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Friday, January 25, 2008

I technically started my weight loss/nutrition/lifestyle changes two weeks ago. I started at 196lbs, and am down to 187lbs. I've been eating better and making sure to get in my cardio and follow my trainer's instructions as best I can.

I had a big setback, though. It's unfortunate that it was mostly out of my control. I woke up on Wednesday at the time I normally begin my day with a migraine. It was the worst migraine I've had in 2 years. I could not stand up, I could not have bright light or loud noise, and I could most definitely not make it out of the house to class and work. I called in sick and emailed my professors and TA's. I spent the day in bed, trying to stay hydrated. My stomach was upset, so I ate very little. Medications didn't start helping until well into the evening.

Ever since then, I've had absolutely NO energy. None, zero, zip, nada, zilch... I'm not tired. I don't feel sleepy- I feel drained. Malnurished maybe. But, I definitely haven't the energy to walk to school or around campus, let alone get in my normal workout. I'm so discouraged! I can't get myself up and moving without feeling what energy I have leave my body. I expected to feel weak and tired on Thursday, just as a recovery time from such a bad, soul-sucking migraine. But, it's Friday and I still feel drained. Most discouraged and angry.
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    I know how this feels too, sometimes when i go hiking, it sets of a migraine (I think from the heat) and I get laid up in bed for TWO whole days! It feels like you have bricks tied to your limbs!!! Fortunately I figured out WHY I was getting them and fortunately you hardly ever get them! Drink lots of fluids, and eat healthy foods and hopefully you will recover quickly! emoticon

    4647 days ago
    Apparently I was waiting to catch a cold. A good one, with a fever, stuffy sinuses, body ache, and sleeplessness. :-(
    4828 days ago
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    Hello, Jillybean25. I noticed your blog. Perhaps you are not eating enough for the amount of exercise you are doing these days. There are some great articles about that if you look under the tabs "Healthy Lifestyle" and"your Health" about things like what you described. Or maybe you might need to see a physician to have a check up...make sure you are all right. Let me know how you make out..Jan
    4831 days ago
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