Friday, March 02, 2012

Meh...

I don't know what's going on but I'm flat-out exhausted. I've been heading to bed this week before 9:30, at times by 8:30 every night, and let's just say that Amanda's Early Morning Exercise-Fest hasn't been happening. Which sucks. That ends tonight -- I'm getting on the bike when I get home from work. If I survive it, I figure I can survive it at 5 AM also.

You know, if it weren't a total impossibility (husband is fixed, I'm ablated and not ovulating in any event) I'd swear I was pregnant. I'm whiny, grousy, flat-out beat... it's insane. I'm telling myself it's allergies at this point, because at least that's something where I can just barrel through. If that doesn't work I'll be heading in to the doctor because this is just ridiculous. I'd like to avoid that, though, because again I have only two-point-five sick leave hours left for the freaking year.

I can use some of my vacation days for sick days and probably will (thanks, offspring!), but I'd really like to avoid having them all disappear down that particular drain.

Good news is that even though I'm an inert pile of mush, I haven't lost it with my food. Dinner has been my big favorite Slow Cooker Provencal Chicken with Beans, lunch has been a 1 oz whole wheat pita with 1 TBSP peanut butter, 1 round of Babybel Light, 2% Greek yogurt, and one cup of blackberries. Breakfast is 1 egg and 1/4 cup of egg whites with 1 TBSP of Parmesan/ Romano blend shredded cheese and 1 cup of some sort of berries (strawberries today). Mid-morning I eat my banana, and mid-afternoon I'm currently on a nasty evil Fiber One 90-calorie brownie kick. No, I don't know why. It's crap. But it's only 90 calories of crap so I'm going with it. I think I'm going to check out some options for brownie recipes that still have decent fiber but have ingredients I can pronounce. I'm not sure if I can do black bean brownies, but I've considered it. It's just trippy, mind-wise.

Anyway, that's where I've been this week. I wish my brain were less fuzzy.

7 comments:

InWeighOverMyHead said...

I hope you get the zing in your step soon :)

Furry Bottoms said...

Get Jessica Seinfield's cookbooks! She has a recipe for spinach brownie that is pretty good... you don't even taste the spinach at all. She's got some good stuff like that. We got her two cookbooks for Christmas for my sister and before I wrapped them up, I looked through them. I was VERY tempted to keep one aside for myself... but I decided it wasn't the season to be selfish. Now it's on my wish list at Amazon!

Norma said...

:( Vitamin D, B-6, iron, magnesium all okay?

Dr. Fat To Fit said...

Hope you're taking some vitamins and that your energy improves soon. Are you drinking enough water and eating enough calories with your workouts? Feel better!

Amanda said...

Thanks all :)

I think my nutrition is good. I supplement calcium and Vitamin D, and maybe I need to look into a bit of a multivitamin. I waffle with supplementation though, because I've read that so many supplements pretty much just zip right through the body, and I'd rather not literally flush $30.00 worth of vitamins down the toilet per month. I'm open to suggestions though, absolutely. Feeling like this is crap.

Calorially I'm in line -- 1300 - 1400 calories per day at the moment. And I drink about 96 oz. of water per day... so I'm thinking it's the stupid allergy season thing. As I said, if this doesn't straighten out soon I'll be heading to my doctor for a few tests.

Amanda said...

As a note, I know I'm rather redundant today. I've given up linguistic variety, apparently.

Super Earthling said...

Well that sucks, Amanda. I hope you're feeling more like yourself soon. (I'm betting on the allergy thing.)

As for brownies. I made black bean brownies a few times (have since given up legumes) and they were truly fabulous. Not a single soul ever guessed what was in them. Plenty of fiber, to be sure. :)

I got the recipe online somewhere. Sorry, I no longer have the link. If you Google it I'm sure you'll find plenty of black bean brownie recipes.