All posts tagged tired

I Have the Flu

Published February 13, 2016 by Christa the Cupcake

It started Tuesday. I think its letting up now, but I’m still pretty weak. I coughed so much that my voice is absolutely wrecked. I sound like an old lady who’s smoked cigarettes for 60 years who gets a kick out of whispering. I think just breathing air was pretty good exercise (haha) because it was really difficult. Its still not as easy as it should be.

I had a fever and invented a really interesting way to play chess, but I fell asleep and forgot it….

I’ve spent a lot of time sleeping, and not when or where I want to. I could be minding my own business watching TV or washing my hands and my body just decides its nap time.

I’ve used up a box and a half of Kleenex.

So that’s been my week. I hope your week was much better! Also Happy Valentine’s/Galentine’s/Palentine’s/Single Awareness/WTFever Day! ❤ ❤


I’m Back

Published April 10, 2014 by Christa the Cupcake

You may have noticed (or not; I don’t know how closely you pay attention, but its all good) that I’ve been MIA for the last few days.

Now, I could lie my pretty little head off because this is the internet, so how would anyone know? I could say my internet was down or something, and no one could really contradict me. BUT if I did that, if I lied, then this blog would start to become pointless.

The truth is that I just haven’t felt like posting. I haven’t felt like doing jack-shit. Basically I’ve been sitting on my butt for a few days playing Banjo-Kazooie on Xbox360.

Its not as bad as it seems though, I have been continuing to use MyFitnessPal, and I’m still on track with my diet, partially thanks to MFP. And I’ve not been completely inactive, I was walking up and down the stairs when I felt like it, clinging shakily to the handrail.

You may remember from my last post, me talking about a medicine I had started taking in an effort to put off yet another root canal. It didn’t really work, so I’m probably going to have to have the RC anyway, but that’s not the worst part. The worst part is that that medication was FROM HELL.

It was a corticosteroid, for anti-inflammatory purposes, and it made me feel like I was having the Flu. My body ached all over, and I was shaking all the time. My legs were so achy and stiff, and they were so weak that they kept giving out under me. I fell a few times, and when I had a doctor’s appointment, there’s no way I could’ve gotten to it on my own. I’m just really thankful my fiance was there to support me. Literally support me; I couldn’t walk on my own very well.

Thankfully I’m done with it now because it was a six-day course. Thank God! I’m still having the effects from it, but they are letting up gradually. I’m not as shaky and my legs seem to be getting stronger, so hopefully in a few days I will be back to normal and able to restart my usual routine. 🙂

Until then, I’m gonna closely watch what I’m eating, walk when I can, and 100% complete Banjo-Kazooie.


Positive Cheating!

Published April 4, 2014 by Christa the Cupcake

First off, know that I’m iron-deficient anemic, so when I’m on my period, I am really weak and tired from blood loss. Before I decided to start really taking this weight loss thing seriously, I didn’t ever do anything while I was having my period, because I’m always exhausted and also because exercise makes my period worse. But I feel like I just can’t do that anymore. I feel like I’m being lazy.

That may have been TMI. I’m sorry if it was, but it is relevant.

This particular Curse Week, I am in a double-whammy type of situation. Not only am I dealing with the normal misery (exhaustion, sometimes-almost-crippling pain, and I’m always hungry) but I’m also on a medication this week that makes me more tired, more hungry, more cramp-y, and it thins my blood, so I’m losing kind of huge amounts, which makes everything worse.

So all day, I feel like this:

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I attempted to do a real workout, but I made it only about 5 minutes before I felt like crawling into my bed and curling up to die.

Later though, in a (failed) attempt to occupy myself so that my cramps would get better because I wouldn’t be noticing how bad they were, I started cleaning.
I cleaned like a boss.

Seriously, like, you could probably eat off my bathroom floor right now.

Cleaning is a pretty good workout, but you’re not officially working out, so you don’t really notice. Positive cheating! WOO! onion-head-thumbs-up

So, I signed up for MyFitnessPal today, meaning that I’m officially totally keeping track. Yay!

My goal is to lose 1 pound per week, for now, and although I haven’t really figured the site out just yet, I seem to have come in under my calorie goal (goal is 1,960 calories per day, and I got 1,039 from food, and I burned 299 from exercise)!

And I also made it over my exercise goal. The goal is 103 calories burned per day (Yes, I’m purposely not setting the bar high, for now.) Today, I burned 299 calories. Even without doing a full workout-workout, I burned more calories than I usually do because of the cleaning!

So, I’m totally counting today as a victory, and now I’m going to eat a piece of dark chocolate (because I CAN, and guilt-free too!) and then I’m going to bed and passing out!

See you in the next post, and remember, anything you do burns some amount of calories. So if you didn’t make it to the gym, don’t beat yourself up over it, and vacuum your house instead! Not only do you burn a surprising (at least to me) amount of calories, but you also channel your frustration into a cleaner house, and you feel better! Today, I killed not two, but three birds with one stone, and you can too!*

*No birds were harmed in today’s activity or in the making of this post.

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I Quit

Published April 1, 2014 by Christa the Cupcake

Just kidding! April Fools! 😀

Wasn’t that hilarious? I am just so funny, ain’t I?

Seriously though, this is basically a post just to meet my goal of an entry every day.

I am emotionally exhausted today. I had to go to the dentist for a couple fillings today too, and they put me on laughing gas so I don’t freak out, because I am terrified of dentists. My childhood dentist was an expert in torture. Laughing gas is a total life saver for me, and its a great thing to have if you’re having dental work done.
Unfortunately though, after they take me off of it, my whole body aches for several hours. So that’s happening.

I did manage 7 minutes on the Sky Glider, which is definitely not great, but its better than nothing.

This post is short, because I’m just so tired mentally and physically. But I did want to tell you guys, I’m going to start using My Fitness Pal when I am feeling better, both for the food journal and to track how many calories I’ve burned each day.

I actually didn’t know that My Fitness Pal was a thing before. That changed though, completely thanks to Jamie, the great girl behind the My Onederland Blog. Now, if you don’t know this blog, I highly recommend clicking on that link there to go read and subscribe to it. Jamie makes really helpful posts (which is how I found out about My Fitness Pal, among other things) and she’s also done an awesome job losing weight, so, for me at least, she and her blog are super inspiring.

That’s all for today, but I have a completely off-topic request for you guys. My childhood best friend’s dad is in the hospital. They thought he had a heart attack or a stroke but he didn’t, so they don’t know what’s wrong with him, but he’s in renal failure. She’s asked her friends to pray, and as her friend, I’m going to ask that if any of you are the praying type that you would please pray for him as well. I believe that the more people pray, the more powerful the prayer is. 🙂 And if you’re not the praying type, that’s fine too. Just think good thoughts for him, create good vibrations. 🙂