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.