter that she wanted to try it on her own and would call if she wanted to train more. I'm so thankful she hasn't!  I know my boss would love her to come back but I'm not sure I'd go back.

FSN, I agree w/ SJ about attending. I'd even take a picture of him while you're there and text it to him and congratulate him. Tell him you're proud of him.  You don't want to teach him he's taken it too far by taking it too far and you'll never get this moment back.  Unconditional love.  I don't think I'll get my hormones checked because I really don't have other symptoms and for something this small, I wouldn't look into taking anything.  

Karla, have fun w/ your house guests!  I love reading how far you're running these days. It's awesome.

SJ, I used to try to give blood but often had too low iron to do it. I always joked that the level they took depending on how desperate they are for blood. They won't accept my blood anymore because I lived in Engliand during mad cows disease but realy it's been 30 years. If I had it, it probably would have shown up by now.