Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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My sweet, smiling girl. . .

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and her cute haircut.

We got our hair cut today and I got mine cut and colored dark (and got rid of the highlights.)  I figured I needed a more “fall” color.  I really like it! 

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That picture of me?  Not so much, but you get the point.

As you probably know, I’m attempting to be healthier. . .eat healthier, exercise, drink more water, etc.  When I got my braces put on over a year ago, I vowed to improve myself so that when I got them off I would be healthier and happier than ever.  Um. . .so I get my braces off in four months. . .oops.  I haven’t done anything so far.  So, I’m fast tracking it now. . .haha!  I recently had some blood work done that showed I was not as hydrated as I should be.  I don’t drink much all day, actually.   I drink maybe 16 oz of water and a glass of tea a day.  That’s it.  So, yesterday I vowed to drink 64 oz of water (the recommended 8 glasses a day.)  Wow, I got to maybe 40 oz and thought I was going to puke.  Today, I drank an 8 oz glass of water and my stomach cramped up and I felt awful.  I actually researched a bit and found that some people have a hypersensitivity to cold water and will feel like that.  Anybody ever hear of that?  So, I’m going to try to sip room temperature water all day and see if that helps.  The bloodwork also showed that my B12 level was on the low end of normal, so I started taking B12 supplements a few weeks ago.  Then, one day I had a surge of energy and motivation followed by another day and another. . .we’ll see if it continues.  Maybe that explains my recent cooking craze.  I haven’t repeated a recipe in over a month!  Last night we had ham and cheese sliders.  Delicious!

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I am so done with being tired and depressed.  I just refuse to feel that way any more.  And my legs, my awful restless legs.  Did I tell you I might have a possibly permanent drug-induced movement disorder?  And it’s from a highly prescribed prescription med.  I’m being referred to a neurologist who can hopefully sort it all out.  I just want to feel good again. . .emotionally and physically.  I have hope that I will someday.



I have heard that room temperature water keeps you from getting bloated like you would if the water was cold. I almost never drink cold water! Sounds gross but that's how I like it:)

Kerry said...

It helps me if I have a 32oz QT cup with a lid and straw. I can drink 2 of those by the end of my work day. Something about it being with a lid and straw works for me. Not sure why. Maybe I trick myself into thinking it's soda?

Kim said...

Kerry, I drink more from a cup with a lid and straw too. I also take a drink with me in the car more when it has a lid.