Sunday, January 18, 2009

About a Month Now

I decided to try not to blog so often. It's too much; if I'm annoying myself, I'm probably annoying you. Today, I slept until about 10, then laid there for an hour, but then I got up and showered, straightened up the bedroom (the realtor came with someone in the afternoon) and went to all 3 church meetings. Then, we dropped my daughter off at her friend's and hung out for a half an hour. That is a long day for me usually, but I feel pretty good. I may even to Wii Fit in a bit. I'm hoping it is the start of a reprieve, my first "good cycle". If it is, I would be eternally grateful (not really exaggerating), because I start school and teaching on Wednesday and have been dreading it more than I have any semester so far. I'm terrified of failing my MA exams or not getting something done I need to. In 19 weeks I have so much that needs to be done, but I can't count on my body to do what I need it to, and the more I stress about it, the more likely it is that I will have a flare. I have a powder vitamin mix the Fibro doctor wants me to take. It's the only thing I have been rebellious about- I am such a gagger with the pills alone. But, I think I need to find a way to just chug it every day. Maybe it will help my energy.

One thing I learned is that I don't absorb water well. I always thought that, but until I went to the fibro center, I had no proof. When I drink, it goes almost immediately through me. I got a scale that measures hydration. It says I'm 37% hydrated every time I step on. Now, I don't know what I should be, but that seems low. I don't drink 8 glasses of water a day, but I do drink quite a bit. I should do one day forcing 8 glasses just to see if it changes the percent.

I just looked up what it should be:
"it says on my chart that if you're lean it should be more than 62.6%, if you are slender then it should be between 62.2 and 57.9%, if you are fit it should be between 57.8 and 52.6%, if you are plump then it should be between 52.5 and 48.2% and if you are fat it should be less than 48.2%."

Right now I am plump, but it still seems too far under the right number. I lost a little so far, but I hope my week stays like today so I can get some good exercise in.

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