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A Case of the Blahs February 11, 2010

Filed under: other — lexd @ 3:36 pm
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Not sure why, but I’ve felt subpar all week — particularly today.

Ever since I started taking better care of myself (about three years ago, more so in the last 6 months), it’s become really obvious to me when something isn’t right with my body. These are things that I’m pretty sure I either

a) didn’t know how to recognize, or

b) willfully ignored

while I was having a great time in college. I’m sure that’s also why I was constantly sick.

I started feeling this way on Sunday (just in time to NOT eat the delicious food I spent all weekend making), and tried to explain it to BF. He told me I was being crazy and paranoid, since I couldn’t name any particular symptoms.

I know I am pretty paranoid when it comes to health, but I know what I should feel like on an average day, and this week has not been like that.

I know I’m not doing myself any favors by doing light workouts yesterday and today instead of hitting the gym hard … and instead going to happy hours with friends and coworkers. But, I showed surprising restraint last night and really only drank 1 1/2 glasses of wine (I didn’t want the second one, the server just poured it, ugh). I imagine the vast amount of wheat in my dinner last night (delicious couscous salad) didn’t really help either. Tonight I’ve already decided that I’m getting the citrus salmon salad at Dexter’s … a much better choice.

Regardless, I’m feeling “off.” I guess that’s the best way to describe it. I’m not “under the weather” or “feeling ill” or any of the other euphemisms normally used … but something’s not right.

Hitting up Whole Foods at lunch with a coworker to get some fresh juice in my system … I’m thinking an apple, carrot, ginger, wheatgrass concoction might make me feel better. Hoping that does the trick.

Other things to note:

  • We ended up making sliders for the Superbowl, and while I only had 1, they were delicious. Freshly-ground meat, salted at the last minute and seared in a cast iron skillet makes a helluva mini burger.
  • I think the lack of birth control hormones are starting to have an impact (maybe that’s why I feel blah?) … my hair is noticeably less curly and more wavy. 😦 I may write a blog post about this.

image from icanhascheezburger


3 Responses to “A Case of the Blahs”

  1. I hear that “off” feeling. Sometimes that means I’m getting sick, and sometimes it’s a cautionary that I’m overextending myself.
    I also find I get that way at times with severe drops in air pressure, like we just had with the storms out this way…

    Good luck

    • lexd Says:

      I think you’re right on target … it’s probably a little bit of both fighting something off, and overextending myself. I hope a low-key weekend will help 🙂

      Thanks for reading!!

  2. you’re welcome-Reiki, drinking lots of fluids and listening to what one’s body wants also tend to help in my experience 🙂


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