A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

No wonder I'm so tired!

The lab just called. It isn't my thyroid, I'm anemic! I used to get anemic during pregnancies but it never occured to me to even think about it otherwise. How can I be anemic? I eat red meat several times a week. We get this delicious lean (from Texas Long Horn cows) organic meat directly from a farm here in Virginia. My freezer is stocked with it. Plus I do eat spinach, broccoli and leafy greens pretty regularly.

Anyway, I have to go back to the doctor's next Monday to figure out my treatment. Though I don't quite know what he's going to do except put me on iron? Why do I need to waste a couple hours sitting in a doctors office for that?

I didn't quite do my 5 fruit and veggies yesterday. I did eat a banana, some fruit salad and a veggie stir fry for dinner. I started off drinking water but forgot as the day went on. My knee is really bothering me so I haven't exercised. I really need to get a swimsuit and go swimming! Not a good idea today, since it is snowing out. But perhaps today I'll buy a suit on line. I have been thinking that I could take some of the kids to a Sunday afternoon free swim at a local community center pool. That would get me a little exercise and some fun time with the kids. I think I'll make that a new goal.


Cindy said...

Wow Faith--- I hope finding this out helps you feel better-- are you going to take supplements, now? Your diet sounds pretty iron rich!

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

That's a great goal about the swimming, Faith!

Great idea!

Leonie said...

I hope you get the iron thing sorted out - it really makes you tired, doesn't it? I know that Vitamin C and calcium help with iron absorption.

The afternoon swim sounds like such a ood idea - and fun! We have been swimming at the Airforce pool on Sunday mornings recently, and really enjoying it.

Did you try the strength training routine yet?

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